The Nanooks come up short against Western Washington Vikings despite our scoring them in the second half

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks women's basketball program was this close to forcing overtime against the Western Washington Vikings and having a chance at ending their 24 game GNAC losing streak.
However, it wasn't meant to be as the Nooks fell 59-57 missing their final shot in the fourth quarter.
Alaska went on a furious rally in the second half, especially in the fourth as they outscored the Vikings 20-7.
They were led by Angela Mournion who had 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds, as the Nooks battled throughout the final frame and nearly pulled off the upset against Western Washington.
The Nanooks had a rough time against Kelsey Rogers, who dropped 22 points on them, but the second half saw Alaska contain her a lot better.
Head Coach Kerri Nakamoto spoke after the game about their near comeback.
"I told them at halftime, that in the first half we were still in Christmas Break and that was out of the way. It was a good way to finish heading into Simon Fraser on Saturday. We want things reversed, and we showed in the second half that we can compete offensively and defensively, kind of calmed down, we looked like we hadn't played in a month in the first half. You know against anybody besides ourselves, it was nice to make that adjustment and come out a little stronger and a little bit more comfortable. We got more aggressively, I think we started doing things we should have been doing," said Nakamoto.
This drops their record to 3-6 and 0-3 in the GNAC, but with that close game they will have some momentum heading into their next home match on Saturday against the Simon Fraser Clan.
The Clan are 5-5 and are 1-2 in the conference.
They are also on a three game losing streak, coming off a 15 point loss to the Anchorage Seawolves.
This game is at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Patty Center.