Eastern Washington beats Alaska-Anchorage 64-62
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)—Reserve Brandon Moore scored 15 points as Eastern Washington hung on to defeat Alaska-Anchorage 64-62 for seventh place in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
Moore scored underneath the basket with 2:44 remaining to put the Eagles (2-5) up 64-57 with 2:44 remaining.
He grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled with 9.8 seconds remaining. He missed the free throw, giving Division II Alaska-Anchorage (2-3) two shots in the final three seconds. McCade Olsen missed a contested 3-pointer and Chris Bryant’s awkward putback bounced out.
The Eagles managed only two baskets by Kellen Williams in the opening seven minutes as Alaska-Anchorage took a 12-4 lead.
Eastern Washington’s bench got the Eagles back in the game. Moore hit two shots in the lane and a pair of free throws. Milan Stanojevic added two 3-pointers to knot the score at 16.
The game was even the rest of the half until Carl Arts found Lonnie Ridgeway under the basket for a reverse layup with four seconds left to give Alaska-Anchorage a 26-23 lead at intermission.
The lead quickly dissipated. After shooting just 35 percent in the first half, the Eagles hit six straight shots to take a 42-30 lead. Williams had a pair of 3-pointers in the 14-2 run.
The Seawolves closed to 64-62 on a pair of 3-pointers by Olsen and a drive in the lane by Arts with 1:31 remaining.
Williams finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles.
Arts had 21 points and Olsen had 14, all in the second half, for the Seawolves. Luke Cooper had 13 assists.