WWU Vikings

Vikings drop shootout in GNAC opener

The Western Washington University men’s basketball team fell 122-118 at Simon Fraser University in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both schools on Saturday, Dec. 6.

The 122 points allowed were the most ever scored by an opponent against WWU

The Vikings, which had a three-game winning streak snapped, fell to 5-3. They got a game-high 31 points from Jaamon Echols, and Anye Turner had 27 points and a game-high 20 rebounds. Ricardo Maxwell added 23 points for WWU.

SFU, which improved to 5-3, was led by Sango Niang with 29 points and seven assists.

SFU led 71-63 at halftime. The 71 points was a school record for the most WWU has allowed in a half.

WWU next hosts Thompsons Rivers, B.C., on Dec. 15 in the first of three straight non-conference games.