Lane Track and Field Athlete Hospitalized and in Critical Condition

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Gazette-Times | Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 1:45 am

MONROE – A head-on collision sent a Josephine County man to the hospital in critical condition late Wednesday night, and a Corvallis man to jail.

Just before midnight, sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident involving a southbound 1996 Jeep Cherokee driven by Shane Michael Chambers, 31, of Corvallis. His vehicle reportedly crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2002 Chevy Cavalier driven by Larry Ragsdale, 20, of O’Brien.

Both drivers were alone in their vehicles, and both were transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

Ragsdale remained hospitalized there Thursday afternoon in critical condition.

Chambers was treated at the hospital, and then arrested on charges of DUII, assault, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He was transported to the Benton County jail, where he remained Thursday afternoon on $150,000 bail.

The two-vehicle crash closed both lanes of Highway 99W about two miles north of Monroe for more than four hours. The highway was reopened shortly before 4 a.m.

This was the second serious crash in a week near Monroe.

On Saturday, Riley Dean West, 61, of Eugene died after his motorcycle crashed into an embankment near the intersection of Kyle Road with Coon Road, west of Monroe. Alcohol was not a factor in that accident.

Former Lane Track and Field Athlete Wins National Championship

Former Lane Track and Field Athlete Wins National Championship!

Travis Thompson ran the 800m leg of the Ducks winning Distance Medley team. Travis is a Junior Sprinter for the Ducks. Before transferring to the University of Oregon, Travis won the NWAACC 400m title for Lane in 2007.

Another Lane Decathlete signs with the Ducks!

The Lane C.C. Decathlon pipeline continues as Lane sophomore Kevin Godfrey signs with the University of Oregon Ducks. He joins Billy Pappas, Gabe LeMay, Brian Bartow, and Cody Fleming as Titan Decathletes who became Ducks. Kevin placed 4th at the 2009 Junior National with a 6790 score.

NWAACC Basketball All-Star Scores and Photos

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Scores
Men West 91 North 84
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Men East 95 South 89 box
Women South 91 East 81 box
Women North 74 West 68 box

NWAACC Basketball All-Star Event

 

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE ALL-STARS – MEN

EAST REGION
Drew Church, Columbia Basin
Emery Henning, Walla Walla
Zack Humphrey, Spokane
Derrick January, Yakima Valley
Griffon Jones, Spokane
Tyler McKee, Treasure Valley
Jason Mumm, Treasure Valley
Chris Pynch, Spokane
Terriel Thomas, Treasure Valley
Jeff Ranstrom, Big Bend
William Winn, Big Bend

 

WEST REGION
Derrick Davis, Tacoma
Julian Fernandez, Highline
Asante Gaskin, S. Puget Sound
Larry Green, Grays Harbor
Michael Hall, S. Puget Sound
Jeray Key, Lower Columbia
Brok Pendelton, Green River
Craig Seiler, Centralia
Darious Walker, Tacoma
Jake Wilcox, Green River

SOUTH REGION
Jeff Dorman, Clackamas
Jordan Highland, Linn-Benton
Jamar Johnson, Mt. Hood
Earl Jones, Mt. Hood
Jeremy Jones, Mt. Hood
Greg McWilliams, Chemeketa
Justin Steinke, Clackamas
Chehales Tapscott, Clackamas    
Dominique Watson, Lane
Aric Wright, Lane

 

NORTH REGION
Andrew Beatty, Skagit Valley
Wil Bush, Seattle
Elon Langston, Whatcom
Matt Lapasin, Bellevue
David Maddock, Bellevue
Tyler Monroe, Edmonds
Matt Peterson, Whatcom
Ryan Rutherford, Peninsula
Dirk Snell, Everett
Shawn West, Shoreline

SOPHOMORE ALL-STARS – WOMEN

EAST REGION
Rosetta Adzasu, Yakima Valley
Dana Bates, Big Bend
Nicole DeRosier, Yakima Valley
Alla Dzhidzhiyeshvili, Treasure Valley
Megan Eisenmann, Spokane
Katie Isham, Walla Walla
Nancy Johnson, Walla Walla
Anna Marchbanks, Yakima Valley
Brianna Smith, Columbia Basin
Nicole Tolman, Treasure Valley

 

WEST REGION
Lexi Belcher, Centralia (injured)
Autumn Greene, Centralia
Lauren Hill, Highline
Courtney May, Centralia
Kaitlin Nielson, S. Puget Sound
Marla Olstedt, Lower Columbia
Sadie Salte, Lower Columbia
Tera McCann Soushek, Highline
Kalassa Taumaletia, Tacoma
Brittany Welch, Lower Columbia
Ariassa Wilson, Highline

SOUTH REGION
Nneamaka Anyanwu, Umpqua
Brooklyn Bahme, Mt. Hood
Theresa Brown, Lane
Rylee Peterson, Clackamas            
Dayle Powell, Clackamas
Tiffany Rich, Lane
Mykiea Russell, Umpqua
Katie Smith, Mt. Hood
Sarah Brolsma-Whitfield, Lane
Kate Wilton, Umpqua

 

NORTH REGION
Whitney Anderson, Edmonds
Keri Arendse, Skagit Valley
Nicole Buhl, Seattle
Kayle Haines, Bellevue
Ashley Housden, Everett
Dena Houser, Peninsula
Alisha Love, Bellevue
Jodi Mitchell, Olympic
DeVeonna Munson, Seattle
Tiffany Shen , Bellevue

NWAACC Basketball Sophomore All-Star Games Mar 14th

NWAACC Basketball All-Star Event

Pierce College is proud to be the host site for the 2010 NWAACC Basketball Sophomore All-Star Event. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, March 14, at the Health Education Center, on the campus of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. The event will feature 82 of the top men’s and women’s sophomore basketball players from the four regions of the NWAACC.

Game Times:

  • 11:00 a.m. – South Women vs.East Women
  • 12:30 p.m. – North Women vs. West Women
  • 2:00 p.m. – South Men vs. East Men
  • 3:30 p.m. – North Men vs. West Men

aTicket Prices:

Tickets are good for the entire day, and are available at the door.

  • $5.00 – Adults
  • $3.00 – Students/Seniors/Military
  • Free – Children under 12 and 4-year college coaches

Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Location:
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Directions

All-Star Photos
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SOPHOMORE ALL-STARS – MEN

EAST REGION
Drew Church, Columbia Basin
Emery Henning, Walla Walla
Zack Humphrey, Spokane
Derrick January, Yakima Valley
Griffon Jones, Spokane
Tyler McKee, Treasure Valley
Jason Mumm, Treasure Valley
Chris Pynch, Spokane
Terriel Thomas, Treasure Valley
Jeff Ranstrom, Big Bend
William Winn, Big Bend

 

WEST REGION
Derrick Davis, Tacoma
Julian Fernandez, Highline
Asante Gaskin, S. Puget Sound
Larry Green, Grays Harbor
Michael Hall, S. Puget Sound
Jeray Key, Lower Columbia
Brok Pendelton, Green River
Craig Seiler, Centralia
Darious Walker, Tacoma
Jake Wilcox, Green River

SOUTH REGION
Jeff Dorman, Clackamas
Jordan Highland, Linn-Benton
Jamar Johnson, Mt. Hood
Earl Jones, Mt. Hood
Jeremy Jones, Mt. Hood
Greg McWilliams, Chemeketa
Justin Steinke, Clackamas
Chehales Tapscott, Clackamas    
Dominique Watson, Lane
Aric Wright, Lane

 

NORTH REGION
Andrew Beatty, Skagit Valley
Wil Bush, Seattle
Elon Langston, Whatcom
Matt Lapasin, Bellevue
David Maddock, Bellevue
Tyler Monroe, Edmonds
Matt Peterson, Whatcom
Ryan Rutherford, Peninsula
Dirk Snell, Everett
Shawn West, Shoreline

