No.6 WWU makes first road trip, travels to Chico, Calif., for CCAA/GNAC Crossover Classic
Dec. 4, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Making its first road trip of the season, the Western Washington University women's basketball team travels to Chico, Calif., to compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Crossover Classic this weekend.
The Vikings, unbeaten in six games this year, moved up two spots to No.6 in this week's USA Today Sports/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. They face host Chico State on Friday (7:30 p.m.), Dec. 7, and Sonoma State on Saturday (5:30 p.m.), Dec. 8.
It is the third of four regular-season tournaments slated for WWU, which opened the season by winning the West Region Crossover Classic and tied for the title at the Lynda Goodrich Classic.
Last week, the Vikings opened their GNAC schedule with victories over Western Oregon, 77-54, and Saint Martin's, 75-51.
Leading WWU in those two wins were senior center Britt Harris with 26 points on 11-of-16 field-goal shooting and 14 rebounds, senior guard Trishi Williams with 25 points on 12-of-16 floor accuracy and sophomore forward Sydney Donaldson with 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting and nine rebounds.
Harris leads WWU in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game, followed by Williams at 11.7 and Donaldson at 8.7.
The Vikings, coached by Carmen Dolfo (22ndyear, 452-169), lead the GNAC in field-goal shooting at 47.6 percent (169-of-355). Williams tops the league individually in that category at 66.7 percent (32-of-48), with Donaldson third at 62.9 percent (22-of-35) and Harris fourth at 60.4 percent (32-of-53).
WWU leads the conference in scoring defense (51.8 avg.), scoring margin (21.3), field-goal percentage defense (33.1, 110-of-332), blocked shots (5.8) and assists (18.3).
Senior forward Erika Ramstead paces the Vikings in rebounds, averaging 7.2. Harris and junior reserve forward Sara Hill are each averaging 5.2.
Senior guard Corinn Waltrip is averaging a team-leading 3.8 assists and Williams tops the squad with 2.8 steals per game.
Chico State has won its first four games. The Wildcats, coached by Brian Fogel (5th year), are led by two juniors - 5-7 guard Jasmine Miller (14.3 ppg) and 6-0 forward McKenzie Dalthorp (13.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg). Three other talented players for Chico State are 5-7 senior guard Monnie Davidson-Mays (7.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 spg), 6-0 sophomore center Analise Riezebos (6.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg) and 5-8 junior point guard Courtney Hamilton (5.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.0 apg).
WWU holds a 9-8 series advantage, but has won just two of the last nine meetings. The Vikings are 3-3 on the Wildcats' home floor, losing the last three.
Sonoma State, 2-3 (plays Seattle Pacific on Friday), has won two of its last three games. The Seawolves, coached by Mark Rigby (16th year), are led by 5-9 senior guard Taylor Vigil (10.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 52.2 FG Pct.) and 6-1 senior center Elizabeth Day (7.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 51.5 FG Pct.). WWU has won all three previous series meetings.
THREE-DOT NOTES: Harris was the MVP of the West Region Crossover Classic with Donaldson also named all-tournament. Harris was picked all-tourney at the Lynda Goodrich Classic with Williams the MVP ... Last year, WWU finished 22-8 and reached the semifinal round at the West Regional. Four starters and 10 letter winners return from that squad ... WWU was rated No.12 in the Division II Bulletin preseason poll ... Waltrip was a second-team conference all-star last year and was named to three all-tournament teams. She also is a two-time GNAC Academic all-star. Williams was named to two all-tournament teams during the 2011-12 campaign.
TOUGH EXHIBITION SCHEDULE: WWU readied for the season with three exhibition games, two against NCAA I opponents. The Vikings began with a 71-51 home win over British Columbia on Oct. 27, before falling at Seattle U., 100-93 in double overtime, on Nov. 3, and 71-59 at Oregon State on Nov. 10 after leading by four at halftime. Harris averaged 14.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in the three games and Waltrip scored at a 13.7 clip.
PRE-SEASON HONORS: Three Vikings - Harris, Waltrip and Williams - were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference preseason all-conference team.
