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Western Oregon University's women's basketball team defeated Western Washington 54-50 on Saturday.
As of Wednesday, January 10, 2018
MONMOUTH — For the first time in nearly a decade, Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team defeated Western Washington 54-50 on Saturday.
The Wolves had lost to the Vikings 18 times in a row — a streak dating back nine years. Kennedy Corrigan scored 11 points in the first quarter, helping WOU jump out to a 21-14 lead. Western Washington pulled to within one at the half.
The score was tied at 50 late in the fourth before free-throws by Savannah Heugly and Corrigan sealed the win.
Corrigan finished with a game-high 18 points.
Sydney Azorr added 13 points and Heugly recorded 11 points and six rebounds.
Western Oregon lost to Simon Fraser 81-67 on Thursday.
WOU (6-6 overall, 2-4 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) plays at Alaska Anchorage Thursday at 8 p.m. and at Alaska Fairbanks Saturday at 2 p.m.
MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS YEAR WITH WINS: Western Oregon University’s men’s basketball team defeated Concordia 71-60 on Jan. 2 and Montana State, Billings 92-68 on Saturday.
Vince Boumann had 17 points and nine rebounds against Concordia. Malik Morgan added 17 points and three steals, and Ali Faruq-Bey recorded 12 points and six steals.
Six different players scored in double figures against Montana State, Billings, including Riley Hawken, who had 12 points and nine rebounds, and J.J. Chirnside, who recorded 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
The Wolves (13-1 overall, 5-1 GNAC) play at Saint Martin's Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Seattle Pacific Saturday at 7 p.m.