Jan. 13, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Redshirt freshman forward Joey Schreiber (Renton/Eastside Catholic), a starter on the Western Washington University men's basketball team, will be out six to eight weeks with facial fractures sustained in last Saturday's 82-69 win over Simon Fraser University.
Schreiber was injured just 23 seconds into the second half of that contest, catching an inadvertent elbow from a SFU player while going for a rebound. He sustained fractures to the eye socket and sinus area on the right side of his face.
"This is certainly an unfortunate blow for Joey who was having an outstanding freshman season," said WWU head coach Tony Dominguez. "We're definitely going to miss him on the floor, but the most important thing for him right now is to take the time to heal completely."
The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Schreiber has played in all 13 games for the Vikings this season, making 11 starts. He was averaging 12.0 points a game, shooting 50.5 percent (55-of-109) from the field, including 40.4 percent (19-of-47) from 3-point range.
Schreiber had eight double-figure scoring games with a high of 23 points in a 67-66 win over Western Oregon on Dec. 5.
At Eastside Catholic High School, Schreiber set a school career record with 1,086 points. He earned Class 3A All-State honors as a senior, averaging a Metro League-leading 20.8 points.
WWU, 10-3 overall and leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 4-1, plays host to Seattle Pacific University on Wednesday, Jan. 15 (7 p.m.), in a GNAC counter that will be carried live on ROOT Sports.
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