Mount Hood handles VYCC men in NWAACC Tournament

March 7, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK — When day four of the NWAACC basketball tournament arrives, the outcomes aren’t necessarily decided based on talent. The winner is often the team that simply has a little more gas left in the tank. That proved to be the case for Yakima Valley’s men, who were unable to muster much offensively, and couldn’t find [...]

YVCC men’s basketball team earns a trophy for fifth straight year

March 6, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Coming off Sunday’s tough quarterfinal loss and facing an opponent it had lost to three times this season, the Yakima Valley men’s basketball team needed to step up to extend its trophy streak at the NWAACC Tournament. And step up the Yaks did. Building a nine-point halftime lead and fighting off a [...]

Colleges: YVCC men fall in NWAACC quarters

March 5, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Despite a 19-point night from Cameron Jensen, Yakima Valley lost to Chemeketa 86-75 in the quarterfinals of the NWAACC Tournament on Sunday in the Toyota Center. “It was tough,” coach Ray Funk said. “We just have to try to bounce back tomorrow.” With the loss, Yakima Valley will play Spokane today in [...]

College roundup: Yaks score first-round upset

March 4, 2012 by  

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Capitalizing on a big advantage in turnovers and three players reaching the 20-point mark, the Yakima Valley men’s basketball team defeated top-ranked Clark 97-84 in overtime in the first round of the NWAACC Tournament Saturday night in the Toyota Center. YVCC forced 31 turnovers, which they turned into 23 points to help [...]

Tournament caps up-and-down season for YVCC

March 3, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — It started back in December, this wildly undulating series of events that presently finds Yakima Valley’s men awaiting the program’s fifth consecutive NWAACC Tournament appearance. That’s when the Yaks lost Tomas Ogbaslassie, a 6-foot-6 sophomore who figured probably to be their best player, to injury. The absence of Ogbaslassie and his 17.17 [...]

Two YVCC men’s players voted all-East Region

February 28, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley’s Amir Royal and Dabrail Henton have been named to the all-East Region men’s basketball team. Royal, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Las Vegas, is YVCC’s leading scorer at 17.5 points per game. He was named to the first team. Henton, a 6-3 sophomore from Modesto, Calif., made the second team. Guard [...]

Defense falls short as Walla Walla sweeps YVCC

February 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — If sturdy low post defense is something you enjoy, Sherar Gym was a place to avoid on Saturday. Because neither Yakima Valley’s men or women were able to summon much in that regard during their regular-season finales with Walla Walla — the women falling 75-68 before the men bowed 92-90. And while [...]

Basketball: Split shift for Yakima Valley

February 23, 2012 by  

YVCC women rout Spokane, while men fall just short || YAKIMA, Wash. — With 12:10 to play in the Yakima Valley women’s game Wednesday night, Ariah Gonzales got the ball to the right of the key and made a perfect bounce pass. Right to a Spokane player.   PHOTO GALLERY Click here for more photos [...]

2/23/12 YVCC-Spokane basketball photo gallery

February 23, 2012 by  

Photos from Wednesday’s NWAACC East Region doubleheader between Yakima Valley and Spokane at Sherar Gym in Yakima, Wash. Click here for information on purchasing any of these photos.

Colleges: YVCC men rally, clinch tourney berth

February 19, 2012 by  

PENDLETON, Ore. — Yakima Valley shot a robust 56 percent in the second half and overcame a six-point deficit in the final minutes Saturday to beat Blue Mountain 78-73 to clinch a spot in next month’s NWAACC Tournament. It’s the fifth straight season the Yaks have qualified for the tournament, and sixth time in the [...]

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