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Sports in brief: Sherritt named All-American

College football: Eastern Washington junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt has been selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2009 Football Championship Subdivision All-America team.

The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of FCS schools.

The 2006 graduate of Pullman High School finished the season as the leader in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision statistics with an average of 14.17 tackles per game. He helped lead Eastern to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the FCS playoffs – EWU’s fourth berth in the last six seasons.

He had 170 stops in 2009 to break the school record of 151 set by Greg Belzer in 2000. Sherritt had 14 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception he returned for a touchdown.

Zags move up in polls

College basketball: It will be No. 15 Gonzaga battling No. 7 Duke at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday in the Aeropostale Classic.

That’s where the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday has the schools ranked. The Bulldogs moved up six spots from a week ago while Duke moved up one spot.

Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS starting at 1 p.m. PST.

Kansas was the runaway No. 1 pick just as it has been each week since the season began last month.

Gonzaga is ranked 16th in this week’s ESPN/USA Today poll, the Bulldogs moving up six spots.

Washington slipped in both polls, from 16th to 21st in the ESPN/USA poll and 17th to 24th in the AP.

Washington State received nine votes in the ESPN/USA balloting but none in the AP.

See polls, B4

EWU’s Moore Big Sky pick

College basketball: Eastern Washington’s 6-foot-9 senior center, Brandon Moore, has been selected co-Big Sky Conference player of the week this week, sharing the honor with Portland State’s Phil Nelson.

Moore had a career- best 26 points against Seattle University last Saturday in EWU’s 100-97 overtime win.

Moore is leading the Big Sky in rebounding, averaging 9.9 per game. He is also averaging a team-leading 13.4 points per game, ninth in the league.