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Originally published Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

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Thunderbirds lose 4-1 at Kelowna | NW briefs

Seth Swenson, with his 16th goal of the season, scored for Seattle (21-35-8).

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KELOWNA, B.C. — Dylen McKinlay had two goals and an assist as the Kelowna Rockets beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 in Western Hockey League action on Thursday night.

Myles Bell, with his team-leading 35th goal of the season, and Tyson Baillie also scored for Kelowna (45-15-4), which won its third straight game.

Seth Swenson, with his 16th goal of the season, replied for Seattle (21-35-8).

Swenson's goal came at 7:20 of the third period.

Danny Mumaugh stopped 20 shots for the Thunderbirds, who visit the Tri-City Americans on Friday.

Swimming

• For the second consecutive night, the Seattle University women's swim team set a school record in a relay event, this time breaking the 200 freestyle relay record, as competition continued Thursday in the Western Athletic Conference championships in San Antonio. The relay team included Kevlyn Richards of Gig Harbor, Nicole Doi, Stephanie Bayless and Melissa Randolf of Everett; they finished in 1 minute, 36.07 seconds. Seattle is ninth in the team standings.

Basketball

• The Western Washington women's team picked up the 900th win in its program's 42-year history, defeating Saint Martin's 57-48 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest Thursday. The win clinched the regular-season conference title outright for the Vikings (22-3, 16-1 GNAC).

Katie Benson had 17 points and Rachel Murray had 15 points and 12 rebounds for her first Seattle Pacific double-double as the Falcons (16-9, 10-7 GNAC) came back from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Central Washington in a GNAC women's game, 71-65.

Jobi Wall scored all of his 13 points in the second half to help Seattle Pacific (22-3, 15-2) beat Alaska-Anchorage 59-56 in a GNAC men's game at Brougham Pavilion. The second-place Falcons can still claim a tie for the regular-season conference championship with a home win Saturday over Alaska Fairbanks paired with a Western Washington loss that afternoon.

• Northern Colorado beat the Eastern Washington men 88-80 in overtime Thursday in Cheney. Tyler Harvey scored 22 points to lead Eastern (9-19, 6-11 Big Sky).

• The Eastern Washington women (15-11, 11-6 Big Sky) lost 67-66 at Northern Colorado. Aubrey Ashenfelter scored 15.

• Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was named to the Men's Junior National Committee for USA Basketball.

Baseball

Trace Tam Sing snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning and Washington State (6-2) defeated visiting Cal State Northridge 2-1 in nonconference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field.

From Canadian Press and school reports


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