Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star Reporter
Nov. 19, 2013
The UAF Volleyball team played its final two home games last weekend at the Patty Center. The first game was against the Simon Fraser University Clan on Thursday, Nov. 14 and the Western Washington University Vikings on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Clan beat the Nanooks in Thursday’s match-up in four sets. Sophomore outside hitter and Art student Sam Harthun finished the game with 23 kills to lead all players. Freshman setter and Nutrition student Katelyn Camp finished with 53 assists, two more than the entire Clan.
The Nanooks’ biggest lead in the first set was 15-10. The Clan, however, fought back, tying the game at 22-22. The Clan went on to win the set 25-23. The Nanooks never trailed in the second set, winning 25-14 going into the 10-minute intermission.
The Clan came out of the intermission by never trailing at any point during the third set. The Clan won, 25-21. The Nanooks led 19-17 in the fourth and final set only to see the Clan score the next two points to tie the set at 19-19. The Clan went on to win the set 25-22 earning the match victory.
Saturday night was senior night for outside hitter and Business Administration student Keri Knight. The Vikings won the game in three sets, 25-10, 25-19, and 25-19.
Harthun led all spikers in the game with 19 kills and Knight ended her home volleyball career with eight kills. Camp had 31 assists.
The season, however, is not over yet for the Nanooks. Their final two games will take place on the road against the Seattle Pacific University Falcons and the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets on Thursday, Nov. 21
The UAF Men’s Basketball team traveled to Anchorage last weekend playing two games in the AT&T Jamboree tournament. The first game was against the Regis University Rangers on Friday, Nov.15 and the Holy Names University Hawks on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The Nanooks dropped Friday’s game against the Rangers 72-63. Senior guard and Communication student Ronnie Baker was the game’s leading scorer with 15 points for the Nanooks.
The Nanooks never trailed the Hawks in Saturday’s game and wom 72-48. UAF outscored the Hawks 40-19 in the second half. Baker was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points, senior guard forward and Business Administration student Stefan Tica chipping in 16.
This coming Thursday through Saturday, the Nanooks will host Mary University, Emporia State University, and Fresno Pacific University in the annual GCI Alaska Invitational. All games will be at the Patty Center and start at 7 p.m.
The UAF Women’s Basketball team traveled to Hawaii last weekend to play the Brigham Young University Seasiders and Chaminade University Silverswords.
The Nanooks beat the Seasiders on Friday, Nov. 15 by a score of 69-39. The Nanooks shot 77 percent in the first half and finished the game with 58 percent shooting. Freshman forward and Business Administration student Jordan Wilson led the Nanooks in scoring with 19 points and didn’t miss a single shot. This 30-point win by the Nanooks is their largest winning margin since 2007.
The Nanooks won again on Sunday, Nov. 17 against the Silverswords 76-60 to improve to 3-0 this season. The Nanooks’ largest lead of the game was 56-30 in the second half.
Freshman forward and Business Administration student Jordan Wilson and junior guard and Communication student Benissa Bulaya finished with 13 points each for the Nanooks to lead all scorers.
The Nanooks played their last two games of the season Monday and Tuesday of this week in Hawaii.