Nov. 15, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Guard Richard Woodworth (Sr., Bellevue/Newport) led a balanced attack with 18 points and four assists as Western Washington University defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 77-67, in a men's basketball game on Friday, Nov. 15, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus, the season opener for both schools.
The Vikings, ranked No.10 in the National Basketball Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Pre-season Poll, also got 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds from center Austin Bragg (Sr., Longview/Mark Morris) in extending their school and conference record home court winning streak to 28 games.
Guard Simon Enciso led NDNU with 17 points, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 field-goal shooting in the second half. Micah Dunhour and Zach Ginter each added 11.
WWU led by as much as 18 points and held a 63-46 advantage with just over 10 minutes remaining, but the Argonauts used an 11-2 run to narrow the margin to 65-57 with 6:19 to go. NDNU eventually pulled within six on two occasions, the last time at 73-67 on two Geoff Hartman free throws with 1:13 left, but got no closer.
Joey Schreiber (R-Fr., Renton/Eastside Catholic) opened his WWU career by scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 field-goal shooting, and another newcomer, Robert Harris, Jr. (Sr., Kent/Rainier Beach), a transfer from NCAA I Idaho, had 11points.
WWU never trailed, and used a 12-3 run to close the first half and take a 44-27 lead at halftime.
WWU, which is opening its season with eight home games, entertains Brigham Young Hawaii on Tuesday, Nov. 19 (7 p.m.).
Viking Jam Set for Wednesday at 7 pm
The WWU basketball teams will be showcased at WECU Court in Carver Gym
Blue-White Game Saturday Opens Men's Hoops Preseason
The annual Blue-White scrimmage is set for Saturday at 5 pm on WECU Court at Carver Gym
Vikings Men's Hoops Selected for National ESPN3 Game
WWU’s Feb. 1 game at Central Washington will stream live on ESPN3
Men's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule
WWU will play 28 regular-season games in return to Carver Gym
Men's Hoops Helps Move in New Students to WWU Dorms
Vikings role up sleeves for campus and community service
Three Vikings Named to NABC Honors Court
WWU Men's Basketball earns the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for team GPA over 3.0
Stafford Dominating Seattle's Crawsover Pro-Am
2016-17 GNAC Player of the Year is averaging 34.0 points per game
Vikings Add Pair of Transfers from Cerritos College
Tyler Payne and Micah Winn set to join WWU for 2017-18 season after standout careers at Cerritos College
Stafford to Play Professionally in Iceland
Feature story on Taylor Stafford in the Western Front
Parker and Stafford to Play for Bellingham Slam
WWU basketball standouts to play in 2017 Seattle Pro-Am League
2016-17 Men's Basketball Season in Review
The Vikings won the GNAC Regular-Season and Conference Tournament Title
Taylor Stafford To Play Professionally in Iceland
Stafford was the 2016-17 GNAC Player of the Year and a First Team All-American
Alumni Edge Slam in Back 2 Bellingham Battle
David Gage and Anye Turner combine for 60 points for the WWU Alumni squad
Alumni Men's Basketball Game Set for Saturday
Former WWU basketball players will take the court in an exhibition game vs. the Bellingham Slam
Men's Basketball Banquet To Celebrate Season
GNAC champion Vikings will hold 2016-17 banquet May 2 at Bellingham Golf & Country Club