Fromm, Ungwiluk take over stretches of NAIA hoops game
Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm and Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk were on different sides when Lewis-Clark State and Multnomah met on the basketball court.
But they teamed up for an Alaska takeover as both players dominated stretches of the NAIA game in Lewiston, Idaho.
Fromm pumped in 18 points in the 99-67 win on a night when he surpassed the 800-point career benchmark and Ungwiluk unleashed a career-high 24-point performance.
There was a six-minute stretch of the second half when the Alaskans took over the game; like, seriously, nearly every possession saw Fromm or Ungwiluk make a play for his team.
Fromm, of Service High fame, produced nine points, four rebounds and two assists in that stretch.
He finished 8-for-8 from the field to produce his highest scoring game since his season-high 19 on Jan. 9.
The 6-foot-5 junior swingman has a .550 field-goal percentage in 14 games with Lewis-Clark State.
Fromm is averaging 7.6 points per game coming off the bench this season and has scored 804 points for his career, which includes stops at New Mexico and Western Wyoming junior colleges as an underclassman.
Ungwiluk has worked his way into the starting lineup for Multnomah. After making just one start in his first 24 games with the team he has now started each of the last five games.
The 5-foot-9 junior guard logged a career-best 36 minutes and posted season highs in points, field goals (8), 3-pointers (4), free throws (4) and assists (3).
Ungwiluk, of Gambell High fame, ranks fourth on his team in scoring at 8.4 points in seven games.
He is second in 3-point accuracy at .382 percent on 13-of-34 shooting.
Ungwiluk never let up against nationally ranked Lewis-Clark State, even when his team was down big.
He had a hand in 19 of his team’s 26 points during the first 10 minutes of the second half as Multnomah sliced into a 20-point halftime deficit.
Ungwiluk led the way during that stretch with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.