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Cougars will play Pepperdine at Hardwood Classic

Fri., July 29, 2011

Washington State’s men’s basketball team will meet Pepperdine in the seventh annual Cougar Hardwood Classic at KeyArena in Seattle, the Cougars announced Thursday.

The Dec. 22 game will be the fifth meeting between the teams but the first since Dec. 13, 1986, an 82-77 Cougars win. The teams have split four previous games.

WSU is coming off a trip to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. Coach Ken Bone lost Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto to the professional ranks, but five players return who started at least nine games.

WSU is 6-0 in the tournament.


Logan Locker’s two-run double highlighted a four-run eighth as Bellingham defeated the Spokane Bandits 9-5 in a matchup of the last undefeated teams at the American Legion Senior state tournament at Selah.

The Bandits (29-16) led 5-4 in the fifth after David McNeil doubled home a run and scored on Cameron Poland’s two-run double.

The Bandits will attempt to avoid elimination at 7 tonight against Pepsi Pak, which ousted the Spokane Blue Devils 5-4 in the day’s final game, as Steven Wagar homered and pitched a complete game. Nick Pacheco went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Blue Devils.


Chris Williams (University of Washington/Moscow High) shot a course-record 6-under-par 66 to move into a tie for second place at the 45th Pacific Coast Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif.

Williams, who had eight birdies and is at 211, trails Taylor Travis of Fremont, Calif., by three shots.


The Spokane Chiefs announced that 20-year-old forward Kenton Miller was claimed off waivers by the Calgary Hitmen.

Miller appeared in 173 games over three seasons with Spokane. He recorded a career-high 12 goals in 2009-10.

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