Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Andy Avgi scored a team-high 17 points and Tyler Funk added 15 points to lead the Western Oregon University men's basketball team to a convincing 89-54 victory at Simon Fraser Thursday.
The Wolves (10-12, 5-9 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win in a game Western led at the half, 46-23.
Saturday, WOU was unable to top defending NCAA Division II national champion Western Washington in a 105-78 setback in Bellingham, Wash.
Avgi scored a team-high 17 points and Devon Alexander and Funk each netted 16 points in the shootout that WWU (24-0, 15-0) led at the break, 57-49.
Western Oregon will host its final two home games this week, facing Montana State Billings Thursday followed by Seattle Pacific Saturday. Both games will be played at the New Physical Education Building.
WOMEN DROP GNAC CONTEST AT SAINT MARTIN'S:
Melissa Fowler scored 12 points and Whitney Rodriguez and Amber Reade each added 10 points in a 58-53 women's basketball league setback at Saint Martin's Saturday. The Wolves hit the road this week, traveling to face Alaska Fairbanks Thursday followed by Alaska Anchorage Saturday.
HANSEN WINS GNAC INDOOR TITLE:
Ryan Hansen, a Dallas native and Western Oregon University junior, ran a time of 1 minute, 53.27 seconds to capture the 800-meter title at Saturday's Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships in Nampa, Idaho. Hansen was one of four WOU champions. For the men's team, Matson Hardie won the triple jump and on the women's side, Alexis Anderson won a pair of titles, winning the triple jump and the high jump. The WOU men finished third in the team standings with 120 points and the WOU women were seventh with 52 points.
Montana State Billings at Western Oregon
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Seattle Pacific at Western Oregon
Saturday, 2 p.m.