MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team defeated Central Washington 98-77 on Thursday before falling to Northwest Nazarene 64-59 on Saturday.
Against Central Washington, nine different Wolves scored. Ali Faruq-Bey led the way with 22 points. Demetrius Trammell recorded a career-high 21 points.
Tanner Omlid had 18 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and two steals.
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Western Oregon appeared to be well on its way to a second-straight victory against Northwest Nazarene before a second-half collapse cost the Wolves a victory.
WOU led 40-20 at the half, but the Crusaders went on a 32-8 run during the second half en route to a comeback victory.
Omlid recorded his second-straight double-double in the losing effort, with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He also had three steals.
Western Oregon (5-7 overall, 2-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) plays at Seattle Pacific on Thursday and at Saint Martin’s on Saturday.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES TWO: Western Oregon’s women’s basketball team lost to Simon Fraser 71-57 on Thursday and Western Washington 86-65 on Saturday. Savannah Heugly, Ali Nelke and Sydney Azorr scored 10 points each to lead the Wolves against Simon Fraser. Shelby Snook led WOU against Western Washington with 16 points. WOU hosts Alaska Anchorage Thursday at 7 p.m. and Alaska Fairbanks Saturday at 2 p.m. before playing at Concordia Tuesday at 7 p.m.