Alaska-Anchorage 62, Ball St. 44

Travis Thompson scored 13 points and Alaska-Anchorage defeated

Ball State 62-44 on Saturday for fourth place in the Carrs-Safeway

Great Alaska Shootout.

Ball State (3-3) was plagued by poor shooting the entire game,

shooting 29 percent from the field.

The Division II Seawolves (3-3) played nearly error-free ball

the first half, recording just one turnover. Casey Robinson’s eight

points, including two 3-pointers, helped Alaska-Anchorage open a

10-point lead. The Cardinals closed the gap when Jauwan Scaife’s

underhanded scoop from near the top of the key was called a shot as

he was fouled just before halftime. He made all three free throws

to close the gap to 28-21.

The Seawolves scored the first seven points of the second half

and Ball State never got closer than six after that.

Brandon Walker finished with 12 points for Alaska-Anchorage and

Robinson added 10. Jarrod Jones led Ball State with 11 points.