Nanooks end nine game slide

by Aaron Walling

The Sun Star

02/17/2015

Men’s basketball

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Anthony Reese outreaches a player from Montana State before scoring a two pointer during the Nanook’s game against Montana State on Saturday afternoon. The Nanook’s 87-65 win of this game ended their nine game losing streak. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

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.”

 

Women’s basketball 

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.

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The Nanook’s Benissa Bulaya tips the ball over the hands of a player from the Seawolves during the game on Thursday afternoon. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

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.

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