The Tigers jumped out to an early first half lead but could not hold on for the victory against The University of Alaska Anchorage and fell 81-69 to the NCAA II team. The Tigers led the entire first half and led by as many as 13 at the 8 minute mark. The Sea Wolves took their first lead just before the half and took a 40-38 into the locker room. “They hit a barrage of three’s right before the half and we went a little cold. They also beat us up and down the floor which doesn’t happen to us much. We looked a little tired tonight at times,” said Coach Bailey. “Their big man, and I mean big man, really used his body well and hurt us inside. I have never seen Durham look so small beside someone before.
Durham had game honors with 27 points and 11 rebounds compared to 20 and 11 for Campbell of the Sea Wolves. Cory Jamieson had 12 and Brandon Herlein hit for 10. Dan Dame led Grace with 5 assists. The Tigers hit 4-8 from the line compared to 10-18 for UAA. UAA shot 11-27 from the arc while Grace shot 7-17. The Tigers were outrebounded for only the 3rd time this year 42-30.
Grace will take on the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday at 5:30pm (9:30 EST).