SFU women sink free throws and Seawolves

Simon Fraser University Clan
Simon Fraser University Clan's Erin Chambers tries to drive past an Alaska Anchorage Seawolves defender during a NCAA Division II game at SFU's West Gym on Thursday.
— image credit: Ron Hole/SFU

Charity begins at home which in basketball can only be good for those on the receiving end.

Simon Fraser University's Erin Chambers was a perfect six for six from the charity stripe, otherwise known as the free throw line, as the Clan defeated the visiting University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 60-52 at SFU's West Gym on Thursday. Chambers led the Clan with 20 points and four assists while Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe was the top rebounder with 17.

New Westminster's Kia van Laare scored four points, including going two-for-two in free throws, in 13 minutes of playing time.

With the win, SFU improved its Great Northwest Athletic Conference record to 8-2 and are 15-3 overall. The Clan will play host to the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks on Saturday starting at 5:15 p.m.

Before the women's game Thursday, the fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the Clan 90-56. Aussie Anto Olah and American Elijah Matthews both scored 14 points for SFU (1-9 GNAC, 6-12 overall). The Clan will take on the Montanta State University-Billings Yellowjackets following the women's game Saturday.


Cody Coombes, a graduate of Burnaby North secondary, defeated Casey Quinn of the North Idaho College Cardinals by decision in the 174-pound weight class at a dual wrestling men's meet in Cour d'Alene, Idaho on Thursday.

SFU lost the meet 29-15.

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