Oct. 14, 2011
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The 19th annual Western Washington University Blue/White men's basketball intra-squad game takes place Thursday (7 p.m.) at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. Admission is free.
The Vikings return four starters from last year's 16-11 squad. They are led by 6-0 junior guard John Allen (Brier/Mountlake Terrace), a second-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star, and 6-6 senior forward Rory Blanche (Ashland, OR), who received honorable mention GNAC all-star recognition.
Allen and Blanche each averaged 14.3 points per game. Allen ranked second nationally in the NCAA Division II in free-throw shooting at 91.5 percent and Blanche was 14th in field-goal accuracy at 62.8 percent.
Three returnees, all junior guards, missed either all or part of last season with injuries. They include 6-0 Rico Wilkins (Dallas, TX/DeSoto/Yakima Valley CC), 6-4 Cameron Severson (Petersburg, AK) and 6-3 Richard Woodworth (Bellevue/Newport).
Eligible to play after sitting out last season because of transfer rules is 6-4 sophomore forward Paul Jones, who was a first-team region all-star at Whatcom CC.
Three talented newcomers are 6-7 junior forward Damien Fisher, a transfer from Centralia CC; 6-6 freshman forward Eric Fongue from Switzerland, and 6-3 freshman guard Kyle Impero, who earned Class 1A State Player of the Year honors at Nooksack Valley High School.
Following the Blue/White contest, the Vikings are treated to dinner at the home of WWU Team Orthopedic Physician and long-time fan Dr. Michael Thorpe with the winners serving the losers.
Daulton Hommes Named NABC All-West Region Second Team
Hommes adds to awards resume from stellar sophomore season in which he averaged 18.1 points per game
Daulton Hommes Named Second Team All-West Region
Hommes led the Vikings averaging 18.1 points per game, scoring in double-digits in 28 of 29 games
Vikings Drop GNAC Semifinal Game to Saint Martin's 69-68
SMU's Luke Chavez hit the game-winning basket with 2.6 seconds left to give the Saints the win
Vikings Set to Defend GNAC Championships Title
WWU opens postseason play Friday in GNAC Semifinal against Saint Martin's or Central Washington
Three Vikings Named to GNAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
Hommes and Drechsel named First Team All-GNAC, Dickson named Second Team All-GNAC
Men's Hoops is No. 2 Seed in GNAC Championships
Vikings open the postseason Friday at 1 pm PT vs. winner of Saint Martin's/Central Washington game
Vikings Cap Regular Season With 92-81 Win at Concordia
Vikings finish the regular season with 21-7 overall record and in 2nd place in the GNAC at 16-4
Vikings Fall to No. 4 Western Oregon 89-73
Daulton Hommes scores game-high 21 points while going 11-for-12 from the free throw line
Trey Drechsel Earns Academic All-District Honor
Drechsel honored for academic excellence with cumulative 3.53 GPA as a Business Management major
Men's Hoops Closes Out Regular Season in Oregon
Vikings take 5-game winning streak into final week of the regular season
Defensive Vikings Shut Down Alaska Fairbanks 70-60
WWU records fourth consecutive win to reach 20 victories for the sixth time in last seven seasons
WWU and Bellingham Selected as Host for 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships
WECU Court at Carver Gym will host the 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships March 7-9, 2019
Second-Half Surge Lifts Vikings to 66-56 Win Over UAA
Deandre Dickson leads the way with 17-point, 7-rebound performance
Trio of Vikings Named GNAC All-Academic
Trevor Jasinsky, Trey Drechsel and Daulton Hommes honored by conference for academic performance
Men's Basketball to Hold Reunion for 1987-88 Team
1987-88 Vikings reached the second round of the NAIA National Tournament and went 28-8 overall