SFU ROUNDUP: Clan fall to Vikes

The Simon Fraser University women’s basketball squad’s went down to defeat for the first time in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action this season on Saturday.

The Western Washington University Vikings nipped the Clan 59-57 in Bellingham, Wash., handing SFU its first loss in five GNAC games. Simon Fraser’s overall record drops to 11-2.

The Clan went into the game ranked seventh in a national NCAA Division II poll while the Vikings were No. 11.

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe was SFU’s top point getter with 14 and rebounder with 21. Just when overtime appeared to be in the cards, Britt Harris scored the winning basket for WWU as time was expiring in regulation.

The Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets will play the Clan at SFU’s West Gym on Thursday, 7 p.m.

Clan cleans up in dual meets

SFU’s women wrestlers beat three schools to take the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) duals championship in Springfield, Ill., on the weekend.

The Clan downed the Oklahoma City University Stars 27-13 in the final. Earlier they defeated the University of the Cumberlands Patriots (Williamsburg, Ky.) and King College Tornado (Bristol, Tenn.) in the eight-team tournament. SFU will compete in the WCWA championship in Bristol on Jan. 25.

Swimmers soak up victories

The Clan’s women’s swim team downed the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 75-44 and the University of Puget Sound Loggers 87-32 in dual meets at the Paul and Margaret Savage Pool at SFU on Saturday.

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