Dec. 10, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. - Forward Kristin Schramm (Sr., Chelan) had game-highs of 20 points and eight rebounds, lifting Western Washington University to a 70-53 victory over Sonoma State University in final-day action at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Challenge Classic on Saturday at Royal Brougham Pavilion on the campus of host Seattle Pacific University.
Guard Corinn Waltrip (Jr., Tigard, OR) had 11 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Vikings, who improved to 5-3 after losing 66-63 to Chico State in their tourney opener Friday. Reserve guard Katie Colard (R-Fr., McCleary/Elma) added 12 points on four three-pointers.
Sonoma State, which shot just 25.4 percent (18-of-71) from the field, fell to 2-4 with its third straight loss. The Seawolves got 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench from Tori Carroll, and forward Travis Newman contributed 10 points.
WWU led 14-3 after the first five minutes and expanded its advantage to 40-22 at halftime. Colard had nine points in the opening period, hitting all three of her three-point attempts.
The Vikings shot 51.6 percent (16-of-31) from the floor in the first half, connecting on 6-of-11 three-pointers (54.5 percent).
WWU never led by less than 12 points in the second half and its biggest advantage was 22 on two occasions, the last, 66-44, with 2:32 remaining.
Schramm had 12 of her points in the final 20 minutes.
WWU matched its season-high with nine three-pointers, shooting a season-best 47.4 percent (9-of-19) from beyond the arc.
The Vikings next compete in their fourth regular-season tournament, entertaining University of Central Oklahoma on Thursday (1 p.m.) and Drury University on Friday (1 p.m.) at the sixth annual WWU Great Western Shootout which takes place at The Arena at South Point in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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