ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team had their nine-game Great Alaska Shootout winning streak broken by Kent State, 53-47, in Wednesday's tournament championship game.
UAA coach Tim Moser had not previously lost a game in the Shootout, in which his Seawolves had won the last four titles.
The Golden Flashes, a team that won 20 games a season ago, took a 48-44 lead on a three-pointer by tournament MVP Jamilah Humes with just over a minute remaining. Humes poured in a game-high 23 points.
On the Seawolves’ next possession, Tanee' Denson-Griffin made a basket to answer, cutting the deficit to just one point. Denson-Griffin scored 10 points, while Hanna Johansson led UAA with 15.
The Seawolves had a chance to tie, trailing only 49-47 with 12.9 seconds left, but Johansson's in-bounds pass went off the foot of teammate Nikki Aden and out of bounds, ending the threat.
Johansson, Denson-Griffin, and UAA teammate Alysa Horn were each selected to the all-tournament team.
Also Wednesday, the University Washington and San Jose State played the lowest-scoring contest in Shootout history during the consolation game for third place. The Huskies picked up a combined 24 points from Kristi Kingma and Mercedes Whetmore as they claimed third over San Jose, 49-27.
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