UAF Basketball teams suffer conference losses

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - It was another rough night for the UAF Basketball teams as they both fell to GNAC foes.
Here at home the Men's team suffered their third loss in a row, this time to the Central Washington Wildcats.
The Nooks fell into a deficit early-on but managed to hold a 43-36 lead at halftime.
Near the end of a chaotic second half, the Wildcats reclaimed their lead with 2:16 left on the clock, and then held on for a 79-76 win.
Khalil Shabazz went off for Central Washington last night, leading both teams with 26 points.
Alex Baham led the Nanooks with 17.
The Loss drops the Nooks down to 9-12 overall and 7-8 in GNAC play.
They are now in a three way tie for 6th place in the Conference with UAA and Northwest Nazarene.
They will play Northwest Nazarene on Saturday for a chance to take sole possession of 6th place.
Mick Durham; Head Coach - UAF Men's Basketball>>: "I mean not to take away anything from Central, cause they're playing good, they were picked third in our league. Yeah, I just think, it wasn't them it was us. Yeah I just think critical mistakes, and obviously our effort was good to get to halftime, build the lead, but just too many mistakes, kind of just growing pains. And I kind of felt like they didn't beat us, we kind of beaten ourselves."
The Nanook women fell on the road to the Western Oregon Wolves.
Western jumped out to a 22-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on their way to a 76-49 victory.
Lexi Carpenter was the only Nanook to score double-digit points as she led the team with 13.
Western Oregon's Kaylie Boschma earned the game-high with 15 points.
This was the 12th loss in a row for the Lady Nooks who are now 4-17 overall and 0-15 in conference play.
They will look for their first conference win of the season when they take on Concordia in Portland Oregon on Saturday night.