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Van Laare scores nine off bench

Kia van Laare of New Westminster came off the bench to score nine points, including hitting on two of five three-point shots, in 16 minutes of play as the Simon Fraser University Clan defeated the visiting University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 71-55 on Saturday.

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had a monster game for the Clan scoring 26 points and bringing down 16 rebounds.

On Thursday, the Clan defeated the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 60-52 with Chambers leading the Clan with 20 points and four assists while Raincock-Ekunwe was the top rebounder with 17. Van Laare scored four points in 13 minutes of playing time.

The wins give SFU a 9-2 record in Great Northwest Athletic Conference NCAA Division II play and a 16-3 overall record.

Next up for Simon Fraser is the Western Washington University Vikings, who clipped the Clan by two points in a game earlier this year in Bellingham, on Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

• The men’s team didn’t have the same success as the women, although a narrow loss Saturday was termed “a strong step forward” by the Clan’s Anto Olah.

The Australian scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 73-69 loss to the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets.

On Thursday, the Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the Clan 90-56 with Olah and American Elijah Matthews both scoring 14 points for SFU.

The Clan are 6-13 overall and have a 1-10 GNAC record. They will take on the Central Washington Wildcats in Ellensburg on Thursday.

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