Dec. 7, 2013
BURNABY, B.C. - Despite a career-high 16 points from guard Marcel Pounds (Jr., Bonney Lake), Western Washington University fell to 62-58 to Simon Fraser University on Saturday in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball opener for both schools at West Gym on the SFU campus.
The Vikings fell to 3-4 overall.
Forward Erin Chambers had a game-high 27 points for SFU, which improved to 6-1 with its sixth consecutive victory. The Clan is 5-0 at home this season and has a 17-game home winning streak overall.
WWU led by as much as 13 in the second half and had a 56-52 lead with under three minutes left, but Chambers converted a 3-point play to narrow the gap to one, Marie-Line Petit tied the game on a free throw with 2:15 to play, then gave the Clan a 58-56 lead on a fastbreak layin with 1:48 remaining.
WWU tied the score on a post-up by Tia Briggs (Fr., Tacoma/Wilson), but Chambers hit a jumper at the other end with 1:10 to go to give SFU the lead for good at 60-58.
After Katie Colard (Jr., McCleary/Elma) missed a potential game-tying shot with 48 seconds left, the Clan twice kept possession with offensive rebounds before Chambers sealed the game on two free throws with 13 seconds left.
Briggs finished with 12 points and six rebounds for the Vikings.
WWU opened up an eight-point lead, 23-15, on a jumper by Taylor Peacocke (Fr., Kenmore/Inglemoor) with 5:27 left in the first period and led by two, 30-28, at halftime.
The last two times the schools met were for the 2013 NCAA Division II West Regional championship and the GNAC Tournament title. The Vikings won both contests.
WWU has a 12-day break before competing in the South Point Holiday Classic at Las Vegas, Nevada, facing Drury MO on Thursday, Dec. 19 (2:15 p.m.).
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