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College basketball 2012-2013

Rosters, schedules, key games, key facts for regional college basketball teams.

2012-13 Sasquatch rosters

MENPos.Yr.Ht.Previous school1Tyler EdwardsWSo.6-4Cusick HS2TJ BraceyGFr.6-0Gonzaga Prep3Jack NygaardGFr.6-2Kamiah HS4Jared MillerGFr.5-10University HS5Jarid DowneyGFr.5-10Timberline HS10Stefan BurattoGFr.6-1Sandpoint HS13Eric HolbrookGSo.6-2Priest River HS14Mitch VanderwielWFr.6-5Cole Valley Christian 15Sam DruffelGFr.6-2Genesee HS20Brady BagbyGSo.6-3West Valley HS22Chase HaackWFr.6-4Ferris HS24Kwinn HansonPFr.6-6Northwest Christian 32Dustin PatchenPFr.6-7Colton HS33Donovan McCallGFr.5-11Silverado HS40Luke EvansPSo.6-9North Central HSWOMENPos.Yr.Ht.Previous school4Nikki CoronaGFr.5-6University HS10Jorden BronsGSo.5-6Colville HS12Kylie TareskiGSo.5-6Medical Lake HS14Riley HolsingerG/FFr.5-10North Central HS20Dominique PleasantsGFr.5-9Lake Roosevelt HS22Amelia CookGSo.5-7Medical Lake HS24Breanna WilsonG/FSo.5-8Travis AFB30Tamar WilliamsCFr.5-11Centennial HS31Mikayla VergoG/FFr.5-8Cheney HS32Miranda ClintonFFr.5-10Fruitland HS34Vanessa CoronaGSo.5-7Valley HS42Alicia ChristiansenFFr.5-7East Valley HS44Morgan FreemanCFr.6-0Hanford HS50Tanisha WhitsettFFr.5-8University HS

Difference maker for EWU men’s basketball: Venky Jois

All those rebounds that left Reese Court at the end of last season? The Eagles expect Venky Jois to get more than his share. The freshman from Australia is “extremely athletic and a jumping machine,” EWU head coach Jim Hayford said.

Difference maker

A case could be made for anybody in the starting five or Przemek Karnowski, who came off the bench in Gonzaga’s exhibition game, but Gary Bell Jr. is perhaps the bigger difference maker at both ends of the court. The 6-foot-1 sophomore from Kent, Wash., joined Kevin Pangos to form one of the top backcourts on the West Coast last season. Bell averaged 10.4 points and drained 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts in conference games and nearly 48 percent for the season. Bell, a 74 percent free-throw shooter, also contributed 2.5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Fast facts

Conference: Big Sky Colors: Red and White

A tall tale

The plane landed at Geiger Field about a quarter to 7 on an August evening, and the passengers all smartly ducked their heads exiting through the side door. Except George Trontzos, who more or less jackknifed out of the aircraft.

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