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Men’S Basketball Splits Games

Ali Faruq-Bay (22) fights for a loose ball against San Francisco State on Nov. 18. Faruq-Bay scored 15 points in a losing effort against Dixie State on Saturday.

Ali Faruq-Bay (22) fights for a loose ball against San Francisco State on Nov. 18. Faruq-Bay scored 15 points in a losing effort against Dixie State on Saturday. Photo by Lukas Eggen.

ST. GEORGE, Utah —Western Oregon’s men’s basketball split its two games at the Dixie State Classic. The Wolves defeated Westminster 65-58 on Friday before falling to Dixie State 78-73 on Saturday.

Junior forward Tanner Omlid led all scorers with 23 points against Westminster College. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and also had five steals and two blocks.

Akil Reese and Malik Leaks each added 10 points.

Ali Faruq-Bey led WOU in scoring against Dixie State with 15 points, while Omlid added 11 points and seven assists.

Western Oregon (3-3 overall) hosted Concordia Tuesday after press time. Western Oregon plays at Oregon Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. before playing at Montana State Billings Monday at 6 p.m.

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