College roundup: CWU men fall in season opener

November 12, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Two of basketball’s fundamentals, taking care of the ball and making free throws, haunted Central Washington in its men’s basketball opener Friday night.

The Wildcats committed 22 turnovers and made only 19 of 31 free throws in a 92-89 loss to Warner Pacific in Nicholson Pavilion.

The NAIA Knights of Portland, who counted the game as an exhibition after winning three of their first four games, scored 31 points off Central turnovers. They also made 31 of 38 free throws which helped them overcome a 10-point CWU lead with 14:13 to play.

“We didn’t make our free throws down the stretch,” said Central coach Greg Sparling. “And the points-off-turnover deal is usually flip-flopped for us. It was our first true game with a relatively young team.”

Sparling said point guard Lacy Haddock, sidelined with a knee injury, should be available for next Friday and Saturday’s games at the Sodexo Challenge in Seattle, which will enable Toussaint Tyler to move from that position to his normal off guard spot.

Tyler led the Wildcats with 19 points while Brandon Magee had 18, Kevin Davis 15, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots, and former Davis standout Jordan Starr came off the bench for 12 points.

Guard Nick Schultens scored 19 points to lead WPC, which took the lead with 10:20 left and didn’t trail thereafter. Central had a chance to tie it with 1:44 to go, but missed a free throw and the Knights made two on their next possession.

WARNER PACIFIC — Bowie 1-6 2-3 4, Tadele 2-6 2-2 6, Sean Gaines 4-10 4-4 12, William Sharp 2-7 9-10 15, Nick Schultens 6-15, 6-10 19, Stephen Harris 5-8 4-5 15, Doug Thomas 4-10 4-4 12, Herrejon 3-5 0-0 6, Parks 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 28-69 31-38 92.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Johnson 3-12 2-4 8, Clyde 1-1 1-2 3, Kevin Davis 6-10 3-6 15, Coby 3-10 0-0 8, Toussaint Tyler 7-15 2-2 19, Jordan Starr 3-4 6-9 12, Lieser 1-1 2-2 4, Brandon Magee 7-12 3-6 18, Nelson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-66 19-31 89.

Halftime — WPC 42, CWU 39. 3-point goals — WPC 5-22 (Bowie 0-4, Tadele 0-3, Sharp 2-2, Schultens 1-6, Harris 1-1, Thomas 0-4, Parks 1-2); CWU 6-21 (Johnson 0-3, Coby 2-7, Tyler 3-8, Starr 0-1, Magee 1-2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — WPC 40 (Gaines 10); CWU 39 (Davis 12, Johnson 8). Assists — WPC 9 (Schultens 3); CWU 17 (Tyler 7). Turnovers — WPC 15, CWU 22. Total fouls — WPC 22, CWU 23.


Yaks beat Treasure Valley

ONTARIO, Ore. — Tuning up for postseason play, Yakima Valley closed out its East Region schedule with a four-game victory over Treasure Valley on Friday.

Kylie Huffman’s 15 assists and 10 digs helped the Yaks win 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 and finish the regular season 9-5 in the East and 22-9 overall.

Yakima Valley had already locked up the East Region’s No. 4 berth in the 16-team NWAACC Championships next week at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore. The Yaks will open against North No. 1 seed Shoreline on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

YVCC highlights: Kylie Huffman 15 assists, 10 digs; Danielle Najera 26 digs; Tori Farias 17 digs, 3 aces.


YVCC women open 2-0

Yakima Valley Comunity College’s women’s wrestling team defeated Southwestern Oregon and Menlo won open its season in the WCWA’s University Freestyle Division on Friday at Sherar Gym.

The Yaks are hosting an eight-team women’s tournament today with matches starting at 7 a.m.

YVCC’s Chel-C Bailey, Monique Dilliner, Faith Wasmund and Anneleise D’Aragon were all 2-0 for the day.


101: CeCe Montiel (YV) won by forfeit. 109: No match. 116: Chel-C Bailey (YV) d. Shay Workman, 1-0, 1-0. 123: Katy Dawson (SO) d. Shyquila Hampton, 2-0, 4-0. 130: Liezl Mondoc (SO) d. Ricarda Garcia, 1-0, pin. 136: Hannah Moon (SO) d. Sarah Moquin, 5-0, 5-1. 143: Monique Dilliner (YV) p. Carolyn Crawford. 155: Faith Wasmund (YV) won by forfeit. 170: No match. 190: Anneleise D’Aragon (YV) d. Joelle Wheeler, 6-0, pin.


101: Sherylyn Sabado (M) d. CeCe Montiel, 3-0, pin. 109: Michelle Jimenez (M) won by forfeit. 116: Chel-C Bailey (YV) d. Kalin Knight-Flores, 0-1, pin. 123: Vanessa Gonzales (M) p. Shyquila Hampton. 130: Brazil Marquez (M) Ricarda Garcia, 4-0, 1-0. 136: Sarah Moquin (YV) d. Jeanette Naranjo, 4-0, 0-3, pin. 143: No match. 155: Monique Dilliner (YV) p. Karen Perez-Torres. 170: Faith Wasmund (YV) d. Melanie McKinney, 0-2, 1-0, 1-0. 190: Anneleise D’Aragon (YV) p. Ariel Cesarez.

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One Response to “College roundup: CWU men fall in season opener”
  1. Marty says:

    CWU coach has once again assembled an exciting and entertaining mens team. They are one forward short of returnng to the greatness of last years team. Their current starting forward consistently racks up more fouls than points or rebounds and will hobble this team all season long.

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