So WOU lost. Interesting. We’re not surprised. And you’re like “you said they’d blow the Cougars out” yes, yes we did. We’re intrigued by it, but not surprised, because the Region is a mess this year, as covered. We’ll keep saying it just ’cause, but really… It’s a mess. That’s it. WOU still put up some good numbers, so let’s get started!
Western Oregon 71 @ Azusa Pacific 82
Not a blow out by any stretch. This is what we consider a solid win. They won by enough for it to be convincing, but not by too much to make it look like WOU sucks. Congrats to the Cougars for a good victory, congrats to WOU for a loss that likely helps you -would it have better to win? Probably. But of any loss you could get, this is one of the better ones.
Wolves highlights: Tanner Omlid had nine points and eight boards; Malik Leaks had eight points; and Bryan Berg had 17 points off the bench.
Okay the numbers were bad. It is what it is. They had 12 turnovers which means either their turnovers are finally being credited correctly or it was an abominably bad night for the Wolves. Either way -we’re still proud of you! Sort of. Within reason.
Seattle Pacific 86 @ Chaminade 87
It’s not as bad as it could have been. It looks closer than it was. For most of the night SPU was getting their butts handed to them. We can only say we’re frustrated so many times. We know they’re playing with a limited rotation due to injuries, but good teams find ways to win and if you asked any guy on that team they’d tell you they’re a good team. Heck, if you asked us WE would tell you they’re a good team, so the unanimous conclusion is: they need to find a way to win, because this result isn’t acceptable.
Falcon highlights: Coleman Wooten had 22 points and nine rebounds; Tony Miller had 16 points and seven boards; Joe Rasmussen got the golden number with 14 points (he is #14); and off the bench holy guacamole FRESHMAN GAVIN LONG HAD 22 POINTS ON 9-10 SHOOTING. Congrats Gavin!! We’re so proud of you.
Yet another abominable night of rebounding, so losing by one… Not on the guys we mentioned above, much as they’ll be guilting themselves about it.
Seattle Pacific 72 @ Hilo 66
Falcons got it done. It was ugly. But it’s a ‘W’ on the chart and we’re honestly shocked. We thought they were done caring about basketball. We’re still not convinced they’re not, but whatever. We don’t really honestly take this win seriously because the numbers are bad, and we need to see a consistent commitment to basketball, which we’re yet to outside of about four guys.
Falcon highlights: WILL PARKER PLAYED 40 FULL MINUTES and had 13 points; Tony Miller had a double-double with 21 points and 12 boards; and Joe Ramussen had 10 boards -proving that miracles do happen. Off the bench Sharif Khan had 10 points and five boards; and Gavin Long had nine points and six boards on great shooting from the line.
Coleman apparently got injured. Congrats to the rest of the guys on rallying and getting it done even without him.
Overall not the best weekend for the GNAC, but a couple of tournaments start today, one of which the Vikings of Western Washington play in, so things should get better. Preview post up soon.