WWU's Richard Woodworth named Red Lion/GNAC co-POW
Feb. 11, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University guard Richard Woodworth has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball co-Player of the Week for Feb. 3-9.
Woodworth, a 6-foot-3 junior from Bellevue (graduate of Newport High School), had 45 points, hitting 16 of 26 shots, including four of nine three-pointers, in leading the Vikings to road victories over Northwest Nazarene, 70-59, and arch-rival Central Washington, 92-82. He also had eight rebounds and team highs of five assists and four steals.
Against Central, Woodworth had a career-high 26 points as WWU ran its win streak to 28 games and set a school record for an unbeaten start at 22-0.
Woodworth shared this week's honor with Alaska Fairbanks center Sergej Pucar.
WWU, ranked No.2 nationally, makes two home appearances this week at Sam Carver Gymnasium, meeting Saint Martin's on Thursday, Feb. 14 (7 p.m.) and Western Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 16 (7 p.m.) in a pair of GNAC contests.
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