Nanook Basketball teams fall to conference opponents

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Last night at the UAF Patty Center, the Nanook Men's Basketball team hosted the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest.
The Nighthawks were victorious, taking home an 83-73 win.
Nazarene jumped out to a 47-37 lead in the first half, and both teams dropped 36 in the second.
Adonis Arms led the Nighthawks with 23 points while the Nanooks saw Spencer Sweet, Tymoryae Glover, and Michael Kluting all finish with 18.
Isaiah Easaw led the Nanooks in assists with 6 while Glover and Kluting led in rebounds with 8.
The Nanook Men are still winless in 2019 as they now sit at 4-10 overall and 1-6 in GNAC Play.
We spoke with head coach Greg Sparling after the game about his team's performance.
"We need to take care of the basketball. We had a lot of silly turnovers tonight. We fell in love with the free point line again, got into foul trouble. If you shoot 24 of 27 from the three point line you should probably keep attacking. Rebounding-wise, we knew who the rebounders were but we missed the box-offs. You know, it's just got to get better. We're missing a couple guys right now we got the flu running through us and I'm not making excuses but we got to get better daily," said Sparling.
The Nanook women's basketball team was in action on the road, where they fell to the Concordia Cavaliers, by a score of 77-51.
Concordia outscored the Nooks in all four quarters, besting them 24-14 in the first, 18-11 in the second, 17-15 in the third and 18-11 once again in the fourth.
Olivia Vezaldenos had a monster night for the Cavs, finishing with 24 points.
The Nanooks were led by Marian Wamsley who finished with 13 points while Kylie Wallace dropped 11.
Wamsley also pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the team in that category while Sabrina Ungaro finished with 3 assists.
The Nanooks will be on the road one more time on Saturday night against the Western Oregon Wolves down in Monmouth Oregon.