Nageak sets tempo early as Adams State racks up historic win

February 12, 2021

Angelline Nageak

After chipping away game after game, Adams State University freshman basketball player Angelline Nageak of Anchorage finally broke through with her first signature performance.

The starting guard racked up season highs of 16 points, five assists and three steals to help the Grizzlies prevail 68-60 for the school’s first-ever win over Black Hills State.

Nageak, of Dimond High fame, knocked down 6-of-14 shots, including her first 3-pointer.

The 5-foot-5 Alaskan set the tempo early for the historic victory in the NCAA D2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

She had a hand in 11 of her team’s first 13 points, assisting on her team’s first two buckets before calling her own number and draining back-to-back jumpers and a pair of free throws.

This was the first game for Adams State in 29 days after five games got postponed due to COVID.

Nageak totaled 11 points in six assists in her first four college games. She also went from starting to coming off the bench.

But she was back in the starting lineup against Black Hills State and led her team to its biggest win of the season.