GU men climb in major polls

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team moved up a few spots in both major polls, climbing to No. 22 in the Associated Press poll and No. 18 in USA Today.

The Bulldogs (14-2, 4-0 WCC) went 3-0 at home last week. They visit Portland on Thursday.

Arizona, No. 1 in the AP poll for the fifth straight week, is followed by Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State.

Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, fell to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils are out of the Top 10 since December 2007.

Illinois (23) and Kansas State (25) are ranked for the first time this season.

UI’s Barr tabbed

Idaho junior guard Stacey Barr has been named WAC women’s basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

Barr led Idaho to a pair of WAC road victories to open the conference season with 34 points that included 21 in her fifth double-double of the season with 12 rebounds.

Shock land DB

Jimmy Williams, a 6-foot-3 defensive back from Virginia Tech, has been assigned to the Spokane Shock for his rookie AFL season.

A consensus first-team All-American his senior season for the Hokies in 2005, he has spent some time in the NFL since.

Girls basketball

Lewiston 62, Pullman 24: Emilee Schlader had 18 points and Lynzee Wilson hit four 3-pointers in a 14-point game in the Bengals’ nonleague road win over the Greyhounds.

Becca Wickard and Stephanie Winchell divided 10 for the Greyhounds.

Boys basketball

Pullman 65, Lewiston 29: The Greyhounds jumped on the visiting Bengals early en route to the nonleague win.

Race Martin led the Greyhounds with 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Dakota Jackson led Lewiston with 10 points.

Lakeside (ID) 50, Troy 49: Joe Brown capped a 13-point game with two late free throws to nail down Lakeside’s nonleague victory at Troy.

Doug Schatz also scored 13 for the Knights.

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