Spokane men wins Dale J Bates Tournament
Eugene, OR -- Spokane cruised past Umpqua 88-68 to take the 2009 Dale J Bates tournament hosted by Lane Community College this weekend.
The bracket had been modified due to freezing rain Friday which forced officials to close the campus just after the opening match was completed. Treasure Valley, winners in Saturday's game, could possibly have played in the championship game, but the team needed to return to Ontario Sunday so Umpqua took their place in the bracket pairings.
MVP - Griffin Jones, Spokane
Leo Van Pelt, Southwestern Oregon
Brandon Thomas, Pierce
Kevin Bond, Spokane
Jordan Black, Umpqua