BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Senior forward Deandre Dickson scored a game-high 31 points as the White team topped the Blue team, 95-75, in the annual Blue-White Scrimmage held Saturday night on WECU Court in Carver Gym.
Dickson (Easton, CA/Washington Union/Bakersfield College) was 10-for-21 from the field and 10-of 11 from the free-throw line, scoring 18 points in the second half as the White squad pulled away after trailing 43-41 at the half.
Sophomore forward Trevor Jasinsky (Camas, WA) added 22 points (7-of-14 shooting) for the White team while redshirt freshman guard Drew Magaoay (Shoreline, WA/Cascade) finished with 13 points. Redshirt freshman forward Dominick Oliveri (Spokane, WA/Lewis & Clark) contributed 12 points and junior guard Tyler Payne (Long Beach, CA/La Mirada/Cerritos College) scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds, while senior guard Brad Wallace (Lacey, WA/River Ridge) had a team-high 5 assists along with 5 points.
Redshirt junior forward Siaan Rojas (Concord, CA/Santa Rosa JC) finished with a double-double to lead the Blue team, scoring 21 points (7-of-16 shooting) to go along with game-high totals of 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Junior center Logan Schilder (Bellingham, WA/Whatcom CC) added 14 points and 7 rebounds along with 2 blocks for the Blue team while senior guard Blake Fernandez (Mountlake Terrace, WA/Edmonds CC) finished with 11 points and 5 assists.
Junior guard Micah Winn (Los Angeles, CA/Crenshaw/Cerritos College) also reached double figures with 10 points for the Blue team while senior guard Brett Kingma (Mill Creek, WA/Jackson) scored 9 points and junior guard Elijah Cotton-Welch (Tacoma, WA/Wilson/Lower Columbia) added 8 points.
Fans are invited to join the Vikings for the 31st Annual Viking Jam, featuring the WWU men's and women's basketball teams in a high-energy evening of contests and scrimmages, next Wednesday (Oct. 25) on WECU Court in Carver Gym. The Vikings are back in their on-campus facility for 2017-18 after a two-year hiatus playing games at Whatcom Pavilion on the campus of Whatcom Community College while Carver underwent a remodel. Viking Jam offers free admission and the main event begins at 7 pm following pre-party festivities that kick off the evening when doors open at 6 pm.
WWU hosts an exhibition game vs. Quest on Nov. 1 (Wednesday) at 7 pm before starting the regular-season schedule with the PacWest/GNAC Challenge at Carver Gym on Nov. 10-11. The Vikings officially open the 2017-18 season against Notre Dame de Namur on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm and face Hawai'i Hilo the following evening on Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm.
The PacWest/GNAC Challenge marks the start of a stretch of eight consecutive home games for WWU to begin the regular season. The complete 2017-18 schedule can be viewed online at WWUVikings.com.
About WWU Basketball:
One of the premier basketball programs in NCAA Division II, recording a 20-win season in seven of the last nine seasons. WWU is a six-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion and has appeared in the NCAA II Elite 8 three times. The Vikings won the 2011-12 NCAA Division II National Championship and advanced the following season to the NCAA II Final Four. Western is coming off a 2016-17 season where the program went 25-6, winning the GNAC regular season and conference championships title, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships. The program enters its 116th season, having combined for 1,458 victories and a .589 winning percentage.
Vikings Extend Winning Streak With 86-74 Win at Fairbanks
Trey Drechsel (25 points) and Daulton Hommes (23 points) power WWU to 86-74 victory for ninth straight victory
Vikings Take First Place GNAC Record to Alaska
WWU continues road trip with key GNAC contests at Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage
Deandre Dickson Named to Bevo Francis Award Watch List
Senior power forward Deandre Dickson is averaging 15.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game
All-Around Week Nets Drechsel GNAC Player of the Week Honors
Drechsel earns second GNAC Player of the Week award this season after averaging 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game
Vikings Extend Winning Streak With 100-91 Victory at MSUB
Trey Drechsel goes 8-for-11 from the field and 9-for-9 from the free throw line in 26-point performance
Viking Men Win 7th Straight, 69-54 at Simon Fraser
Deandre Dickson records 17-point, 13-rebound double-double to help keep WWU perfect in GNAC play
First-Place Men's Hoops Hits the Road
Vikings take 6-game winning streak to Simon Fraser and MSU Billings
Strong Second Half Lifts Vikings to 77-67 Win over CWU
Trey Drechsel, Daulton Hommes and Deandre Dickson all record double-doubles to keep WWU perfect at 6-0 in GNAC play
Late Layup Lifts Vikings to 67-66 Victory Over NNU
Senior guard Brad Wallace scores game-winning layup with 13.9 seconds remaining in the game
First-Place Vikings Host NNU and CWU in GNAC Play
WWU takes four-game winning streak into key GNAC contests at Carver Gym
WWU Honored as GNAC/Red Lion Team of the Week
Vikings recognized after earning a pair of key GNAC road victories last week
Daulton Hommes Named GNAC Player of the Week
Hommes averaged 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to help lead Vikings to pair of GNAC road victories
Vikings Improve to 4-0 in GNAC With 90-86 Win at SMU
Daulton Hommes lead five players in double-digits with game-high 29 points
Vikings Record Big Road Win at Seattle Pacific 86-80
Trey Drechsel leads all players with 27 points on 8-for-13 shooting
Men's Hoops Returns to Action With Road GNAC Contests
Vikings face I-5 rivals Seattle Pacific (Thursday) and Saint Martin's (Saturday) in key GNAC games