Today (3/9): GNAC Championship games; Saints doubleheaders
In game one, the top seeded Western Washington women take on second seed Simon Fraser in a matchup between the #6 and #10 teams in the country. The Clan are led by GNAC player of the year Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe while the Vikings feature a balanced attack led by Britt Harris. The two teams split their season series. Tip off is set for 5:15 PM and can be seen on Root Sports.
Game two features the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the nation in Western Washington and Seattle Pacific. Western Washington swept the season series but the game on February 2nd between the two teams was an instant classic that eventually saw the Vikings pull ahead in overtime for the win.
Both teams are very similar with a lot of outstanding players. Western features GNAC player of the year John Allen while GNAC defensive player of the year Riley Stockton will more than likely blanket him for Seattle Pacific.
Olympia grad Alex Weber-Brader came off the bench to give the Falcons a much needed boost of energy in the semifinals game and Black Hills alum and former SPSCC Clipper Anye Turner’s length off the bench for the Vikings disrupted anything Alaska Fairbanks brought in the middle in their semifinal game.
Tip is scheduled for 7:30 and can be seen on Root Sports.
The SMU campus is a busy place today. Not only does it host the GNAC championships but there are a pair of diamond doubleheaders. The Saint Martin’s baseball team and softball team takes on Montana State Billings starting at noon.