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NW Briefs | SPU men roll over Saints, 100-90

Dustin Bremerman and JoJay Jackson combined for 40 points and fueled Seattle Pacific's second-half surge in a 100-90 victory over Saint Martin's in a men's basketball game between the top two teams in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Thursday at Brougham Pavilion.

Bremerman led all players with 23 points, 15 after halftime, and Jackson had 17 points and eight rebounds.

With the win, the Falcons (12-6, 5-2) pulled closer in the league standings to the Saints (8-9, 5-1), whose seven-game win streak was snapped. SPU has now won 11 in a row at home and is 8-0 this season.

Jake Linton 18 points and six assists for Saint Martin's.

After Linton helped shave a 11-point deficit to 40-39 late in the first half, the Falcons responded with a 21-1 burst that extended nearly six minutes into the second half.

Stakes races announced

AUBURN -- The 72nd running of the $300,000 Longacres Mile on Aug. 19 is the highlight for the 2007 Emerald Downs stakes schedule.

Additional championship races include: the $100,000 Washington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, Aug. 18; $100,000 Emerald Distaff for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, Aug. 19; $80,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes for juvenile fillies, Sept. 2; $100,000 Emerald Downs Derby for 3-year-olds, Sept. 3; and $100,000 Gottstein Futurity for juveniles, Sept. 29.

Sounders reveal schedule

The Seattle Sounders unveiled their 2007 schedule, which kicks off in Vancouver, B.C., on April 21. Their home opener will be against archrival Portland on May 5 at Qwest Field, with the regular-season home finale slated for Aug. 31 against Minnesota.

The Sounders will again face each opponent a minimum of two times, once home and once away. Remaining matches are scheduled with geographic rivals.

Other men's basketball

Mike Titus hit a fadeaway jumper with less than a second left to give Alaska Fairbanks a 57-56 win over Seattle University at the Connolly Center. David White and Leigh Swanson each had 12 points for Seattle U. (11-6, 3-3 GNAC).

• Alaska Anchorage hit 10 of 12 three-point attempts in the first half, opening up a big lead as it went on to defeat Western Washington 92-72 in Bellingham. Lukas Henne had a game-high 19 points for the Vikings (9-7, 3-3 GNAC).

Women's basketball

Laina Sobczak had 19 points and Seattle University (13-4, 5-2 GNAC) held Central Washington to its lowest point total of the season in a 60-46 win at the Connolly Center. Central (13-4, 3-3) had a four-game win streak snapped.

• Western Oregon scored the last 10 points of a 73-68 win over Saint Martin's (5-12, 1-5 GNAC) in Monmouth, Ore.


• Washington has reached an agreement to renew its football rivalry with the University of Colorado in a home-and-away series in 2015 and 2016. Washington will travel to Boulder, Colo., for a game on Sept. 12, 2015, while Colorado will return the trip to Husky Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016.

• Seattle is one of 20 cities where a community football field will receive a makeover, thanks to $2.4 million in grants awarded by NFL teams, the National Football League Players Association and the National Football Leagues Grassroots Program. The fields will be built or significantly renovated with irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards, goal posts and synthetic turf.

• Fadi Afash, who played for the Portland Timbers between 2002 and 2005, pleaded guilty in Clark County to identity theft and other charges and was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Prosecutors said Afash fed a gambling habit by using an elderly Washington couple's identity to steal an estimated $138,000.

Compiled from wire and sports-information reports and other sources.

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