Joseph Stroud scored 19 points, including the last six for Highline, and the Thunderbirds defeated CC Spokane 65-62 on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the NWAACC Men’s Basketball Championships in Kennewick.
The Sasquatch (18-12) had a 14-point lead in the first half, but Highline (22-7) caught them and took a one-point lead at the break, extending the lead to seven early in the second half. The Sasquatch got within a point on a number of occasions.
Kwinn Hanson scored 18 points and Chase Haack 14 for CCS, which plays Edmonds today at 2 p.m. in the 5th/6th-place semifinals.
Lane’s Shelby Snook scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 71-45 victory over CC Spokane in the quarterfinals of the NWAACC championships in Kennewick.
Lane (24-6) outrebounded CCS 56-35.
CCS’ Riley Holsinger scored 18 points and Morgan Freeman added 17 along with 16 rebounds.
CCS (16-13) will play Lower Columbia today at 4 p.m. in the 5th/6th-place semifinals.
Cory LeBrun’s two-run single in the eighth inning lifted Gonzaga to a 6-4 victory over Oklahoma in the Spring Training Classic at Surprise, Ariz.
Trailing 4-3, the Bulldogs (3-8) loaded the bases before Mitchell Gunsolus drew a walk to bring in the tying run. LeBrun followed with his big hit.
Will Abram (1-0), who relieved Andrew Sopko, got the victory, throwing three scoreless innings.
The Bulldogs’ other three runs came in the sixth inning on Joey Harris’ sacrifice bunt, an error and Gunsolus’ RBI single.
• Joe Pistorese threw seven shutout innings in pitching Washington State to a 1-0 victory over Cal State Northridge (6-5) in Los Angeles before the Matadors came back to win the second game of the doubleheader, also by the score of 1-0.
Pistorese (1-0) gave up six hits, walked one and struck out one. Kellen Camus worked the eighth and Ian Hamilton the ninth.
Ian Sagdal scored from third base on an infield hit by Ben Roberts in the fifth inning for the Cougars’ run. WSU (2-7) had four hits.
A sacrifice fly in the sixth scored the only run of the seven-inning second game. Trek Stemp and Trace Tam Sing both had two singles in that game, the only hits for WSU. Cougar starter Tanner Chleborad (0-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings.
Eastern Washington improved by 22 strokes on the second and final day of the 18-team Red Rocks Invitational at Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz., to finish in a sixth-place tie with Wichita State, 28 strokes back of champion Xavier. EWU was 12th after the first day.
EWU’s top golfers were Taylor Crandall, who finished at 5-over 149 to tie for ninth, and Marissa Borja, who had the Eagles’ best round on Sunday with a 70, to finish tied for 17th at 8-over 152. Jacquie LeMarr of host Northern Arizona won at 141.
Whitworth’s final contest of a four-game series against Pacific Lutheran in Parkland, Wash., was postponed because of weather. No makeup date has been set yet.
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