SOPHOMORE ALL-STARS – WOMEN

EAST REGION
Rosetta Adzasu, Yakima Valley
Dana Bates, Big Bend
Nicole Durosier, Yakima Valley
Alla Dzhidzhiyeshvili, Treasure Valley
Megan Eisenmann, Spokane
Katie Isham, Walla Walla
Nancy Johnson, Walla Walla
Anna Marchbanks, Yakima Valley
Brianna Smith, Columbia Basin
Nicole Tolman, Treasure Valley

 

WEST REGION
Lexi Belcher, Centralia (injured)
Autumn Greene, Centralia
Lauren Hill, Highline
Courtney May, Centralia
Kaitlin Nielson, S. Puget Sound
Marla Olstedt, Lower Columbia
Sadie Salte, Lower Columbia
Tera McCann Soushek, Highline
Kalassa Taumaletia, Tacoma
Brittany Welch, Lower Columbia
Ariassa Wilson, Highline

SOUTH REGION
Nneamaka Anyanwu, Umpqua
Brooklyn Bahme, Mt. Hood
Theresa Brown, Lane
Rylee Peterson, Clackamas            
Dayle Powell, Clackamas
Tiffany Rich, Lane
Mykiea Russell, Umpqua
Katie Smith, Mt. Hood
Sarah Brolsma-Whitfield, Lane
Kate Wilton, Umpqua

 

NORTH REGION
Whitney Anderson, Edmonds
Keri Arendse, Skagit Valley
Nicole Buhl, Seattle
Kayle Haines, Bellevue
Ashley Housden, Everett
Dina Houser, Peninsula
Alisha Love, Bellevue
Jodi Mitchell, Olympic
DeVeonna Munson, Seattle
Tiffany Shen , Bellevue

Clackamas Men repeat as NWAACC Champions

Men’s Championship
Clackamas 72, Lower Columbia 49
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Kennewick, WA — In a slow start, The Clackamas Cougars scored the game’s opening bucket nearly four minutes into the contest then went on to stun the Lower Columbia Red Devils cruising to a 23 point win, 72-49.

Coming into the game, the two squads met in preseason tournament championship games with the Devils coming out victorious on both occasions.  The contest also marked a repeat of last season’s championship game where the Cougars just edged the Devils a in an overtime thriller.

Both teams struggled with their shooting but Clackamas’ 45% was 15% better than the Devils’ 30%. The Cougars also dominated the paint, out rebounding the Devils 50-31.

Southern Region and NWAACC Tournament MVP Chehales Tapscott was blistering hot scoring 26 points to go with his 21 rebounds, 3 blocks and two steals. Tapscott was also the Tournament MVP last season. Jeff Dorman followed Tapscott’s act with 15 points and 7 boards. Andre Dickson was the Cougars’ top pickpocket with a game high four steals.

West Region MVP Marcus Bell led the Devils with 16 points, 15 boards and three blocks. Jeray Key and Clint Burgoyne combined on another 24 points.

The championship marks the third time in four years that coach Clif Wegner and Clackamas has walked away with the title. They end their season with an overall record of 25-5.

Lower Columbia end their 2009-10 campaign with a 25-4 record and their second consecutive 2nd place finish.  They also recently had back-to-back title runs in 2004 and 2005.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Chehales Tapscott, Clackamas (MVP)
Marcus Bell, Lower Columbia
Jordan Kid, Yakima Valley
Jeff Dorman, Clackamas
Jeray Key, Lower Columbia
Emery Henning, Walla Walla

Second Team
Chris Pynch, Spokane
Chris Holmes, Tacoma
Anthony Enriquez, Tacoma
E.J. Manley, Clackamas
Willie Blodgett, Yakima Valley

Tournament Most Inspirational – Justin Stores

Walla Walla Women capture NWAACC Championship

Women’s Championship
Walla Walla 75, Yakima Valley 72
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Walla Walla Women's NWAACC Champions
Kennewick, WA — The Walla Walla Warriors won their second NWAACC title 75-73 in front of a large noisy crowd full of Warrior and Yakima Valley fans. The first half was littered with lead changes and the two squads entered the locker rooms at the break with the scored knotted at 31 a piece. 

Walla Walla came out strong in the second half as Tournament MVP Katie Isham racked up 12 points the the first five minutes following the break. The Warriors mounted a 10 point lead before Yakima began a rally that got them back into the game with five minutes remaining.

The Yaks held the lead 72-70 with a minute remaining when Kayla Hutcheson sank a free throw to tie the contest for the seventh time. Jaimie Berghammer and Layne Tucker sealed the deal for the Warriors with a pair of trips to the charity stripe that netted four points and the win.

East Region MVP Kati Isham and Nancy Johnson both ripped the nets for 20 points. Isham also led the team in rebounds with 8 while Layne Tucker and Berghammer added another 7 boards a peice.

Anna Marchbanks led the scoring for the Yaks with 32 followed by Rosetta Adzasu’s 22. Marchbanks was huge in the paint with her game high 14 boards and 3 steals.

Walla Walla ends their championship season with a 28-1 record while Yakima Valley is forced to settle for the runner-up trophy and a 24-6 record. Both squads had a share of the Eastern Region title to go along with their successful seasons.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Kati Isham, Walla Walla (MVP)
Anna Marchbanks, Yakima Valley
Rosetta Adzasu, Yakima Valley
Nancy Johnson, Walla Walla
Nicole DeRosier, Yakima Valley
Rylee Peterson, Clackamas

Second Team
Shayla Ball, Clackamas
Sarah Brolsma Whitfield, Lane
Theresa Brown, Lane
Ali Campbell, Centralia
Mary
Ochiltree, Everett

2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships Game Summaries: Tuesday

Brackets: Men | Women

Men’s Championship
Clackamas 72, Lower Columbia 49
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The Clackamas Cougars scored the game’s opening bucket nearly four minutes into the contest then went on to stun the Lower Columbia Red Devils cruising to a 23 point win, 72-49.

Coming into the game, the two squads met in preseason tournament championship games with the Devils coming out victorious on both occasions.  The contest also marked a repeat of last season’s championship game where the Cougars just edged the Devils a in an overtime thriller.

Both teams struggled with their shooting but Clackamas’ 45% was 15% better than the Devils’ 30%. The Cougars also dominated the paint, out rebounding the Devils 50-31.

Southern Region and NWAACC Tournament MVP Chehales Tapscott was blistering hot scoring 26 points to go with his 21 rebounds, 3 blocks and two steals. Tapscott was also the Tournament MVP last season. Jeff Dorman followed Tapscott’s act with 15 points and 7 boards. Andre Dickson was the Cougars’ top pickpocket with a game high four steals.

West Region MVP Marcus Bell led the Devils with 16 points, 15 boards and three blocks. Jeray Key and Clint Burgoyne combined on another 24 points.

The championship marks the third time in four years that coach Clif Wegner and Clackamas has walked away with the title. They end their season with an overall record of 25-5.

Lower Columbia end their 2009-10 campaign with a 25-4 record and their second consecutive 2nd place finish.  They also recently had back-to-back title runs in 2004 and 2005.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Chehales Tapscott, Clackamas (MVP)
Marcus Bell, Lower Columbia
Jordan Kid, Yakima Valley

Jeff Dorman, Clackamas
Jeray Key, Lower Columbia

Emery Henning, Walla Walla

Second Team
Chris Pynch, Spokane
Chris Holmes, Tacoma
Anthony Enriquez, Tacoma
E.J. Manley, Clackamas
Willie Blodgett, Yakima Valley

Tournament Most Inspirational – Justin Stores

Women’s Championship
Walla Walla 75, Yakima Valley 72
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The Walla Walla Warriors won their second NWAACC title 75-73 in front of a large noisy crowd full of Warrior and Yakima Valley fans. The first half was littered with lead changes and the two squads when into the locker room at the break with the scored knotted at 31 a piece. 

