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WWU women’s basketball pulls away from San Francisco State, 76-47

Guard Katie Colard had a game-high 18 points on 6-of-11 3-point shooting, leading Western Washington University to a 76-47 victory over San Francisco State University in a women’s basketball contest on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The Vikings improved to 3-2. Guard Taylor Peacocke added 16 points for WWU.

SFSU fell to 0-3. Michelle Sutton led the Gators with 12 points and five assists, and Brittaney Allison added 11 points.

The Gators held a 27-26 lead late in the first half, but WWU then closed the period with a 13-2 run over the last 3:52 to take a 39-29 lead at halftime.

The gap was still just 10 points, 46-36, with 15 minutes to play, but the Vikings put the game out of reach with 11 straight points, the last six by Peacocke, to take a 57-36 advantage with 9:09 left. The margin was never less than 20 after that.

Jenni White had 13 points for WWU and Kayla Bernsen added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds. The Vikings shot 54.2 percent (32 of 59) from the field, including 62.1percent (18 of 29) in the first half.

WWU hosts the Lynda Goodrich Classic this weekend, meeting No. 14 University of Tampa on Friday, Nov. 28, and Northwest University on Saturday, Nov. 29. Both games tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

WESTERN WASHINGTON 76, SAN FRANCISCO STATE 47

SAN FRANCISCO STATE (0-3)

SUTTON, Michelle 5-16 1-2 12; ALLISON, Brittaney 4-5 0-0 11; CAMP, Savannah 3-5 0-0 8; GALARZA, Leticia 2-9 3-3 7; INGRAHAM, Taylor 3-5 0-0 6; FLANAGAN, Jasmine 1-7 0-0 2; WYRSCH, Liz 0-0 1-2 1; RUIDERA, Jasmine 0-5 0-0 0; SHIMAZAKI, Brooke 0-3 0-0 0; NGUYEN, Cecilia 0-1 0-0 0; GARCIA, Jen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-58 5-7 47.

WESTERN WASHINGTON (3-2)

Colard,Katie 6-11 0-0 18; Peacocke,Taylor 7-11 2-2 16; White,Jenni 6-11 0-0 13; Bernsen,Kayla 5-10 0-0 10; Gandy,Kiana 3-7 0-0 6; Albert,Rachel 2-2 0-0 4; Donaldson,Sydney 2-3 0-0 4; Barnett,Maia 0-2 3-4 3; Hathaway,Aleisha 1-1 0-0 2; Briggs,Tia 0-0 0-0 0; Pounds,Marcel 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-59 5-6 76.

Half: WWU 39, SFS 29

3-point goals: San Francisco State 6-19 (ALLISON, Brittaney 3-4), Western Washington 7-17 (Colard,Katie 6-11). Fouled out: n/a. Rebounds: San Francisco State 27 (INGRAHAM, Taylor 8), Western Washington 36 (Bernsen,Kayla 9). Assists: San Francisco State 8 (SUTTON, Michelle 5), Western Washington 18 (Pounds,Marcel 5). Total fouls: San Francisco State 14, Western Washington 12. Technical fouls: San Francisco State-None, Western Washington-None. A-136

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