Feb. 2, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Forward Kristin Schramm (Sr., Chelan) scored a game-high 22 points, including nine in a crucial second-half run, as Western Washington University defeated Western Oregon University, 68-59, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball contest Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
The Vikings improved to 14-5 overall and remained second in the GNAC at 8-3. Guard Trishi Williams (Jr. Mabton) had 12 points on 4-of-4 field-goal shooting for WWU, and center Britt Harris (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) added 11 points and seven rebounds.
WOU fell to 5-17 overall and 4-8 in conference play with its ninth loss in the last 11 games. Center Rylee Peterson led the Wolves with 18 points and forward Jade Haas added 16 and had five steals.
Tied at 31-31 early in the second half, the Vikings went on a 12-2 run to take a 43-33 lead with 14:19 to play. Schramm had the last nine WWU points in the charge, hitting four straight shots from the floor.
The Vikings were still up by 11, 63-52, with under four minutes to play. The Wolves ran off seven straight points, narrowing the margin to four, 63-59, on a free throw by Haas with 1:28 to play, but WWU hit 5-of-6 free throws to seal the victory.
WWU shot 47.8 percent (22-of-46) from the field, and had a 40-31 rebounding advantage, but was hampered by 27 turnovers.
The Vikings jumped to a 12-0 lead in the first seven minutes as WOU missed its first nine shots from the field.
But the Wolves, who didn't hit the scoreboard until a fastbreak layin by Lorrie Clifford with 12:45 left in the first half, narrowed the margin to one, 14-13, with 8:30 to go in the period, and then pulled into a 27-27 tie at halftime as Haas raced upcourt and beat the buzzer with a running three-pointer that rattled the rim and fell in.
WWU entertains Saint Martin's University on Saturday (7 p.m.), Feb. 4, in a GNAC contest.
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