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 [...]

Hot-shooting WWU sinks Central women

January 19, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Hitting nine 3-pointers and shooting a brisk 54 percent from the field overall, Western Washington defeated Central Washington 85-71 in GNAC women’s basketball Thursday night at Nicholson Pavilion. The Wildcats had four players in double figures, led by Sophie Russell and Alex Dunn going for 16 points apiece, but it wasn’t enough [...]

College roundup: CWU men rally from 18 down, beat Montana St. Billings

January 15, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Down 18 points in the first half and staring yet another GNAC defeat square in the face, Central Washington’s men’s basketball team picked themselves up and staged a spirted turnaround. Lacy Haddock scored 18 of his season-high 35 points after intermission, and four other Wildcats reached double figures as Central overtook Montana State [...]

Falcons stop Central women

January 12, 2012 by  

SEATTLE, Wash. — Sophie Russell scored 19 points Thursday night and Central Washington stayed even with Seattle Pacific during the first half before falling 97-79 in a GNAC women’s game Thursday night. Alex Dunn and Jessica VanDyke added 17 points each for CWU (1-5 GNAC, 11-4 overall), which was tied 45-45 at intermission. SPU (5-2, [...]

College basketball: YVCC teams win conference openers

January 7, 2012 by  

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Simone Jordan and Sam Zapien teamed to score 21 points and lead cold-shooting Yakima Valley to a 54-48 victory over Wenatchee Valley on Saturday in the East Region opener for both teams. Jordan had a game-high 11 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and two steals. Zapien [...]

Still no definitive word on injury to YVCC’s Henton

January 5, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — No news was considered good news Thursday regarding injured Yakima Valley women’s star Brandi Henton. A day after an MRI on Henton’s damaged right knee was deemed inconclusive by local doctors, a similar conclusion was reached by another radiologist, according to YVCC coach Cody Butler. At issue is whether the anterior cruciate [...]

Dunn’s triple-double leads CWU women to GNAC victory

December 31, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Alex Dunn posted a triple-double of 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists Saturday as Central Washington got its first GNAC victory over the season by beating Alaska Fairbanks 97-74 in Nicholson Pavilion. Dunn, a 5-foot-7 junior, transferred to Central from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., when Carroll’s coach, Shawn Nelson, took [...]

Local report — CWU, YVCC basketball teams get swept

December 30, 2011 by  

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — “As coach (Dean) Nicholson would say, we ran into a good old-fashioned buzzsaw,” Central Washington basketball coach Greg Sparling said Thursday night. Indeed. His Wildcats suffered their most one-sided loss in 13 years, 99-62 to 20th-ranked Alaska Anchorage in GNAC play on the Seawolves’ floor. Taylor Rohde, UAA’s 6-foot-9 center, dominated inside [...]

Colleges: CWU women fall to C. Oklahoma

December 17, 2011 by  

LAS VEGAS — Sophie Russell came off the bench to score a team-high 19 points, but Central Washington lost to Central Oklahoma 77-66 on Friday in the Great Western Shootout. The defeat was the Wildcats’ third straight, dropping them to 3-6. Central Oklahoma shot almost 60 percent in the second half to break the game [...]

Colleges: Central men fall to No. 18 Huntsville

December 16, 2011 by  

LAS VEGAS — Free throws were anything but free for Central Washington on Thursday night, and the Wildcats’ inability to connect from the so-called charity stripe cost them dearly in an 85-75 loss to 18th-ranked Alabama-Huntsville in the Great Western Shootout. The Wildcats, who slipped to 6-3, made only 11 of 25 foul shots while [...]

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