Feb. 13, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Guard Jenni White (Jr., Spokane/East Valley) had game-highs of 17 points and nine assists as Western Washington University defeated Saint Martin's University, 69-52, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball game Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
Taylor Peacocke (Fr., Kenmore/Inglemoor) added 14 points for the Vikings, who improved to 14-8 overall and 10-4 in the GNAC with their third consecutive victory. Saint Martin's fell to 14-8 overall and 8-5 in conference play. Center Chelsea Haskey had 14 points and five rebounds for the Saints, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Vikings trailed just once, at 8-7, but led by just one, 13-12, a little less than nine minutes into the game. WWU then took over, hitting 13 of its next 17 shots from the field to outscore the Saints, 33-10, the rest of the period for a 46-22 halftime lead.
WWU shot 55.9 percent (19-of-34) in the opening half.
The Vikings opened the second half by going more than six minutes without a field goal. They still held a 53-32 lead with over 12 minutes to play, but the Saints ran off nine straight points to close the gap to 12, 53-41, with 10:03 to go.
WWU's lead was still 12 at 57-45 with 7:48 to play, but White hit a 3-pointer and Tia Briggs (Fr., Tacoma/Wilson) scored on a post-up, enabling the Vikings to regain control.
Guard Katie Colard (Jr., McCleary/Elma) had 13 points for WWU, and center Sarah Hill (Sr., Richmond, VA/Lloyd C. Bird) had 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the Vikings had a 45-27 advantage on the boards.
It was Western's 13th consecutive victory over Saint Martin's, and the Vikings have a 61-10 advantage in the all-time series.
WWU entertains Western Oregon on Saturday (7 p.m.) in a GNAC counter.
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
WWU Falls 80-68 to Cal Baptist at West Regional
Tia Briggs scores career-high 29 points, Taylor Peacocke scores 25 points in loss to Lancers
WWU Tops Cal State East Bay 74-48 at NCAA West Regional
Tia Briggs and Taylor Peacocke each score 18 points, Vikings will face Cal Baptist on Saturday in semifinal round
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
WWU to Face Cal State East Bay at NCAA Regional
The No. 3-seed Vikings will play Friday at 1 pm PT/12 pm AKT against No. 6-seed Cal State East Bay