VIKINGS FIRST IN GNAC COACHES POLL: WWU received seven of 10 first-place votes as it was picked to win the GNAC title in the coaches' preseason poll. The Vikings previously won GNAC championships in 2002, 2006 and 2011 (regular season).
HOME COURT DOMINANCE: The Vikings are 428-72 (85.6 percent) in 41 seasons at Carver Gym. Their longest home court win streak was 29 from 1983 to 1986.
COACH DOLFO: Carmen Dolfo is in her 22nd year as head coach at WWU. She has a 452-169 (72.8 percent) record and prior to the season ranked No.12 among active NCAA II coaches in winning percentage and No.13 in victories. Her winning percentage in NCAA II all-time ranks No.24 and her victory total No.31. Dolfo's teams have reached post-season play 20 times and have won 20 or more games 16 times. She has been named GNAC Coach of the Year in 2004, 2006 and 2011; Northwest small college Coach of the Year in 2000 and Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996. Dolfo was the top Viking assistant for four seasons (95-28, 77.2) and earned All-America honors as a player at WWU.
TRADITION OF SUCCESS: With 884 victories (304 losses, 74.4 percent) in its 42-year history, WWU is one of just 15 colleges in all divisions of the NCAA to reach the 850-plateau... The Vikings have made 39 post-season appearances, including one stretch of 28 straight, with one national semifinal and three quarterfinal finishes ... They have made 13 West Regional appearances in their 14 seasons as a NCAA II member, and also have had 30 20-win seasons ... WWU has had 21 winning streaks of 10 or more games with its longest being 21 ... Former WWU coach Lynda Goodrich, now the Vikings' director of athletics, is a member of the NAIA National Hall of Fame. She coached WWU for 19 seasons, winning more than 400 games (411-127, 76.4 percent). Another Viking NAIA Hall of Famer is forward Jo Metzger (1977-81), who earned first-team All-America honors in 1980 and 1981 ... WWU has had 13 first, second or third-team All-Americans.
COLLEGIATE FIRST: WWU became the first college in the country to boast two 400-win women's basketball coaches. Lynda Goodrich, now in her 26th year as the Vikings' director of athletics, posted 411 victories from 1971 to 1990, and current coach Carmen Dolfo is in her 22nd season with 452.
ON THE WEB: All Viking home games are being video streamed live and are available free at http://wwu.nmtvsports.com. For up-to-date statistics, box scores of every game, records, stories, etc., see the WWU Athletics web page at www.wwuvikings.com. Up-to-date league standings and statistics can be found on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference web page at www.gnacsports.com
RADIO BROADCASTS: Selected WWU games are being broadcast this season on KBAI Radio (930 AM) with Doug Lange handling the play-by-play and Mark Scholten providing the color commentary. They also can be heard on the internet at www.wwuvikings.com.
PROBABLE WESTERN STARTERS & TOP RESERVES:
F Erika Ramstead, 6-0, ***Sr., Everson, WA/Nooksack Valley F Sydney Donaldson, 6-0, *So., Edmonds, WA/Edmonds-Woodway C Britt Harris, 6-2, ***Sr., Marysville, WA/Marysville-Pilchuck G Corinn Waltrip, 5-6, ***Sr., Tigard, OR/Tigard G Trishi Williams, 5-9, *Sr., Mabton, WA/Mabton/Columbia Basin CC
LAST WEEK'S GAME SUMMARIES:
Nov. 29 - WWU 77, Western Oregon 54 at Bellingham
Donaldson led a balanced attack with a game-high 16 points, helping WWU claim a 77-54 victory over Western Oregon in the GNAC opener for both schools at Carver Gym. The Vikings, ranked No.8 in this week's USA Today Sports/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, remained unbeaten at 5-0 overall. WOU, which fell to 4-3, had a three-game winning streak snapped. Guard Amber Reade led the Wolves with 12 points. WOU had a 10-5 lead just under four minutes into the game, but the Vikings ran off 10 straight points, the first six by Donaldson and the last four by Williams, to grab a 15-10 advantage with 13:55 left in the half. WWU pulled away from there, holding a 27-14 lead midway through the period and being up 42-26 at halftime. The Vikings never led by less than 19 points in the second half. Donaldson finished 7-of-11 from the field, and also added six rebounds and three blocked shots. Harris, Waltrip and Williams each had 12 points for WWU. Dana Goularte had 11 points and four blocked shots for WOU. Lorrie Clifford had 10 points for the Wolves, and Whitney Rodriguez added a game-high 13 rebounds. The triumph marked the 20th straight WWU victory over WOU. The Vikings hold a 41-9 series advantage.
