ANCHORAGE – Josiah Wood and D.J. Ursery scored 15 points apiece to lead a second-half comeback that fell just shy Tuesday as visiting Cal Miramar handed Alaska Anchorage a 61-59 men’s basketball exhibition loss at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Falcons, from the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association, got a game-high 19 points from guard Kenyon Williams and clutch three-point shooting from reserve guard Damon Bentley Jr., who knocked down 3 of 6 from long range.
The Seawolves led 15-11 midway through the first half before CMU went on a 13-0 run and took a 30-25 advantage at halftime. A layup by Wood gave UAA a brief 36-35 edge with 15:37 left before CMU took the lead for good with the next 11 points.
UAA cut it to a one-point game twice in the last four minutes, including at 58-57 on Kylan Osborne’s running bank shot at the 1:05 mark. CMU’s Jalen Thornton answered with a three-pointer, however, and Wood would score UAA’s final points on free throws with 9 seconds remaining.
The Seawolves had a chance to win or tie with two seconds remaining, but a length-of-the-court inbounds pass couldn’t be handled cleanly by sophomore forward Curtis Ryan as time expired.
The same teams play another exhibition contest Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center.