News

Bragg’s triple-double leads WWU men over Alaska Anchorage

Bragg’s triple-double leads WWU men over Alaska Anchorage

Photo: KPUG

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Center Austin Bragg (Sr., Longview/Mark Morris) had the second triple-double in school history, leading Western Washington University to a 99-76 victory over University of Alaska Anchorage in a regionally televised Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

Bragg had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Vikings improved to 15-4 with their fifth straight win and remained tied with Seattle Pacific for first in the GNAC at 9-2.

Guard Richard Woodworth (Sr., Bellevue/Newport) and forward Jeffrey Parker (R-Fr., Richmond, CA/Salesian) each had 24 points for the Vikings, with the mark being a career-high for Parker.

UAA fell to 13-9 overall and 6-5 in the GNAC. Guard Travis Thompson led four Seawolves in double figures with 16 points, and guard Brian McGill added 15 points and six assists.

WWU never trailed, jumping to an 11-0 lead 3:22 into the contest. The Vikings led by as much as 18 in the first half and held a 45-32 advantage at halftime.

WWU extended the lead throughout the second half, shooting 69.0 percent (20-of-29) from the field after halftime, including 10-of-15 (66.7 percent) on 3-pointers.

For the game, the Vikings shot 62.9 percent (39-of-62) from the field, going 16-of-27 (59.3 percent) on 3-pointers. Woodworth was 8-of-10, including 6-of-7 on treys.

Guard Robert Harris, Jr., (Kent/Rainier Beach) added 17 points for the Vikings, and forward Anye Turner (Jr., Tumwater/Black Hills) had 11 rebounds as WWU had a 40-17 advantage on the boards.

Kyle Fossman had 14 points for UAA, and Teancum Stafford added 12.

Bragg’s triple-double was the first by a WWU player since Jason Burrell accomplished the feat on Jan. 16, 2003, and just the third in GNAC history. Bragg leads the GNAC in double-doubles with nine.

WWU is now 12-1 at home this season and has won 39 of its last 40 games at Carver Gym.

The Vikings travel to Simon Fraser on Sat., Feb. 8 (7 p.m.) for a GNAC counter.

-WWU-

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Tanev lifts Canucks over skidding Flames

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the skidding Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

in Local Sports

No. 8 Gonzaga struggles past Cal Poly

Gonzaga’s mascot

No. 8 Gonzaga struggled to shake pesky Cal Poly before pulling away for a 63-50 win on Saturday night.

in Local Sports

No. 16 Washington edges No. 15 Oklahoma

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12) after an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Washington beat San Diego State 49-36.

The Huskies (10-0) led by as many as 20 in the first half.

in Sports

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

in Local Sports

Lynden beats King’s & prep hoops scoreboard

Lynden vs. King's bball

Lynden, ranked No. 2 in 2A, improves to 3-0 on the season.