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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.


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