Seattle Pacific men’s basketball coach Ryan Looney was named NCAA Division II West Region Coach of the Year and two Falcons seniors — David Downs and Patrick Simon — landed on the all-region team released Wednesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Western Washington’s Austin Bragg and Richard Woodworth also made the six-player first team, while Central’s Mark McLaughlin was a second-team selection.
In five years, Looney has directed the Falcons to a 118-34 record — 26-6 this season — and extended SPU’s run of postseason appearances to 10.
Downs, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Bellevue Christian High School, was the Great Northwest Athletic Conference player of the year and GNAC tournament MVP, leading the team in scoring (20.4) and assists (4.7).
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Simon, a 6-8 forward from Ephrata, led the nation in three-point accuracy (.500) and averaged 16 points a game this season.
• Luke Stratman’s RBI single in the top of the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and visiting Washington State went to defeat No. 17 San Diego 4-3 in nonconference baseball, giving the Cougars a sweep of the two-game series.
• Concordia’s Adam Herman, a 6-6 senior forward from Brush Prairie High School who averaged 24.5 points a game, was named an NAIA Division II All-American. Northwest University’s Michael Greene, a 6-5 senior forward from Bellingham, made the third team.
From sports-information reports