Women's Basketball Weekly Report

Nov. 20, 2014 Contact: Nathan Webber (503)305-8756/[email protected] GNAC Teams Off and Running in First Week of Regular Season PORTLAND, Ore. – The 2014-15 women’s basketball season is only one week old and GNAC teams have already played in a combined 24 games and six different tournaments. Seattle Pacific won the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic with an overtime win against Humboldt State and an impressive showing against Fresno Pacific. Alaska dominated in its three games, winning by an average of 30.3 points while scoring at a 94.3 clip. Alaska Anchorage and Simon Fraser have also crushed its competition in two matches. Standings and Schedule GNAC Team z-Alaska Alaska Anchorage Seattle Pacific Simon Fraser MSU Billings Central Washington Saint Martin’s Western Washington Northwest Nazarene Western Oregon Overall W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 Z-ineligible for postseason UPCOMING GAMES UAA has put up 92.5 points each contest while outscoring its opponents 185-92. SFU won two games against PacWest opponents on the road with GNAC preseason Player of the Year Erin Chambers putting up 61 combined points. Four GNAC teams went 1-1 in tournaments this weekend, including Central Washington, Saint Martin’s and Montana State Billings. The 21st ranked team in the USA Today coaches poll, Western Washington, was surprised in the first round of the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic against a Humboldt State team that took SPU into overtime. WWU bounced back the next day with an 88-42 romping of Fresno Pacific. Through the first week of the season, seven GNAC teams are averaging at least 80 points per game while seven are giving up less than 65.5 per game. The WWU Crossover Classic in Bellingham will highlight this weekend’s games with WWU and SPU participating. Alaska will travel to Utah for the Dixie State Thanksgiving Classic as well. Simon Fraser will get its first true test of the year on Sunday hosting second-ranked Cal Poly Pomona with March implications possibly on the line. The GCI Great Alaskan Shootout starts Tuesday as host Alaska Anchorage will play Div. I Yale. The Seawolves will play either Long Beach State or Boise State Thursday depending on the outcome of the first round. THURSDAY, NOV. 20 Christian Brothers at Alaska Anchorage, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 21 Alaska vs. Cal State Marcos, 12:30 p.m. UC San Diego vs. Seattle Pacific, 5 p.m. Saint Martin’s at CSU Dominguez Hills, 5 p.m. Azusa Pacific at Western Washington, 7:30 p.m. Christian Brothers at Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 22 Alaska vs. Chico State, 10 a.m. Humboldt State at Western Oregon, 2 p.m. Saint Martin’s at Cal Baptist, 5 p.m. Azusa Pacific vs. Seattle Pacific, 5 p.m. Rocky Mountain at Montana State Billings, 7 p.m. Evergreen State at Central Washington, 7 p.m. UC San Diego at Western Washington, 7:30 p.m. Around the GNAC  Three GNAC players are averaging at least 20 points per game. Courtney Johnson of CWU and Lexi Tubbs of NNU are just over 20 points per game while SFU’s Erin Chambers is earning 30.5 each contest.  Four players were named to all-tournament teams this weekend. The Falcons Suzanna Ohlsen was named the MVP of the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic while SPU teammate Aubree Callen also made the team. WWU’s Taylor Peacocke was named this team as well. MSUB’s Alisha Breen was named to CSU-Pueblo Al Kaly Tournament team after averaging 18 points in the event.