Dec. 1 - WWU 75, Saint Martin's 51 at Bellingham
Hill came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points, nine during a decisive opening-game run, as WWU defeated Saint Martin's, 75-51, in a GNAC contest at Carver Gym. The Vikings, ranked No.8 nationally, remained unbeaten at 6-0, sweeping its season-opening six-game home stand, and improved to 2-0 in GNAC action. The contest was WWU's 500th at Carver Gym where it has a 428-72 record, a winning percentage of 85.6. SMU fell to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play. The Saints got 12 points from Brooke Paulson and 11 from Ciara Pedroni. WWU's Harris had a game-high 14 points and Williams contributed 13 points on 6-of-6 floor accuracy, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. WWU held the Saints to 16.1 percent (5-of-31) floor accuracy in the first half and 26.3 percent (15-of-57) overall. Hill hit four straight shots, one a 3-pointer, to highlight a 20-5 run during the first 9:28. The Vikings, with Harris scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 field-goal shooting, led 39-16 at halftime. WWU's biggest lead was 28 points, 51-23, with 15:23 remaining, and SMU never got closer than 21 the rest of the way. The win was WWU's 10th straight over the Saints and improved its series advantage to 58-10.
USA TODAY Sports DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
Rank Institution Previous Rank Record Total Points 1 Ashland University (Ohio) 1 8-0 775 2 Bentley University (Mass.) 2 5-0 741 3 University of South Carolina - Aiken 4 5-0 690 4 Clayton State University (Ga.) 5 5-0 643 5 University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 6 4-0 619 6 Western Washington University 8 6-0 585 7 Augustana College (S.D.) 10 5-0 555 8 Washburn University (Kan.) 12 5-0 524 9 Shaw University (N.C.) 7 1-0 484 10 Gannon University (Pa.) 11 6-1 473 11 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 3 5-1 436 12 Simon Fraser University (BC) 16 8-1 374 13 Holy Family University (Pa.) 14 6-1 366 14 Indiana University of Pennsylvania 19 6-0 332 15 Wayne State College (Neb.) 9 3-1 311 16 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 25 5-0 236 17 Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 23 6-0 209 18 Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) 18 6-2 206 19 Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) 17 5-1 176 20 Limestone College (S.C.) NR 6-0 164 21 Emporia State University (Kan.) 20 3-1 161 22 Rollins College (Fla.) 13 5-2 134 23 University of Central Missouri NR 5-0 101 24 University of Wisconsin - Parkside 21 3-1 81 25 Colorado Mesa University NR 6-0 74
Dropped Out: Edinboro University (Pa.) 15; Assumption College (Mass.) 24; Wingate University (N.C.) 22.
