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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