Van Laare connects from downtown
Former New Westminster Hyacks guard Kia van Laare drained all four of her three-point shots in coming off the bench to score 13 points as Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team downed Seattle Pacific University Falcons 83-63 at SFU Saturday.
“Shooting is a very mental skill, and I find that when I stay calm on the floor and really focus I can play my best, which worked out well [Saturday night],” said van Laare in a press release.
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe led the Clan with 20 points while Erin Chambers had 15 and Kristina Collins netted 14.
Simon Fraser improved its Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) record to 7-1 and are 14-2 overall. They will be back in action Thursday in Nampa, Idaho where they will take on the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders.
In men’s basketball, the Western Oregon University Wolves defeated SFU 78-60 in Monmouth, Ore., Saturday. The Clan are 0-7 in GNAC play and 5-11 overall. They will be back on Burnaby Mountain on Thursday to play the University of Alaska Fairbanks at West Gym starting at 7 p.m.