Others Receiving Votes: California State University - Chico 70; Midwestern State University (Texas) 64; Edinboro University (Pa.) 63; Assumption College (Mass.) 59; University of Tampa (Fla.) 49; Minnesota State University - Mankato 39; Drury University (Mo.) 29; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 28; California University of Pennsylvania 27; Dowling College (N.Y.) 20; University of Alaska - Anchorage 20; Augusta State University (Ga.) 18; CW Post Campus - LIU (N.Y.) 14; Michigan Technological University 14; Wingate University (N.C.) 12; Valdosta State University (Ga.) 11; Colorado State University - Pueblo 10; Fort Lewis College (Colo.) 9; Saint Mary's University (Texas) 9; Glenville State College (W.Va.) 8; Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 8; Truman State University (Mo.) 7; Missouri Western State (Mo.) 6; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 6; Lander University (S.C.) 5; Florida Southern College 4; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 3; Academy of Art University (Calif.) 2; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 2; Newberry College (S.C.) 2; Union University (Tenn.) 2; California State University - Monterey Bay 1; Delta State University (Miss.) 1; Tarleton State University (Texas) 1; University of Findlay (Ohio) 1; William Jewell College (Mo.) 1. The USA TODAY Sports board of coaches is made up of 33 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2012-13 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Cleve Wright (Gannon University), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman's University), Renee Jimenez (California State University Monterey Bay), Jennifer Knight-Kenesie (University of Wisconsin- Parkside), Jason Martens (Saint Mary's University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Joe Pellicane (Dowling College), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Sally Brooks (Angelo State University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Trent May (Grand Canyon University), and Susan Yow (Belmont Abbey College
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
2012-13 Women's Basketball Report Week 4 (Dec. 4, 2012)
Conference All W L W L H A N Western Washington 2 0 6 0 6-0 0-0 0-0 Simon Fraser 2 0 8 1 4-0 1-0 3-1 Seattle Pacific 2 0 5 1 4-0 0-0 1-1 Montana State Billings 2 0 6 2 4-0 2-1 0-1 Alaska Anchorage 1 0 4 2 4-2 0-0 0-0 Alaska Fairbanks 0 1 0 7 0-4 0-3 0-0 Northwest Nazarene 0 2 5 2 2-0 3-2 0-0 Western Oregon 0 2 4 4 2-2 1-2 1-0 Central Washington 0 2 3 4 1-0 0-2 2-2 Saint Martin's 0 2 3 4 1-0 0-2 2-2
LAST WEEK: Thursday - Central Washington 59 at MSU Billings 66; Northwest Nazarene 69 at Seattle Pacific 76; Saint Martin's 45 at Simon Fraser 82; Western Oregon 54 at Western Washington 77. Saturday - Alaska Fairbanks 58 at Alaska Anchorage 86; Central Washington 48 at Seattle Pacific 65; Northwest Nazarene 68 at MSU Billings 69; Saint Martin's 51 at Western Washington 75; Western Oregon 38 at Simon Fraser 80.
THIS WEEK: Wednesday - Pacific Lutheran at Saint Martin's. Friday - Carroll at Northwest Nazarene, 6 p.m.; South Dakota Mines at MSU Billings, 5:30 p.m.; Chico West Regional Classic (Sonoma State vs. Seattle Pacific, 5 p.m.; Western Washington vs. Chico State, 7 p.m.) Saturday - Chico West Regional Classic (Western Washington vs. Sonoma State, 5 p.m.; Chico State vs. Seattle Pacific, 7 p.m.) Sunday - Saint Martin's at Oregon State, 2 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 12) - Western Oregon at Cal Maritime, 6 p.m.
COMING UP LATER IN DECEMBER: 13 - Western Oregon at Academy of Art, noon. 14 - Evergreen State at Central Washington; Saint Martin's Classic (Dominican vs. Northwest Nazarene, 5:15 p.m.; Saint Martin's vs. Simpson, 7:30 p.m.) 15 - Saint Martin's Classic (Simpson vs. Northwest Nazarene, 5:15 p.m.; Saint Martin's vs. Dominican, 7:30 p.m.) 17 - UAA AT&T Classic (BYU-Hawaii vs. Alaska Anchorage); Dallas Christian at Alaska Fairbanks, 5:15 p.m.; Hawaii Hilo at Central Washington; Rocky Mountain at MSU Billings, 5:30 p.m.; Simpson at Western Oregon, 2 p.m. 18 - UAA AT&T Classic (Eastern New Mexico vs. Alaska Anchorage); Dallas Christian at Alaska Fairbanks, 5:15 p.m.; Hawaii Hilo at Central Washington; Seattle Pacific at Notre Dame de Namur, 5:30 p.m.; Western Washington Great Western Shootout (Grand Canyon vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 1 p.m.; Western Washington vs. Washburn, 3 p.m.). 