January 14, 2014 in Sports

Loss costs Zags in polls

 

Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference men’s basketball upset loss at Portland last Thursday knocked the Bulldogs out of the Associated Press Top 25 and nearly out of the USA Today rankings.

Gonzaga (14-3) dropped from 18th to 24th in the USA Today poll. The Bulldogs received 17 points in the AP poll, well behind No. 25 UCLA’s 103.

The Zags, who visit Pepperdine on Thursday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday, had been ranked in both polls all season, including 15th in the AP preseason rankings with a high of 11th on Nov. 25.

Women’s basketball

Sunny Greinacher, instrumental in Gonzaga’s 2-0 week, is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Greinacher averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 65 percent from the floor and 88.9 percent from the free throw line. She had 14 points, five rebounds and a steal in GU’s 29-point win over then-No. 24 San Diego.

Arena football

The Spokane Shock training camp will run Feb. 20-March 8 at the team’s practice facility in Spokane Valley, the AFL team announced.

Physical exams will occupy the players the first day with two “acclimation” practices before the team puts on pads Feb. 23.

The Shock open the season March 15 with a home game against Iowa.

Boys basketball

Colton 52, Kamiah 25: Carter Dahmen hit five of his six field goals from 3-point range and had 17 points to lead the Wildcats (6-3) to the nonleague road victory over the winless Kubs (0-9). Dalton Patchen added 13 for Colton.


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