Chris Hamey of Juneau, a senior guard for the University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team, scored 22 points and added a career-high 12 assists Thursday as the Seawolves crunched overmatched Carver Bible College Thursday in Marietta, Ga.
Drew Gunkel hit five 3-pointers and matched his career high of 19 points in just 17 minutes of play, while Jon Madison scored a career-high 19 points, Greg Freeman had a season-high 18 points, Scott Larrabee chipped in 14 points, Chris Lewis added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Using had nine points and 13 rebounds for the Seawolves. Shaun O'Shea, another Juneau resident on the UAA roster, scored six points.
UAA set five school records in the game - most 3-pointers made (18), greatest margin of victory (97), fewest points allowed (30), fewest points allowed in a half (13) and most assists (39). Carver, a second-year program, had just five players on its roster after two others were declared academically ineligible and three others were sick or hadn't made it back from the holiday break.
The game against the tiny (400 enrollment) National Christian College Athletic Association school was a late-scheduled roster fill-in that replaced a canceled game between NCAA Division II power UAA and NCAA Division I Georgia. UAA (6-3), which wanted to have a second game in its current road trip, played 1996 and 1998 NCAA Division I national champion Kentucky on Tuesday, losing 62-42 at Rupp Arena.
UAA will open its Pac West Conference schedule Jan. 6 when the Seawolves travel to Montana for a game against Montana State University-Billings. UAA then plays at Western New Mexico both Jan. 8 and Jan. 10 before heading to Hawaii for games against Chaminade on Jan. 13 and Hawaii-Hilo on Jan. 15. The Seawolves don't have a home game until Jan. 20, when they host Western Washington.