No. 5 Vikings roll past Multnomah, improves to 7-0

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 14, 2013 

Forward Jeffrey Parker came off the bench to score a team-high 22 points in just 16 minutes as Western Washington University rolled to a 140-88 victory over Multnomah University in a non-conference men's basketball game Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

Guards Richard Woodworth, Robert Harris, Jr. and Robert Oliver each scored 19 points for the Vikings, who are ranked No.5 in this week's National Association of Basketball Coaches/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. WWU improved to 7-0 and extended its school-record home winning streak to 34.

Multnomah fell to 6-8. Kristoff Thande came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points for the Lions, who entered averaging 108.8 points per game. Davey Walker added 16 points.

The 228 combined points were the most ever in a WWU game, and the 140 points were just one short of the Viking record set in a 141-52 triumph over Northwest in the 1988-89 season.

The Vikings jumped to an 8-0 lead, but the Lions rallied, as Thande scored eight of the points in an 11-2 run to give Multnomah its only lead of the game at 11-10 just over four minutes into the game.

From there, WWU took complete control, running off 13 straight points to take a 23-11 advantage with 11 minutes left in the half and extending the margin to 67-47 at halftime.

The Vikings shot 66.7 percent from the field, going 58-of-87. The percentage was just short of the school record of 69.8 percent, set against Grace, Ind., also in the 1988-89 campaign. Parker was 9-of-11 from the field, and Oliver was 6-of-6.

Forward Joey Schreiber had 16 points for WWU and guard Alfred Davis (Sr., Tacoma/Lincoln) added 14.

The Vikings, who had a 64-27 advantage in rebounds, remained unbeaten in five series meetings with Multnomah. Austin Bragg grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and scored nine points.

WWU's last loss at Carver Gym was to Western Oregon, 83-73, on Jan. 7, 2012.

The Vikings close out their eight- game, season-opening home stretch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, entertaining Thompson Rivers BC.

WESTERN WASHINGTON 140, MULTNOMAH 88

MULTNOMAH: Thande, Kristoff 12-27 2-2 29; Walker, Davey 5-11 2-4 16; Mendoza, Erik 4-8 2-2 11; West, Robert 2-9 3-5 9; Feaster, Austin 4-8 0-0 8; Paris, Jordan 1-2 2-2 5; Bustrin, Steven 2-7 0-0 4; Sansone, Steven 1-10 1-2 4; Kamlade, Michael 0-0 2-2 2; Coverson, Kevin 0-1 0-0 0; Brooks, Press 0-2 0-0 0; Johnson, Matt 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 31-88 14-19 88.

WESTERN WASHINGTON: Parker, Jeffrey 9-11 0-0 22; Oliver, Robert 6-6 7-11 19; Harris, Robert 8-14 2-3 19; Woodworth, Richard 8-11 0-0 19; Schreiber, Joey 7-10 1-2 16; Davis, Alfred 6-7 2-6 14; Bragg, Austin 4-4 1-2 9; Thorpe, Dane 3-8 0-0 6; Mosby-Barber, Jordan 3-6 0-0 6; Turner, Anye 2-4 0-0 4; Mitchell, Colby 1-4 2-6 4; Hopkins, Mark 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 58-87 15-30 140.

Half: WWU 67, Multnomah 47

3-point goals--Multnomah 12-40 (Walker,Davey 4-8; Thande,Kristoff 3-9; West,Robert 2-9; Sansone,Steven 1-7; Paris,Jordan 1-2; Mendoza,Erik 1-3; Johnson,Matt 0-2), Western Washington 9-19 (Parker,Jeffrey 4-6;

Woodworth,Richard 3-3; Harris,Robert 1-4; Schreiber,Joey 1-2; Thorpe,Dane 0-2; Mosby-Barber,Jordan 0-2). Fouled out--Multnomah-None, Western Washington-None. Rebounds--Multnomah 27 (Mendoza,Erik 5), Western Washington 64 (Bragg,Austin 10). Assists--Multnomah 17 (Bustrin,Steven 5; Feaster,Austin 5), Western Washington 27 (Oliver,Robert 5; Woodworth,Richard 5). Total fouls--Multnomah 22, Western Washington 21. Technical fouls--Multnomah-None, Western Washington-None.

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