Walla Walla came out strong in the second half as Tournament MVP Katie Isham racked up 12 points the the first five minutes following the break. The Warriors mounted a 10 point lead before Yakima began a rally that got them back into the game with five minutes remaining.

The Yaks held the lead 72-70 with a minute remaining when Kayla Hutcheson sank a free throw to tie the contest for the seventh time. Jaimie Berghammer and Layne Tucker sealed the deal for the Warriors with a pair of trips to the charity stripe that netted four points and the win.

East Region MVP Kati Isham and Nancy Johnson both ripped the nets for 20 points. Isham also led the team in rebounds with 8 while Layne Tucker and Berghammer added another 7 boards a peice.

Anna Marchbanks led the scoring for the Yaks with 32 followed by Rosetta Adzasu’s 22. Marchbanks was huge in the paint with her game high 14 boards and 3 steals.

Walla Walla ends their championship season with a 28-1 record while Yakima Valley is forced to settle for the runner-up trophy and a 24-6 record. Both squads had a share of the Eastern Region title to go along with their successful seasons.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Kati Isham, Walla Walla (MVP)
Anna Marchbanks, Yakima Valley
Rosetta Adzasu, Yakima Valley (Most Inspirational)
Nancy Johnson, Walla Walla
Nicole DeRosier, Yakima Valley
Rylee Peterson, Clackamas

Second Team
Shayla Ball, Clackamas
Sarah Brolsma Whitfield, Lane

Theresa Brown, Lane
Ali Campbell, Centralia
Mary
Ochiltree, Everett

2pm Men’s Third Place Match
Tacoma 81, Yakima Valley 79 OT
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The Tacoma Titans and Yakima Valley Yaks battled back and forth for most of the first half before the Yaks established a a six point lead going into the break, 36-30.

The two squads endured seven lead changes in the second half before Tacoma secured the win in overtime off a field goal by Chris Holmes and a free throw by Royal Lexing.

Chris Holmes and Darious Walker led the Titans with 15 points while Lexing added another 14 more.  Holmes enjoyed a gmae high 13 rebounds a swatted away four Yak shots.

Jordan Kidd led the Yaks with 23 points, 4 assists and three steals. Terrell Evans was huge off the bench with 20 points and Jonathan Kirvin led the team in rebounds with 10.

Tacoma ends its season with third place harware and an overall record of 25-4.  Yakima Valley’s season also comes to a close with a sixth placde finish and a 17-13 record.

2pm Women’s Third Place Match
Clackamas 86, Lane 76
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The Clackamas Cougars came into the game with a 1-2 season record against the Lane, but didn’t seemed faze by the task as they soundly defeated the Titans 86-76.

The Cougars grabbed the lead a few minutes into the game and led by as much as twenty points in the second half.

Five players scored in double digits for Clackamas led by Southern Region MVP Rylee Peterson’s 21. Dayle Powell, Miranda Martine, Shayla Ball and Johnnelle Kapua had 17, 15, 12, and 11 points respectively. Peterson also tied for a game high 12 rebounds.

Sarah Brolsma Whitfield paced the Lane attack with 16 points and 12 boards. Theresa Brown, Kristen Huff and Susan Smith also tallied double-digit scoring figures. Smith had a game high 10 assists and Brown also chipped in with 10 boards.

Clackamas ends it season with a third place trophy and an overall record of 24-5 while Lane ends its season with a sixth place finish and a 24-6 record.

12pm Men’s Fourth Place Match
Walla Walla 71, Mt Hood 66
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Walla Walla seized the lead early in the first half and went on to take down the Mt Hood Saints 71-66.

Walla Walla was paced by D.J. Wright’s 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.  Jason Smith (15) and Aaron Van de Graaf (10) also finished with double-digit scoring.

The Saints were led by Jeremy Jones’ 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Dustin Jones and Garrett Strasburg chipped another 10 points a piece.

The Warriors completed their season with a fourth place trophy and an overall record of  22-6 while Mt Hood takes seventh place and compiled a 20-8 season record.

12pm Women’s Fourth Place Match
Centralia 54, Everett 52
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The fourth place match looked to be a run-away as the Centralia Trailblazers mounted a large lead and maintained it through much of the first half.  The Everett Trojans got a rally going just before the half and, after briefly taking the lead, went into the locker room down by just four, 27-23.

The second half was a close contest with several lead changes but Centralia’s Molly Erven buried a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to pull out the two point win for the Trailblazers.

Ali Campbell provided much of the firepower for the Blazers with her 23 points and 8 boards. Autumn Greene also  had a strong showing with 10 points to go along with her 11 boards.

Everett had a balanced attack with four player scoring double digits led by Mary Ochiltree’s 13 points. Karissa Tri and Brittany Pierce tallied 12 a piece while Ashley Housden had a team high 10 rebounds.

Centralia ends their season with fourth place trophy and an overall record of  26-4.  Everett closes out their 2009-10 campaign with a seventh place finish and an overall record of  18-11.

10am Men’s Fifth Place Match
Spokane74, Bellevue 69
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The men’s fifth place match saw four lead changes in the first half with Spokane taking a 35-30 lead into the locker room at the break. Bellevue couldn’t make up the five point deficit in the second half as Spokane went on the win the contest 74-69.

The Sasquatch had a quartet of double-digit scorers led by Danny Marshall’s 19, Griffon Jones’ 18 and Chris Pynch’s 18. Marshall was a monster in the paint as he ripped down a game high 17 rebounds and Pynch directed the offense with seven assists.

Cedric Clarington and Matt Lapasin led the way for Bellevue.  Clarington had a game high 25 points to go with his 13 boards while Lapasin tallied another 17 points.

Spokane finished the season with a share of the Eastern Region title, a fifth place trophy and a 24-6 record.  Bellevue tops their season with a eighth place finish and a 20-9 record.

10am Women’s Fifth Place Match
Spokane 65, Columbia Basin 60
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Spokane built a large lead midway through the first half and took a ten point cushion into the locker room at the break, 32-22. Columbia Basin made a valiant attempt to get back into the game late, but ran out of time as the Sasquatch took the win in a 65-60 victory.

Meghan Eisenmann led the Sasquatch with 17 points followed by Brooke Randall’s 13. Eleaya Schuerch controlled the paint for Spokane as she grabbed 8 boards..

Caitlin Dill, Anastasia Andrews and Brianna Smith each finished with double-digit scoring. Dill had a team high 14 points to go with her 12 rebounds.

Spokane finished the season with an an overall record of 19-10 and a fifth place trophy. The Hawks end the 2009-10 season with a 18-11 record and an eighth place finish.

 

2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships Game Summaries: Monday

Brackets: Men | Women

8pm Clackamas 61, Tacoma 50 box

Clackamas’ EJ Manley hits for one of his four 3-pointers as the Cougars bury Tacoma 61-50 to advance.

Fourth-ranked Clackamas Cougars jumped out to an early ten point lead over the second-ranked Tacoma Titans and never looked back as they cruised to a 61-50 win. 

The Titans narrowed the margin to a point several times after the break but Clackamas re-established their double-digit lead down the stretch.

Southern Region MVP Chehales Tapscott led the Cougar attack with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocked shots. Jeff Dorman added 13 while EJ Manley collected another 12 points, going 4-5 from the beyond the arc. Manley and Andre Dickson were huge in the paint for the Cougars with 13 rebounds.

Anthony Enriquez led the Titans in scoring with 14 points and Derick Davis added 12 more. Chris Holmes led the squad in the paint with nine boards while four other Titans collected five or more. 

