Western Washington advance to D-II championship game
Coming out of halftime, Western Washington huddled beneath a banner that said: "NCAA Champions Play Here." By making a big lead hold up, the Vikings gave themselves a chance to play for their first title. Rory Blanche overcame foul trouble and scored 16 points Thursday night, and the Vikings made a 20-point lead hold up for a 71-66 victory over Stonehill and a spot in their first NCAA Division II title game. "I've played on a lot of teams," said Zach Henifin, who scored 10 points, "and I've never made a championship. Amazing, that's all I can say."