Kwinn Hanson scored 30 points, Chase Haack added 26 and TJ Bracey hit two free throws with less than 1 second left Wednesday to give CC Spokane (14-7, 4-3 NWAACC) a 79-77 win over Big Bend (15-6, 4-3) at Spokane Falls CC.
Haack’s 3-pointer with 9 seconds left tied the game at 77. Bracey stole the ball from Victor Aguero with 2 seconds left and was fouled.
Hanson shot 14 of 17 from the floor.
Riley Holsinger had a game-high 31 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots to lead CC Spokane (11-9, 3-4 NWAACC) to a 69-57 win over Big Bend (13-8, 3-4) at SFCC. Holsinger shot 11 of 22 from the floor and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Defending West Coast Conference regular-season champion Gonzaga was selected to finish fifth in a preseason poll of league coaches. Bulldogs junior outfielder Cory LeBrun and sophomore infielder Caleb Wood made the All-WCC preseason team.
Whitworth was tabbed for second place in the Northwest Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Pirates received one first-place vote and 41 points. Linfield earned seven first-place votes and 56 points.
Eastern Washington received 60 points and was picked for sixth place in the Big Sky Conference preseason coaches’ poll. Portland State earned 10 first-place votes and 100 points.
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