Thursday Scoreboard: Saints Men and Women Capture GNAC Openers
|Saint Martin’s 64, Central Washington 49 – Box score|
|Central Washington (0-1 GNAC, 3-3 overall)||19||30||49|
|Saint Martin’s (1-0 GNAC, 4-3 overall)||26||38||64|
|SMU leader: Chelsea Haskey – 21 points, 10 boards|
After shooting just 26% in the first half, the Saints came out of the locker room red hot and went on a 17-3 run over the first six minutes of the second half and never looked back, knocking off Central Wasington in the GNAC opener, 64-49, at Marcus Pavilion.
Chelsea Haskey scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Angela Gelhar added 12 points but it was Krista Stabler’s two straight three point plays that sparked the Saints run early in the second half.
Stabler drove down the right side of the lane on two straight possessions and hit the shot after being hammered by Central’s India Matheson and Melanie Valdez. The sophomore hit both and-one free throws and the Saints built a lead that would never shrink below 12 points the rest of the way.
The Saints scored 24 points off of 25 turnovers and held the GNAC’s leading scorer, Jessica VanDyke, to 16 points, five points off of her average over the first six games. VanDyke committed two fouls in the first four minutes and sat for a long spell in the first half. She played just 23 minutes and was on the Wildcats bench for the final five minutes of the game.
The Saints move to 1-0 in the GNAC and 4-3 overall while Central falls to 0-1 in conference and 3-3 overall.
|Shoreline 52, SPSCC 40|
|Saint Martin’s 78, Simon Fraser 62 – Box score|
|Saint Martin’s (1-0 GNAC, 1-5 overall)||41||37||78|
|Simon Fraser (0-1 GNAC, 6-2 overall)||33||29||62|
|SMU leader: Evan Coulter – 21 points|
Saint Martin’s went 11-for-21 (52.4%) from three point range and out-rebounded Simon Fraser 36-24 to capture the first win for head coach Michael Ostlund, a 78-64 win in the GNAC opener in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Ryan Rogers scored 12 points in the first half and Evan Coulter scored 12 in the second and finished with 21 and 17 points respectively. Rogers pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Saints and Matt Dodson plucked seven boards. Will Bond added 13 points.
|River Ridge 50, Bonney Lake 46|
|Pe Ell 48, Northwest Christian 30|
|Winlock 63, Northwest Christian 51|
|Northwest Christian (1-1 overall)||13||16||6||16||51|