Jan. 16, 2014
MONMOUTH, Ore. - Center Sarah Hill (Sr., Richmond, VA/Lloyd C. Bird) posted her first double-double with career highs of 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading Western Washington University to a 78-58 victory over Western Oregon University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball game Thursday at the New P.E. Building on the WOU campus.
Guard Taylor Peacocke (Fr., Kenmore/Inglemoor) scored a game-high 19 points, 13 in the second half, for the Vikings, who improved to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in GNAC action with their third straight win and fifth in six games. Forward Sydney Donaldson (Jr., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) contributed 14 points, making five of six shots, and nine rebounds.
WOU which fell to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in conference action, was led by Kelsey Henry with 17 points. Chantel Divilbiss had 15 and Dana Goularte 14 for the Wolves.
WWU outscored WOU, 46-19, in the second half after trailing 39-32 at halftime. The Vikings shot 57.1 percent (20-of-35) from the field in the final 20 minutes and held WOU to 28.0 percent (7-of-25).
Donaldson scored six points, hitting two 3-pointers, as WWU opened the final period with a 10-1 run in taking its first lead, 42-40, on a layup by Jenni White (Jr., Spokane/East Valley) at 16:53.
The Vikings never trailed again and after the score was tied at 44-44, scored nine straight points, seven by Peacocke, for a nine-point lead, 53-44, at 13:36. They led by double figures the last 11:51 and their biggest lead was 22 with just over a minute to go.
WWU never led in the first half, falling behind 14-4 in the first five minutes.
White had a game-high six assists for the Vikings who have now won their last 22 meetings with WOU and lead the series 43-9.
WWU is at GNAC-leading Saint Martin's on Saturday (7 p.m.).
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