The Vikings won their 22nd straight since last season.

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LACEY — Austin Bragg scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds as the third-ranked Western Washington men’s basketball team rolled to a 104-56 victory at Saint Martin’s on Saturday.

Rico Wilkins came off the bench and also had 17 points for the Vikings, who improved to 16-0 and remained atop the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 7-0 with their 22nd consecutive victory.

The start and the streak are both the second-best in school history, with the win streak just one short of the school record set in the first 23 contests of the 1971-72 season.

The Vikings jumped to a 22-6 lead after just nine minutes and led by 31 points on three occasions in the opening half.

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WWU shot 61.8 percent (21 of 34) from the field in the first half and held the Saints to just 22.2 percent (8 of 36).

Richard Woodworth and Anye Turner each had 11 points for the Vikings, and Paul Jones added 10 points.

The 48 points marked the widest margin of victory for WWU over an NCAA D-II opponent since an 86-23 triumph over Academy of Art early in the 2009-10 season.

Other Men’s Basketball

Patrick Simon scored 20 points to lead No. 6 Seattle Pacific to an 80-71 win at Central Washington.

• Eastern Washington fell at Northern Colorado, 72-56.

• Northwest University held off host Northwest Christian, 55-49.

Women’s Basketball

Corinn Waltrip scored a career-high 24 points to lead No. 8 Western Washington past visiting Montana State-Billings, 78-76.

• Eastern Washington hit 9 of 16 three-pointers in a 63-38 win at home over Northern Colorado.

• Northwest fell to host Northwest Christian, 70-66, suffering its seventh straight loss.

• Seattle Pacific fell on the road to 10th-ranked Simon Fraser, 83-63.


For the second straight day, Seattle University defeated North Dakota (140-73) but lost to Wyoming (172-49) and host Air Force (149.5-71.5) in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Seattle University lost to host Air Force, 135-77, and North Dakota, 123-96, in a double-dual meet in Colorado Springs, Colo. Kevlyn Richards won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.56.


Washington State improved to 2-0 after sweeping Idaho, 7-0, and beating Portland State, 5-2, in Pullman.


No. 25 Washington (2-1) fell to No. 23 Texas (2-0), 6-1, in Tulsa. Kyle McMorrow won his singles match — his 80th victory at Washington — for the only Husky win.

Men’s Track and Field

Washington State won seven events at the Boise State Bronco Invitational in Nampa, Idaho.

In Field events, Stephan Scott-Ellis won the long jump with a jump of 24 feet, 3 inches, Ross VanZanten won the high jump with a height of 6-9 ¾, and Curtis Flolid won the pole vault at 14-5 ¼.<252>On the track, Greg Hornsby won the 60-meter dash in 6.85 seconds, Jacob Sealby won the 400 meters in 48.20, Jesse Jorgensen won the 800 meters in 1:52.60, and WSU won the 4-by-400-meter relay in 3:19.78.

Women’s Track and Field

Washington State won four events at the Boise State Bronco Invitational. The Cougars won the 4-by-400-meter relay in 3:49.03, Bree Winfrey won the 400-meter dash in 57.32, Kristine Felix won the pole vault with a height of 12 feet, 4 ¾ inches, and Ruby Roberts won the 800-meter race in 2:14.00.

From sports-information reports.

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