The win marks the second consecutive championship appearance for Clackamas (24-5) and their third in the last four years.  The Cougars will face Lower Columbia (25-3) in a rematch of last year’s championship game, a game the Cougars won 71-68 in overtime.

The Red Devils should hold a slight mental advantage in tomorrow’s match, having already defeated the Cougars in two pre-season games this season.

For Tacoma, the loss sets up a third place match tomorrow at 2pm against Yakima Valley.

8pm Yakima Valley 75, Clackamas 64 box

Anna Marchbanks celebrates the Yaks win over Clackamas.

Third-ranked Clackamas and fourth-ranked Yakima Valley battled back and forth for much of the first half until the Yaks collected a lead that they didn’t relinquish until mid way through the second half.  The Cougars briefly regained a short lived lead but Yakima again established control to advance to the title game.

Rosetta Adzasu, Nicole DeRosier and Anna Marchbanks combined for 56 points scoring 20, 18 and 17 points respectively. Marchbanks also collected a game high 11 rebounds and 6 steals while Adzasu led the team in assists with 5.

For Clackamas, Rylee Peterson and Melair Holterhoff tallied 15 points. Peterson also collected 7 boards and 5 steals while Shayla Balll led the team in assists with 5.

The Yaks (24-5) will face East Region rival and second-ranked Walla Walla (27-1) at 4:30pm in tomorrow’s championship game. The title game will represent the ‘rubber match’ since the two squad’s split in earlier season match ups.

For Clackamas (23-5), the loss sets up a third place match tomorrow at 2pm against Southern Region rival Lane (24-5).

6pm Men: Lower Columbia 72, Yakima valley 70  box

Red Devils Marcus bell and Kekoa Carvalho celebrate their entry into the NWAACC Championship game.

Lower Columbia scored the opening bucket and never trailed as they took down the East Region fourth seeded Yakima Valley 72-70.

The Red Devils led by as much as 17 in the first half, but the Yaks cut the lead to manageable numbers before making a strong run late in the game. in the late minutes, Lower Columbia struggled on the foul line, but the Yaks couldn’t capitalized on the several opportunities to take the lead.

North Region MVP Marcus Bell led the Devils with 24 points, 12 boards and 5 blocks. Jeray Key also lit the nets for 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Jordan Kidd led the way for the Yaks with 18 points while Ryan Dornik and Derrick January also finished with double-digit scoring.

The win locks in a championship berth for Lower Columbia, their second consecutive appearance, against the winner of the 8pm semifinal between Clackamas and  Tacoma. The men’s championship will kick off tomorrow at 7pm.

Yakima’s loss sets up a third place match tomorrow at 2pm against the loser of the 8pm semifinal.

6pm Women: Walla Walla 72, Lane 69 box

Kati Isham takes a jump shot over Lane’s MaKenzie Ficek.

The Top-ranked Lane Titans gave the second-ranked Walla Walla Warriors all they could handle before bowing out of the semis. The Titans gained the lead midway through the first half and mounted a 12 points advantage. The Warriors began to cut into the Lane lead in the second half until they tied it again in the latter half the period and went on to win 72-69.

Walla Walla’s Kati Isham ripped the nets for 29 points and Nancy Johnson chipped in 15 more.  Johnson and Kayla Hutcheson were effective at clogging the lane as they combined for 20 rebounds.

Lane was led by Lynette Minthorn’s 15 while Sarah Brolsma Whitfield and Theresa Brown added an additional 12 points each. Brown also had a game high 12 rebounds.

The win secures a championship berth for Walla Walla against the winner of the 8pm semifinal between Clackamas and Yakima Valley. The ladies’ championship will kick off tomorrow at 4:30pm.

Lane’s loss sets up a third place match tomorrow at 2pm against the loser of the 8pm semifinal.

4pm Men: Walla Walla 59, Whatcom 56 box

Nate Gibson works the ball past the Whatcom defender.

The Whatcom Orcas grabbed an early lead and held it until the 4:06 mark late in the second half  when the Warriors’ Emery Henning sank a field goal to take the lead. The Orcas retook the lead, but Henning dropped in four more to help seal the deal in a 59-56 Walla Walla win.

Henning and Jason Smith led the Warriors in scoring with 17 each. Smith also led the team in rebounds with 7 while Henning snitched four Orca turnovers.

Paul Jones came out with a strong performance in the loss with 16 points, 16 boards and a pair of steals.

The win send the Warriors into the fourth place trophy game against Mt Hood tomorrow at 12pm.

The loss ends the Orca’s season as they finish with an overall record of 17-11.

4pm Women: Centralia 63, Skagit Valley 61 box

Ali Campbell came up huge in the closing minutes to lift the Blazers past Skagit Valley.

Centralia had Skagit Valley on the ropes most of the first half when they led by as much as 15 points, but Skagit fought back to make it a game the rest of the way. 

The Cardinals grabbed the lead late in the second, but the Trailblazers’ Ali Campbell scored seven consecutive points to bury the Cards in a 63-61 barnburner.

Campbell led the Blazers  with 19 points and 10 boards on 50% field goal shooting including 5 of 6 at the line. Stevie Isaac chipped in an additional 12 points.

Skagit was led by Keri Arendse’s 22 points and 6 rebounds. Brandi Benner and Lindsey Newman combined for 20 more of the Cards points. Newman led the team in rebounds with 7.

The win sends Centralia (25-4) into a fourth place trophy match up with Everett (18-10) tomorrow at 12pm.

The loss ends North Region Champion Skagit Valley’s season with an overall record of 22-6.

 

 

2pm Men: Mt Hood 70, Green River 56 box

Mt Hood’s Chris Williams defends against a shot by Green River’s Gralin Paul.

The Mt Hood Saints scored first, established an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the Green River Gators 70-56.

The Saints were led by Earl Jones’ 19 and Jeremy Jones’ 16 points. Garrett Strasburg and Dustin Jones combined to pull down 14 boards while Chris Weitzel rejected a game high 5 blocks.

The Gators’ Brok Pendleton and Gralin Paul had similar stat lines as the both tallied 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jake Wilcox added 11 points to go with his game high 6 steals.

The win sends the Saints (19-7) into a fourth place trophy match up with the winner of the 4pm game featuring Walla Walla and Whatcom.

The loss ends Green River’s season with a 14-12 record.

12pm Women: Everett 72 Clark 62 box

Mary Ochiltree drives past Clark’s Samantha Riggins.

The Clark Penguins got behind early against the Everett Trojans, but hung close and went into the locker room down by just four, 31-27. 

Everett came out and took control in the second half, building a 15 point lead before sealing the win 72-62.

Everett had five ladies in double-digit scoring led by Karissa Tri’s 20 and Mary Ochiltree’s 19. Ashley Housden was huge in the paint, pulling down 14 boards and dishing 5 assists.

Lacey Kruse led the way for Clark with 17 points while Renee Tzeo grabbed a game high 11 boards.

The win send the Trojans (18-10) into a fourth place trophy match up tomorrow at 12pm against the winner of today’s 4pm Centralia vs. Skagit Valley contest.

Clark ends its successful season with a 15-11 record.

12pm Men: Bellevue 82, Chemeketa 69 box

Bellevue’ Matt Lapasin battles Chemeketa’s Tyrone Phillips during Bellevue’s 82-69 win.

The Bellevue Bulldogs and Chemeketa Storm battled back and forth much of the first half with Bellevue taking a three point lead at the half, 33-30.

The Storm kept it close until midway through the second half when the Bulldogs established a double-digit lead and went on to win 82-69.

David Maddock led the Bulldogs with 26 points and 4 steals while Jordan Starr, Matt Lapasin, Cedric Clarington and Marcus Tibbs each tallied scores in the teens. Clarington and Starr also pulled down 7 boards each.

