Tony Binetti scored all of his 22 points in the second half as the Seattle Pacific men's basketball team came from 16 points down to defeat...
LOS ANGELES — Tony Binetti scored all of his 22 points in the second half as the Seattle Pacific men’s basketball team came from 16 points down to defeat Cal State Los Angeles 73-70 in the final game of the Cal State L.A. Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday.
Binetti and Robbie Will, who added 19 points and 10 rebounds, combined to score the game’s last seven points as the Falcons (4-0) held the Golden Eagles scoreless for the final four minutes.
Cal State L.A. (1-3) led virtually the entire contest. By halftime, it was ahead 40-31 and had outrebounded the visitors 26-12. But behind 11 points from Binetti, the Falcons went on a 14-5 run early in the second half to take a 51-50 lead. He hit 7 of 10 shots in the second half, including a pair of three-pointers.
Other men’s basketball
Tournament MVP Ryan Diggs scored a game-high 29 points as No. 4 Western Washington defeated the Colorado School of Mines 100-66 on the final day of the WWU/Chuck Randall Thanksgiving Men’s Basketball Classic at Sam Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham. Forward Grant Dykstra had 20 points and team-highs of seven assists and six rebounds for the Vikings.
• Saint Martin’s forward Niko Nunogawa had game highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Saints defeated Sonoma State 75-65 in final-day action at the Western Washington/Chuck Randall Classic in Bellingham. The Saints (3-2) led by eight with 6:31 remaining. Sonoma State cut that margin to two, 65-63, on a layup by guard Kevin Christensen with 2:50 to go, but did not score from the field again.
• Guard Jamaal Tatum scored 37 points to rally Southern Illinois to an 80-72 win over Eastern Washington in the seventh-place game at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska. The Eagles (1-3) lost all three of their games in the tournament.
• One night after losing to Warner Pacific, the Puget Sound Loggers came out strong and posted an easy, 106-77 non-conference win over Northwest Christian at Memorial Fieldhouse in Tacoma. Zack McVey led the Loggers (2-1) with 18 points, five rebounds and three blocks.
Seattle University used a huge second half to pull away from Cal State Monterey Bay and earn its first win of the season in convincing fashion, 73-46 on the second day of the Wildcat Classic in Ellensburg.
The Redhawks (1-3), who led by 11 at halftime, outscored the Otters 38-22 in the second half to pull away. Ashley Payne led Seattle U. with 23 points.
• Colorado State-Pueblo’s Kerry Lewis hit a free throw with one second remaining, lifting the ThunderWolves to a win over host Central Washington, 67-66, in the final game of the Wildcat Classic. The Wildcats (3-1), who had four players score in double figures, squandered an 11-point, first-half lead and saw their six-game win streak come to an end.
• Courtney Clapp and Kelly Dykstra each scored in double figures as Western Washington defeated Grand Canyon 82-65 in the WWU/Lynda Goodrich Classic in Bellingham.
Clapp had 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, and Dykstra had 13 points, five assists and five steals for Western, which improved to 2-0.
• Saint Martin’s (2-1) survived a scoring drought of nearly 10 minutes to defeat Northwest University 78-72 in the WWU/Lynda Goodrich Classic. Saint Martin’s ended a drought, in which it missed 12 straight shots, with a 15-1 run, tying the score at 66 on a three-pointer by guard Lindsay Ford with 4:35 left. On the next possession, Layton made a layup to put the Saints ahead for good, 68-66.
• Eastern Washington dropped a 57-54 decision to Western Illinois in the Wonder/Hostess Buckeye Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
EWU (1-3) cut its deficit to 56-51 with 7 seconds left off a Jaime Chicane three-pointer. After an intentional foul led to a Leathernecks (3-0) made free throws Chicane hit another three at the buzzer for the final margin. Felice Moore led the Eagles with 13 points.
• Despite opening the game 1 of 16 from the field, Albertson ran its winning streak to four with an 86-74 victory over Whitman in the final game of the Lady ‘Yote Classic in Caldwell, Idaho.
Kim Strunk led all scorers with 23 points and seven rebounds for Albertson (5-3). Lizzy Washburn scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds for the Missionaries (1-3).
• Kelly Turner scored 28 points and Mallory Mann 25 to lead Pacific Lutheran (3-1) to an 81-74 overtime victory over Warner Pacific in a nonconference game in Tacoma.
• Robert Strong of Sumner took second at the 70th annual duck-calling world championships, held Saturday as part of the Wings Over the Prairie Festival in Stuttgart, Ark.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.