The Alaska Nanooks women’s basketball program fall to the Seattle Pacific Falcons

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks were close to ending their conference losing streak as they held a halftime lead against the Seattle Pacific Falcons, but the Nooks ultimately fell in the fourth quarter.
The Nanooks lost 62-55 against the Falcons as they were really close to ending their GNAC losing streak.
It extends to 31 straight, but they saw a lot of positives from their players.
They forced 21 turnovers and played tenaciously on defense.
Sabrina Ungaro dropped 11 points while Marian Wamsley led with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Alaska struggled from downtown as they went 2-17 but as a team they did hit 90 percent from the free throw line.
Head Coach Kerri Nakamoto spoke after the game about the improvements the Nanooks have made.
"You know, I thought, we were obviously on the road last week. We worked hard on our defense, and moving the basketball offense. You know, we fell a little short, today. That's a very different team than I saw last week. We made those adjustments, but we've got to continue cleaning up little things. You know, every time we made a mistake defensely they made us pay a little bit, so just continuing to work on the small things from last week to this week it was adjusting improvement,” said Nakamoto.
“Well, we were in the right gaps, in the right help side, and we were talking a lot, which is what we were working a lot in practice, everyday on the road and what we're talking about is getting where we're supposed to be to help each other out," said Kylie Wallace, #5 – Alaska Nanooks.
"I love it. Well, I'm 5–2, so it's really cool when I score. I'm so happy. Everyone showed up for it. Everyone on our team contributed,” said Sabrina Ungaro, #15 – Alaska Nanooks.
The Nanooks now sit at 0-9 in the GNAC and will look to secure their first conference victory with a matchup against the Saint Martin's Saints.
The Saints are 1-8 and they are coming off a 30 point loss to the Anchorage Seawolves.
This game is tomorrow at the Patty Center at 3 p.m.