Feb. 18, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington 75, Central Washington 64 Vikings get sixth victory in last seven games
Guard Corinn Waltrip (Jr., Tigard, OR) led a balanced attack with 15 points and handed out six assists as Western Washington University defeated Central Washington University, 75-64, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball contest Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
The Vikings, who were sixth in the NCAA Division II West Region ranking this week, clinched at least a tie for second in the GNAC standings. They improved to 18-6 overall and 12-4 in the GNAC with their sixth triumph in the last seven games.
Central fell to 8-16 overall and 4-12 in the GNAC. Jessica VanDyke had game-highs 25 points, 18 of them in the first half, and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats; and Sophie Russell added 21 points, 14 of them in the second half.
A VanDyke three-pointer gave Central a 32-27 lead with three minutes left in the first half, but WWU closed the period with a 10-2 run to take a 37-34 lead at halftime, then opened the second half with back-to-back three-pointers by forward Kristin Schramm (Sr., Chelan) to extend the margin to eight, 42-34.
WWU later used a 14-2 charge to take a 69-53 lead with 7:29 to play. Central battled back with a 10-2 run that included two Russell three-pointers, narrowing the margin to 71-63 with just under five minutes left.
But that was as close as the Wildcats got, as they didn't get another field goal the rest of the way and didn't score again until a free throw by Olivia Rethwill with 31 seconds left.
Western shot 44.8 percent (30-of-67) from the field, and held Central to just 33.3 percent (20-of-60). Eleven of Central's 20 field goals were three-pointers, with VanDyke and Russell each hitting four.
Schramm, playing her final collegiate home game, had 14 points, and center Britt Harris (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) added 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Vikings, 9-2 at home, close out their regular season on the road, traveling to Seattle Pacific on Thursday (7 p.m.) and to Montana State Billings on Saturday (7 p.m.) for GNAC counters.
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