David Downs and Jobi Wall combined for 40 points Thursday, making 15 of 18 shots to lead the fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific men to a 90-56...

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BURNABY, B.C. — David Downs and Jobi Wall combined for 40 points Thursday, making 15 of 18 shots to lead the fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific men to a 90-56 road rout of Simon Fraser in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference basketball game at West Gym.

The Falcons (16-2) posted their seventh straight win and 12th in their last 13 outings. They remain in second place, improving to 9-1 in GNAC play.

Wall poured in 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Downs scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting.

On Saturday, the Falcons visit league-leading and No. 2-ranked Western Washington (19-0, 10-0), the defending NCAA Division II champion. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham.

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Other men’s games

Eastern Washington survived yet another comeback by Montana State, and the Eagles opened the second half of the Big Sky Conference season with a hard-fought 72-68 victory over the visiting Bobcats.

Senior Collin Chiverton led the Eagles (6-15, 4-7) with 20 points, including four clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds.

Montana State (9-10, 6-5) shot 30 percent from the field.

Paul Jones had 19 points and seven rebounds and Chris Mitchell had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 2 Western Washington (19-0, 10-0 GNAC) routed visiting Montana State Billings 86-69. The Vikings have won 25 consecutive games.

Kyle Fossman had 26 points and nine rebounds to lead Alaska Anchorage to a 98-69 GNAC victory over visiting Central Washington. Mark McLaughlin scored 20 to lead the Wildcats (11-7, 5-5).

Women’s basketball

Aubree Callen scored 22 points as Seattle Pacific snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Saint Martin’s in a GNAC game, 71-67.

Junior forward Katie Benson had 18 points for SPU (11-7 overall, 5-5 GNAC). Benson and Callen had eight rebounds apiece.

• Forward Trishi Williams had a game-high 15 points as No. 5 Western Washington (16-2, 10-0) overcame a slow start to roll past visiting Alaska Fairbanks, 77-48, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game.

Carrie Ojeda scored 18 points and Lexie Nelson had 17 as Eastern Washington (12-8, 8-3) earned a 68-59 victory at Montana State.


• Gonzaga junior Kelly Olynyk is one of 12 players selected to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch list as announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

• Gonzaga junior Marco Gonzales was named to Baseball America’s preseason All-America first team. Washington State junior outfielder Jason Monda was named to the third team.

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