If UAA basketball followers do not have a nickname for Kian McNair but, “In all places McNair” may work.
The junior guard made issues occur on each ends of the courtroom Thursday night time to assist the eighth-ranked Seawolves take a seventy three-sixty three win over Montana State-Billings in a Nice Northwest Athletic Convention recreation on the Alaska Airways Middle.
McNair by the numbers: Seven rebounds, six factors, 5 assists, 4 steals, zero turnovers and 22 minutes of enjoying time. All of her factors got here off steals, and amongst her rebounds have been 4 on the offensive finish that helped the Seawolves pile up 21 second-probability factors.
“Kian McNair’s efficiency can’t be missed – her rebounding, determination-making and defensive depth actually made the distinction between profitable and dropping this recreation,” UAA coach Ryan McCarthy stated in a press launch.
Shelby Cloninger, a senior ahead, got here by way of with the second double-double of her profession with 21 factors and 10 rebounds and Hannah Wandersee, a junior middle, added 14 factors and eight rebounds for the Seawolves.
The victory secured a fourth-straight 20-win season for UAA, which improved to twenty-2 general and thirteen-1 within the GNAC.
UAA led a lot of the recreation however Billings (15-eight, eight-5) by no means wilted. The Yellowjackets sliced UAA’s led to 3 factors with ninety seconds left, however UAA completed with a 7-zero run that included 4 factors by Cloninger.
“Shelby continues to be an elite scorer and rebounder,” McCarthy stated.
Billings was led by Alisha Breen, the GNAC Preseason Participant of the Yr. She had staff-highs of sixteen factors and 9 factors however she was additionally responsible of 4 turnovers.
The Yellowjackets turned the ball over 20 occasions and took a forty six-31 pounding on the boards. UAA’s effort included 21 offensive rebounds.
Different prime contributors for the Seawolves included freshman Sala Langi (9 factors on four-of-6 capturing, 6 rebounds), sophomore Yazmeen Goo (6 factors, 5 rebounds after lacking Tuesday’s win over UAF with an damage) and junior Sydni Stallworth (5 factors, four assists, 2 steals).