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Shock will open season at Arizona

The Spokane Shock will open the 2015 Arena Football League season on the road against three-time defending champion Arizona on March 28.

The AFL released the 2015 schedule Friday. Spokane has three matchups with Portland, San Jose, Las Vegas and Arizona during the 18-game regular season. Spokane will host Arizona on May 30 and July 17. San Jose visits the Shock on May 16 and June 26.

Spokane makes two trips to Portland before entertaining the Thunder on July 25. Two of the Spokane-Las Vegas games are in Las Vegas. Spokane’s bye weeks fall on Week 4 (April 17-18) and Week 15 (every team has a bye on the Fourth of July holiday weekend). 

The AFL is down from 14 teams to 12. Las Vegas is the newest addition. San Antonio and Pittsburgh folded. Iowa joined a smaller indoor league.

Women’s basketball

Jaida Burgess led six players in double figures with 17 points and added five steals and five rebounds as CC Spokane (8-3) routed South Puget Sound (2-2) 94-40 at the Spokane Crossover at Spokane Falls CC.

The Sasquatch will play Clackamas (8-3) in the title game today at 3 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Keith Bowen Jr. had 28 points and Jalen Schlegel added 23 as Chemeketa (7-6) erased a 12-point halftime deficit and beat CC Spokane 107-105 at the Clackamas Crossover in Oregon City, Oregon.

Dean Richey and Jake Love scored 26 points apiece for the Sasquatch (8-5), who were eliminated from the tournament after two straight losses.

Hockey

Tommy Brown scored twice and the Chase Heat (15-14-2-5, 37 points) topped the Spokane Braves (18-15-0-3, 39) 2-1 in a KIJHL game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane.

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