The Western Viking men’s and women’s basketball teams both lost on the road Saturday. The men fell at Alaska Fairbanks 65-61. Viking senior Richard Woodworth missed the final 16 minutes with a sprained ankle. Western is now 9-3 on the year and 3-1 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play. The Vikings next host Simon Fraser this coming Saturday.
The Western women gave up 37 points to Montana State Billings All-American guard Bobbi Knudsen and lost to the Yellow Jackets 82-69. Katie Colard had 18 in the loss for the Vikings, who fell to 5-6 on the season and 1-2 in conference. They host Central Washington Thursday night.