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Originally published Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:58 PM

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Super streak! Western Washington men's basketball team wins record 29th consecutive game

Forward Cameron Severson came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points in just 16 minutes as the Western Washington men's basketball...

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BELLINGHAM — Forward Cameron Severson came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points in just 16 minutes as the Western Washington men's basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 76-60 triumph over Saint Martin's Thursday night.

WWU, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, improved to 23-0 with its 29th straight victory. Both the start and streak are school and conference records. Western leads the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 14-0.

It was the 22nd straight win for WWU at Carver Gym, breaking a mark set during the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons.

John Allen of Mountlake Terrace added 15 points.

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Katie Benson of Snohomish scored a career-high 32 points and passed the 1,000-point mark for her career, leading Seattle Pacific (14-8, 8-6 GNAC) to a 70-60 women's victory over Simon Fraser. Benson is the 20th player in SPU history to score more than 1,000 points.

• Center Britt Harris of Marysville had 15 points as the Western Washington women (18-3, 12-1 GNAC) won at Montana State Billings, 71-54.

David Downs scored 21 points and the Seattle Pacific men (18-3, 11-2) crushed Central Washington 113-75.

Hockey

• The Everett Silvertips lost their eighth straight game Thursday, 4-1 at Kelowna. Landon Oslanski notched Everett's goal, after a video review.

Curling

• Seattle's Brady Clark rink, from the Granite Curling Club, advanced with a 9-8 tiebreaker win over two-time national champion Craig Brown at the USA Curling National Championships in Green Bay, Wis., on Thursday. Clark's team includes Sean Beighton, Darren Lehto and Philip Tilker. Competition continues Friday.

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