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WWU basketball, soccer & volleyball weekend recap

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WWU basketball, soccer & volleyball weekend recap

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Center Austin Bragg (Sr. Longview/Mark Morris) had game highs of 35 points and 12 rebounds in leading the White to a 126-78 victory over the Blue in the 21st Annual Western Washington University men’s basketball intra-squad game Sunday, Nov. 3, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

Bragg was 16-of-20 from the field and nine of his rebounds coming on the offensive glass. He had 23 points and nine rebounds at halftime.

Guard Richard Woodworth (Sr., Bellevue/Newport) scored 21 points for the White and dished out eight assists. He was 8-of-12 from the floor, hitting 3-of-6 3-pointers.

Leading the Blue was guard Ricardo Maxwell (Jr., Cincinnati, OH), a transfer from Edmonds CC, who scored 23 points on 8-of-11 field-goal accuracy, three of them treys.

Alfred Davis (Sr., Tacoma/Lincoln) had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds and six assists for the White. Joey Schreiber (R-Fr., Renton/Eastside Catholic) had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Colby Mitchell (Jr., Chugiak, AK) 12 points and nine rebounds, and Dana Abe (R-Fr., Seattle/O’Dea) 12 points and six rebounds.

The Blue got 15 points from Jeffrey Parker (R-Fr., Richmond, CA/Salesian). Robert Harris, Jr. (Sr., Kent/Rainier Beach), a transfer from NCAA Division I Idaho, had 14 points and game highs of nine assists and three steals; Dane Thorpe (Sr., Bellingham/Sehome) had 13 points and Jordan Mosby-Barber (Jr., Portland, OR/Parkrose) added 12 points.

Unable to play for the Blue because of a sprained ankle was Viking standout forward Anye Turner (Jr., Tumwater/Black Hills).

The White shot 55.7 percent (49-88) from the field and had a 59-25 rebound advantage with 27 offensive boards to nine for the Blue.

WWU hosts Team Another Level in an exhibition game Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Midfielder Matt Temple (So., Beaverton, OR) scored a pair of goals, the first of his two-year career, in a span of just over five minutes early in the second half, lifting Western Washington University to a 3-0 victory over Saint Martin’s University on Sunday afternoon in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.

The Vikings, who won for the fifth time in their last six games, improved to 10-4-3 overall and 8-2-3 in GNAC play.

SMU fell to 5-10-2 overall and 5-6-2 in conference action.

WWU completes its season on Saturday, Nov. 9 (7 p.m.), entertaining nationally No.3 ranked Simon Fraser at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.

W basketball

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Guard Taylor Peacocke (Fr., Kenmore/Inglemoor) came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points and center Sarah Hill (Sr., Richmond, VA) had a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds as Western Washington University rolled to a 90-58 victory over Quest University in an exhibition women’s basketball game Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The Vikings, ranked No.6 in the USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II Top 25, also got 12 points from reserve guard Aleisha Hathaway (So., Spokane/Shadle Park).

Quest, located in Squamish, B.C., was led by forward Mariam Baumann with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Abbey Piazza scored 12 points for the Kermodes and Aimee Johnston had 10.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Forward Kristin Maris (Sr., Issaquah) scored twice and Ashton Griffen (Sr., Duvall/Cedarcrest) and Kim Cooper (Jr., Bellingham) each had two assists as nationally ranked and playoff-bound Western Washington University ended its regular season with a 5-0 Senior Night victory over Simon Fraser University on Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer contest at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.

The Vikings, ranked No.11 nationally in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 16-1-0 overall and 13-1-0 in GNAC action, having already clinched the regular-season title. They open play in the GNAC tournament with a semifinal contest Thursday (7 p.m.) against Western Oregon at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

SFU fell to 1-13-2 overall and 1-11-2 in GNAC play. The Clan lost 7-0 to WWU on Oct. 10 at Burnaby, B.C.

WWU enters the GNAC Tournament as the No.1 seed and defending champion. The championship game is Saturday, Nov. 9 (1 p.m.).

Volleyball

NAMPA, Id. – Opposite-side hitter Jennica McPherson (So., Seattle/Kennedy) had a match-high 10 kills and 11 digs as Western Washington University completed a sweep of a tough two-match road trip with a, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18, victory over Northwest Nazarene University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Johnson Sports Center on the NNU campus.

The Vikings, ranked No.10 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 17-3 overall and second in the GNAC standings at 10-2. They began the junket Thursday with a 3-1 triumph at Central Washington.

NNU, which had a three-match winning streak snapped with just its second loss in the last eight matches, fe1l to 13-6 overall and 9-4 in GNAC play. Jenna Caywood led the Crusaders with nine kills.

The Vikings host Western Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 7 (7 p.m.), in a GNAC contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU camus.

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