Nanook Basketball teams fall to conference foes

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Basketball teams were both in action last night.
We'll start with the Nanook Men, who were playing here at home.
They fell to the Simon Fraser Clan by a score of 71-66.
Simon Fraser jumped out to a 44-36 lead after the first half but the Nanooks rallied to hold a 66-65 lead with a little over a minute and a half left in the game.
Unfortunately for the Nanooks, one of their scoring leaders and their biggest defensive presence Michael Kluting fouled out.
Simon Fraser took advantage and outscored the Nooks 6-0 to close out the victory.
Othniel Spence led Simon Fraser with 17 points, while the Nooks were led by a 19 point night from Tymoryae Glover.
Michael Kluting earned a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Those 16 boards were the highest number for any player in the GNAC last night.
The Nanook men now fall to 5-19 overall and 2-15 in Conference play.
They'll be in action at the Patty Center once again on Saturday when they host Western Washington.
The Nanook women also suffered a conference loss last night, theirs on the road to the Saint Martin's Saints.
The Saints won 66-56.
This was a bizzare game to say the least as the Nooks lost despite outscoring or tying SMU in three out of the four quarters.
The second quarter proved to be the deciding factor as the Nooks were outscored 23-3, putting themselves in a hole they could never get out of.
Claire Dingus led Saint Martin's with 18 points while the Nooks were led by Marian Wamsley and her 15 point night.
She also led the team in rebounds with 10, earning a double-double in the process.
The Nanook Women are now 4-19 overall and 1-16 in the conference.
They will continue their stay in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow night against the Seatlle Pacific Falcons.