Men’s basketball extends win streak

SEATTLE — Western Oregon University’s men’s basketball team extended its win streak to eight after defeating Saint Martin's 79-71 on Thursday and Seattle Pacific 83-79 on Saturday.



WOU built a lead as big as 17 in the first half against Saint Martin's, thanks to a 19-2 run, before holding off the Saints in the second half.

Tanner Omlid had a game-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

The Wolves built an 11-point lead at the half against Seattle Pacific before having to hold off a furious rally by the Falcons.

Omlid had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Vince Boumann added 20 points and five rebounds.

Western Oregon returns home to host Central Washington Thursday at 7:30 p.m. before facing Northwest Nazarene Saturday at 4 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS ALASKA FAIRBANKS: Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team lost to Alaska Anchorage 85-53 on Thursday before defeating Alaska Fairbanks 74-54 on Saturday.

Savannah Heugly scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against Alaska Fairbanks. Shelby Snook added 18 points and Keyonna Jones scored 12 points.

WOU hosted Concordia Tuesday after press time. The Wolves host Montana State, Billings Thursday at 5:15 p.m.



FIVE SCHOOL RECORDS SET AT MEET: Western Oregon University’s track and field team set five school records on Saturday.

David Ribich and Suzanne Van De Grift set new marks in the men’s and women’s 1,000-meter run. Ribich finished with a time of 2 minutes, 21.38 seconds, and took second overall behind professional runner Drew Windle.

Van De Grift broke her own school record with a time of 2:54.23.

Dustin Nading and Nicole Maurmann set new records in the men’s and women’s 3,000. Nading finished the men’s race in 8:11.67, while Maurmann crossed the finish line of the women’s race in 10:08.94. Olivia Woods also broke a school record in the women’s 600 with a time of 1:35.23.

The Wolves are off until Jan. 26-27 when WOU will compete at the University of Washington Invitational.

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