Senior forward Brock Motum scored a game-high 21 points and senior guard Mike Ladd had 12 as the Washington State men's basketball team...
PULLMAN — Senior forward Brock Motum scored a game-high 21 points and senior guard Mike Ladd had 12 as the Washington State men’s basketball team earned a 62-50 exhibition victory over Saint Martin’s on Tuesday at Beasley Coliseum.
Redshirt junior D.J. Shelton finished with nine rebounds and eight points, while redshirt sophomore Royce Woolridge reached double-figures with 10 points and had a game-high three steals. Woolridge sat out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Kansas.
Motum had five rebounds, while Ladd had seven rebounds.
Roger O’Neill had a team-high 13 points for Saint Martin’s, adding three rebounds and three assists. Matt Dodson was the only other Saint in double figures with 11 points and six rebounds. Rei Jensen had seven points and seven boards, while Eric Taylor had three steals.
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“I thought they (Saint Martin’s) did a good job,” WSU coach Ken Bone said. “They played hard, they played together and I think Saint Martin’s deserves a lot of credit for the way they played tonight.”
Saint Martin’s opened up the game with a three-pointer less than a minute into action, and it led until the 11:48 mark when a three-pointer by Motum tied the score at 11. The Cougars took their first lead of the game at 18-15 with 8:10 to go in the half on a three-pointer by DaVonté Lacy. WSU held onto the lead throughout the rest of the half, leading 28-26 at halftime.
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Riley Sheen, Connor Sanvido and Luke Lockhart scored for Seattle.
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Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.