BURNABY, British Columbia – Autummn Williams scored 18 points and guards Tara Thompson and Kiki Robertson made clutch shots down the stretch Saturday to help 2nd-ranked Alaska Anchorage end the regular season with a school-record 23rd consecutive win, rallying past Simon Fraser 77-72 at the SFU West Gymnasium.

The Seawolves (27-1, 20-0 GNAC) got 13 points apiece from Thompson and Robertson as they erased a 59-49 third-quarter deficit and remained unbeaten against fellow NCAA Div. II opponents. UAA becomes the first Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball team since 2007-08 to end the league season undefeated and the first to do it in a 20-game schedule.

The Clan – ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Div. II West Region – got 18 points and six rebounds from forward Meg Wilson and 14 points, 11 assists and five rebounds from senior point guard Ellen Kett, but the hosts could not hold on to a 59-49 lead with three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

After surrendering a 38-33 halftime advantage, UAA began its comeback on two straight baskets by Williams, who also finished with three assists. Two free throws by Shelby Cloninger made it an 11-0 Seawolf run with 6:12 left in the game, before Clan guard Tia Tsang put her team back ahead 64-62 on a three-pointer.

Tied 66-66 at the 2-minute mark, Robertson delivered the play of the game with a baseline, pull-up jumper that swished through and drew a foul on SFU’s Sophie Swant. Robertson completed the three-point play and – following an SFU layup – found Thompson open for a three-pointer on the next possession, dishing her seventh assist of the night.

Senior Alysha Devine sank two pressure free throws to make it 74-70 with 26 seconds remaining, and Robertson sealed it from the charity stripe with six seconds on the clock.

Robertson shot 3 of 4 from the field and 6 of 7 at the foul stripe as they Seawolves connected for better than 80 percent free-throw shooting for the fourth straight game. Meanwhile, Thompson finished 3 of 8 from long range, with two assists and a career-high-tying four steals.

UAA also got offensive contributions from Shelby Cloninger with nine points and Zhara Laster with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting.

The Seawolves went unbeaten in league play for the second time, playing six more games than they did while going 14-0 in the old Continental Divide Conference in 1987-88.

After further solidifying its hold on the West Region’s top spot, UAA will head to next week to Lacey, Wash., to defend its back-to-back GNAC Tournament titles. The Seawolves are the No. 1 seed in the six-team event and will face the winner of the No. 4-vs.-No. 5 game in Friday’s semifinals.

All games from the GNAC Tournament can be seen live on gnac.tv.