Brett Weisner came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points as the Western Washington men matched their largest point total since...
BELLINGHAM — Brett Weisner came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points as the Western Washington men matched their largest point total since 1989-90, defeating Puget Sound Christian College 133-56 on Friday in a nonconference contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
The Vikings, ranked No.8 in this week’s Division II coaches poll, improved to 5-1 with their fourth consecutive victory. They tied the school record, set twice previously, by scoring 100 or more points in three consecutive games.
Puget Sound Christian (5-8) was led by Chris Reichert, who had 16 points, 11 of them in the first half. Guard Ashley Robinson added 15 points for the Anchors.
Western never trailed but led by just four, 13-9, five minutes into the game as Puget Sound Christian ran off six consecutive points. But the Vikings then scored 13 straight points in a two-minute span to take a 26-9 lead, and rattled off 15-0 and 12-0 runs later in the period on the way to a 70-22 halftime lead.
All 13 Western players scored as the Vikings shot 55.8 percent (53 of 95) from the field.
Grant Dykstra had 15 points for Western and moved into seventh place in school history in career scoring with 1,353 points. Ryan Diggs had a team-high 18 points, giving him 1,306 in his career, four shy of the top 10.
Other men’s basketball
At Pacific 78,
Pacific Lutheran 71
Pacific made 20 of 24 free throws in the second half to help the Boxers defeat Pacific Lutheran in the teams’ Northwest Conference opener.
Drew Cardwell’s jumper with 21 seconds left pulled the Lutes (0-3, 0-1) within three, but Kyle Motta and Ryan Turcott both made two free throws in the final 10 seconds to clinch the win.
PLU’s Josh Dressler came off the bench to lead all scorers with 29 points. Cardwell finished with 15 points. Branden Kawazoe led a quintet of Pacific (4-1, 1-0) players in double figures with 19 points.
Central Washington 105, Chaminade 96
Central’s Lance Den Boer and Chris Bannish combined for 40 second-half points as the Wildcats came from behind to defeat Chaminade University of Honolulu in the Red Lion Hotel/WOU Classic in Monmouth, Ore.
Den Boer scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, while Bannish knocked in 19 of his 24 points after the break. The Wildcats (4-2) trailed 46-43 at halftime, but proceeded to shoot 71.4 percent from the floor in the second half in scoring 62 points and posting the come-from-behind victory.
Grant Assink had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Julius McMillion came off the bench with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Central.
Chaminade (1-4) was led by a near triple-double performance from Zack Whiting, who had game highs of 28 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds.
Warner Pacific 89,
at Northwest 75
Warner Pacific (8-0, 1-0) hit 9 of 12 shots from three-point range in the first half to take a 41-29 halftime lead, and the Eagles were never able to catch up.
Aaron Sawyer led Northwest (7-3, 0-1) with 18 points and six rebounds on the night.
At Evergreen State 54, Cascade 49
The Geoducks (2-4, 1-0) struggled on offense, shooting just 11 of 29 from the field, but managed to hold off the Hawks in both teams’ Cascade Collegiate Conference opener. Josh Waite led Evergreen with 11 points.
Pacific Lutheran 57,
at Pacific 53
Pacific Lutheran began the second half with a 15-4 run and held on to defeat Pacific in the Northwest Conference opener for both teams.
The 15-4 spurt erased a 26-23 Pacific lead at halftime and put the Lutes (4-1, 1-0 NWC) in front 38-30. PLU led by as many as 11 points, 49-38, with 7:50 remaining.
The Boxers (1-4, 0-1) got within two, 55-53 with 28 seconds to go. Kelly Turner made two free throws with 21 seconds left and the Boxers missed two three-point shots in the final seconds to end the game.
Nikki Johnson scored 12 points to lead the Lutes. DeeDee Arnall had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Pacific.
Northwestern State 68
Stephanie Hawk scored a career-high 28 points as the Bulldogs (2-5) ended a four-game losing skid with a victory over Northwestern State of Louisiana (4-2) in the opening round at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic in Reno, Nev.
At Lewis & Clark 75,
Puget Sound 53
The host Pioneers used a 17-0 run in the first half and strong defense in the second to easily defeat UPS in a Northwest Conference game.
Lewis & Clark (4-2, 2-0) had a 43-26 advantage at the half, having shot 62 percent from the field, then held Loggers leading scorers Kilty Keaton and Jessica Roberts scoreless in the second half.
The Loggers (3-2, 0-1) were led by Karen Chase’s 11 points. The Pioneers got a game-high 15 points from Crystal Castle.
Warner Pacific 86,
Northwest 82 (OT)
The Eagles (3-6, 0-1) had a 10-point lead with 10 minutes left in the game, but Angie Sun scored a game-high 34 points to lift Warner (4-2, 1-0) to the win. The Eagles were led by Emilee Eisinger’s 24 points and nine rebounds, but were unable to get her a shot for the final 12 minutes of the game.
At Evergreen State 70, Cascade 50
The Geoducks started the game with a 12-0 run and never looked back in winning their CCC opener. Jenny Olson led Evergreen (2-4, 1-0) with a game-high 25 points.
• Gonzaga women’s guard Rachel Kane underwent successful surgery to reconstruct her right ACL on Thursday. She suffered the injury during an exhibition game against Seattle Pacific on Nov. 12.
Compiled from sports-information reports.