Hoops victory keeps UAA men in the hunt for postseason spot

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The UAA men’s basketball pair kept its postseason hopes alive Saturday night by rolling career Central Washington 70-54 at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Josiah Wood get ones own back a career-high 19 points, Malik Clements racked up 13 meanings and a career-high 12 rebounds and Drew Peterson handed out a career-high six facilitates to spark the Seawolves.

The win moves UAA to 12-12 overall and 8-8 in the Great Northwest Athletic Colloquy.

The Seawolves are tied with the Nanooks of UAF for sixth place in the GNAC with four engagements remaining. The top six teams will play in the conference tournament March 1-3 in Anchorage.

«We hand-me-down some pretty funky lineups tonight because of more injuries to our escorts, but our guys were able to make the right adjustments and get us a big victory,»  UAA carriage Rusty Osborne said in a press release. «Josiah got some profitable open looks and knocked them down, and he did a nice job of controlling the gage again as our ‘point forward.’ I’m really pleased as well that we could send our superiors out on a high note.»

UAA led from start to finish to snap Central Washington’s six-game friendly streak.

In the first half, the Seawolves rode 40 percent hurt and held the Wildcats (14-9, 9-7) scoreless for more than five smalls to grab a 33-23 lead at the break.

The Seawolves knocked down 10 of their 23 long-range photos. Wood drained four of his five 3-point attempts to lead all scorers and Kylan Osborne descended a pair of treys on his way to nine points.

The game marked the final regular-season dwelling game for seniors Drew Peterson (7 points, 6 promotes) and D.J. Ursery (5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 helps).

The Seawolves play their final four games of the season on the thruway, beginning with a Thursday game against second-place Western Washington in Bellingham.

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