Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe's record 19th Great Northwest conference double-double was not enouth to lead Simon Fraser University past Alaska Anchorage in women's basketball Saturday.
The second-year Clan forward scored 14 points and added 14 rebounds in a 77-57 loss to the Seawolves in Anchorage.
Two days earlier, Raincock-Ekunwe smashed her own conference mark set last year in her rookie season, leading all scorers with 31 points and a game-high 15 boards in SFU's 72-64 victory at Alaska Fairbanks.
"Overall I thought we were very inconsistent," said Clan head coach Bruce Langford, a recent Basketball B.C. hall of fame nominee. "We had some great runs but could not stop them from getting back into it. Turnovers hurt us. It took a couple of people making great plays at the end for us to get the win."
That observation proved prophetic in the Clan's second game of the week in Anchorage.
After leading the game 36-30 at halftime, the Clan were outscored 47-21 in the latter period to tumble to fourth place in conference standing with a 9-5 record.
With the score knotted at 46 points apiece and just over 13 minutes left to play, Anchorage went on a 12-2 tear and never looked back.
"We need to be able to compete for a full game against a physical team like Anchorage. They played hard from start to finish," said Langford in a Clan press release.
Kristina Collins led SFU against Anchorage with 16 points, including 12 from three-point land.
In Fairbanks, SFU got a seven-point contribution and a career-high eight rebounds from New Westminster sophomore guard Kia Van Laare to pace the Clan to its 14th win this season.
The win temporarily tied SFU with Western Washington in second place in Great Northwest standings.
The Clan women will host Central Washington in the West Gym on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.
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