Nanooks end nine game slide
by Aaron Walling
The Sun Star
A much needed win over Montana State-Billings for the Nanooks Men’s Basketball broke their nine game losing streak with the score 87-65.
The game was a team win with multiple players scoring double digits and hitting 15 three pointers in the game, bring their record to 6-16. “We were very unselfish going forward and played well defensive. I’m very pleased for our guys,” Coach Mick Durham said about the teams effort on Saturday.
The Nanooks were led by seniors Anthony Reese, who scored 15 points, and Rashaad Allen, who knocked down three triples.
Even though the Billings had two 20 point scorers in Marc Matthews and Jace Anderson, it wasn’t enough to stop the Ravn Alaska player of the game, Kyle Tomlinson, who hit four three pointers en route to show a dominant performance for the home crowd.
“We just kept making shots, it’s that simple,” Allen said. “As a team we got into a groove from beyond the arc, it wasn’t just one guy. We all had it going tonight.”
The Women’s Basketball team is suffering on the court due to the amount of injuries. Despite that, they held tight against the third ranked team in the nation, the Anchorage Seawolves, losing 77-61, Saturday afternoon at the Patty Center.
Some players had to be put into situations they have never seen in a college game by playing for 40 minutes, the length of the entire game. All momentum seemed to be on the Nanook’s side after Autumn Childer’s hot start, scoring a career high of 17 points. However, after two quick fouls on her, it all seemed to fade away. The Seawolves found their footing and hammered the Nanooks relentlessly with constant rotations and a heavy dose of Megan Mullings, who scored 21 points. Cassi Williams contributed a career high of 14 points for the Nanooks.
The Nanooks now look desperate in the very tight GNAC to make the playoffs with their record of 13- 11. They will head to face Western Washington and Simon Fraser before returning home against Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific to close out the regular season.