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Eight straight for Vikings after 110-77 win over Simon Fraser

Forward Jeffrey Parker scored a career-high 31 points as Western Washington University rolled to its eighth straight victory with a 110-77 triumph over Simon Fraser University on Senior Night in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Carver Gym.

Forward Joey Schreiber added 22 points and forward Anye Turner had 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three blocks as the Vikings completed their regular season 18-10 overall and 11-7 in the GNAC.

WWU had already secured a berth in the GNAC Tournament on March 5-7 at Billings, Mont., where the top six teams in the final standings will compete, and could be the No.3 seed. The winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II West Regional.

Simon Fraser completed its season 11-15 overall and 6-12 in the GNAC. Sango Niang had 20 points for the Clan, who entered the game leading NCAA Division II in scoring at 105.2 points a game but was held to its second lowest output of the season Thursday.

SFU jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first 50 seconds, but following a quick time out, the Vikings responded with a 13-2 run, capped with a layin and free throw by Turner, to take a 13-8 lead with 15:54 left in the first half. Another 13-2 charge shortly after pushed the advantage to 14, 28-14, with 11:50 to go in the period.

WWU held a 59-38 lead at halftime, and never led by less than 29 points in the final nine minutes.

The Vikings shot 59.5 percent (47 of 79) from the field and had a 57-31 advantage in rebounds. Ricardo Maxwell had 14 points, and Kyle Impero added 13. It was the seventh double-digit triumph in WWU’s eight-game win streak.

It was the final home game for Turner and Mark Hopkins. Hopkins finished with a career-high nine points.

Parker was 14 of 21 from the field, getting seven dunks and hitting three 3-pointers. During WWU’s eight-game win streak, Parker is averaging 20.0 points on 57.8 percent (59 of 102) field goal shooting.

WESTERN WASHINGTON 110, SIMON FRASER 77

SIMON FRASER (11-15, 6-12 GNAC)

Niang,Sango 8-14 1-2 20; Vos,Hidde 4-6 0-0 12; Deflorimonte,Daniel 5-7 1-2 11; Simon,Patrick 4-11 1-2 10; Cole,Justin 3-9 0-0 6; Evans-Taylor,Rod. 2-12 0-0 5; Sewani,Gibran 2-4 1-2 5; Westfall,Adam 1-4 0-0 3; Sparks-Guest,Denver 1-1 0-0 3; Harper,Michael 1-5 0-0 2; Pankratz,JJ 0-2 0-2 0; van der Mars,Mathijs 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 31-78 4-10 77.

WESTERN WASHINGTON (18-10, 11-7 GNAC)

Parker,Jeffrey 14-21 0-0 31; Schreiber,Joey 9-12 1-2 22; Turner,Anye 6-9 2-6 14; Maxwell,Ricardo 6-7 2-2 14; Impero,Kyle 5-10 2-4 13; Hopkins,Mark 4-6 0-0 9; Johnson,Mac 1-3 1-4 3; Bowen,Blake 1-5 0-0 2; Tanis,Chris 1-3 0-0 2; Scholten,Evan 0-1 0-0 0; Javier,Harris 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 47-79 8-18 110.

Half: WWU 59, SF 38

3-point field goals — 3-point goals--Simon Fraser 11-27 (Vos,Hidde 4-6; Niang,Sango 3-4; Sparks-Guest,Denver 1-1; Westfall,Adam 1-4; Evans-Taylor,Rod. 1-4; Simon,Patrick 1-3; Pankratz,JJ 0-2; van der Mars,Mathijs 0-1; Cole,Justin 0-1; Deflorimonte,Daniel 0-1), Western Washington 8-24 (Schreiber,Joey 3-4; Parker,Jeffrey 3-10; Hopkins,Mark 1-2; Impero,Kyle 1-2; Bowen,Blake 0-2; Scholten,Evan 0-1; Javier,Harris 0-2; Maxwell,Ricardo 0-1). Fouled out--Simon Fraser-None, Western Washington-None. Rebounds--Simon Fraser 31 (Cole,Justin 5), Western Washington 57 (Turner,Anye 14). Assists--Simon Fraser 12 (Harper,Michael 3; Niang,Sango 3), Western Washington 33 (Javier,Harris 8). Total fouls--Simon Fraser 13, Western Washington 15. Technical fouls--Simon Fraser-None, Western Washington-None. A-1256

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