Jordan McPhee and Courtney Hollander each reach 1,000 career points for Falcons.
Jordan McPhee and Courtney Hollander scored 16 points apiece, including the 1,000th of their careers for each of them, and the Seattle Pacific Falcons routed Simon Fraser 68-49 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Thursday night.
SPU (17-5, 11-4 GNAC) snapped a two-game losing streak and moved closer to clinching a spot in the GNAC tournament.
Falcon seniors McPhee and Hollander began the night in Brougham Pavilion on the brink of 1,000. McPhee, who also had 10 rebounds, needed just two points, and got those with 2:40 left in the first quarter
Hollander was 11 away, had six by halftime, then scored Seattle Pacific’s first five points of the third quarter to get to a grand.
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•Tanner Omlid scored 32 points and fourth-ranked Western Oregon pulled past visiting Seattle Pacific 95-81 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game.
Nathan Streufert scored 17 to lead Seattle Pacific (13-9, 8-7). Nikhil Lizotte had 13 points and Gavin Long and Braden Olsen each scored 11. Coleman Wooten had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Falcons led by as many as eight in the first half, but were hurt by 17 turnovers, which the Wolves (22-1, 14-1) converted into 21 points. Western had just five turnovers, leading to two points by the Falcons.
Ali Faruq-Bey had 25 points for the Wolves. Omlid had seven assists, five rebounds, five steals and five blocked shots.
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New signee Magnus Eikrem spearheaded Seattle’s attack at the top of a four-man diamond midfield, recording two goals and an assist. Frontline partners Clint Dempsey and Will Bruin found the back of the net, with the latter recording two goals.