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 [...]

Royal leads YVCC men past Treasure Valley

February 18, 2012 by  

ONTARIO, Ore. — Amir Royal’s double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds powered Yakima Valley to a 72-69 East Region victory over Treasure Valley on Friday night, moving the Yaks closer to an NWAACC Tournament berth. YVCC, 8-3 in the region and 15-8 overall, is tied for third place in the East with Walla Walla. [...]

Split decision for Yakima Valley men, women

February 13, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — As players aligned for an inbounds play under Columbia Basin’s basket, with an errant Hawks’ shot having eluded Yakima Valley’s grasp, Ray Funk stood near his bench and said, “A rebound would be nice.” And sure enough, the YVCC coach got his wish. The Yaks grabbed the last two boards of Sunday’s [...]

Colleges: CWU women knock off SPU

February 12, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Sparked by a 3-point barrage from Sophie Russell and Jessica VanDyke, Central Washington’s women upset Seattle Pacific 80-75 in a GNAC women’s basketball game Saturday night at Nicholson Pavilion, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Falcons. Russell and VanDyke were both 5 of 11 from 3-point range en route to team-best [...]

College roundup: Cold-shooting Yaks fall

February 8, 2012 by  

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — What looked to be a dynamite pairing of highly ranked NWAACC teams turned out to be a colossal dud thanks to a horrendous shooting night from Yakima Valley. The fourth-ranked Yaks came to Walla Walla on Wednesday tied for first with idle Spokane in the East Region with the third-ranked Warriors, a [...]

College roundup: Central men fall out of GNAC top six

February 5, 2012 by  

NAMPA, Idaho — Central Washington bounced back from an early defecit to take the lead at halftime, but couldn’t hang on, losing to Northwest Nazarene 75-70 on Saturday night at the Johnson Sports Center. It was a costly loss for the Wildcats (4-8 GNAC, 10-10 overall) because it dropped them out of a tie for [...]

Local report: YVCC men knock off Knights

February 2, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — They have rarely won impressively or decisively, but Yakima Valley’s men have nonetheless won. And they did it again Wednesday night, downing Wenatchee Valley 82-74 in Sherar Gym to remain atop the East Region standings. The Yaks are 6-1 in the East and 13-6 overall while Spokane is 5-1 and Walla Walla [...]

College roundup: Newcomb, Jordan lift Yaks past TV

January 28, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Brittney Newcomb and Simone Jordan combined to score 30 points Saturday as fourth-ranked Yakima Valley dominated Treasure Valley 67-39 in East Region women’s basketball in Sherar Gym. The Yaks’ fourth straight win improved them to 5-1 in the region and 15-4 overall. YVCC shot only 32 percent (23 for 72) and was [...]

YVCC women go long for close victory

January 28, 2012 by  

Newcomb’s trey helps Yaks top Blue Mountain || YAKIMA, Wash. — Blue Mountain had the play scouted perfectly, and the Timberwolves defended it perfectly. But when Yakima Valley went to plan B, a player the T-wolves had not wanted to beat them essentially did. Brittney Newcomb’s 3-pointer didn’t end the YVCC’s 72-66 victory Friday night [...]

Colleges: YVCC women rout top-ranked Hawks

January 22, 2012 by  

PASCO, Wash. — Combining for 46 points and connecting on 8 of 13 shots from 3-point range, Brittney Newcomb and Simone Jordan powered Yakima Valley past top-ranked Columbia Basin on Saturday, 81-61 on the Hawks’ court. Newcomb and Jordan scored 23 points each as the fifth-ranked Yaks pulled into a tie for first place in [...]

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