Northwest University men hand defending champion Cornerstone (Mich.) 79-71 loss in NAIA basketball tournament
Northwest University, the No. 8 seed, bounced defending champion Cornerstone (Mich.) from the NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament...
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Northwest University, the No. 8 seed, bounced defending champion Cornerstone (Mich.) from the NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament with a 79-71 victory.
Jordan Call led five Northwest players in double figures with 21 points. Rich Skillman had 17 and Ryan Dornik scored 11 off the bench.
Dan Prossehl had 14 points for Cornerstone (19-12) to go with 12 rebounds.
Northwest (28-4) faces ninth-seed Northwestern (Iowa) at 1 p.m. Pacific Friday. Northwestern (26-6) rolled to a 95-69 win over Tennessee Wesleyan.
The combination of Seafth Howe and Garrett Anderson held Saint Joseph's scoreless, and one run early in the game was enough for Seattle University, as the Redhawks completed a two-game sweep of the Hawks with a 1-0 victory at Bannerwood Stadium.
Howe pitched eight innings, giving up only three hits and two walks while striking out four Hawk batters. He threw 101 pitches, 60 of them for strikes, in picking up his second victory of the season. One day after pitching 3-2/3 innings, Anderson came on in relief in the ninth inning and needed only nine pitches in earning his first career save.
With one out in the second inning, Josh Kutz drew a walk. He advanced to third when a pickoff throw from Hawk starter Shane Carey could not be handled by first baseman Kevin Taylor. Carey committed the second of three balks to allow Kutz to come home.
• Kimi Pohlman and Nikia Williams became the sixth and seventh players in UW history to be selected in the National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. Pohlman became the highest-ever Husky selected with the No. 2 overall pick by the Chicago Bandits. Williams was the 16th overall pick and the fourth pick of the fourth round by the USSA Florida Pride.
• Washington Stealth goaltender Kevin Croswell was chosen Defensive Player of the Week by the National Lacrosse League. Croswell was signed as a free agent last week and in his first game with the Stealth helped them to a 14-9 victory over Toronto.
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