Seniors Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce keyed a third-quarter comeback that saw the Vandals outscore Denver University 36-9 and sprint away from a nine-point halftime deficit to an 88-66 victory in a second-round Women’s National Invitation Tournament game.
Ryan Kingma threw eight scoreless innings and Whitworth pounded out 18 hits in a 12-0 win over George Fox that boosted the Pirates into a first-place tie in the Northwest Conference on Sunday in Spokane.
Troy Johnston hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth and Alek Jacob completed a sterling eight-inning relief effort by retiring Pepperdine in the bottom of the inning to give Gonzaga (9-11, 3-3 WCC) a 3-2 win over the Waves (12-8, 4-2) on Sunday in Malibu, California.
Easton Lucas threw a complete-game, allowing one run on five hits, and Pepperdine defeated Gonzaga 3-1 Saturday in Malibu, California.
The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.
Brendan Haight saved his best for last, collecting his first Junior Bowlers Tour victory in the final tournament of the season last Sunday at Cheney Bowl.
The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.
Cooper Chandler gave up two earned runs over seven innings, Reese Alexiades homered and Pepperdine beat visiting Gonzaga 4-2 in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, California, on Friday.
Taylor Pierce hit five 3-pointers, breaking the NCAA Division I single-season record, and Idaho defeated Loyola Marymount 79-64 Thursday in the first round of the Women’s NIT
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league also revealed that Chiefs forward Riley Woods was named a Western Conference Second-Team All-Star.
King, a North Central grad and former CC Spokane standout, earned tournament MVP honors for the Bulldogs (30-4).
RayQuan Evans and Alphonso Anderson scored 32 points apiece and North Idaho overpowered Walla Walla 104-73 in the championship game of the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday.
Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.
Sam Ferri led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run and unbeaten No. 19 Arizona State (18-0, 2-0) rallied to beat visiting Washington State 8-7 in Pac-12 play on Saturday.
Gonzaga closer Alek Jacob fired 3 2/3 shutout innings to earn a lengthy save and help the Bulldogs win the rubber game of a West Coast Conference-opening three-game series 4-2 over the BYU Cougars on Saturday.
Matthew Young (4-2) allowed just a run and five hits in a seven-inning start and the visiting Whitworth Pirates beat the Willamette Bearcats 3-1 to complete a sweep in Northwest Conference baseball action on Saturday.
Nate Pryor and RayQuan Evans posted double-doubles and the top-seeded North Idaho Cardinals held off the Lane Titans 85-78 in a Northwest Conference Tournament semifinal game at Everett Community College.
Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.
Brock Hale’s three-run double in the fifth inning Friday helped BYU defeat visiting Gonzaga 7-4 in West Coast Conference baseball in Provo, Utah.
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