ANCHORAGE (AP) Peter Bullock scored 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and Alaska Anchorage defeated Canisius 72-67 Saturday for fourth place in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
The Division II Seawolves (5-1) shot just 18-for-30 from the free throw line but hit 7-of-8 in the last 26 seconds to ice the victory.
Alaska Anchorage opened the game with an 11-3 run but Canisius (2-2) successfully worked the ball inside to Yaku Moton-Spruill. The Golden Griffins' reserve center, listed as 75 pounds heavier than Bullock, hit his first five shots and muscled his way to 10 first-half points.
After three ties, Darnell Wilson hit two baskets in the last 1:09 to give Canisius a 29-28 halftime lead.
The second half featured seven ties and nine lead changes as Alaska Anchorage and Canisius went more than 11 minutes separated by no more than two points.
Kemmy Burgess' three-point play gave the Seawolves the lead for good, 60-59, with 3:16 remaining. Moton-Spruill's second basket of the half closed the gap to 67-65 with 18.4 seconds remaining but the Seawolves hit five free throws to close out the victory.
Burgess and Adam Fitt-Chappell finished with 15 points for Alaska Anchorage.
Moton-Spruill had 14 points and eight rebounds and Dewitt Doss and Darnell Wilson has 12 apiece for Canisius.
Friday, Bullock and Burgess each scored 20 points as Alaska Anchorage defeated Texas State 80-59 Friday in the consolation round of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
The Division II Seawolves overcame a 30-point, eight-rebound performance by Terry Conerway, including 21 points in the second half, for Texas State.
The Bobcats led 11-8 at 16:09 of the first half but scored only one field goal over the next 10 minutes. That helped Alaska Anchorage on a 17-2 run and a 25-13 lead behind Burgess' 11 points. The Seawolves extended the lead to 39-20 at the half.
The Bobcats opened the second half with 10 straight points, including eight by Conerway, to close the gap to single digits, 39-30. But Alaska Anchorage point guard Aaron Burgess found Bullock for consecutive slam dunks and Texas State could get no closer the rest of the game.
Alaska Anchorage shot 27-of-30 free throws. The Bobcats did not shoot a free throw in the first half but hit 16-of-20 in the second.
Bullock pulled down nine boards for the Seawolves.
Zach Allison had 13 points for Texas State and eight rebounds for Texas State.
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