No. 14 WWU rolls past No.8 UC San Diego, 69-51
Nov. 17, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Tournament MVP Britt Harris (Sr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) had 12 of her game-high 16 points in the second half as Western Washington University defeated UC San Diego, 69-51, in the championship game of the West Region Crossover Classic between two nationally ranked women's basketball teams Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
The Vikings, ranked No.14 in the USA Today Sports/ESPN Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll, improved to 2-0.
No.8 rated UC San Diego fell to 1-4. Daisy Feder and Emily Osga each had 11 points for the Tritons, who shot just 32.1 percent (17-of-51) from the field.
WWU held a 34-30 lead early in the second half, then broke the game open with a 16-2 run to take a 50-32 advantage with 12:38 to play. Harris had eight points in the charge. The lead was never less than 16 after that.
WWU opened the game by hitting three of its first four 3-point attempts and jumped to a 14-4 lead less than six minutes into the contest, but the Tritons chipped away at the margin and eventually pulled within one, 27-26, at halftime.
Both teams were cold from the field in the opening half, with the Vikings shooting 25.9 percent (22-of-51) and the Tritons 30.8 (8-of-26).
Harris was joined on the all-tournament team by Sydney Donaldson (So., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) of WWU, Feder and Osga of UC San Diego, Katie Benson of Seattle Pacific and Amanda Sims of Azusa Pacific. SPU defeated APU, 76-74, in overtime in Saturday's first game.
WWU next plays host to the 16th annual Lynda Goodrich Classic, meeting Carroll MT on Friday (5 p.m.), Nov. 23, and Evergreen on Saturday (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 24.
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