Junior Jeffrey McDaniel scored on a tip-in at the buzzer to give the Seattle U. men's basketball team an 87-85 win over No. 3 Puget Sound last night in the first game of the Oak...

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Junior Jeffrey McDaniel scored on a tip-in at the buzzer to give the Seattle U. men’s basketball team an 87-85 win over No. 3 Puget Sound last night in the first game of the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Classic at Seattle Pacific’s Brougham Pavilion.

The Redhawks (5-5) had the ball with the score tied 85-85 and 30.4 seconds remaining. Bernard Seals made a three-point attempt that rimmed out. SU freshman Shaun Burl got the rebound, but his shot went wide.

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McDaniel batted the ball off the glass and into the basket as the buzzer sounded to give Seattle U. the win.

Seals led SU with a game-high 29 points. McDaniel finished with 25 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

UPS (6-1), which suffered its first loss, entered the game as the No. 3-ranked team in NCAA Division III. Chase Curtis led the Loggers with 22 points.

Other men’s games

Central Washington 88,

No. 2 Minnesota St. 78

At the Red Lion Hotel-Fibromyalgia Classic in Monmouth, Ore., the Wildcats (3-6) won their third straight, and snapped a school-best, 12-game winning streak by the Mavericks to start the season.

“Our guys came out with a lot of poise tonight,” said CWU coach Greg Sparling. “They made the extra pass, got to the free-throw line down the stretch and converted on those scoring opportunities. We beat a very good team tonight.”

Robert Hicks scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats. Kyle Boast scored 19, Lance Den Boer added 17, Chris Bannish had 14 and Jerrell Everson had 10. Luke Anderson led MSU with 21 points.

The Wildcats, who never trailed, took a 6-1 lead on three-pointers by Bannish and Boast and led 35-26 at halftime.

CWU pushed its lead to 15 points in the second half, but MSU rallied. The Mavericks went on a 10-0 run and tied the score at 59 with 6:53 left.

But CWU’s Hicks scored eight straight Wildcats points and Boast added a three-pointer with 2:50 left to give Central the lead back at 70-61.

Seattle Pacific 98,

Wisconsin Parkside 76

Jason Chivers scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half for the Falcons (9-2), who won their seventh straight at the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Holiday Classic at Brougham Pavilion.

Sophomore Dustin Bremerman added 18 points for SPU, which shot 72 percent (26 of 36) in the second half.

Kyle Clark scored 17 points for the Rangers (3-8).

Women’s basketball

Seattle Pacific 107,

Cal State Los Angeles 53

Michelle Beaumont led four Falcons in double figures with 19 points as Seattle Pacific crushed CSULA on Day 1 of the GNAC/CCAA Challenge at Brougham Pavilion.

The Falcons (9-1) won their seventh straight victory and won by their largest margin this season.

Western Washington 78,

No. 12 Cal Poly Pomona 64

At the GNAC/CCAA Challenge at Brougham Pavilion, junior forward Tina Donahue scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half for the Vikings (8-1), who scored the upset and their eighth straight win. Arielle White added 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Guard Candice Allen led the Broncos with a game-high 23 points.

At Eastern Washington 70,

Denver 54

Sophomore point guard Joanna Chadd had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Eagles (7-3), who used runs of 13-0 and 9-0 in the second half to improve to 6-0 for the month.

“It was a good month — does December have to end?” asked EWU coach Wendy Schuller. “We’re playing better and better each game, and we’ve come a long way from Day 1. It was a great team effort tonight.”

Tasha Jones led Denver (2-8) with 15 points.

At Gonzaga 66,

Utah 60

Anne Bailey scored 18 points as the Bulldogs (9-2) tied the mark for the best start in school history. The 1994 Gonzaga team that advanced to the Bulldogs’ inaugural NIT appearance also started 9-2.

Gonzaga held Utah’s leading scorer Kim Smith to 10 points as she went 4 for 15 from the floor. The Bulldogs held Utah to 37 percent shooting.

At Whitworth 78, Carroll 68

Sarah Shogren had 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Pirates (8-0) at the Holiday Classic.


Washington junior James Lepp has been named The Royal Canadian Golf Association male amateur of the year.

Lepp, an Abbotsford, B.C., native, won the award for the second straight year. The 21-year-old won the B.C. Amateur Championship for the third straight year.


* Warren Howe, team physician at WWU since 1992, was selected to receive a “Citation Award” from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments and other sources.