Nanook Women's Basketball team earns first Conference win in two years

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - For the first time in two years, the Alaska Nanook Women's Basketball Team defeated a Conference Opponent.
The Nooks defeated Western Oregon 68-65.
This one started off rough with Western outscoring the Nooks 21-9 in the opening frame.
However, the nanooks rallied to outscore their opponents in each of the next two quarters and then held them off in the fourth to secure the victory.
Marian Wamsley led the Nanooks with 23 points while Ashlie Blackurn finished with 14, and Sabrina Ungaro dropped 13.
Ungaro led the team in Assists with 7 while Kylie Wallace led in rebounds with 5.
This was the end of a long drought for the Nanook women.
Going back to February of 2017, the Nooks had lost 36 consecutive GNAC Contests, including an 0-20 conference campaign last year.
Well that's now a distant memory as the Nooks are currently on a 1 game winning streak.
We talked to Wamsley and Ungaro, as well as Head Coach Kerri Nakamoto after the game about how it feels to finally break the streak.
"Oh I'm so excited. This is the best feeling ever. I'm not even kidding," said Ungaro.
"I'm just going to be smiling for the next... I don't even know when. We worked really hard. We worked hard in practice. We started some new stuff this week," said Wamsley.
"We switched up our defense, our coach knew what they would do and we just did it today," said Ungaro.
"I'm just so happy and proud of our team. Everyone worked so hard," said Wamsley.
"I think they kept the belief that we could win this game the entire game. I think that was huge. We got big stops when we needed them. it got a little shaky for a second and we pulled it out. I think we believed that we could win and that maybe we're better than what our record is. And it worked out for us," said Nakamoto.