Cal State San Bernardino dealt the fifth-ranked Western Washington men’s basketball team its first defeat 99-91 Saturday at the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic in Las Vegas.
Richard Woodworth scored a career-high 30 points for the Vikings (8-1). The game was their first on the road this season.
San Bernardino (6-1) won its sixth straight as Andrew Young scored 24 points.
Newport tight end Drew Sample committed to Washington on Friday night, reneging on an earlier verbal to Boise State.
A three-star player, Sample committed to Boise State this past June but reopened his recruitment after former Broncos coach Chris Petersen was hired by the Huskies.
“Ever since I got the offer I’ve been definitely talking to my family about the different opportunities I have at UW,” Sample said. “We think it’s the best place for me, not only football, but (also) getting a great education.”
At 6 feet 5, 235 pounds, Sample has developed into a blocking tight end this season after Newport’s offensive philosophy shifted. Sample had eight receptions for 265 yards and five touchdowns in helping Newport to the state tournament.
David Downs scored 20 of his 27 points during the first half as No. 14 Seattle Pacific beat Walla Walla 70-53 at Brougham Pavilion. Matt Borton had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons (11-2).
• Mark McLaughlin scored 24 points and Central Washington (4-5) nearly overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit in a 75-71 loss to 11th-ranked Tarleton State (9-0) at the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic in Las Vegas.
• Corban earned a 67-63 victory over Northwest University (11-4, 2-2 CCC) in Salem, Ore.
Women’s college basketball
Tenth-ranked West Texas A&M stormed back from a 14-point, first-half deficit and pulled away late in the game to beat No. 9 Seattle Pacific 74-65 at Brougham Pavilion.
Katie Benson scored 24 points and Suzanna Ohlsen added 16 for the Falcons (8-2).
Casey Land led the Buffs (9-1) with 19 points.
• Host Corban secured a 62-54 win over Northwest U (9-5, 2-2 CCC).
Times reporter Josh Liebeskind and sports information contributed to this report.