Western Washington University junior guard Taylor Peacocke scored a game-high 19 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 2.1 seconds left, to lead the Vikings to a 70-67 overtime victory over Seattle Pacific Saturday, Jan. 16, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball game at Brougham Pavilion.
With their 10th victory over the last 12 games the Vikings improved to 11-5 overall and 7-1 in GNAC play. WWU remains in a three-way tie in first place in the GNAC with Montana State Billings and Alaska Anchorage. Seattle Pacific falls to 6-9 overall and 3-5 in GNAC play.
Peacocke continued her string of scoring in double digits in all 16 games this season. Junior forward Tia Briggs added 15 points on a perfect 6-for-6 night from the field and senior center Kayla Bernsen contributed 14 points and eight rebounds.
Seattle Pacific sophomore guard Jordan McPhee scored a career-high 28 points and sophomore forward Courtney Hollander added 21 points for the Falcons.
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The Vikings held a 16-10 lead after the first quarter, but SPU went on a 6-0 run to open the second quarter to tie the game at 16-16. After the Falcons took an 18-17 lead, WWU answered with a 21-2 run to take a 36-20 lead into halftime. Peacocke lead the Vikings with 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting and Hathaway added nine points.