Feb. 11, 2012
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Guard Kristin Schramm (Sr., Chelan) had game-highs of 16 points and seven rebounds as Western Washington University rebounded with a 91-62 win University of Alaska Fairbanks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball contest Saturday at Patty Center on the UAF campus.
The Vikings, who lost 72-50 at No.12-ranked Alaska Anchorage on Thursday, improved to 16-6 overall and 10-4 in conference play.
Schramm, who scored all of her points in the first half, was 7-of-10 from the field for WWU, which shot 56.7 percent (38-of-67) from the floor and had a 48-24 rebound advantage.
Kayla Bernsen (Fr., Moses Lake) came off the bench with 15 points for the Vikings. Point guard Corinn Waltrip (Jr., Tigard, OR) contributed 13 points and five assists and center Britt Harris (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) added 12 points.
UAF, which lost for the sixth straight time, fell to 6-19 overall and 2-13 in GNAC contests. The Nanooks were led by Nicole Bozek with 15 points. Nicole Hartzog had 14 and Benissa Bulaya 10 for UAF.
WWU used an 18-6 run to take a 35-18 lead with 7:12 left in the first half and led 50-29 at halftime.
The Vikings increased their lead to 66-33 with 12:01 to play and UAF never got closer than 27 after that.
It was the eighth straight series win for WWU.
The Vikings return home to host Northwest Nazarene on Thursday (7 p.m.) and Central Washington on Saturday (7 p.m.) in GNAC contests.
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