Bailey sets GSL scoring record
Prep basketball: Brett Bailey of University stands atop the single-game boys scoring leaders in Spokane.
The University of San Diego-bound Bailey scored 47 points Tuesday, eclipsing the previous best set 42 years ago by a point. Dave Wood of Rogers scored 46 points in 1971.
Bailey (pictured above) made 20 of 32 shots from the field but just 5 of 11 foul shots.
Find a complete roundup of Tuesday’s basketball action from around the region on Pages B3-5.
EWU completes coaching staff
College Volleyball: Eastern Washington University volleyball coach Wade Benson wasted no time in completing his staff, announcing Tuesday that Janelle Allen will serve as an assistant coach and Darren Buckner as associate head coach.
Allen, then known as Janelle Ruen, played for Eastern from 1999 to 2002, playing one year under former head coach Pam Parks, and three for Benson during his previous EWU tenure in 2000 to 2006. Allen also competed for the EWU basketball team for three seasons.
In her four years with the volleyball program, Eastern earned a 93-27 overall record and 45-15 mark in Big Sky play. The Eagles competed in the Big Sky Championship match all four years, and advanced to the NCAA tournament twice.
Buckner, who grew up in Spokane, comes to Eastern with more than 20 years of coaching experience at all levels. Prior to joining the EWU staff, he was the head coach for two years at Laramie County Community College in Laramie, Wyo.
He was previously on the volleyball staffs at UC Davis, Regis University in Denver and Jacksonville (Fla.) University. Buckner also spent time as a high school coach in Oregon.
Cohen earns Big-Sky honor
College Tennis: Eastern Washington University sophomore Joseph Cohen was selected Big Sky Player of the Week on Tuesday. Cohen won both his No. 1 singles matches over the weekend and split his two No. 1 doubles matchups.