19 - UAA AT&T Classic (Cal State L.A. vs. Alaska Anchorage); Montana Western at MSU Billings, 5:30 p.m. (exh); Western Washington Great Western Shootout (Wisconsin-Parkside vs. Washburn, 10 a.m.; Western Washington vs. Grand Canyon, 3 p.m.). 29 - MSU Billings at Montana State, 2 p.m. (exh); Puget Sound at Saint Martin's; Trinity Western at Simon Fraser, 6 p.m.; Northwest Christian at Western Oregon, 2 p.m. 31 - Dixie State at Seattle Pacific, 2 p.m.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: Seattle Pacific (Nov. 9-10) - Rachel Murray, SPU (MVP); Mechela Barnes, SPU; Ally Schmitt, CWU; Jessica VanDyke, CWU. Western Oregon (Nov. 9-10) - Mariah Durian, WOU; Brooke Paulson, SMU, Western Washington (Nov. 16-17) - Britt Harris, WWU (MVP); Sydney Donaldson, WWU; Katie Benson, SPU. Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 20-21) - Alysa Horn, UAA: Kylie Burns, UAA. UAF Mt. McKinley North Star (Nov. 22-24) - Taylor Altenburg, UAF. MSUB Yellowjacket (Nov. 23-24) - Bobbi Knudsen, MSUB (MVP); Brooke Tolman, MSUB; Kayleen Goggins, MSUB. WWU Lynda Goodrich (Nov. 23-24) - Trishi Williams, WWU (MVP); Britt Harris, WWU; Brooke Paulson, SMU; Chelsea Haskey, SMU. Corban Capital City Classic (Nov. 23-24) - Dana Goularte, WOU (MVP); Lorrie Clifford, WOU.
NATIONAL RANKINGS: 6. Western Washington; 15. Simon Fraser; 35. Alaska Anchorage; 48. Seattle Pacific; 52. Northwest Nazarene.
GNAC RED LION PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK: Janiel Olson, Montana State Billings (F, 5-10, So., Billings, MT) scored 21 points and grabbed 26 rebounds leading the Yellowjackets to 66-59 and 69-68 home wins over Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene, respectively. She also led MSUB in steals with seven. Olson had 13 points and 11 rebounds in Thursday's win against CWU, then had a career-high 15 rebounds, 10 at the offensive end in Saturday's one-point victory against Northwest Nazarene. Her final rebound came on a three-point miss by Monica Grimsrud with 24 seconds left. She then fed Grimsrud, who scored on a layup for the decisive basket. Honorable Mention - Suzanna Ohlsen, Seattle Pacific; Megan Hingston, Northwest Nazarene; Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Simon Fraser; Britt Harris, Western Washington.
Alaska Anchorage: Sasha King scored 21 points and also had nine assists and six steals as the Seawolves made their conference debut with a 28-point home win over Alaska Fairbanks. UAA also got 16 points and a team-high 14 rebounds from Alysa Horn.
Alaska Fairbanks: April Futz led the Nanooks with 18 points as UAF remained winless in seven contests. Destini Lewis led UAF with seven rebounds and Taylor Altenburg had a game-high four blocked shots in the contest.
Central Washington: Jessica VanDyke scored 37 points, connecting on nine of 22 three-point shots, in road losses at MSU Billings and Seattle Pacific. VanDyke was the only CWU player to average in double figures on the trip. Jasmine Parker paced CWU in rebounds with 20 (11 more than anyone else on the team). She also had eight of her team's 12 blocks.
Montana State Billings: Bobbi Knudsen scored 42 points and also had a team-high 11 assists in home wins over Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene. Three other players averaged in double figures - Janiel Olson (10.5), Kayleen Goggins (10.5) and Brooke Tolman (10.0) - in the two victories. Northwest Nazarene: Megan Hingston scored one-third of the Crusader points (45 of 137) in a pair of single-digit road losses. Hingston also led the team in rebounding with 17. Chelsie Luke added 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Saint Martin's: Brooke Paulson scored a team-high 25 points in road losses at Simon Fraser and Western Washington. Paulson shot 55.6 percent from the floor (10 of 18) but the remainder of the team shot just 28.7 percent (25 of 87).
