Junior Trevor Jasinsky recorded a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Vikings

Vikings Fall to #20 Chaminade 74-66

December 17, 2018 

HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The Western Washington University men’s basketball team received double-double performances fromTrevor Jasinsky and Luke Lovelady, but the Vikings came up short in a 74-66 defeat against undefeated and 20th-ranked Chaminade University Sunday evening in the first round of the Hoops in Hawai'i D2 Power Invitational at the Hawai'i Convention Center.


The Vikings (7-3) used a late first-half rally to trail 31-30 at the half, and led briefly in the second half before the undefeated Silverswords (8-0) used a 9-0 run to help pull away for the victory. 


WWU was led by the 17 points and 14 rebounds from Jasinsky (Camas, WA), who recorded his second career double-double, with both coming in the last two games. Lovelady (Tacoma, WA/Life Christian Academy) added 13 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.


Overall the Vikings were limited to a season-low field goal percentage of 32.4%, connecting on 23-of-71 shots from the floor and were 5-for-24 (20.8%) from 3-point range. 


Chaminade was led by a 25-point, 12-rebound double-double by senior forward Eric Scheive, and 22 points from senior guard Grant Dressler.



The Vikings trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half at 26-13, fueled by a 19-7 Chaminade run to pull away from a 7-6 game, but the Vikings battled back to tail by only one point at the half 31-30. WWU ended the half on a 17-5 run, capped by a last-second 3-pointer by KJ Bosco to pull the Vikings to within one point heading into the break. Jalen Green led the Vikings with 7 points, with Tyler Payne and Trevor Jasinsky each scoring 6 points. 



The Vikings gained a one-point lead at 43-42 on a pair of free throw shots by KJ Bosco with 14:53 remaining in the game, but Chaminade responded by going on a 9-0 run capped by a Andre Arissol 3-pointer to take a 51-43 lead. WWU climbed back to within one point at 55-54 going on a 11-4 run, but Chaminade answered with a 9-2 run to keep the advantage in its favor the rest of the way.



WWU will play No. 11 Southern Nazarene (9-2) on Monday at 1:15 pm HT/3:15 pm PT in the Hoops in Hawai'i D2 Power Invitational. Southern Nazarene was defeated by Dallas Baptist 79-78 in the first game of the eight-team, round robin tournament on Sunday. Links to the live webcast for each game can be found online at scoringlive.com/hoopsinhawaii.



Fans can follow the men’s basketball team online at WWUVikings.com/MBB, and via social media on Twitter (@WWUHoops) andFacebook (@WWUmensbball).


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