UAF Women's Basketball team falls in Conference Opener

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Women's Basketball team had their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference game last night and it was a rough one.
The Lady Nooks were taken down by the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks 99-57.
The Nighthawks dominated the entire game as they outscored the Nooks 28-14 in the first quarter, 25-14 in the second, 17-16 in the third and 29-13 in the fourth.
As a team the Nanooks committed 33 fouls which sent the Nighthawks to the Free-throw line 31 times.
Three Nanooks were able to score double digit points last night.
Angela Murnion led the team with 12 points while Josie Sewell and Emily Evans both dropped 10.
As a team the Nanooks Out-rebounded the Nighthawks 39-35 and were led by Ashlie Blackburn, who pulled down 6.
The loss drops the Lady Nooks to 2-3 overall this year and 0-1 in GNAC play.
The Nanooks will be looking to get back on the Winning side of things on Saturday night when they host the Central Washington Wildcats.
Brett Sawyer; Head Coach - UAF Women's Basketball>>: "I really liked how we played in the third quarter. I saw a little of the resiliency that I love from this team. NNU is a really good team, they just put it to us tonight. We'll get better, Well to be honest I thought that outrebounding NNU would be a chore. I mean the Jardine twins, 42 and 24, just tough on the boards, they're monsters. I really liked those kids, they're scrappy and they rebound hard. I obviously underestimated their guard pressure, and over estimated their rebounding. I am really happy with the way our kids battled for rebounds, we just can't have that many turnovers."