ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night.
The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away.
Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Seawolves (6-2). Anchorage forward Kelsey Larsen also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards.
ENMU center Tiana Bryant had 22 points and was 7-of-13 from the field. Bryant was the only Zia who shot better than 50 percent other than Brittney Gillespie who was 1-of-1.
The Zias led as late as 52-51 but Kielpinski scored eight points in the final three minutes as Anchorage pulled away.
The Seawolves held the advantage in rebounds (39-29), assists (19-9), and blocks (7-1).
ENMU wasted a great night at the free-throw line, going 19-of-22 in the game.
The Zias face Anchorage again at 7:30 (MST) tonight in Alaska.