Tyrone Phillips topped the scoring list for Chemeketa with team mates Greg McWilliams, Trent Roos and Anthony Freeman also finishing with double-digit scoring.

The Bellevue (20-8) win sets up a fifth place trophy match up against Spokane (23-6) tomorrow at 10am. the contest marks the first time the two clubs have played this season.

The loss marks the end the road for Chemeketa who finished 2010 with a Southern Region title and 23-4 record.

12pm Women: Spokane 81, Umpqua 73 box

Spokane’s Meghan Eisenmann goes up for two of her game high 31 points.

The Umpqua Riverhawks kept it a close contest in the opening five minutes before the Spokane Sasquatch built a 9 point lead midway through the first half.  The Riverhawks closed the margin to go into the locker room down by just five, 37-32. 

Spokane came out firing in the second, rebuilt the lead and went on to defeat Umpqua 81-73.

Meghan Eisenmann led the charges for Spokane with 31 points, 11 rebounds and a pair of steals.  Korrie Bourn was just as big in the paint as she collected 11 boards of her own.

Riverhawks Kate Wilton, Priscilla Walker and Nnamaka Anyanwu had 17, 16 and 15 points respectively.

The win propels the Sasquatch (18-10) into the fifth place trophy match with East Region rival Columbia Basin. Spokane won both regular season games against CBC.

The loss ends the season for Umpqua who finish the year with a 21-8 record.

10am Men: Spokane 82, Big Bend 76 box

Spokane’s Brad Johnson and Big Bend’s Jeff Ranstrom battle for the rebound.

The Spokane Sasquatch (23-8) jumped out to a huge 22 point lead midway through the first half, but their Eastern Region co-champions from Big Bend regrouped to close the gap to just a four points with a half time score of 41-37.

The Vikings took a four point lead midway through the second half, but the Sasquatch regained the lead and held off Big Bend in a 82-76 win.

Spokane’s Zach Humphrey led the victors with 26 points while Chris Pynch followed closely with 24 of his own.  Danny Marshall, Griffon Jones and Pynch combined for 21 boards.

Big Bend was led by Dominick Brumfield’s 21 points.

Spokane will advance in the consolation bracket to take on the winner of the 12pm game (Bellevue – Chemeketa) for a shot at the fifth place trophy tomorrow at 10am.  The Loss ends the season for Big Bend who finished with a share of the Eastern Region title and a 18-10 record.

10am Women: Columbia Basin 63, Mt Hood 61 box

Columbia Basin’s Trishi Williams brings the ball upcourt during the Hawks’ win over Mt Hood.

The Columbia Basin Hawks (18-10) took control of the game late in the first half and went into the locker room at the break with an eleven point lead 38-27. The Mt Hood Saints began to narrow the gap midway through the second half and challenged for the lead in the closing minutes but fell short in a 63-61 elimination loss.

Jorie Freeman led the Hawks with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocked shots.

Brooklyn Bahme led the Saints with 18 points while Laurne Codling hit the boards for 8 rebounds.

The win sends the Hawks into the fifth place game tomorrow at 10am against the winner of today’s 12pm Umpqua – Spokane match.  The loss ends the season for the Saints who finish their campaign with a 19-10 record.

2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships Game Summaries: Sunday

10 p.m. Men: Chemeketa 82, Pierce 72 box

While the teams traded baskets and headed into halftime a mere point apart, the Chemeketa Storm took control in the last ten minutes of the game, defeating the Pierce Raiders 82-72.

Southern Region All-Star Tyrone Philips was the game’s high scorer with 23 points. His Storm teammate Trent Roos had 20.

Pierce had four players in the double digits. Alix Hernandez posted 13, Brandon Thomas had 12 – plus 14 rebounds – Marquis Matthews included 12 and Western Region All-Star Alfred Davis Raider added 11.

Chemeketa will be back on the court in about 12 hours to face Bellevue and fight to remain in the tournament. Pierce leaves the championship tournament with a 17-11 record on the season.

10 p.m. Women: Spokane 69, Highline 55 box

Last night’s double overtime loss taxed the Highline Thunderbird squad, who never looked like they were fully rested in their loss to the Spokane Sasquatch, 69-55.

Eastern Region All-Star Meghan Eisenmann and teammate Brook Randall accounted for more than half of the Sasquatch points combined, with 22 and 19 each.

Heather Hitch was the only Thunderbird in double digits with 13 points.

Spokane will rest up tonight for tomorrow’s battle against Umpqua at 12 p.m. Highline finishes their season with a 13-14 record.

8 p.m. Men: Yakima Valley 60, Whatcom 56 box

Yakima’s Willie Blodgett launches a three that puts the Yaks into the lead in the closing minutes.

In the final men’s winner’s bracket game of the day, fans were treated to a great battle between the fourth seed in the East, Yakima Valley, and the second seed in the North, Whatcom. After getting off a slow start, the Yakima Valley Yaks clawed their way back from a 12 point deficit early in the game. While they didn’t spend much time ahead of the Orcas, the Yaks surged when it counted, with Willie Blodgett knocking down a three with under a minute to play to take the lead, 57-56. When the dust settled, the Yaks remained on top, winning 60-56 over the Orcas.

Eastern Region All-Star Jordan Kidd was the game’s high scorer, leading the Yaks with 17 points. Damar Wilson and Willie Blodgett each had 10.

For Whatcom, Connor Oldham lead the pack with 10, while three teammates each had 9.

The victorious Yaks will play in tomorrow’s 6 p.m. semifinal against Lower Columbia, while Whatcom will have a showdown against Walla Walla in the consolation bracket at 4 p.m.

8 p.m. Women: Lane 84, Skagit Valley 67 box

Lanes’s Brittnay May sinks a free throw late in the game as the Titans knock the Cardinals out of the championship hunt.

While the fourth-ranked Western team – Highline – couldn’t finish off the upset against Skagit Valley last night, the second-ranked Southern team – Lane – did, beating the Cardinals 84-67.

MaKenzie Ficek led the Titans in scoring with 18 points. Southern Region All-Stars Tiffany Rich and Theresa Brown had 17 and 12, respectively.

Northern Region All-Stars Keri Arendse and Brandi Benner, plus teammate Jessica Edge, each put up an unlucky number 13 points for Skagit Valley in the loss.

As the winners, Lane will play in tomorrow’s 6 p.m. semifinal matchup versus Walla Walla. Skagit Valley will continue on in the consolation bracket and will hit the floor at 2 p.m. to take on Everett.

 

6 p.m. Men: Clackamas 87, Green River 77

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Clackamas’ Andrew Lee works the ball past the Green River defender during the Cougar’s 87-77 win.

Clackamas Cougar Chehales Tapscott demonstrated why he’s the Southern Region MVP in a strong display of 23 points and 6 rebounds in the Cougar win over the Green River Gators, 87-77.

EJ Manley (19 points, 5 rebounds), Justin Steinke (15 points) and All-Star Jeff Dorman (14 points) rounded out the top scorers for the Cougars.

Western Region All Star Jake Wilcox had a team leading 14 points. Chris Plooy and Gralin Paul had 13 each, with Paul adding 10 boards.

The battle for the championship continues for Clackamas tomorrow at 6 p.m. as they face Tacoma. Green River will play at 2 p.m. Monday, against Mt. Hood, ultimately aiming for a fourth place finish in the consolation bracket.

6 p.m. Women: Clackamas 77, Clark 70 box

Clackamas’ Melair Holterhoff drives for two in the Cougars’ 77-70 win over Clark.

While the men won easily next door, the Clackamas Cougars found themselves in a last minute battle against a determined Clark Penguins team that refused to give up, bringing it within four with under 30 seconds to play. Ultimately, the Cougars prevailed with a win and a score of 77-70.

