Ungwiluk nets 21, Tompkins grabs 11 boards in same NAIA game

April 9, 2021

Wallace Ungwiluk

Two Alaskans from different hometowns set season highs in the same NAIA men’s basketball game.

Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk of Multnomah University bagged 21 points and Juneau’s Kaleb Tompkins of Warner Pacific University grabbed 11 rebounds and his team won 92-81 in Portland, Oregon.

Ungwiluk started in the backcourt and played 33 minutes. He drained 7-of-12 field goals, including four 3-pointers.

The 5-foot-9 junior guard made his first 3-pointer to tie the game at 25-25. A minute later he hit his second 3.

Later, his steal and assist tied the game at 38-38.

Ungwiluk, of Gambell High fame, pumped in 13 points in the second half, including seven straight points for his team, his final of three buckets giving Multnomah a 47-46 lead.

Kaleb Tompkins

His final 3-pointer pulled his team within 57-52.

Tompkins, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, started in the front court and played 32 minutes.

The 6-foot-6 senior forward scored seven points on 2-of-9 shooting, including a pair of 3-pinters

In the second half, the two Alaskans exchanged 3-pointers. Ungwiluk hit one and then on ensuing possession Tompkins connected from downtown.