Behind Tony Binetti's career-high 25 points and six free throws by Chad Williams in the final 80 seconds, Seattle Pacific won its sixth straight men's basketball game, 90-80 over...
LAS VEGAS Behind Tony Binetti’s career-high 25 points and six free throws by Chad Williams in the final 80 seconds, Seattle Pacific won its sixth straight men’s basketball game, 90-80 over previously unbeaten Central Missouri State at the High Desert Classic yesterday at the McDermott Center.
The Falcons (8-2) made 57 percent of their field-goal attempts, including 9 of 15 three-pointers.
Binetti scored four points in the final four minutes as SPU staved off one last charge by the Mules (7-1). After a 12-point lead dwindled to just one, Binetti found Jason Chivers underneath for a layup and a 79-76 lead with 2:06 left.
A combination of six straight missed shots by CMSU and 10 straight made free throws by SPU enabled the Falcons to pull away in the final 1:20.
Corey Brown led the Mules (7-1) with 16 points.
Other men’s games
Western Washington 73, Cal State San Bernardino 69
Tyler Amaya scored 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Vikings’ (9-1) victory over the Coyotes (6-1) in the High Desert Classic.
At Cal State Bakersfield 88, Central Washington 69
Lance Den Boer scored a game-high 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats (2-6). Bakersfield (3-3) was led by Andre Hardwick’s 23 points and 15 rebounds.
Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments.