Seattle Pacific men finish regular season 23-3 | Northwest roundup
Senior Jobi Wall poured in 25 points in his final home game at Brougham Pavilion on Saturday, lifting fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific to a...
Senior Jobi Wall poured in 25 points in his final home game at Brougham Pavilion on Saturday, lifting fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific to a 73-65 men's basketball victory over Alaska Fairbanks that secured the best regular-season winning percentage in school history.
The Falcons 23-3 record gives them a better regular-season record than the 2002 team that was 23-4.
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Troy Huff scored a career-high 34 points, including a game-sealing three-point play with seven seconds left, to give visiting North Dakota a 78-74 victory over Eastern Washington (9-20, 6-12).
The Eagles, meanwhile, remained in ninth place and need help to make the seven-team tournament. Tyler Harvey led Eastern with 21 points, and Martin Seiferth had 14 points and 14 rebounds.
UND led the entire second half, but EWU pulled within 73-72 on Harvey's layup with 51 seconds left. Anderson's layup, followed by Huff's dunk and free throw, gave UND a six-point lead before Seiferth had a dunk to complete the scoring.
• Forward Paul Jones had team-highs of 19 points and nine rebounds, helping Western Washington (26-1, 17-1) end its regular season with a 67-56 victory over Simon Fraser in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game.
• Host Whitworth used a 19-2 run in the second half to turnaround a double-digit deficit and came away with a 75-69 win over the University of Redlands in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
• Mark McLaughlin scored 20 points but Central Washington (14-12, 8-10) fell to Saint Martin's 82-71. Roger O'Neill scored 23 for the Saints (10-16, 6-12) and Will Bond had 21.
Megan Hingston scored 32 points, offsetting a 26-point night by Seattle Pacific's Katie Benson, as Northwest Nazarene raced to an 11-0 lead and beat the visiting Falcons 82-67 in a GNAC game.
• Kayla Bernsen came off the bench to score a game and career-high 25 points as No. 7 Western Washington (23-3, 17-1) defeated host Western Oregon, 78-54.
• Visiting Whitman (22-5) upset No. 13 Lewis & Clark 66-57 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament — the furthest any Whitman basketball program has advanced since the school joined the NCAA in 1996.
• Eastern Washington earned a 67-58 victory over North Dakota. Carrie Ojeda led Eastern (16-11, 12-6 Big Sky) with a career-high 21 points.
• Bobbi Knudsen scored 19 to help Montana State Billings to an 85-65 victory over Central Washington (9-17, 4-14).
Stanford captured the Pac-12 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. It is the Cardinal's third team title in the last four years. Stanford finished with 1,439.5 points, while USC (1,418.5) came in second and California (1,333.5) took third.
Stanford scored USC sophomore Haley Ishimatsu was named the Women's Diver of the Meet, while Stanford sophomore Kristian Ipsen was the Men's Diver of the Meet. California freshman Elizabeth Pelton took home Swimmer of the Meet honors, and teammate Caitlin Leverenz was named the Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Washington State was ninth with 189 points.
• Seattle U's Kevlyn Richards ended her collegiate career by finishing sixth in the 200 breaststroke and leading off the 400 freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Kaitlyn Inglesby pitched a no-hitter and had a three-run homer as Washington (12-5) trounced Brown 11-0 in five innings in the Colorado State Tournament in Fort Collins.
Kylee Lahners was 3 for 4 as the Huskies doubled up Bradley 6-3 later in the day.
On Sunday, the Huskies will play Nebraska-Omaha at 11:30 a.m. and then the host Rams at 2:45 p.m.
• Seattle University (8-8) lost to host UC Santa Barbara 6-4 in 10 innings and to South Dakota State 8-0 in six innings in the UCSB Invitational.
• Saint Martin's used a 16-hit attack to defeat Northwest University 11-4 in the second game of a doubleheader to sweep the series. The Saint defeated Northwest 10-0 in the first game.
Northwest U. (2-10) did come alive with its bats in the second game as Lauren Robinson and Hannah Ganfield both hit solo home runs for the Eagles.
On the road for the first time in six weeks, the No. 14 Washington men fell to No. 27 Drake, 4-3, at the University of Minnesota.
The Huskies won the doubles point and had two singles win, but could not close out either of the final two matches that went to three sets.
• The Washington State women won 5-2 over visiting Boise State.
The Cougars improved to 10-2, the best start to a season since 1986 when the team started 10-1.
The Western Washington women are fourth at 320, five strokes off the lead at the Cal State East Bay Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in Vallejo, Calif.
Compiled from sports-information departments and other sources.