BURNABY, British Columbia — Central Washington’s women gave 11th-ranked Simon Fraser a run for its money Thursday night, but the Wildcats nonetheless suffered a 67-60 defeat at West Gym.

CWU, which has lost three straight and seven of eight, never trailed by more than 11 points to the Clan and was within 64-60 with 49 seconds left after a layup by Hannah Shine.

Following a free throw by Katie Lowen, the Wildcats Daisy Burke had a layup blocked by Erin Chambers, after which Burke missed a 3-pointer. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Simon Fraser’s senior standout, rebounded and with four seconds left the hosts closed out their scoring from the foul line.

Raincock-Ekunwe, a 6-foot-2 center from Toronto, had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for SFU (12-3 GNAC, 19-4 overall).

Ally Schmitt came off the bench for a team-high 15 points before fouling out for Central (4-11, 9-14) while Hannah Shine added 11 points and Jessica VanDyke 10.

The Wildcats, whistled for 16 personal fouls to the Clan’s nine, was 4 for 7 from the free throw line while SFU was 14 for 21.

Central visits conference-leading Western Washington on Saturday night before ending its season at home next Thursday against Seattle Pacific and on March 2 against Montana State Billings.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Hannah Shine 5-7 0-0 11, Jessica VanDyke 4-7 0-0 10, Parker 2-6 0-0 5, Stillar 2-5 0-0 4, Moser 1-4 0-0 2, Ally Schmitt 7-16 1-3 15, Fettig 2-4 3-4 7, Matheson 1-3 0-0 2, Burke 1-5 0-0 2, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Martinez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-59 4-7 60.

SIMON FRASER — Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe 6-11 7-12 19, Krista Collins 7-14 0-1 16, Chelsea Reist 6-11 2-2 15, Chambers 1-7 2-2 5, Lowen 0-3 3-4 3, Wyman 3-5 0-0 7, Van Laare 1-8 0-0 2, Langmead 0-0 0-0 0, Petit 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 14-21 67.

Halftime — SFU 31-26. 3-point goals — CWU 4-13 (Shine 1-2, VanDyke 2-5, Parker 1-1, Stillar 0-2, Burke 0-2, Johnson 0-1); SFU 5-21 (Collins 2-8, Reist 1-1, Chambers 1-5, Lowen 0-1, Wyman 1-2, Van Laare 0-4). Fouled out — Schmitt. Rebounds — CWU 35 (Parker 7); SFU 31 (Raincock-Ekunwe 10). Assists — CWU 11 (Schmitt 6); SFU 20 (Raincock-Ekunwe 7). Turnovers — CWU 17, SFU 12. Total fouls — CWU 16, SFU 9.

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10th career ace for Wilmoth

TOPPENISH — Troy Wilmoth’s 10th career ace was memorable in more ways that one as it was also the first at a local course in 2013.

Wilmoth scored his latest hole-in-one Sunday at Mount Adams Country Club, acing the 172-yard eighth hole using a 7-iron.

That marked Wilmoth’s third ace at Mount Adams and second on the eighth hole.

Vern Stephensen and Tony Whitley witnessed the shot.

Wilmoth’s ace came two days before Lee Scrimgeour recorded a hole-in-one Tuesday at the Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club.

Apple Tree opens for play

As things begin to warm up, golfers are beginning to dust off the clubs and they now have another local option available as Apple Tree Golf Course has opened for the 2013 season.

The course is now open seven days a week, with winter rates in place. Monday through Friday, golf costs $24 for 18 holes and $16 for nine, and on Saturday and Sunday those rates are $29 and $19, respectively.

To book a tee time or check on frost delays, call 509-966-5877.