Southern Region MVP Rylee Peterson demonstrated her strength with a team-leading 21 points and 10 rebounds in the double-double. All-Star teammates Shayla Ball (18 points) and Dayle Powell (10) rounded out the Cougars in the double digits.

Western Region All-Stars Chawncy McClenan and Renee Tzeo pushed the score for the Penguins with 19 points and 14 points, respectively.

Continuing their quest for an NWAACC championship, Clackamas hits the floor on Monday at 6 p.m. against Yakima. Everett will continue on, aiming for fourth place, with a matchup against Everett at 2 p.m.

4 p.m. Men: Tacoma 64, Mt. Hood 44 box

Domonique Wilson drives to the basket in Tacoma’s 64-44 win over Mt Hood.

In a physical contest, the Tacoma Titans outshot, outran and outplayed the Mt. Hood Saints, winning easily 64-44.

For the Titans, Jordan Coby put up 14 points, while Western Region All-Star Chris Holmes had 14. Anthony Enriquez added 11.

Mt. Hood Southern Region All-Star Jamar Johnson struggled from the field, going 0-for-8. He finished with six points off free-throws. Fellow All-Star Earl Jones was the team high scorer, with nine points.

The quest for a championship continues for the Titans tomorrow at 8 p.m. against the winner of today’s 6 p.m. Green River/Clackamas matchup. Mt. Hood will take on the loser of that game at 2 p.m. Monday.

4 p.m. Women: Yakima 87, Everett 71 box

Yakima Valley’s Rosetta Adzasu hit a pair of late three-pointers to help put away the Trojans 87-71

The outstanding play of Eastern Region All-Star Anna Marchbanks pushed the Yakima Valley Yaks to a decisive victory over the Everett Trojans in their 4 p.m. matchup.

Marchbanks put up 29 points, combing with her All-Star teammates Rosetta Adzasu’s 14 and Nicole DeRosier’s 12.

For the losing Trojans, Karissa Tri had a team high 18 points; Brittany Pierce added 17 and Northern Region All Star Anna Work contributed 15.

Yakima will hope to keep their championship hopes alive tomorrow as they battle the victor of this evening’s 6 p.m. competition between Clackamas and Clark. Everett will face the loser of that matchup on Monday at 2 p.m.

 

 

2 p.m. Men: Lower Columbia 73, Walla Walla 51 box

Marcus Bell ripped the nets for six points on three consecutive breakaways late in the game.

While the Lady Warriors battled to victory next door, the Walla Walla Warriors suffered in their own contest against the Lower Columbia Red Devils. Plagued by poor shooting, the Warriors lost to the Red Devils, 73-51.

Lower Columbia leaned on the Western Region All-Star power of Jeray Kay, who scored 25 points, 21 of which were in the first half. His notable shots included a three pointer as time expired in the first half, providing the Red Devils an 8 point lead over the Warriors as they headed into the locker room. Western Region MVP Marcus Bell ran into foul trouble and played only 20 minutes, scoring 12 points.

Eastern Region All-Star Emery Henning and his teammate Aaron Van de Graaf lead the Warriors with 15 points apiece in the loss.

Continuing their quest for the championship, Lower Columbia will advance to play the winner of tonight’s 8 p.m. matchup between Yakima Valley and Whatcom at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Walla Walla will continue to fight, now for fourth place, against the loser of that same matchup at 4 p.m. on Monday.

2 p.m. Women: Walla Walla 64, Centralia 55 box

Nancy Johnson ripped the nets for 26 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in the Warriors win over Centralia.

The Walla Walla Warriors held off a late surge from the Centralia Trailblazers in the first winner’s bracket game of the day, winning 64-55.

Pushing the Warriors to victory was Eastern Region All-Star Nancy Wilson, who scored more than a third of the points on the board – 26 – and brought down a massive 20 rebounds. For the Trailblazers, Western Region All-Star Courtney May added 17 to the score.

The matchup pitted Western Region MVP Lexi Belcher for the Trailblazers and Eastern Region MVP Kati Isham of the Warriors against each other in a low-scoring but fierce competition.

Next up for the Lady Warriors will be the champion of tonight’s 8 p.m. contest between Skagit Valley and Lane. They’ll take to the court at 6 p.m. tomorrow. The Trailblazers will face off against the loser of that game in the immediately preceding matchup at 4 p.m.

12 p.m. Men: Spokane 90, Shoreline 74 box

Spokane’s Chris Pynch tallied a triple-double in the Sasquatches’ win over Shoreline.

A combination of the everywhere-man play of Sasquatch Chris Pynch and a first half 57% field goal percentage for Spokane proved to be too much for the Shoreline Dolphins to overcome as they fell 90-74.

The Sasquatch had four players in the double digits, with Eastern Region All-Star Zach Humphrey putting up 25 points. Teammate Kevin Bond had 23. However, the real star of the game was Eastern Region All-Star Chris Pynch, with the tournament’s first triple double. He had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Northern Region All-Star Jesse Vaughan was kept to 14 points in the loss. Fellow All-Star Sean Jones also had 14. Alfred Miller-Soukasen had team-leading 16.

Fans can see the Sasquatch back in action tomorrow at 10 a.m. versus the Big Bend Vikings. Ending their season 19-7, the Shoreline Dolphins finish the tournament.

12 p.m. Women: Columbia Basin 76, Bellevue 53 box

Columbia Basin’s Lauren Walker battles for two against a pair of Bellevue defenders.

The Columbia Basin Hawks (17-10) flew away from the Bellevue Bulldogs in their 76-53 win, despite zero 3-pointers from CBC.

Eastern Region All-Star Jorie Freeman was the high scoring Hawk, putting in 9 of 11 field goals with a total of 21 points. Tina Miller had 10 as well.

For the Bulldgos, Northern Region MVP Alisha Love posted 17, while All-Star Tiffany Shen had 16.

The Columbia Basin Hawks continue play on Monday at 10 a.m. against the Mt. Hood Red Devils. Bellevue leaves the tournament with a 19-9 record.

 

 

10 a.m. Men: Big Bend 64, Peninsula 56 box

Big Bend’s Maurice Johns puts an end of game excalimation point on the 64-56 win by the Vikings.

In a game that was closer than the score indicated, the Big Bend Vikings (17-7) defeated the Peninsula Pirates, 64-56.

The second half of the game, the Pirates were held to under 20 points with a 19% field goal percentage. Jeff Ranstrom and Michael Hattar had 15 points apiece for the Vikings while the Big Bend Eastern Region All-Star Dominick Brumfield had 14.

Northern Region All Stars Jason Gamblin and Ryan Rutherford carried the team the best they could with 22 and 13 points, respectively, including 14 rebounds for Gamblin.

The Vikings’ travels through the consolation bracket will continue tomorrow as they take on the winner of today’s noon matchup between Shoreline and Spokane tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Pirates wind down their season with a 13-14 record.

10 a.m. Women: Mt. Hood 68, Lower Columbia 65 box

Laurne Codling goes up for two of her 17 points.

In a showdown between the Mt Hood Saints (19-9) and the Lower Columbia Red Devils, the Saints came out on top, avoiding overtime as a timeout was called by the Red Devils coach seconds before a successful three-pointer. The subsequent three-pointer after play resumed was missed and the Saints hung on to win, 68-65.

Saints players Shawnelle Campbell and Laurne Codling came up with more than half of Mt. Hood’s points, scoring 18 and 17, respectively.

The Red Devils stormed through thanks to Sadie Salte’s 20 points, Western Region All-Star Mollee Schwegler’s 14 and Chardonnae Mortimer’s 11 rebounds.

The Saints return to the 10 a.m. time slot tomorrow to take on the victor of the noon matchup between Columbia Basin and Bellevue. The Red Devils finish their season with a 18-10 record.

