LACEY, WASH.-They say free throws win ball games. For the St. Martin's Saints 67-66 win over UAF last night it was all the difference.
UAF's Brianna Kirk was at the line with five seconds left to extend the Nanooks' 66-65 lead but she missed both. Brooke Paulson grabbed the rebound on the second miss and was fouled by Kelly Logue. Paulson stepped to the line with three seconds left and nailed two clutch free throws to win it for the Saints.
The Nanooks led 41-28 in the second half and looked well on their way to a road win. The Saints only shot 33 percent for the game but went on a key 22-3 run with under 17 minutes left to get back in the game. The Saints went 17-17 from the free throw line to seal it late. St. Martin's lived at the line going 37-46.
Chelsea Haskey led the Saints with 15 points and seven rebounds. UAF's Victoria Milton matched her with 15 points as well. Logue finished with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Nooks.
UAF will look to end their three game road trip with a win over rival UAA next Saturday.