ANCHORAGE – Center Connor Devine collected 17 points and eight rebounds and fellow senior Suki Wiggs scored 21 points Friday to lead the 12th-ranked Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team to a 75-50 victory over Brigham Young-Hawaii in Seawolf Jamboree at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves (3-2) also got 10 points and 12 rebounds from senior forward Corey Hammell, plus 10 points on perfect shooting from sophomore guard Damien Fulp, to earn their first victory of the season against a fellow NCAA Div. II opponent.

The Seasiders (0-2) were led by 18 points and six rebounds from guard Tanner Nelson, but the Pacific West Conference club was dominated 47-17 on the boards by UAA and outshot 45 percent to 34 percent.

BYU-Hawaii tied the game 9-9 on Jeff Given’s jumper at the 15:19 mark, before the Seawolves answered with a layup by Devine to spark a 6-0 run and take the lead for good. UAA stretched its advantage methodically and led 37-24 after the first 20 minutes.

The visitors from Laie, Hawaii, never got closer than 11 points again, thanks to a 22-6 UAA rebounding edge in the second half.

Wiggs made 9 of 12 free throws and added seven rebounds, while Devine – a transfer from Div. I South Dakota State – established new career highs in points and rebounds. Hammell added his 16th career double-double to tie Carl Arts (2004-08) for sixth place on that UAA career list, and Fulp shot 2 of 2 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line.

The Seawolves take the court Saturday at 4 p.m. for the Seawolf Jamboree finale against Cal State Los Angeles at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Seawolf Jamboree Game 1: Cal State LA 74, Alaska Fairbanks 68
Senior guard Roderick Evans-Taylor scored a game-high 20 points and Cal State Los Angeles scored the game’s final six points to earn a victory over Alaska Fairbanks in the Seawolf Jamboree opener on Friday at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Golden Eagles (2-1) also got six points, 14 rebounds and six blocks from 7-footer Geoffrey Frid, plus nine points and seven rebounds from Miles Ford to earn the win in their first trip to Anchorage.

The Nanooks (1-3) were led by 16 points and five assists from guard Brandon Davis, who gave his team a 67-66 on a three-pointer with 3:21 to play. CSULA would get two free throws from Travis Hammonds on the ensuing possession, however, and the California Collegiate Athletic Association club pulled away with four more free throws in the final 2:05.