Freshman Rodney Stuckey had 24 points, seven assists and seven steals as Eastern Washington surged past Cal Poly 76-62 Friday in nonconference men's basketball action on Reese Court.
CHENEY — Freshman Rodney Stuckey had 24 points, seven assists and seven steals as Eastern Washington surged past Cal Poly 76-62 Friday in nonconference men’s basketball action on Reese Court.
With the score tied at 50, Eastern (5-5) used a 15-3 lead to break open a game that it had led most of the way.
“We were grinding at the end of the game and that’s something that we needed to do,” said Eagles coach Mike Burns.
Stuckey, a 2004 graduate of Kentwood High School, made 9 of 15 shots from the field and 5 of 6 free throws. Center Paul Butorac added 16 points — one shy of his career high — and seven rebounds.
No other Eagle scored in double figures, but EWU made 50 percent of its shots from the field (28 of 56). Cal Poly (2-7) made just 41 percent (22 of 54), but outrebounded the Eagles 32-31.
At Gonzaga 68,
San Jose State 53
The Bulldogs (4-9) headed into the holiday break by snapping a four-game losing streak and avenging a 69-61 season-opening loss to the Spartans (3-6). Jami Bjorklund led all players with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Katy Ridenour finished with 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including 2 for 2 from three-point range.
• Puget Sound’s Kilty Keaton and Taylor Marsh were named Northwest Conference women’s and men’s basketball players of the week, respectively, after leading the Loggers to an undefeated week in California.
Keaton earned the honor after totaling 35 points, including 9-for-16 shooting from behind the arc, as the Loggers women picked up wins over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Caltech at the Caltech Classic in Pasadena, Calif.
Marsh scored 41 points in the Loggers’ wins over Penn State-Behrend and Caltech.
• Gonzaga senior goalkeeper Ashley Haugen became the first women’s soccer player in program history to earn a Soccer Buzz All-America honorable mention selection.
• Whitworth College tight end Michael Allan has been named to the 2005 AFCA Division III All-America Team, the first Pirate first-teamer since Sky Blake in 2000.
• Three Puget Sound players were named to the NSCAA/Adidas Women College Scholar All-America first team: Erin Williams (3.53 grade-point average in exercise science), Elizabeth Pitman (3.74, history) and Cortney Kjar (3.65, natural science, chemistry).
Also, Heather Dean, a graduate of Lindbergh High School, was a second-team honoree (3.65 GPA, business and technology) out of Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.