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Western, SPU men advance to West regional final

Western Washington beat Cal State San Bernardino 86-77 and Seattle Pacific stopped Cal Poly Pomona 67-54 to reach the Division II West Regional title game.

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BELLINGHAM — Guards Richard Woodworth, John Allen and Rico Wilkins combined for 51 points as defending national champion Western Washington beat Cal State San Bernardino 86-77 Monday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II men's basketball West Regional.

The Vikings (29-2) face Seattle Pacific in the regional final at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at WWU's Carver Gym. The winner gets a spot in the Elite Eight March 28 in Louisville, Ky.

Cal State San Bernardino (20-9) lost despite 28 points from Kwame Alexander.

Woodworth had 18 points, Allen had 17 and Wilkins 16 for Western. Paul Jones added 12 points and seven rebounds.

It was the 26th straight win at home for WWU, breaking the Great Northwest Athletic Conference record of 25 by Humboldt State (2001-03).

SPU pulls away

in final minutes

BELLINGHAM — Seattle Pacific used hot three-point shooting to break down Cal Poly Pomona's matchup zone in a 67-54 triumph.

Patrick Simon had game highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds for the second-ranked Falcons (27-3), who were 14 of 28 behind the arc.

Mitchell Anderson led the fifth-ranked Broncos (28-3), the No. 2 seed in the West, with 12 points.

Pomona had used an 8-0 run, capped by a transition dunk by Anderson, to take a 41-40 lead with 13:58 to play. SPU responded with an 8-2 run, then pulled away by shooting 63 percent in the last 10 minutes while hitting 4 of 5 three-point shots.

Jobi Wall added 17 points and David Downs 13 for the Falcons.

Vikings women

reach title game

BELLINGHAM — Britt Harris had 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as Western Washington advanced to the West Regional women's championship game with a 71-63 win over Cal State Monterey Bay.

The Vikings (27-3), the No. 1 seed in the West and ranked fifth in the nation, face No. 2 seed Simon Fraser (25-5) in the regional final at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Clan defeated Grand Canyon 76-59 in the other semifinal.

Corinn Waltrip had 13 points to become the 22nd player in WWU history with at least 1,000 in her career. She has 1,009.

Brittani Jefferson led the Otters (20-9) with 17 points.

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