Community Colleges of Spokane had four women finish in the top 12, led by Megan Bruce’s fifth-place showing, and breezed to its third straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship at Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton, Wash.
Bruce carded an 8-over-par 90 on the final day of the two-round event to finish at 176.
CCS’ Nicole Hermanson closed with an 87 and tied for eighth place at 181. Ali Plaster had the low round of the day for the Sasquatch with an 85. She finished 11th with a 183 total. Teammate Amber Watson finished tied for 12th at 188.
CCS finished with a 533 total, 38 strokes ahead of runner-up Tacoma. Tacoma’s Pony Leung (161) earned medalist honors.
Sasquatch coach Christie Dalsanders won her third straight coach of the year award.
•CCS’ men entered the second round of the NWAACC Championships one shot off the lead, but ended up in fourth place, 16 shots behind winner Skagit Valley (602) at the Gold Mountain Golf Complex Olympic Course in Bremerton.
Freshman Aaron Biel (Lewis and Clark High) tied for third place at 5-over 149 to pace the Sasquatch. Biel was the leader after the first day, but had nines of 39-38 to slip back.
Brandon Brown of Walla Walla and Chris Fuller of Skagit Valley tied for first at 147. CCS’ Todd Christensen tied for seventh at 152.
Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play for the North Idaho College men’s basketball team for the 2005-2006 season.
Jordan Sutton is a 5-foot-10 point guard from Bethel High School in Spanaway, Wash. He led Bethel to the State 4A tournament all three years as starting point guard, capping his high school career with a state title last year. Sutton was named South Puget Sound League South Division player of the year, received all-state honorable mention and was selected to play in the Washington vs. Oregon All-Star Game.
Humberto Perez is a 6-2 wing from Davis High in Yakima. He averaged 22.8 points per game at Davis while playing for former University of Washington star Shag Williams. Perez was selected first-team 4A all-state by the Seattle Times and was the Big Nine Conference player of the year and a 2005 McDonald’s All-American nominee.
Tommy Craddock is a 6-8 post from Mariner High School in Everett. He averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game while being named all-conference first team in the West Coast South Division. Craddock was rated by NorthwestHoops.com as the sixth-best post player in Washington and received all-state honorable mention.
Steven Wesley is a 6-5 wing from Medical Lake High. He led the Cardinals to the State 2A championship and was league most valuable player his senior season. Wesley was named to the 2A all-state first team his junior and senior seasons, was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and averaged 19.5 points per game while playing all five positions.
Zach Parks is a 6-8 post from Anaconda (Mont.) High. He was a three-time all-state player, averaging 18.6 points and nine rebounds per game. Parks was also a four-year starter and president of the high school student body.
NIC also signed Scott Stockwell, a 6-2 guard from Post Falls High.
“We are very excited with the group of student-athletes that we have signed at this point,” said NIC coach Jared Phay. “They are all coming from very successful programs and they are proven winners who can compete in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.”
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