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WWU men’s basketball blasts Quest 105-48

Jeffrey Parker hit his first five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points as Western Washington University defeated Quest University, 105-48, in a non-conference men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

Ricardo Maxwell added 15 points and seven assists for the Vikings, who improved to 5-2 with their third straight victory. WWU, which set a school record for fewest turnovers in a game with just two, is 5-0 at home this season.

Quest, ranked No. 8 in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national poll, fell to 7-3 as it had a three-game winning streak snapped. Theo VandenEkart led the Kermodes with 16 points.

WWU scored the first 12 points and led 57-14 at halftime, holding Quest to 18.8 percent field-goal shooting (6 of 32).

The victory was the fourth for the Vikings in as many meetings with Quest. None has been by less than 45 points.

WWU shot 57.1 percent (44 of 77) from the field, with Parker going 8-of-13 and Maxwell 7 of 10. Mac Johnson had 12 points for the Vikings, Joey Schreiber added 11, and Kyle Impero had 10.

The Vikings also had a 43-31 advantage in rebounds, with Anye Turner grabbing a game-high12.

WWU begins Great Northwest Athletic Conference play on Saturday, Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.), traveling to Simon Fraser University.

WESTERN WASHINGTON 105, QUEST 48

QUEST (7-3)

VandenEkart,Theo 7-14 0-0 16; DeRappard-Yuswack,N 5-8 0-0 10; Searles,Dallas 3-7 2-2 8; Powell,Michael 1-3 3-4 5; Zayas-Duran,Mike 2-7 0-0 4; Kular,Dylan 1-6 0-0 3; Getz,Paul 1-5 0-0 2; Heinrichs,Connor 0-4 0-0 0; Hoffman,Daniel 0-1 0-0 0; Tryon,Justin 0-3 0-0 0; Wear,Liam 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-59 5-6 48.

WESTERN WASHINGTON (5-2)

Parker,Jeffrey 8-13 0-1 21; Maxwell,Ricardo 7-10 0-0 15; Johnson,Mac 6-7 0-0 12; Schreiber,Joey 5-10 0-2 11; Impero,Kyle 4-9 0-0 10; Bowen,Blake 4-5 0-0 9; Turner,Anye 4-6 0-0 8; Echols,Jaamon 1-4 2-2 5; Hopkins,Mark 2-6 1-1 5; Scholten,Evan 1-3 2-2 5; Javier,Harris 1-1 0-0 2; Tanis,Chris 1-2 0-0 2; Velasquez,Nick 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-77 5-8 105.

Half: WWU 57, Quest 14

3-point field goals: Quest 3-13 (VandenEkart,Theo 2-3), Western Washington 12-28 (Parker,Jeffrey 5-8). Fouled out: n/a Rebounds: Quest 31 (Zayas-Duran,Mike 10), Western Washington

43 (Turner,Anye 12). Assists: Quest 10 (Tryon,Justin 2; Kular,Dylan 2; Hoffman,Daniel 2), Western Washington 30 (Maxwell,Ricardo 7). Total fouls: Quest 10, Western Washington 6. Technical fouls: Quest-None, Western Washington-None. A-738

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