Seattle Pacific: Suzanna Ohlsen had team-highs for points (29), assists (10) and steals (5) in wins over Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington. Ohlsen made 10 of 15 field goal attempts, including all five of her three-pointers. Katie Benson had 27 points, including 18 in Thursday's victory.
Simon Fraser: Erin Chambers scored 31 points and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe netted 30 as the Clan improved to 8-1 with two victories. Raincock-Ekunwe made all 13 of her field goal attempts and also had 20 rebounds, nine assists and six steals.
Western Oregon: Amber Reade scored a team-high 22 points in the Wolves' road losses at Western Washington and Simon Fraser. Meanwhile, Whitney Rodriguez paced the team with 27 rebounds, 16 more than any other player on the team. Mariah Durian didn't attempt a free throw remaining perfect from the foul line on the season (21 of 21).
Western Washington: Britt Harris led a balanced attack with 26 points and also had a team-high 14 rebounds, five assists and three blocks as the Vikings remained unbeaten with two victories. WWU outshot its two opponents .477 to .305, had 24 more assists (39-15) and 11 fewer turnovers (25-36).
TWO NEAR MISSES AGAINST SEATTLE UNIVERSITY: GNAC teams are 6-8 in exhibition games, including 6-0 against non-Division I opponents and 0-8 against D-1 schools. Simon Fraser and Western Washington had near misses against former GNAC member Seattle University, which is now fully eligible to compete in the Division I post-season. The Clan had a six-point lead late in the contest with the Redhawks before losing 72-69, while the Vikings dropped a double-overtime 100-93 decision to SU. Exhibition Records (6-8): Northwest Nazarene 2-0, MSU Billings 1-0, Saint Martin's 1-0, Western Washington 1-2, Simon Fraser 1-2, Alaska Anchorage 0-1, Seattle Pacific 0-1, Western Oregon 0-2.
PREVIOUS RED LION PLAYERS-OF-THE-WEEK
Week of Nov. 5-11: Erin Chambers, Simon Fraser (F, 6-1, So., Mission, BC) scored 51 points and also had 15 rebounds in leading the Clan to three victories, including wins over nationally eighth-ranked UC San Diego (61-58) and No. 13 Grand Canyon (69-60). Chambers connected on 14 of 25 field goals attempts (eight of 13 from beyond the arc) and also was perfect from the foul line making 15 of 15. Week of Nov. 12-18: Sasha King, Alaska Anchorage (G, 5-6, Sr., Norman, OK - Hutchinson) scored 35 points and also had 16 assists leading the Seawolves to 85-76 and 70-67 victories over Regis. King, who made six of 16 three-pointers, also had five steals.
Week of Nov. 19-25: Bobbi Knudsen, Montana State Billings (G, 5-8, Jr., Malta, MT) scored 44 points to lead the Yellowjackets to a pair wins in the MSUB Yellowjacket Classic. Knudsen, who was selected as the tournament MVP, scored a career and GNAC season-high 33 points in a 91-87 overtime win over Dixie State Friday, then had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 80-44 win over Notre Dame de Namur. She played just 24 minutes in the latter contest.
GNAC TEAMS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 27-Sept. 2 - Montana State Billings (Women's Soccer). Sept. 3-9 - Western Washington (Volleyball). Sept. 10-16 - Northwest Nazarene (Men's Soccer). Sept. 17-23 - Central Washington (Volleyball). Sept. 24-30 - Central Washington (Football). Oct. 1-7 - Western Oregon (Women's Soccer). Oct. 8-14 - Simon Fraser (Men's Soccer). Oct. 15-21 - Alaska Anchorage (Men's & Women's Cross Country). Oct. 22-28 - Western Oregon (Volleyball). Oct. 29-Nov. 4 - Western Washington (Women's Soccer). Nov. 5-11 - Simon Fraser (Women's Basketball). Nov. 12-18 - Alaska Fairbanks (Men's Basketball). Nov. 19-25 - Alaska Anchorage (Men's Basketball).
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