Fun night of games, another team gets by Concordia unscathed, so let’s talk about it!
SPU 76 @ SMU 80
SPU led for quite a while and then SMU came back in, was up for a bit, and then very back and forth before the Saints put it away in over time. Great effort by both teams.
Falcon highlights: Coleman Wooten had 22 points and seven boards on good shooting; Harry Cavell had 11 points and five boards; Gabe Colosimo had five boards and six assists; Nathan Streufert had 15 points and 10 boards for the double-double; and Gavin Long had six boards. Off the bench Nikhil Lizotte had 15 points.
Saint highlights: Luke Chavez had 31 points, seven boards, and six assists; Matt Dahlen had 12 points, 10 boards, and five fouls; Jordan Kitchen had six boards; and Rhett Baerlocher had five boards and five fouls. Off the bench Jared Matthews had nine points and six boards; and Tavian Henderson had seven points.
Congrats to both teams on a hard battle well fought.
SMU 77 @ MSUB 60
This game was never a game, SMU just came in and said “we’re locking up our bid to the conference tournament now,” and went right ahead and did it. No outstanding play from any particular player, but good play from a bunch of players, which is exactly what we like to see late in the season. If you want to go fast go alone; if you want to go far, go as a group.
Saint highlights: Luke Chavez had five assists; Matt Dahlen had 10 points; Jordan Kitchen had 13 points and a full house; Rhett Baerlocher had 12 points and five boards; and EJ Boyce had 12 points and five assists on great shooting. Off the bench Jared Matthews had six points, four boards, and four assists; BJ Standley had seven points, four boards, and four assists; and Tavian Henderson had eight points.
Yellowjacket highlights: Kobe Terashima had five boards; Zharon Richmond had 24 points; Zack Rollins had 15 points and six boards; and off the bench Jordan Perry had seven points.
Really, really happy with SMU’s numbers, congrats on clinching a berth in the conference tournament, and keep on keeping on.
UAF 51 @ SFU 83
Admittedly this is the type of score we were expecting when SFU played MSUB. Go figure. Congrats to the Clan on a huge spoiler win, and good effort to the Nooks -you’re still in it, keep fighting.
Nook highlights: Tre Eisenhut had 10 points; Dalton Lootens had seven boards; and Michael Kluting had 17 points and seven boards. Off the bench both Amenofis Mitchell and Davis Kimble had seven points.
Clan highlights: Jordan Muir-Keung had a huge game with 19 points and five assists on great shooting; Kedar Salam had 31 points and a full house; Michael Provenzano had eight assists (WOW!!!); and Tyrell Lewin had seven boards. Off the bench Bowen Bakken had six boards; and Bongani Moyo had six points.
Nicely done Clan, and time to get back on the iceberg Nooks -there are more fish in the sea, y’all’ve got three games left; get after it.
CU-PDX 76 @ CWU 80
It’s odd to say, but it was a prototypical Concordia game where they were in it for a really, really long time before the other team was able to put it away in basically the final two minutes. It seems like more than half of their games have gone that way. You’re like “Oh, Concordia is going to finally their win!” Noooope. Congrats on the Wildcats for staying focused and getting the ‘W’.
Cav highlights: Jarrett Gray had 19 points and six boawrds; Chris Edward had 18 rebounds and went 8-8 from the line; and off the bench both Cody Starr and Hunter Sweet had four boards.
Wildcat highlights: Khalil Shabazz had nine points; Malik Montoya had fie boards and a full house; Jawan Stepney had 15 points and seven boards; and Fuquan Niles had a full house among 12 points, 10 boards, and a whopping seven blocks -soooo close to the trip dub. Off the bench Naim Ladd had four boards; and Sage Woodruff had 23 points and a four boards among a full house.
Really proud of the Wildcats for pulling this out. It was pointed out to us that you have the most brutal end of season schedule of anyone, so… Good luck with that. WOU + Spartin. Yikes.
WOU 70 @ NNU 67
Pretty typical Wolves game through the first half. They ended up up by 10 or so going into the half and we were like “okay, they should push away.” No, no, no, not according to the Nighthawks. As we recall it got really competitive around the 10 minute mark in the second half and it was a heart attack from there on out. Congrats to the Wolves for pulling it out and big kudos to the Nighthawks for terrifying them as such.
Wolf highlights: Malik Morgan had six boards; Tanner Omlid had 16 points, seven boards, five assists, and four blocks; and off the bench Janvier Alaby had five points; Dustin Triano had nine points; Brandell Evans had four boards; and JJ Chirnside had a great game with 17 points.
Nighthawk highlights: Obi Megwa had a nice bounce-back game with 16 points and six boards; Sam Roth had five boards and a full house; Spider had six boards; and off the bench Marko Lepovic had four boards.
Again: Congrats to both teams on fighting really hard, valiant effort by all of you. We don’t believe NNU is technically out of the hunt for a bid in the conference tournament, although they will need to win out from here and that includes not being upset by Concordia as well as beating Spartin, so… Difficult road, but not impossible.
UAA 56 @ WWU 66
Initially the Viks were playing down to the Seawolves, but by the second half it was fine and we felt confident that concerning things weren’t about to happen, so it was all good. Still -congrats to the Seawolves for going toe-to-toe with a good WWU team, from here on out you guys should have an advantage, so we’ll see.
Seawolf highlights: Malik Clements had 10 points; DJ Ursery had 11 points; Josiah Wood had nine points; Brian Pearson had nine points; and off the bench Curtis Ryan had nine points.
Viking highlights: Trey Drechsel had five boards; Logan Schilder had seven boards; Deandre Dickson had a great game with 17 points, seven boards, and a full house; Trevor Jasinsky had seven points; and Daulton Hommes played 40 full minutes and had 14 points and six boards. Off the bench Siaan Rojas had eight points, six boards, and five assists.
Congrats Vikings on taking care of business. Team first basketball., we like the numbers, although Trey continues his streaky shooting, which is a bit of a head scratcher but go figure.
Great night of games, congrats to all on playing hard. Game previews up tomorrow.