8 a.m. Men: Bellevue 85, Linn-Benton 57 box

Matt Lapasin drives for two of his game high 22 points.

Linn-Benton (12-15) could only hold it close for three minutes before the Bellevue Bulldogs (19-8) pulled out to a 22 point lead and never looked back in a 85-57 win.

Bellevue’s Matt Lapasin paced the Dogs with 22 points and six boards followed closely by Jordan Starr’s 21 points and 5 rebounds.

Taylor Roos led the Roadrunners with 15 points while team mate Jordan Highland had 13. Andrew Carter was strong on the boards with 12 rebounds.

The Bulldogs will play another day, extending their run in the consolation bracket against tonight’s winner of the 10 p.m. match up between Chemeketa and Pierce. That game will be played at 12 p.m. tomorrow. Linn-Benton ends their season 12-15.

8 a.m. Women: Umpqua 85, Edmonds 73 box

Nnamaka Anyanwu goes up for two of her 16 points.

North fourth-seed Edmonds (11-15) played with heart, but they couldn’t find the rhythm they had yesterday when they nearly upset fifth-ranked Centralia, losing 85-73 to the Umpqua Riverhawks (21-7).\

Nnamaka Anyanwu led the Riverhawks 16 points followed closely by Mykiea Russell’s 15. Anyanwu was also huge on the boards with 15 rebounds.

Whitney Anderson led the Tritons with 20 points while Jenny Rudholm Pilwind collected 13 rebounds in the loss.

The Riverhawks return to the court tomorrow at 12 p.m., facing off against the victor of tonight’s 10 p.m. contest between Highline and Spokane. Edmonds exits the tournament with an 11-15 season record.

2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships Game Summaries: Saturday

10 p.m. Men: Whatcom 66, Pierce 59 box


Whatcom’s Paul Jones tries to work the ball past Pierce’s Brandon Thomas.

The back-and-forth battle saw the Whatcom Orcas (17-9) and the Pierce Pirates (17-10) locked into a tie at halftime. Whatcom grabbed the lead late in the second half  and held on to send the Pirates into the consolation bracket with a 66-59 victory.

Jason Brown led the Orcas with a 14 point performance and was assisted by Elon Langston and Paul Jones who combined for 15 more points. Jones controlled the boards for the Orcas with 13 rebounds.

Roberto Diver led the Pirate attack with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Brandon Thomas chipped in 10 more points and 9 rebounds.

Next opponent for Whatcom in their quest for the championship? The Yakima Valley Yaks, who they will face tomorrow at 8 p.m. Pierce will try again for a win in a consolation battle against Chemeketa at 10 p.m.

10 p.m. Women: Lane 51, Spokane 37 box


Lane’s Sarah Brolsma Whitfield charges the basket against Spokane’s Brooke Randall.

Spokane (16-10) kept defending NWAACC Champions, Lane (23-4), within reach with a halftime score of 27-21, but Lane pulled away in the second twenty minutes of the game to defeat Spokane 51-37.

Sarah Brolsma Whitfield headed the Lane attack with a game high 16 points while Lynette Minthorn ripped down 15 boards.

Korrie Bourn led the Sasquatch with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lane will advance to play Skagit Valley Sunday at 8 p.m. while Spokane will return in the consolation bracket to take on Highline at 10 p.m.

8 p.m. Men: Yakima Valley 101, Chemeketa 86 box


Chemeketa’s Tyrone Phillips attempts the block on Jordan Kidd’s shot.  Philips had 29 points while Kidd tallied 34.

The Yakima Valley Yaks were never in trouble as they took on the Chemeketa Storm, winning 101-86 in the contest.

This high-scoring game had some high-scoring players. For the Yaks, it was Eastern Region All-Star Jordan Kidd with a searing 34, Willie Blodgett with 19 and Ryan Dornik with 15.

Leading the Storm were Southern Region All-Stars Tyrone Philips with an impressive 29 points and Greg McWilliams with 13, plus 12 boards.

Tonight’s 10 p.m. matchup between Pierce and Whatcom will determine Yakima Valley’s 8 p.m. contestant tomorrow. The loser of that game will play Chemeketa in the game following, at 10 p.m.

 

8 p.m. Women: Skagit Valley 65, Highline 62 2OT box


Keri Arendse works past the Highline defender. Arendse led the way in scoring for the Cardinals with 23 points.

It took two overtimes to do it, but the Northern Region top-ranked Skagit Valley Cardinals finally flew away from the Western Region fourth-ranked Highline Thunderbirds, winning 65-62 in double overtime after Highline threw their last shot at the basket out of bounds.

Leading the way for the victorious Cardinals were Northern Region All-Star Keri Arendse with 23 points and Brittany Ruscha with 12, plus 15 rebounds.

The determined Highline squad was driven by Western Region All-Stars Tera McCann-Soushek’s 11 points/12 rebounds and Ariassa Wilson’s 12 points/10 rebounds. Lauren Hill added another 12 points to the score.

Skagit Valley will play the victor of tonight’s 10 p.m. matchup between Spokane and Lane at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Highline will play the loser at 10 p.m. tomorrow.

6 p.m. Men: Green River 80, Shoreline 76 box

Brok Pendelton drives for two of his 18 points to help lead his Gators past Shoreline 80-76.

With a nail biting score of 80-76, the Shoreline Dolphins – Northern Region Champions – fell the fourth ranked Western Region Green River Gators in the first four seed/one seed upset of the day.

Chris Plooy scored a team high 29 points for the underdog Gators – 19 of which came before halftime – a team high nine rebounds. Teammate and Western Region All-Star Brok Pendelton contributed 18 points of his own and eight rebounds.

The Dolphins revealed their depth, with five players around 10 points. Northern Region All-Stars Sean Jones contributed 12 while Jesse Vaughan had 11. Roshawn West had 14, Spencer Wozeniak put in 11, and Alfred Miller-Soukasen added 9.

Both teams return to the court tomorrow. Green River will see Clackamas at 6 p.m. while Shoreline faces Spokane at 12 p.m. in the consolation matchup.

6 p.m. Women: Clackamas 95, Columbia Basin 68 box

Shayla Ball nails a three-pointer as Clackamas cruised past Columbia Basin 95-68.

Heading into halftime, the Clackamas Cougars enjoyed a 19 point lead over the Columbia Basin Hawks. As the game progressed, the Cougars never let go, eventually winning 95-68.

For the high scoring Cougars, Southern Region All-Stars Shayla Ball (21 points), Dayle Powell (14 points) and Southern Region MVP Rylee Peterson (16 points) saw additional help from McKenzie Meyer (15 points) and Melair Holterhoff (10 points).

Eastern Region All-Star Jorie Freeman led the losing Hawks with 20 points. Jacquie MacDonald brought 13 points, plus 12 boards, and Emma Newhouse added an additional 12 points.

Tomorrow, Clackamas will face Clark at 6 p.m., while Columbia Basin and Bellevue will be back on the court at 12 p.m.

4 p.m. Men: Tacoma 75, Peninsula 49 box

Darious Walker was big for the Titans with 20 points and 10 boards in their 75-49 win over Peninsula.

Heading into halftime, the Western Region Champion Tacoma Titans lead the Peninsula Pirates 2-to-1, and they never looked back, winning handedly, 75-49.

The versatile Titans had three players in the double digits, including Western Region All-Stars Chris Holmes with 14 and Darious Walker with 20 point and 10 rebounds. Anthony Enriquez added another 13 points to the scoreboard.

Bright spots for the Pirates included Northern Region All-Stars Jason Gamblin with 12 points and Ryan Rutherford with nine. Trevant Musgrow had 10 points and Jordan Collins pulled down 11 boards.

The Titans advance in the winner’s bracket, taking on Mt. Hood at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Pirates will see Big Bend at 10 a.m. in the consolation.

