WWU falls at Seattle U, 100-93, in double overtime
Nov. 3, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. - Western Washington University took NCAA Division I Seattle University to double overtime before falling, 100-93, in a women's basketball exhibition game Saturday afternoon at Connolly Center on the SU campus.
The Vikings, who are ranked No.14 in the USA Today Sports/ESPN Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll, were led by guards Katie Colard (So., McCleary/Elma) and Corinn Waltrip (Sr., Tigard, OR), who combined for 43 points. Colard had 22, hitting five 3-pointers, and Waltrip 21.
Seattle got a game-high 28 points from guard Sylvia Shephard. Center Kacie Sowell and forward Ashley Ward each had 27 points. Ward, who shot 9-of-14 from the field, also grabbed a game-high 19 rebounds.
Colard's 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining in regulation gave WWU an 81-79 lead as the Vikings overcame an 11-point second-half deficit. But Ward hit a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
WWU led by five, 91-86, with 1:03 left in the first extra period following a jumper by Waltrip with 1:03 to go. But Shephard hit a trey and Ward again scored at the buzzer to tie the game at 92-all and a second overtime.
Seattle outscored the Vikings 8-1 in the second five-minute period.
WWU led 37-35 at halftime.
The Vikings, who defeated British Columbia, 71-51, in a home exhibition a week ago, finished 22-8 last year and reached the NCAA II West Regional semifinal.
WWU travels to NCAA I Oregon State University for an exhibition game Saturday (2 p.m.), Nov. 10.
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