Metro State 94, Saint Martin’s 77 – Recap
Lane 77, SPSCC 71
Saint Martin’s took a 2-0 lead over the #1 ranked NCAA Division II team in the nation but Metro State opened up a ten point lead with less than five minutes gone and the Saints were unable to get closer than six again and fell to the Roadrunners, 94-77, at Carver Gym in Bellingham.
Five Saint scored in double-digits, led by Evan Coulter’s 14 points. Tyler Copp got his first start and hit four three pointers to finish with 13 points. Isaac Bianchini and Will Bond each added 11 points and Riley Carel added 10.
Brandon Jefferson scored 28 points and Mitch McCarron added 22 for Metro State. 12 of McCarron’s points came from the free throw line as the Roadrunners went 35-of-42 from the charity stripe while Saint Martin’s shot just ten free throws all game long.
The Saint fall to 0-5 this season and will open up GNAC play on Thursday in Burnaby, British Columbia against Simon Fraser.
South Puget Sound dropped a 77-71 decision to Lane at the Raider Thanksgiving Tournament at Pierce College in Steilacoom. They will next take on Columbia Basin, who lost 85-74 to Bellevue, in a consolation bracket game on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
Northwest 78, Saint Martin’s 76 – Recap
Well, this is a head scratcher. Less than a week after knocking off Northwest University by 38 points at Marcus Pavilion in a game that was never even remotely competitive, Saint Martin’s were stunned by the Eagles, 78-76, in the Lynda Goodrich Classic at Carver Gym in Bellingham.
Northwest opened up a 13-2 lead at the 15:20 mark of the first half and trailed by as many as 15 in the first half before Jordyn Richardson hit a 35-foot three pointer at the buzzer to get the Saints back within nine at the break.
The Saints rallied back in the second half and took a seven point lead on a Brooke Paulson layup with 6:05 remaining. But the Eagles answered back with a 9-2 run giving them a 67-66 lead at the 4:32 mark. Two lead changes and a tie later, Angela Gelhar hit two free throws with 20 seconds left to tie the game at 76-76. But Jordan Asher scored the go ahead bucket with 7.2 seconds remaining and Gelhar missed on a last second shot and Northwest held on to the shocking 78-76 victory.
Chelsea Haskey scored 20 points and Paulson added 17 for the Saints, who fell to 3-2 on the season and snapped a three game winning streak.
Sanda Milovic scored 23 for Northest.