Six players score in double digits as Western Washington drops in 130
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Guard Richard Woodworth led six Western Washington players in double-figure scoring with 22 points as the seventh-ranked Vikings rolled to a 138-85 victory against Quest on Sunday at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
The Vikings improved to 3-0, posting their second-highest point total in school history. The triumph extended WWU's school and conference-record home winning streak to 30 games.
Quest, from Squamish, B.C., fell to 4-3 despite a game-high 34 points from Cartiea French-Toney, who also had nine assists, eight rebounds and 11 turnovers. Shedrick Nelson, a former WWU player, added 19 points for the Kermodes.
Quest scored the first four points of the contest, but the Vikings took control from there, taking a 12-6 lead three minutes in on a 3-point play by Joey Schreiber, who was making his first career start and finished with 15 points on 6-of-7 field-goal shooting.
WWU shot 63.2 percent (24 of 38) from the field through the first 14 minutes, opening up a 60-26 lead. The Vikings had a 68-41 lead at halftime and extended the margin throughout the second half, their biggest margin being 55 points.
Jeffrey Parker had 20 points off the bench for WWU. Center Austin Bragg had 19 points and game-highs of 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, Alfred Davis added 17 points and Dane Thorpe had 15.
For the game, the Vikings shot 55.8 percent (53 of 95) from the field, and had a 58-34 advantage in rebounds. They hit 11 of 26 3-pointers with Parker and Thorpe each hitting 4 of 6.
It was the eighth time in school history WWU had reached 130 points, and the first since the 2008-09 season. The only higher-scoring contest was a 141-52 triumph against Northwest College during the 1988-89 campaign.