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Western Oregon's Melissa Fowler, pictured here earlier this year against Seattle Pacific, scored 21 points Saturday to lead the Wolves to a win over Alaska Fairbanks.
January 30, 2013
MONMOUTH -- Melissa Fowler scored 21 points and the Western Oregon University women's basketball team built a 13-point halftime lead to hold off Alaska Fairbanks for a 67-61 victory Saturday.
The Wolves (7-12, 2-7 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak with the win and responded from a tough 63-54 loss to Alaska Anchorage Thursday in Monmouth.
Fowler added nine rebounds and five assists for the Wolves, who used a 17-5 run over the final four minutes of the first half to enter the locker room up 38-25. Lorrie Clifford added 16 points and Mariah Durian scored 11 points in the victory.
MEN DROP TWO ON THE ROAD: The Wolves took the No. 5-ranked team to the ropes Thursday, but were unable to finish in a 78-72 overtime loss at Seattle Pacific Thursday. WOU battled back from a 13-point second-half deficit to tie the game at the end of regulation with Rodney Webster's offensive putback at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime. SPU used a 9-2 run in the extra frame to seal the win. Kolton Nelson led WOU in scoring with 13 points. Saturday, Western dropped an 88-74 decision at Montana State Billings. Nelson scored 14 points in the loss.
Saint Martin's at Western Oregon
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Western Oregon at MSU Billings
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Western Oregon at Seattle Pacific
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.