Port Coquitlam’s Ozioma Nwabuko scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as her Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team lost its first conference road game of the season, 70-55 to the University of Alaska Anchorage on Thursday.
It was the Riverside grad’s first career double-double.
The Clan were down 20-6 to the 14th-ranked Seawolves just 10 minutes into the game, but fought back to tie it at 28 apiece at halftime.
Charles Best grad Kendal Sands pitched in with eight points and three rebounds.
The loss drops the Clan’s conference record to one win and two losses, while they have five wins and five losses overall. The team’s chilly road trip in Alaska continues Saturday with a game in Fairbanks against the University of Alaska.
Men lose big to Saints
The Clan’s men’s team lost its conference home opener Thursday, 96-76, to Saint Martin’s University.
SFU struggled early against Saints, who came into the game ranked 21st in NCAA Div. II basketball. In fact, they were down by 19 points before scoring their first basket.
Coqutlam’s Graham Miller scored four points in 16 minutes on the court for the Clan, who were led by Othneil Spence’s 17 points.
The Clan host Seattle Pacific University at SFU’s West Gym n Saturday at 7 p.m.