Freshman guard Chris Gweth led the comeback as the Seattle University men (12-6, 4-3 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) scored a 65-64...

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Freshman guard Chris Gweth led the comeback as the Seattle University men (12-6, 4-3 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) scored a 65-64 triumph over Alaska Anchorage (12-6, 4-3) at home Saturday.

Gweth scored 17 points, 12 in the second half. He was a perfect 4 for 4 from three-point range and 5 for 5 at the free-throw line.

Leigh Swanson led Seattle in scoring and rebounding with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Ryan Webb continued his steady play with 12 points and nine assists. Webb also made a key steal with less than 10 seconds left. His two free throws clinched the victory for Seattle.

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OTHER MEN’S GAMES

After a big rally to force overtime, Seattle Pacific (12-7, 5-3 GNAC) couldn’t continue its hot run and dropped a 98-81 decision to Central Washington (3-4, 8-10) in Ellensburg. Lance Den Boer pumped in 38 points for the Wildcats, who scored the final seven points of the game from the foul line, but squandered a 20-point in the second half. Marques Echols led SPU with a season-high 24 points and Dustin Bremerman added 22.

• George Fox (10-8, 6-4 Northwest Conference) staged a massive rally the final 13 minutes for a 75-63 victory over 13th-ranked Puget Sound (14-4, 7-3). The Bruins outscored the Loggers 34-5 down the stretch. Brady Strutz paced the Bruins with his first career double-double, scoring 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to go with five assists and five blocked shots. Robert Krauel led the Loggers with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

• With a strong effort on both ends of the court, Saint Martin’s (9-9, 6-1 GNAC) was a 94-79 winner over Northwest Nazarene (7-11, 2-5) at home. The Saints had five players in double figures. Greg O’Neal led the charge with 21 points. Jake Linton posted another double-double with 17 points and 10 assists. Tyler Nixon had 17 points and nine rebounds.

• Guard Kenny Barker scored a game-high 20 points, four during a decisive run to begin the second half as Alaska Fairbanks (13-8, 4-3 GNAC) was a 73-64 winner over Western Washington (9-8, 3-4) in Bellingham. Forward Lukas Henne led Western with 16 points, 10 in the first half, and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

• Five players scored in double figures as Albertson College (16-6) overcame strong efforts by two players from Evergreen State (7-17, 3-10) to score a 77-69 victory in Olympia. Marcus Whittaker had a season-high 23 points for the Geoducks and Rahiti Marere added 21.

• Chris Keller scored 22 points as Northwest University (18-7, 8-5 Cascade Conference) was a 76-68 winner over Eastern Oregon ( 17-5, 9-4).

• David Berggren had 16 points to Lewis & Clark (12-7, 7-3 NWC) past visiting Whitworth (17-2, 8-2).

WOMEN’S GAMES

With a school-record 17 three-pointers, on just 24 attempts, the Seattle Pacific women’s basketball team routed Dixie State 106-62 in a nonleague game in Brougham Pavilion on Saturday. The Falcons had seven players in double figures as they converted 70.8 percent from three-point range. Autumn Fielding, a 5-foot-9 senior, led the scoring barrage with a game-high 17 points. Fielding, who had six assists, shot 6 for 8 from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range. Seattle Pacific (12-5) shattered the previous school record of three-pointers in a game (12). The Falcons shot a season-high 61 percent (37 for 61) overall and were a perfect 15 for 15 at the line. Jackie Hollands, who got into early foul trouble in the first half, scored all 15 of her points in the second half on 5-for-8 shooting, 3 for 5 from behind the arc. Kelsey Hill added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

• George Fox (12-5, 8-2 NWC) regained a share of first place with a 64-62 victory at home over Puget Sound (15-4, 8-2). Robin Taylor led all scorers with 19 for the Bruins, while Katy Campbell added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Laura Hirsh had 18 points for UPS.

• After rallying from eight points down to force overtime, Pacific (5-12, 1-9 NWC) scored a 72-64 victory over Whitman (10-9, 5-5) to snap an eight-game losing streak. Trisha Terhar, a senior from Mill Creek, led the Boxers with a career-high 23 points, connecting on 9 of 15 shots.

• Guard Mollie Stelmack scored a game-high 16 points and forward Willow Cabe came off the bench with 15 points and eight rebounds as Western Washington (14-5, 6-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) posted a 70-44 home victory over Saint Martin’s (5-13, 1-6). The Saints shot just 28.3 percent (15 of 53) from the field.

• Danielle Dwello scored 26 points, hitting 8 of 11 shots, to lead Northwest Nazarene (10-8, 4-3 GNAC) to a 75-60 victory over visiting Central Washington (13-4, 3-4). • Four players scored in double figures for Seattle University (14-4, 6-2 GNAC), and the Redhawks held Western Oregon (3-15, 2-5) to 25.9 percent shooting from the field in the second half in the 72-53 road victory. Kamrica Ary-Turner, out of Federal Way, led Seattle with a career-high 20 points.

• Crystal Castle scored a career-high 25 points as Lewis & Clark (12-7, 5-5 NWC) scored a 74-65 win over visiting Whitworth (12-7, 6-4).

• Eastern Oregon (17-5, 10-3 Cascade Conference) never trailed in 64-42 victory over Northwest University (9-16, 4-9).

Compiled from sports-information reports