Trent Plaisted had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Brigham Young to an 86-72 victory over Seattle Pacific in a men's basketball exhibition...
PROVO, Utah — Trent Plaisted had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Brigham Young to an 86-72 victory over Seattle Pacific in a men’s basketball exhibition game Thursday night.
SPU led much of the game, putting together several runs to take a pair of double-digit leads. But the Cougars’ depth prevailed, and the Falcons fell to 1-1 in exhibition games.
SPU coach Jeff Hironaka said the game had ups and downs for both teams.
“It was a game of spurts,” he said. “We had some good runs that got us the momentum early, but their spurts were better and that’s why they won.”
SPU led 35-33 at halftime and started the second half with 12-2 run. But BYU cut into the Falcons’ lead, eventually taking a 54-53 advantage on Jimmy Balderson’s three-pointer with 10:42 remaining. The Cougars wouldn’t trail again.
The Falcons were led by Robbie Will and Dustin Bremerman, who combined for 41 points and 15 rebounds. The Falcons will finish their exhibition season Saturday night at New Mexico.
NW teams play for titles
Two Puget Sound-area teams, the King County Jaguars and West Sound Saints, will play for North American Football League semipro championships Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The Jaguars (14-0), based in Sumner, will face the Central Penn Piranhas (18-0) for NAFL 1 championship at 2 p.m. PDT. Central Penn is playing for the championship for the third time in four years. King County beat the Arkansas Rhinos on Oct. 29 for the Western Conference title.
The Saints (11-2), based in Bremerton, will play Maryland Marauders (11-4) from Seat Pleasant, Md., for the NAFL2 championship at 10 a.m. PDT. The Marauders are defending NAFL2 champions and won the Eastern Conference.
The Jaguars beat the Saints 21-6 for the Northwest Football League title.
Seattle University’s Sarah Sommerman broke the Great Northwest Athletic Conference career kills record in a 30-27, 30-28, 29-31, 30-14 win over Western Oregon in Monmouth, Ore.
She entered the match with 1,434 career kills, needing only one to move past Northwest Nazarene’s Louise Free for the record, and wasted no time by scoring the first point of the night to give her the record. She finished with 17 kills. Sommerman also became the first player in Seattle U. history to reach 400 kills in a season. She now has 411.
• Whitworth set up an all-Northwest Conference semifinal in the NCAA Division III West Regional tournament by sweeping Colorado College (21-9) 30-20, 30-17, 30-26. The Pirates, seeded second in the region, improved to 21-3 and will face Linfield College in tonight’s second semifinal.
Puget Sound fell in four games to Cal State East Bay, 22-30, 30-22, 30-22, 30-23, in its first regional appearance since 2002. The Loggers finished their season at 15-6.
• Several Northwest University players received all-Cascade Collegiate Conference recognition. Sara Bendorf, Jessie Buck and Alison Simmons received first-team honors, Emily Marquez was an honorable-mention pick, and Bendorf was named freshman of the year.
Central Washington’s Brian Potucek was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, as picked by league coaches.
Central’s John Zamberlin was named coach of the year, and quarterback Mike Reilly was named freshman of the year. CWU had eight players named to the all-conference first team: quarterback Reilly, receivers Potucek and Nate Brookreson, offensive lineman Aaron Gilbert, defensive linemen Kellen Becker and Josh Chance, linebacker Chris Burch and defensive backs Josiah Wilfong and Brandon Kennedy.
Western Washington offensive linemen Loren Winter and Brandon Torrey were unanimous first-team picks. Receiver Andy Olson, defensive tackle Junior Aumavae, running back Jake Carlyle and linebacker Shane Simmons also were first-team picks.
Grant Lundberg scored 6:49 into the first overtime and Gonzaga kept its West Coast Conference title hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Santa Clara in Spokane. Lundberg took a pass from Mark Stock and shot from the 6-yard line to beat Broncos keeper Kevin Sweeney to send the Bulldogs (7-8-4, 5-4-2) into Saturday’s home match against San Francisco with a shot at the title.
• Abdullahi Kuso of Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College has signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Gonzaga.
