|Johnson's 17 points leads Pacific over Alaska-Anchorage, 72-50|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 05 November 2007 03:33|
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -Steffan Johnson scored 17 points to lead Pacific to a 72-50 rout of Alaska-Anchorage on Sunday, the Tigers second exhibition victory in four days.|
Anthony Brown had 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds as the Tigers pulled away in the second half after building a 37-22 halftime lead.
With 10 players scoring, Pacific twice stretched its lead to 26 points late in the game. The Tigers shot 49 percent from the field, made nine 3-point baskets and held a 38-24 rebounding advantage.
McCade Olsen scored a game-high 21 points to lead Alaska-Anchorage, which is ranked No. 13 nationally in Division II. Carl Arts also was in double figures for the Seawolves with 14 points.
Alaska-Anchorage connected on each of its first three 3-point attempts and took an 11-4 lead three minutes into the game.
But with Brown and center Michael Nunnally taking over inside, the Tigers rallied quickly. Nunnally scored five consecutive Pacific points, including a follow dunk of a missed shot, and Brown's inside basket gave the lead back to the Tigers at 15-13.
Pacific then took control with a 14-4 run, and built its lead at halftime to 15 points after 3-pointers by Michael Kirby and Bryan LeDuc in the final minute before the break. The Tigers then began the second half with a 11-4 run.
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