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Weekend Tournament Roundup & All-Tourney Teams

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Dale J. Bates Invitational hosted by Lane:

Spokane defeated SW Oregon 105-102 to claim the championship at the Dale J. Bates Invitational hosted by Lane Community College. Spokane shot 53% in the first half to lead by 7 at the split. SW Oregon countered, shooting a blazing 65% in the second half. The Lakers tied the game 6 minutes into the second half on a D’vante Howard steal and dunk.

The game saw 11 lead changes, with the Sasquatch’s Sam Druffel hit a 3 with 2:31 left to give Spokane their final lead. SW Oregon’s Dexter Williams hit a field goal with 0:13 left to play to bring the Lakers within one. However, a SW Oregon foul brought TJ Bracey to the line, where he made two free throws to seal the game. Bracey finished with 7 points and 6 assists.

Spokane’s Kwinn Hanson finished with a game-high 36 points and 9 boards. Chase Haack chipped in 22. Dean Richey added 14 points and 6 assists. For SW Oregon, DJ Anderson led the Lakers with 33 points, 10 assists, and 7 boards. Howard finished with 21 and 6 boards.

Lane defeated Lower Columbia 73-61 to clinch 3rd. University of the Redwoods topped New Hope Christian 88-67 for 4th place.

Final Standings:
2nd-SW Oregon
4th-College of the Redwoods

All-Tournament Team
Kwinn Hanson, Spokane
Zach Kirschbaum, Lane
DJ Anderson, SW Oregon
Mana Niu, Lower Columbia
Jon Losa, Redwoods
MVP - Kwinn Hanson, Spokane

Bulldog Classic:
Highline led by as many as 12 in the first half but poor shooting by the Thunderbirds (36% in the second half) and a strong team-wide showing by Pierce gave the Raiders the championship 90-85 at the Bulldog Classic, hosted by Bellevue. After 6 lead changes, Pierce went ahead for good on an Alex Johnson field goal and David Jeffries assist, one of his 8 for the game. He also chipped in 13 points.

Gary Jacobs led the Raiders with a game-high 18 and 9 boards. For the Thunderbirds, Jimmy Keum and Madison McCaffrey chipped in 14 apiece. Joseph Stroud finished with 8 points and 7 boards.

Walla Walla defeated Chemeketa in a barn burner 106-103 for 3rd. Big Bend topped Bellevue 78-68 to claim 4th.

Final Standings:
3rd-Walla Walla
4th-Big Bend

All-Tournament Team:
David Jeffries, Pierce
Harold Lee, Highline
Satchel Schetzle, Walla Walla
Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Bryce White, Chemeketa

MVP-Gary Jacobs, Pierce

Women’s Basketball

Raider Invitational:
Clackamas led for most of the first half, but Lane took advantage of 18 second-chance points to win the Raider Invitational 76-70. Led by tournament MVP Marikah Wright, the Titans shot 48% in the second half, including 4/8 from the arc. Wright finished with 23 and Gabby Heehn chipped in 19. Shelby Snook added a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.

For the Cougars, Laci Effenberger shot 7-14 from the arc to finish with 26. She combined with Tori Wilkinson for 8 assists (4 apiece). Wilkinson added 14 points and 8 boards.

Columbia Basin defeated Wenatchee Valley 58-46 to clinch 3rd. Tacoma topped host Piece 67-61 to claim 4th.

Final Standings:
3rd-Columbia Basin

All-Tournament Team:
Tyanna Barton , Tacoma
Laci Effenberger, Clackamas
Darian Gasseling , Wenatchee Valley
Shelby Snook , Lane
Kelsey Yenney , Columbia Basin

MVP Marikah Wright , Lane

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