Thursday Scores: Saints Get Close, Can’t Finish
|Alaska 85, Saint Martin’s 77 (OT) – Box Score|
|Nanooks (3-2 GNAC, 11-4 overall)||41||29||15||85|
|Saints (1-3 GNAC, 4-8 overall)||36||34||7||77|
Jordyn Richardson’s three pointer at the buzzer sent Saint Martin’s and Alaska to overtime but the Saints ran out of gas and dropped an 85-77 decision to the Nanooks at Marcus Pavilion on Thursday night.
Alaska led by as many as 11 points in the second half and built a five point lead with just 41 seconds left to play and had the opportunity to salt the game away with 14 seconds left. But Jordan Wilson, who led all scorers with 24 points, missed the front end of a one-and-one allowing Angela Gelhar to cut the lead to three with seven seconds left. The Saints immediately fouled and the Nanooks again missed the front end free throw.
The Saints were granted a timeout with 2.6 seconds left and drew up a perfect play. Krista Stabler came around the corner and took the in-bounds and found Jordyn Richardson in the near corner. Richardson spotted up and buried the three to send the game to overtime.
But Alaska scored the first six points of the overtime session and never looked back and dropped the Saints to just 1-3 in the GNAC. Krista Stabler led the Saints with 16 points while Brooke Paulson and Liz Mills added 15 and 14 points respectively.
|Central Washington 80, Saint Martin’s 78 – Box Score|
|Wildcats (3-1 GNAC, 8-3 overall)||30||40||70|
|Saints (2-3 GNAC, 5-10 overall)||34||34||68|
Saint Martin’s built a 43-33 lead in the second half before Central Washington used an 18-1 run to retake the lead and knock off the Saints 70-68. Riley Carel had a good look at a three pointer in the final seconds but couldn’t connect to win the game. Carel scored 22 points and Trey Ingram added 20 in the loss.