Feb. 14, 2013
BILLINGS, Mont. - Center Britt Harris (Sr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) had 15 points on 7-of-9 field-goal shooting as nationally ranked Western Washington University rebounded with a 71-54 victory over Montana State University Billings in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball contest Thursday at Alterowitz Gymnasium on the MSUB campus.
The Vikings, who had an 11-game winning streak snapped last Saturday with a 74-59 loss at Simon Fraser, improved to 18-3 overall and extended their lead in the GNAC to two games at 12-1 as SFU lost at Seattle Pacific, 70-60.
Guard Corinn Waltrip (Sr., Tigard, OR) had 14 points and forward Trishi Williams (Sr., Mabton) added 13 points and eight assists for WWU, ranked No.9 in this week's USA Today Sports/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll.
MSUB fell to 15-7 overall and 9-5 in the GNAC despite the game-high 20 points of guard Bobbi Knudsen. Kayleen Goggins had 12 points for the Yellowjackets, who also got a game-high 12 rebounds from Janiel Olson.
The Vikings held a 30-27 lead at halftime and were still up by just four, 42-38, 14:30 into the second half, but then went on an 8-1 run to grab a 50-39 advantage, with just under 12 minutes left.
The Yellowjackets rallied to within six, 50-44, on a Knudsen layin with eight minutes to go, but never got that close again, as the margin was at least nine points through the final six minutes.
Harris had 13 of her points in the second half, going 6-of-6 from the field to help the Vikings shoot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) after halftime. WWU held MSUB to 33.3 percent (10-of-30) shooting in the second half and 35.8 percent (19-of-53) for the game.
WWU is at Seattle Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 16 (5:15 p.m.) for a GNAC contest.
Vikings Ink Point Guard Mollie Olson out of Napavine
Olson averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists during her senior season to earn 2B All-State honors
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WWU tied for 7th in the GNAC, earned the program's 1,000th all-time win in 2017-18
Nooksack Valley star Katrina Gimmaka to Join WWU Women's Hoops
Gimmaka earned First Team 1A All-State honors and Northwest Conference MVP honors as a senior in 2017-18
Pair of Vikings Earn Great Northwest Athletic Conference Honors
Hannah Stipanovich named Second Team All-GNAC, Dani Iwami honored as GNAC Newcomer of the Year
WWU Falls 76-63 to MSU Billings in Season Finale
Vikings come up just shy of GNAC Championships berth as Yellowjackets pull away after halftime
Comeback Falls Just Short in 79-77 Loss at SFU
Anna Schwecke scores career-high 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting in the tough loss
WWU Travels to Simon Fraser, Hosts MSU Billings
Vikings enter final week of regular season vying for GNAC Championships berth
WWU Edged 78-76 by NNU in Overtime Thriller
Vikings force overtime with late 3-pointer, NNU pulls ahead in final minute of overtime
WWU and Bellingham Selected as Host for 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships
WECU Court at Carver Gym will host the 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships March 7-9, 2019
Vikings Take Down Central Washington 67-59
Hannah Stipanovich scores game-high 19 points, WWU win for fifth time over last six games
Trio of Vikings Named to GNAC All-Academic Team
Hannah Stipanovich, Amanda Lance and Lexie Bland honored by conference
Vikings to Host Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene
WWU faces CWU on Thursday, NNU on Saturday in GNAC matchups
Late Comeback Falls Short in Women's Hoops 80-62 Loss at SPU
Gracie Castaneda scores career-high 21 points as Vikings have four-game winning streak snapped
Vikings Roll To 79-51 Win at Saint Martin's
WWU wins fourth consecutive game, Vikings shoot 50.0% (28-of-56) from the field
Women's Basketball On the Road to Face SMU and SPU
Vikings face the Saints Thursday night (7 pm) and the Falcons Saturday night (7 pm)