LAIE, HAWAII-The Nanook women's basketball team find themselves with some early season success after a 69-39 blowout victory over BYU-Hawaii last night.
Freshman Jordan Wilson continues here torrid shooting to start the season. Wilson finished with 19 points on eight for eight shooting. That's third most all-time in GNAC history for made shots without a miss. In her first game Jordan went 10 for 11 from the field. The forward added five rebounds and even hit a heat check shot for her first career three pointer.
Freshman Victoria Milton had her first double digit scoring game with 10 points. Junior guard Kelly Logue had 13 for UAF and Benissa Bulaya was one assist away from her career high. She had seven last night.
UAF was hot to in the first half with a blistering 77 percent shooitng percentage. They held the Seasiders 28 percent shooting for the game and the Nanooks ended up shooting just under 59 percent.
Danna Lynn Hooper had a team high 11 points for BYU-Hawaii.
The Nanooks 30 point victory is the largest margin over victory over a Division II opponent since 2007. The Nanooks are 2-0 for the first time since the 2004-2005 season as well.
UAF will play Chaminade today at 3 p.m. in Honolulu on Sunday.
REGIS 72 UAF 63 MBB
The Nanook men's squad couldn't match the women's team shooting prowess losing their opener to Regis University 72-63 in the first game of the AT&T Jamboree in Anchroage last night.
Newcomer Joe Slocum had 14 points, five assists and four steals in his debut at point guard for the Nanooks. Senior Ronnie Baker had a game high 15 points to lead UAF.
The box score was just about even as both teams shot in the 40s, had 86 percent free throw percentages and both hit five threes. Regis displayed their depth outscoring the Nanooks bench 23-5.
The Nanooks play Holy Names University today at 1 p.m.