NCAA

Clan loses 53-46 to Alaska Anchorage

ANCHORAGE -- Simon Fraser was held to a season-low 46 points, falling 53-46 to Alaska Anchorage in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball game at the Alaska Airlines Center on Thursday night. 

‍Iziah Sherman-Newsome

UAA led for most of the contest, taking over for good at 18-16 midway through the first half. The Seawolves led 34-26 at halftime and pushed the advantage to 44-30 with just 12 minutes remaining. 

SFU sliced the lead to 48-44 with 5:41 left, but neither team could find the basket again over the next four minutes until UAA scored a basket with 1:32 to play. SFU did not score until a layup by Kedar Salam with two seconds showing. 

SFU connected on just 17-of-56 (30.4%) shots and was out-rebounded 46-35. 

The Clan (8-9, 2-7 GNAC) was led by 11 points apiece from Iziah Sherman-Newsome, Kedar Salam and Michael Provenzano. Sherman-Newsome also added 10 boards. 

SFU remains winless in 18 all-time meetings against UAA. 

The Seawolves (8-9, 4-5 GNAC) got nine points, 12 rebounds and two blocks from D.J. Ursery, while Malik Clements chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds. 

SFU plays at Alaska on Saturday. 

The Clan's next home game is the Whiteout on Jan. 25 in the West Gym against Seattle Pacific. Fans are encouraged to wear white and hundreds of t-shirts will be given away. The game will also feature the Redzone 19+ section with #Yellowdog. --@SFUClan--