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.

 

AT THE HALF

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 RUN THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE

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.

 

UP NEXT

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.

 

FOLLOW THE VIKINGS

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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