Jan. 28, 2012
BURNABY, B.C. - Guard Kristin Schramm (Sr. Chelan) scored a team-high 14 points as Western Washington University survived a see-saw battle to defeat Simon Fraser University, 70-61, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball contest Saturday at West Gymnasium on the SFU campus.
Forward Trishi Williams (Jr., Mabton) added 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Vikings, who improved to 13-5 overall and 7-3 in the GNAC.
SFU, which suffered its first home loss in six contests this season, fell to 11-7 overall and 6-4 in the GNAC. Center Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe led the Clan with game highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
WWU led by 16 points, 36-20, a minute into the second half, but SFU chipped away at the margin, then used a 15-2 burst, with Raincock-Ekunwe scoring eight, in a little over three minutes to take a 50-44 lead with 10:15 to play.
The Vikings responded with a charge of their own, going on an 18-1 run for a 62-51 advantage with 4:21 left. In all, WWU held SFU without a field goal for nearly eight minutes after the Clan took its six-point lead, a drought than ended on a Kristina Collins 3-pointer with 2:30 remaining.
Another Collins trey narrowed the margin to three, 62-59, with 1:40 to go, but the gap was never that small again.
Center Kayla Bernsen (Fr., Moses Lake) came off the bench to contribute 10 points and seven rebounds for WWU, which had a 43-32 advantage on the boards.
It was the 15th double-double of the season for Raincock-Ekunwe, who leads the conference in rebounds and is second in scoring, and set a GNAC record with 17 double-doubles last season.
The Vikings trailed, 18-13, with 6:45 left in the first half, but closed the period with a 19-2 run, holding SFU to just 1-of-11 field-goal shooting in that stretch, to take a 32-20 lead at halftime.
WWU, which entered the game ranked sixth nationally in NCAA Division II in three-point percentage at 38.1, was just 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) on treys Saturday.
WWU returns home to host Western Oregon University on Thursday (7 p.m.), Feb. 2, and Saint Martin's University on Saturday (7 p.m.), Feb. 4, in a pair of GNAC contests at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
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WWU holds off Trinity Western to win exhibition opener 66-60
Viking Jam Set for Wednesday at 7 pm
The WWU basketball teams will be showcased at WECU Court in Carver Gym
Women's Hoops Opens Exhibition Play Sunday
Vikings host Trinity Western at 12:30 pm Sunday on WECU Court at Carver Gym
Women's Hoops Announces 2017-18 Schedule
WWU to play all home games in the newly-renovated Carver Gym on WECU Court
Peacocke Honored with Hall of Fame Jersey Display
After standout senior season, Taylor Peacocke's jersey is featured at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Vikings Add Three Transfers to Program
Dani Iwami (Hawai'i Pacific), Taylor Enders (Utah State) and Anna Schwecke (Colorado-Colorado Springs) join program
2016-17 Women's Basketball Season in Review
WWU recorded 34th 20-win season in the 46-year history of the program
Women's Basketball Adds Three Players for 2017-18
Emma Duff, Kelsey Rogers and Bobbi Westendorf to join WWU women's hoops team
Summer Hoops Camps Set for July
Register for WWU Women's Basketball Camps in Carver Gym in July
Taylor Peacocke to Participate at Pro Combine
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
Taylor Peacocke Named WBCA First Team All-American
Peacocke becomes fourth player in program history to earn First Team All-America recognition from WBCA
Taylor Peacocke Named D2CCA All-American
Peacocke set WWU and GNAC single-season records with 745 points (23.3 points/game) during senior season
Taylor Peacocke Named All-West Region
Taylor Peacocke is the nation’s leading scorer at NCAA II level with 23.3 points per game