It’s a day late, but ah well.
SFU 81 @ WWU 89
Never particularly close, but like in the game against SPU, SFU had a strong second half. Regardless of results, they are a lot better this year and everyone should be taking them moderately seriously; we actually warned the WWU team of that when we saw them at Central.
Clan highlights: Othniel Spence had five fouls; Will Balata was 5-7 from the line, had eight boards, six assists, and ultimately finished with 24 points; Mike Provenzano had 13 points; Jasdeep played full 40 minutes and had 7 boards; and Julian Roche is still beasting, this time with 25 points and six boards. No real bench play.
Viks highlights: Tyler Pain had nine points; Leif Anderson had 14 points and five assists; Luke Lovelady shot well nad had 11 points and nine boards among a full house of stats; and Trevor Jasinsky had 20 points and six boards while going 5-5 from the line.
Congrats to the Viks, keep rolling. Simon Fraser… It’s cliche to say that you’re spooky, but you guys are good and we think you will get at least five wins in conference this year, so keep on trekkin’.
MSUB 81 @ WWU 72 in OT
THERE WE GO JACKETS!!!!!!! Those Vikings got STUNG! And it was actually after WWU had gone up but the Jackets refused to go away and then in OT MSUB dominated.
Jacket highlights: Zharon Richmond had 12 points; Tyler Green had 19 points and five boards; Melvin had six boards; and Zack Rollins had 14 points among a flawless full house of stats. Off the bench Kobe Terashima had seven points; and Brendan Howard had a double double with 17 points and 10 boards.
Viks highlights: Tyler Payne had six boards; Leif Anderson played a whopping 44 minutes and had 15 points, five boards, and five assists among a full house of stats; Luke Lovelady had 14 points, five boards, and a whopping four blocks; Trevor Jasinsky finally shot 50 percent, finishing with 24 points and 13 boards for the double-double; and off the bench Tucker Eenigenburg had five boards.
Congrats to both teams on a hard game well fought!
NNU 83 @ UAF 73
NNU would walk up a bit and UAF would then get back in it, and then NNU would walk up a bit, and UAF would jump back in it. Hard fought for the Nooks, good job to the Nighthawks on taking it seriously and not letting it happen.
Nighthawk highlights: Adonis Adams had a great shooting game, finishing with 23 points and five boards; Obi Megwa had 13 points and five boards; Beto Diaz had five boards; and Spider had five fouls. Off the bench James Nelson had a whopping 20 points and 11 boards while being 6-6 from the line; Sam Roth had six points; and Felix White had eight points and six boards.
Nook highlights: Tymoryae Glover had 18 points and eight boards; Spencer Sweet had 18 points; Isaiah Easaw had five boards, six assists, and 10 points; and Michael Kluting had 18 points and eight boards while going 10-12 from the line. A center that can shoot free throws. he’s like a unicorn. No highlights from the bench.
Great job to the Nighthawks, but also great job to the Nooks -this performance shows a lot of promise.
CWU 63 @ UAA 79
It was a game for a bit, but by the end of the first half UAA had pulled away. We assume it was partly because the Seawolves were PO’d after Saturday with the Falcons, and partly because the Wildcats were overlooking the the Seawolves in anticipation of facing Spar on Saturday. It is what it is. The Seawolves have a few really good players and we’re excited to see them get this win.
Wildcat highlights: Gamaun had a quiet night, but did log five assists; and Malcolm Cola had 12 points. Off the bench Naim Ladd had 13 points; Malik Montoya had eight points; and Matt Poquette had 10 points.
Seawolf highlights: Tyler Brimhall had 21 points and nine boards; Niko Bevens had 14 points; Brennan Rymer had six assists; Sjur Berg had 13 points; Jack Mac had a whopping 23 points on good shooting; and off the bench Brian Pearson had five boards.
Congrats to the Seawolves on a very impressive limiting of the Wildcats -they put up so few numbers, it’s absolutely insane.
SPU 80 @ CU-PDX 78
It was close, but by the end of the first half the Falcons were dominating and it looked like the game was going to go into cruise control. Hooo no, with some major second half adjustments the Cavs put the fear of God into the already forsaken Falcons.
Falcon highlights: Coleman Wooten had 11 points and six boards; Harry Cavell had 15 points; Nikhil Lizotte had 11 points; Nathan Streufert had nine points; and Gavin Long had five boards. Off the bench Sam Boone had a golden game, with 11 points and 11 boards while wearing NUMBER 11; and Divant’e Moffitt had 11 points, five boards, and five assists, while shooting fantastically.
Cavs highlights: Jarrett Gray was terribly defended by the Falcons and managed to score 23 points while grabbing six boards; Hunter Sweet had five boards; and Dakota Ayala had 11 points. Off the bench Tyler Wells had six points; and Cody Starr had 13 points.
We requested the Falcons put up good numbers and good numbers they did. That said, Concordia is seriously scrappy and we loved watching them play, so we’re happy we get them again next week =)
SMU 64 @ WOU 59
This game was everything we wanted it to be and more. We’ve seen WOU win a lot of close games and so we knew they weren’t out until they were out -especially in the New PE Building. <— Yes, that’s what their gymnasium is called. Proud of the Saints for stepping up and getting it done even though the numbers suggest they were really off.
Saints highlights: Chandler Redix had 12 points; Jordan Kitchen had 13 points and five boards; and Rhett Baerlocher was ice cold but chipped in five boards. Off the bench Jared Matthews had four boards; BJ Standley had 13 points, four boards, and five assists; and Tavian Henderson had eight points and four boards.
Wolf highlights: Darius Luborn had eight boards; Etan Collins had 13 points and 13 rebounds with just ONE foul; and Riley Hawken had 14 points and six boards among a full house of stats. Off the bench Delvin Brushier had four boards and 11 points while going 5-6 from the charity stripe. Holy cow on this rebounding number -the Wolves out-rebounded the Saints 43-31.
The Wolves are a good team, the Saints are a good team, it was a great battle, and we’re looking forward to their second meeting this year. Speaking of their second meeting… We need to get back to Marcus Pavilion and watch the Saints play. Yes, we’re going on Tuesday, but we need to go there more than just once this year because we’re proud of them and we miss them. So the next WOU game and then the WWU game…? Probably.
Really fun night of basketball. Excited for tonight. Game previews’ll be up shortly.