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.
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