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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Summer Hoops Camps Set for July
Register for WWU Women's Basketball Camps in Carver Gym in July
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Peacocke also adds another All-American accolade with First Team All-America honor from Division II Bulletin
WWU is 14th in Division II All-Sports Standings
WWU's men's and women's basketball programs gather points by advancing to the NCAA Tournament
Hathaway Recognized as SHAPE America Major of the Year
Hathaway appeared in 120 games during her WWU career and was a three-time GNAC Academic selection
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Peacocke becomes fourth player in program history to earn First Team All-America recognition from WBCA
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WWU Tops Cal State East Bay 74-48 at NCAA West Regional
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How To Follow Today's Basketball Games
WWU men play Chico State at 12 pm PT in San Diego, WWU women play Cal State East Bay at 1 pm PT in Anchorage