The sixth-ranked Seawolves survived an extra time thriller Thursday night time in Portland, utilizing a robust second half from Shelby Cloninger to edge Concordia-Portland seventy three-sixty nine.
The victory stored the UAA ladies’s basketball staff in first place within the Nice Northwest Athletic Convention. The Seawolves (21-2 general, 14-1 GNAC) lead Northwest Nazarene by one recreation with 5 video games left within the common season.
Cloninger scored all 15 of her factors after halftime, together with a three-pointer in additional time that helped UAA take the lead within the additional interval.
Hannah Wandersee offered 14 factors and 7 rebounds, Rodericka Ware tallied 10 factors and 6 rebounds and Yazmeen Goo was good for 9 factors, eight assists and 4 steals for the Seawolves.
“That was definitely a intestine-verify recreation,” UAA coach Ryan McCarthy stated in a press launch. “Concordia performed us very nicely in Anchorage, so we knew they have been to not be taken calmly — they only appear to match up and execute towards us very nicely.
“That stated, we actually harm ourselves with 20 turnovers and a variety of missed layups tonight. Fortunately we received some well timed leap-capturing late, particularly these 3s in additional time by Rodericka and Shelby.”
The groups battled to a 60-60 tie in regulation and have been knotted sixty two-sixty two early in additional time earlier than Ware and Cloninger sandwiched three-pointers round a Concordia free throw to offer UAA a sixty eight-sixty three lead with two minutes to go.
Concordia’s Erin Higbie made it sixty eight-sixty five with 1:50 left, and the Cavs received the ball proper again on a turnover by Wandersee. Wandersee made up for the error by blocking Nikiyah LeSure within the paint, grabbing the rebound and drawing a foul with sixty four seconds left.
The 6-1 middle from Kodiak hit each free throws and Goo added one other with seven seconds remaining to clinch the victory.
Concordia (12-eleven, 6-9) led 31-26 at halftime however UAA got here again within the second half to seize a forty nine-forty lead. The Cavs battled again and compelled additional time with Kizzah Maltezo’s 15-foot jumper on the buzzer.
Maltezo completed with thirteen factors. Bailey Cartwright led the Cavs with 17 factors and thirteen rebounds, and Danielle Hartzog added 15 factors.
The Seawolves continues their street journey with a Saturday afternoon recreation towards Western Oregon.