Seattle Pacific men cruise past Western Oregon
Riley Stockton scored 15 points and 20th-ranked Seattle Pacific limited Western Oregon to 17 second-half points on Saturday in a 79-47 Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory at Brougham Pavilion.
The Falcons (18-4) avenged a 74-70 road loss to WOU on Jan. 4 in Monmouth. They stay in first place in the standings with a 9-2 league mark.
SPU controlled the boards by a commanding 47-15 count.
Patrick Simon had 13 points for the Falcons, who also got 10 from Mitch Penner. The Wolves (11-10, 4-7) were led by 10 points apiece from Jordan Wiley and Rodney Webster.
Other men’s basketball
• Mark McLaughlin scored 29 points to lead Central Washington (11-8, 7-4) past Northwest Nazarene, 86-66.
• Michael Greene scored 24 points to lead Northwest University to an 83-74 victory over Evergreen State.
• Seattle Pacific used big runs on each side of halftime to establish a double-digit lead and held on to defeat Western Washington 68-62, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game in Bellingham.
The Falcons (14-5, 7-4) were led by Betsy Kingma with 17 points. Suzanna Ohlsen had 15. Katie Colard had 15 points and Tia Briggs scored 14 for the Vikings (11-8, 7-4).
• Big plays from unlikely sources saw Eastern Washington (9-10, 5-5 Big Sky) come from behind to defeat host Northern Colorado (11-9, 5-6), 52-51. Laura Hughes and Hayley Hodgins scored 12 points apiece to lead the Eagles.
• Central Washington junior Erika Locker had a season-high 13 points, but the Wildcats (6-13, 1-10 GNAC) shot just 34.9 percent from the field in an 88-68 loss at Alaska Fairbanks.
• Domi Mendezona scored 26 points and Sanda Milovic scored 21 to lead Northwest University to a 76-73 victory over Evergreen State.
• Goaltender Taran Kozun (7-1-0-0) suffered his first loss as a Thunderbird as Portland shut out Seattle 3-0, outshooting the T-birds 49-16.
• Ivan Nikolishin scored 4:24 into overtime to give Everett a 5-4 victory over visiting Spokane.
• Activity was brisk as training began for the Thoroughbred racing season at Emerald Downs. Stable superintendent Vern Baze reported more than 200 horses already on the grounds, a total that will rise steadily in advance of the 75-day meet that begins Saturday, April 12.
• Washington State track and field competitors won a total of 20 events and a pair of freshmen reached school records in the Cougar Indoor/Multis competition in Pullman.
WSU freshman Dino Dodig won the men’s heptathlon with a freshman school record of 5,483 points, surpassing Brandon Brownell’s 2004 total of 5,154 points. Daniel Zmuda won the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.44 seconds but ran a prelim time of 8.01 seconds to tie the WSU freshman school record set by Jeshua Anderson in 2008.
• The UW gymnastics team scored a season-high 195.175 points, but fell at No. 13 Arizona, which scored 196.500. UW sophomore Allison Northey won the all-around title with a 39.050.
• The Seattle U men’s swim team concluded its regular season with a home dual meet loss to Brigham Young, 155-49.
• Team Vukich, consisting of Jake Vukich of Seattle, Evan McAuley of Sammamish, Luc Violette of Granite Falls and Kyle Lorvick of Seattle won the U.S. Curling Junior Men’s National Championship at the Granite Curling Club, earning a spot to represent the U.S. at the World Junior Curling Championship Feb. 26 to March 5 in Flims, Switzerland.
From sports-information reports.