SEATTLE – Senior forward Autummn Williams scored a career-high 29 points and led a pair of second-half comebacks Thursday to help 5th-ranked Alaska Anchorage to a 71-62 women’s basketball victory over Seattle Pacific at Brougham Pavilion.

The Seawolves (16-1, 9-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) also got 13 points and six rebounds from senior point guard Kiki Robertson to stay unbeaten against fellow NCAA Div. II opponents this season.

The Falcons (13-4, 5-4) – who were ranked 11th nationally prior to two road losses last week – were led by 12 points, four assists and five steals from reserve guard Lindsay Lee, but the hosts could not keep their hot three-point shooting going after halftime.

UAA led 16-11 after 10 minutes before suffering through their worst second quarter ever, getting outscored 23-9 as SPU knocked down 5 of 11 three-pointers in that stretch. The Seawolves’ halftime deficit of 34-25 was their largest against a D-II opponent since last year’s national title game against Lubbock Christian, however Williams and UAA wasted no time with an answer, starting the third quarter with a 15-4 run to regain the lead.

After the Falcons rallied again to grab a 47-45 advantage after the third quarter, Robertson scored a driving layup and completed a three-point trip on the first play of the fourth, and Williams made it 50-47 with a steal and a layup. Sophomore forward Hannah Wandersee then picked an opportune time for her fourth career three-pointer, swishing it to give the Seawolves a two-possession lead for good.

SPU made it a 56-52 game with 3:37 remaining, but Tara Thompson rattled in a midrange jumper, Williams nailed a three-pointer and Alysha Devine drove for a layup on UAA’s next three possessions, and Robertson sealed it with 8-of-10 free-throw shooting in the final minute.

Junior forward Shelby Cloninger was clutch with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 15 minutes off the bench, while Wandersee finished with seven points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3FG, 2-2 FT) and six rebounds.

Williams shot 11 of 22 from the field and snagged four steals as the Div. I transfer scored the most points for a Seawolf since Megan Mullings had 35 against Academy of Art on Nov. 1, 2015.

The Seawolves have now won 12 straight games since a home loss to Div. I Portland on Nov. 22, while stretching their other school-record streaks to 16 consecutive road victories, 13 consecutive GNAC road victories, and nine wins in a row against SPU.

UAA completes the first half of GNAC play Saturday with a 6 p.m. AST contest against Saint Martin’s in Lacey, Wash. That game can be seen live at