Jordan Lee scored 26 points and Ralph Steele scored 17 off the bench in the second half as the Seattle Pacific men's basketball team won its eighth straight, beating Puget Sound...
Jordan Lee scored 26 points and Ralph Steele scored 17 off the bench in the second half as the Seattle Pacific men’s basketball team won its eighth straight, beating Puget Sound 122-111 last night to close the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Holiday Classic at Brougham Pavilion.
The combined score of 233 points set a school record, and the Falcons’ share of the offense tied for the program’s third-best all-time.
The score was tied 54-54 at halftime, but SPU (10-2) scored 68 points in the final 20 minutes.
Jeremy Cross led Puget Sound (6-2), ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III, with a game-high 31 points.
Steele, who finished with 19 points, sank all 11 of his free throws. SPU went 28 of 32 at the line and 15 of 17 in the final six minutes.
SPU’s Jason Chivers, Dustin Bremerman and Lee made the all-tournament team, along with Seattle University’s Jeff McDaniel and Tyrone Deacon of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Other men’s games
Wisconsin-Parkside 86, Seattle U. 73
At the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Classic, the Rangers (4-8) proved deadly from outside, shooting 12 of 21 from three-point range. The Rangers led 24-14 less than eight minutes into the game, but the Redhawks (5-6) rallied.
Seattle U. held the lead twice in the first half, but the Rangers led 42-41 at halftime.
In the second half, the Redhawks led 56-47 with 14:16 remaining. But Wisconsin-Parkside went 7 of 9 on three-pointers in the final 10 minutes to take the lead for good.
Bernard Seals led the Redhawks with 19 points, and Jeffrey McDaniel added 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Tyrone Deacon led the Broncos with 21 points, one of five Wisconsin-Parkside players scoring in double figures.
Eastern Washington 67, Butler 62
Senior Marc Axton scored 25 points for the Eagles at the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Tucson, Ariz. EWU (3-9) also snapped a seven-game losing streak.
No. 14 Western Washington 108, Whitman College 76
Junior Grant Dykstra scored a game-high 21 points as the NCAA Division I Vikings (10-1) routed the Division III Missionaries (2-6) at Bellingham High School.
Western, which never trailed, scored on 11 of its first 12 possessions and never led by less than 25 in the second half.
No. 4 SPU 90, No. 12 Cal Poly Pomona 65
Carli Smith had a career-high 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Falcons (10-1), who easily dispatched the Broncos (7-2) on the final day of the GNAC/CCAA Challenge at Brougham Pavilion. It was SPU’s eighth straight win and the second straight loss for the Broncos. The Falcons led the entire game, but the Broncos stayed competitive in the first half thanks to Candice Allen, who finished with a game-high 30 points. The Falcons led by as many as 12, but Allen had a layup and a three-pointer on a 7-0 Broncos run, and SPU led 44-37 at halftime.
The Falcons built their lead to 17 points in the second half. Allen scored 11 of Cal Poly Pomona’s final 17 points, but SPU went on a late 14-6 run for the win. Falcons senior Amy Taylor had 19 points and nine assists, and junior Brittney Kroon added 13 points, five rebounds and four blocks.
Taylor, who had 36 points and 15 assists in two games, was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. Smith, Beaumont, Amy Taylor and Allen made the all-tournament team.
Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments.