Women's swim and basketball teams are away, men's basketball and hockey play
Lauren Fisher/Sun Star Reporter
December 4, 2012
The Alaska Women’s Swim Team had four relays earn slots in the top 15 finishes over the two-day Husky Invitational Swim Meet in Washington on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Sophomore Margot Adams and junior Bente Heller contributed to Alaska’s record with two individual top ten finishes. Adams earned fifth place in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall after 55.33 seconds. In the 200 freestyle, Heller placed seventh with a time of 1:51.62.
On Dec. 1, the Alaska Nanooks Women’s Basketball team lost to rivals Alaska Anchorage. Alaska Fairbanks started strong with a lead of 11-4, but was overtaken by the Seawolves in the first half. Junior April Fultz led the Nanooks with 18 points. The final score was 86-58, in favor of Anchorage.
During Thursday, Nov. 9’s game against Seattle Pacific, the Alaska Men’s Basketball team lost 60-72. The Nanooks played a close game, trailing Seattle by nine points at the buzzer of the first half. Junior Pat Voeut scored 15 points to lead Alaska’s team, but lead scorer Patric Simon of SPU, who scored 30 points. SPU’s higher shooting percentage earned them the victory. The Nanooks returned to the Patty Center on Dec. 1 to defeat Montana State Billings. Alaska held the lead throughout the game. Voeut beat his score from Thursday night’s game by one point, while senior Dominique Brinson earned 20 points for the Nanooks. Alaska left the gym with a 80-73 win.
The Alaska Nanooks Hockey Team suffered a sweep at the hands of the Miami Redhawks over the weekend, beginning with a 2-5 loss on Friday, Nov. 30. The Hawks scored two points in each the first and second periods of the game before freshman Josh Atkinson got the puck to Senior Andy Taranto, who scored for Alaska. Freshman Nolan Huysmans scored the Nanook’s final point just minutes later, but Miami nabbed one more point before the final buzzer, giving them a three point margin over Alaska. The following night, the Nanooks were unable to make it onto the scoreboard against Miami. After the Hawks scored the first goal two minutes into the game, Alaska held them at bay until the third frame, in which they scored three more goals. The final score was 4-0, in favor of the Red Hawks.