• Three high-school players have signed letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern Washington next season: Jessica Huntington, from East Valley High School in Yakima; Danielle Greaby, from Mariner High School in Everett; and Nicole Scott, from Carson City, Nev.
• Megan Hoisington of Central Kitsap High School has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Seattle Pacific next season.
Local college volleyball summary
Central Washington def. Alaska Anchorage 30-12, 30-21, 30-21 (Central Washington stats (Kills-aces-blocks) — Ames, 15-0-1; McGahuey, 12-0-5; Powell, 9-1-1; Null, 9-5-3; Pasley, 5-0-2; Scheidt, 2-0-0; Zamora, 1-0-0; Krahn, 0-0-1; Olson, 0-0-1; Dollente, 0-0-2; Totals 53-6-8.0. Alaska Anchorage stats (Kills-aces-blocks) — Lyons, 8-2-0; Grenier, 8-0-1; Ames, 6-0-0; Cooper, 5-0-0; Glines, 2-0-3; Martinez, 1-2-1; Totals 30-4-4.0.)
Local college soccer summaries
Gonzaga 2, Santa Clara 1 (Scoring summary — 1. 55:46, GON, Josten (Heinrichs); 2. 75:05, SCU, Roberts (Ballouchy, Lowry); 3. 96:11, GON, Lundberg (Stock, Josten). Saves — Santa Clara 4 (Sweeney 4), Gonzaga 6 (Smith 6). Shots — Santa Clara 22, Gonzaga 9.)
Seattle Pacific 1, Chico State 0, 2OT (SPU goal — Martinez (Teague) 108:00. Shots — CSU 6, SPU 22. Saves — CSU 10 (Gonzales 10), SPU 2 (Burns 2). Fouls — CSU 8, SPU 14. Att — 520.)
2005 GNAC football All-Stars
Offensive Player-of-the-Year — Brian Potucek, Central Washington
Defensive Player-of-the-Year — Kyle Killingsworth, HSU, and Jon Apgar, WOU
Newcomer-of-the-Year — Eliot Vinzant, Western Oregon
Freshman-of-the-Year — Mike Reilly, Central Washington
Coach-of-the-Year — John Zamberlin, Central Washington
QB — Mike Reilly, CWU
RB — Eliot Vinzant, WOU; Jake Carlyle, WWU
WR — Brian Potucek, CWU; Andy Olson, WWU; Nate Brookreson, CWU
TE — Kevin Boss, WOU
OL — Loren Winter, WWU; Brandon Torrey, WWU; Michael Dean, HSU; Aaron Gilbert, CWU; Paul Wright, WOU
K — Bruces Voges, WOU
KR — Kyle Killingsworth, HSU
QB — James Monrean, WWU
RB — Landon Hall, CWU; Duncan Sherrard, WWU
WR — Joey Stein, HSU; Tyler Knudsen, WOU; Luke Carter, WOU
TE — Nick Yoney, WWU
OL — Sam Himmelman, CWU; Matt Coffman, CWU; Buddy Anderson, CWU; Ryan Belcher, WOU
K — Coby Sadler, CWU
KR — Zach Russell, WWU
DL — Kellen Becker, CWU; Josh Chance, CWU; Dane Wagner, WOU; Junior Aumavae, WWU
LB — Jon Apgar, WOU; Chris Burch, CWU; Shane Simmons, WWU; Josh Costa, HSU
DB — Kyle Killingsworth, HSU; Josiah Wilfong, CWU; Brandon Kennedy, CWU; Bret Hughes, WOU
P — Blake Moorman, HSU
PR — Kyle Killingsworth, HSU
DL — Chris Hegler, HSU; Sean Sherbert, HSU; Anthony Marin, WOU; Chase Schmidtz, WWU
LB — Brian Iriye, HSU; Simon Iniguez, CWU; Tyler York, WOU; Craig Keenan, WWU
DB — J.R. Jamerson, CWU; Jason Gran, CWU; Jamil Wynn, WOU; Brett Hall, WWU
P — Coby Sadler, CWU
PR — Tyler Knudsen, WOU
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.