Harris, Redmon get WCC honors
Basketball: Gonzaga junior forward Elias Harris has been named the West Coast Conference men’s Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in two games last week.
Harris had 19 points and 16 rebounds in a victory over BYU and came back with 7 points and 12 rebounds in a win over San Diego.
Harris has 10 double-doubles this season.
• GU senior Katelan Redmon, who had a game-high 28 points and seven rebounds in a title-clinching 77-60 win over BYU on Saturday, is the WCC women’s Player of the Week.
It’s the second weekly honor this season for the Lewis and Clark graduate and the fourth for a Bulldogs player.
• The Gonzaga women (25-4) jumped three spots to No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll after clinching an eighth straight WCC regular-season title with the win over BYU.
EWU Hall of Famer Whitehill dies
Athletics: Eastern Washington Athletics Hall of Fame member Pat Whitehill died Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The 1951 Eastern graduate was a standout in football and track and field for Eastern, then spent 30 years as a member of EWU’s physical education department.
In 2001, Whitehill was selected as an individual member of the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame. Ten years later, in 2011, the 1949-50 Eastern basketball team he played on was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Earlier, he became a member of the Inland Empire Basketball Officials Hall of Fame in honor of his 16-year career.
Whitehill is the third person with a close association to the athletic department to pass away in February.
Former Eastern assistant football coach Cal Murphy, a nine-time Grey Cup champion and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, died on Feb. 18 at the age of 79.
Quarterback Eli Marsh, who played in four football games for Eastern after graduating in 1998 from Newport (Wash.) High School, died in Hawaii on Feb. 3 from a stroke at the age of 31.
Chiefs on road for next four
Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs hit the road for their next four games.
The Chiefs will take on the Victoria Royals tonight and Wednesday in Western Hockey League action before heading to Prince George to take on the Cougars on Friday and Saturday nights.
Spokane (32-22-4-3, 71 points) is fifth in the Western Conference standings, trailing fourth-place Vancouver by five points. Including tonight’s contest, the Chiefs have 11 games remaining before the WHL playoffs begin on March 23.