 

4 p.m. Women: Yakima Valley 74, Mt. Hood 53 box

Anna Marchbanks goes up for two of her 30 points to lead the Yaks over the Saints.

Heading into halftime, the Yakima Valley Yaks and the Mt. Hood Saints were tied at 22. When the dust of the second half settled, the Yaks were victorious, leaving the Saints to wonder what happened to their first half run in a 74-53 loss.

Eastern Region All-Stars, Yaks Anna Marchbanks and Rosetta Adzasu had 30 and 17 points, respectively, with Marchbanks adding 18 boards.

Katie Smith was the high scoring Saint, with 14 points. Shawnelle Campbell had 10 and Southern Region All-Star Brooklyn Bahme had a team high 10 rebounds.

Yakima will continue their quest for the championship by facing off against Yakima at 4 p.m. tomorrow. In the consolation bracket, Mt. Hood will meet Lower Columbia at 10 a.m.

2 p.m. Men: Walla Walla 87, Linn-Benton 75 box

Jason Smith at the stripe collecting one of his game high 32 points.

The Warrior Nation had lots to cheer about, but remained calm as the number one seed in the East handily defeated the number four seed in the South, the Linn-Benton Roadrunners, 87-75.

Warrior Jason Smith was on fire, putting up 32 points, 30 of which were from beyond the three point line. The Eastern Region All-Star was supported by fellow all-star Emery Henning, who had 18.

Proving they have numerous players that can carry their weight, the Linn-Benton Roadrunners had three players in the triple digits. Taylor Roos lead the pack with 23, closely followed up by Southern Region All-Star Jordan Highland’s 22, and Xavier Watson added 19 of his own.

Walla Walla will play tomorrow at 2 p.m. against Lower Columbia. Linn-Benton will return to the court for the first match up of the day at 8 a.m. on Sunday, against Bellevue.

2 p.m. Women: Centralia 60, Edmonds 57 box

Edmonds’ Brittany Colebrook guards Centralia’s Courtney May. May had 12 points in the win.

In a game that battled through to the final minutes, the Centralia Trailblazers emerged victorious against the Edmonds Tritons, winning 60-57.

For the victorious Trailblazers, Campbell brought 16 to the score, Courtney May added 12 and Autumn Greene had 11.

With only one sophomore on the team, the Tritons relied on freshman talent for most of their points. Sam Gulisao had 19 points while Abrianna Hill added 15 of her own. Ali

Centralia will see the Walla Walla Warriors on the court at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Edmonds will face off against Umpqua at 8 a.m.

 

12 p.m. Men: Clackamas 65, Spokane 55 box

Chehales Tapscott goes up for two of his game high 26 points.

The fourth-ranked Clackamas Cougars (22-5) fell into an early 10 point hole to the fifth-ranked Spokane Sasquatch (21-6) but rallied back to take a 31-22 half time lead.  Spokane tied it up mid-way through the second but couldn’t contain the Cougar offense as Clackamas advances on a 65-55 win.

South MVP Chehales Tapscott had the game of his colligate career posting 26 points and 32 rebounds to go with a steal and blocked shot. Justin Steinke and Jeff Dorman combined for another 22 points.

Spokane was led by Chris Pynch’s 17 points. East Region MVP Griffon Jones added another 14 points to go with his 11 rebounds.

Clackamas advances to take on the winner of the Shoreline vs. Green River match tomorrow at 6 p.m. while Spokane will take on the loser in the consolation bracket at 12 p.m.

12 p.m. Women: Clark 58, Bellevue 56 box

Clark’s Renee Tzeo brings the ball up the court.

The Bellevue Bulldogs (19-8) led my as much as 10 points early on but the Clark Penguins (15-9) came back to take a 25-24 lead into the locker room at the half.  The second half remained close the rest of the way with Clark holding off several Bulldog attacks in the closing minutes to advance on a a 58-56 win.

Clark was led by Chawncy McClenan’s 15 points and nine boards. Renee Tzeo and Tashia DeLaCruz both added 11 points apiece.

Alisha Love led the Bulldogs in scoring with 19 with Maddie Miller chipping in another 12.

Clark will advance in the winner’s bracket to play the winner of Clackamas vs. Columbia Basin tomorrow at 6 p.m.  The loss drops Bellevue into the consolation bracket where they will face the loser of the Clackamas – Columbia basin game tomorrow at 12 p.m.

10 a.m. Men: Mt Hood 83, Big Bend 75 box

Jamar Johnson at the charity stripe for one of his 20 points.

The Mt. Hood Saints built to a comfortable lead with 10 minutes to play, but the Big Bend Vikings refused to settle, battling it back within five after a strong charge and set of three pointers. Mt. Hood answered the pressure, and climbed again to an 11 point lead. That didn’t stop the Vikings, who bought it back to a three point difference with just under a minute to play. However, they never got any closer and the Mt. Hood Saints defeated the Big Bend Vikings 83-75.

Southern Region All-Star Jamar Johnson and had 20 points and Garrett Strasburg contributed 18 points. Pushing the losing Vikings were Eastern Region All-Star Dominck Brumfield with 22 points and Alan Marsh who added 16 of his own.

The Mt. Hood Saints continue their quest for the championship tomorrow at 4 p.m. against today’s 4 p.m. winner of the Tacoma/Peninsula contest. The Big Bend Vikings will play at 10 a.m. against the loser of that matchup.

10 a.m. Women: Everett 73, Lower Columbia 60 box

Mary Ochiltree drives for two of her game high 23 points.

While the Red Devils outscored the Trojans in the second half, they couldn’t overcome Everett’s halftime lead of 16 points, falling 73-60.

Mary Ochiltree drove the Trojans to victory with 23 points, supported by Northern All-Stars Anna Work’s 19 points, and Ashley Housden’s double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds. Housden also contributed a team-high six assists.

For the Red Devils, Chardonnae Mortimer shot an impressive 100% from the field, going 8/8 and scoring a team-high 17 points. Mollee Schwegler added 15.

The Trojans advance in the winner’s bracket and will play the victor of today’s 4 p.m. matchup between Yakima Valley and Mt. Hood at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Lower Columbia will play the losing team at 10 a.m.

8 a.m. Men: Lower Columbia Red Devils 68, Bellevue Bulldogs 65 OT box

Conrad Ritchie fires for three of his fifteen points.

The first men’s game of the 2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships gave a hint of things to come as the third-ranked Lower Columbia Red Devils (22-3) defeated a battling Bellevue Bulldogs (18-8) squad 68-65 in overtime.

West Region MVP Marcus Bell ripped the nets for 24 points, 21 rebounds and 5 block shots while Conrad Ritchie added 15 more points for the Devils.

Cedric Clarington led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 14 boards in the loss.

Today’s 2 p.m. match up between Walla Walla and Linn Benton will determine tomorrow’s contests for Bellevue and Lower Columbia. The winner will see the Red Devils at 2 p.m., while the loser will play the Bulldogs at 8 a.m.

 

 

8 a.m. Women: Walla Walla Warriors 71, Umpqua Riverhawks 58 box

Kati Isham brings the ball upcourt against Umpqua.

The top-ranked Lady Warriors (25-1) were never in trouble today as they took on the sixth-ranked Umpqua Riverhawks (20-7) in the opening women’s game of the 2010 NWAACC Basketball Championships, winning 71-58.

East Region MVP Kati Isham led the Warriors with 19 points and 10 boards while team mate Kayla Hutcheson added another 17 points and 9 rebounds.

Jasmine Crayon came off the bench to lead the Riverhawks with 21 points.

The Warriors advance in the winner’s bracket and will play the best of today’s 2 p.m. match up between Edmonds and Centralia at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Riverhawks will play the loser at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

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