CCS men elimianted from conference tournament
The Community Colleges of Spokane’s men’s basketball team saw its season end on Monday with an 84-72 loss to the Yakima Valley Yaks in the NWAACC tournament at Kennewick.
CCS went 1-2 in the tournament after winning the Eastern Division crown. The Sasquatch defeated the Yaks in three previous games this season.
The Sasquatch (24-6) were led by Preston Wynne, who had a game-high 35 points. He hit 10 of 20 shots from the field, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range. However, the remainder of the team hit only 2 of 20 3-point attempts. Luke Evans, Marlowe Brim and Brady Bagby added 10 points each.
Yakima, which made 26 of 31 free throws to Spokane’s 16 of 20, was led by Amir Royal’s 22 points. The Yaks had a 10-rebound advantage.
Gonzaga University senior pitcher Tyler Olson was named the West Coast Conference’s Rawlings Pitcher of the Week Monday.
Olson threw a complete-game in the Zags’ 4-1 win over the University of Texas-San Antonio last Saturday. Olson helped the Bulldogs improve to 9-0 on the year by striking out four batters and allowing three hits and a walk. During one stretch, Olson retired 23 of 26 batters faced
• The Gonzaga University baseball team cracked three national polls for the first time this season Monday. The Bulldogs checked in at No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll, No. 24 in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 and No. 29 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association Top 30. The University of Florida remains the top team in all three polls.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 10-0 after sweeping the three-game UTSA Classic in San Antonio, Texas, last weekend.
The Idaho women’s tennis team continues to dominate the Western Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week award, as sophomore Vicky Lozano became the third Vandal in three weeks to earn the honor.
Lozano beat a pair of regionally ranked opponents and went 3-0 at No. 1 singles on the week and also went 3-0 at No. 1 doubles with partner Almudena Sanz. She earned straight-sets victories against her opponents from UTEP, New Mexico and New Mexico State, while helping Idaho win the doubles point in all three matches, as the Vandals went 2-1 as a team. Lozano follows senior Molly Knox and Sanz, a sophomore, who won the award the last two weeks.
Pam Capper of Cheney picked up her first win over the weekend and vaulted into the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Top 15 in barrel racing.
Capper, who won the Columbia River Circuit title last year, won in Scottsdale, Ariz., for her fourth big check, which increased her season total to more than $11,000. She won $2,017.94.
The Spokane Shock added defensive back Jamal Robinson to their roster while putting wide receiver Steven Black on the physically unable to perform list. Robinson played his college football at Houston.