ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Both of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s basketball squads were in action Saturday night, with the men hosting 8-3 Seattle Pacific University at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
The first points of the first half went to UAA, as Mario Gill spotted up from the corner for a three-pointer. In other early action, Loni Ridgeway poked the ball free and got a lay-in, helping to put the Seawolves ahead 31-18 at the half.
During the second half Taylor Rohde finished amassing his 18 points for the night, leading five double-digit scorers to secure a 68-45 UAA win.
The 12th-ranked Seawolves women were also on the floor Saturday, playing a conference matchup against Central Washington University.
In the first half, UAA southpaw Tijera Mathews knocked down a three-ball and Sarah Herrin made a four-point plat, contributing to a 38-24 Seawolves at the half.
The UAA women were just as dominant in the second half, going on to win by the same score as the men, 68-45.
“We played hard together, defensively we stepped it up -- diffidently in the second half, more so than in the first,” said UAA center Hanna Johansson.
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