Saturday Scores: Geoducks Women, Saints Men Pick Up League Wins; MIA Tops JBLM in Lacey Debut

Women’s basketball

Western Washington 79, Saint Martin’s 73 – Recap
Team 1st 2nd Final
Western Washington (5-2 GNAC, 9-6 overall) 41 38 79
Saint Martin’s (5-2 GNAC, 11-5 overall) 35 38 73
Saints fall into 4 way tie for 1st place in GNAC

Five Saint Martin’s players scored in double-digits but a back-and-forth contest eventually swung back Western Washington’s way with a 9-0 run that gave the Vikings a 72-65 lead with 3:55 left and the Saints never got to within four points again in a 79-73 loss that dropped them into a four way tie for first place in the GNAC.

Jordyn Richardson and Liz Mills each scored 12 points, Angela Gelhar added 11 and Krista Stabler and Brooke Paulson each notched 10 for the Saints.

McCleary’s Katie Colard led the Vikings with 21 points and Sarah Hill pulled down 14 rebounds as the Vikings out-rebounded the Saints 42-31.

The Vikings and Saints each are 5-2 in the GNAC along with Montana State-Billings and Alaska-Anchorage. The Saints head to Billings to take on the Yellowjackets on Thursday night at 6:00 PM.

Evergreen 78, Warner Pacific 74 – Recap
Team 1st 2nd Final
Evergreen (4-5 CCC, 8-8 overall) 33 45 78
Warner Pacific (1-8 CCC, 5-15 overall) 31 43 74
TESC leader: Uriah Thomas – 22 points

Uriah Thomas scored 22 points off the bench to lead Evergreen to a 78-74 win over Warner Pacific and their first ever weekend sweep of the Portland schools. Brittany Clark posted a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Geoducks dominated the boards with a 53-25 advantage.

Sammi Clark scored 19 points and dished out seven assists and Jessica Denmon added 11 points to help Evergreen improve to 4-5 in the Cascade Conference and 8-8 overall.

Highline 67, SPSCC 53 – Box score
Team 1st 2nd Final
SPSCC (2-5 NWAACC West, 3-13 overall) 30 23 53
Highline (5-1 NWAACC West, 14-4 overall) 24 43 67
SPSCC leaders: Jesse, Anger – 16 points

LaKeisha Anger and Sofia Guerra each notched a double-double and Maria Jesse scored 16 points in SPSCC’s 67-53 loss to Highline. Anger poured in 16 points with 15 rebounds and Guerra went for 10 points and 15 boards.

Men’s basketball

Saint Martin’s 79, Western Oregon 73 – Recap
Team 1st 2nd Final
Saint Martin’s (3-4 GNAC, 6-9 overall) 45 34 79
Western Oregon (3-4 GNAC, 10-7 overall) 28 45 73
SMU leader: Ryan Rogers – 19 points

The Saint Martin’s men built a 20 point lead at the 17:56 mark of the second half but Western Oregon stormed back with a 42-20 run to temporarily take a 73-71 lead on a pair of Jordan Wiley free throws  with 2:31 left to play. But a Ryan Rogers layup tied the score at 73 and Tyler Copp’s 3-pointer gave the Saints a 76-73 lead that they would not relinquish and they escaped Monmouth with a 79-73 win.

Ryan Rogers led the Saints with 19 points and seven rebounds and Lucas Shannon scored a season high 15 points. Issac Bianchini scored 14 points, 12 of them to help them build their big first half lead, and Evan Coulter chipped in 12 points.

Warner Pacific 79, Evergreen 70 – Recap
Team 1st 2nd Final
Evergreen (1-8 CCC, 2-14 overall) 33 37 70
Warner Pacific (6-3 CCC, 12-9 overall) 45 34 79
TESC leader: Jordan Dam – 19 points

Jordan Dam’s three at the 10:11 mark of the second half brought Evergreen back from a 16 point deficit to within one but the Geoducks were unable to get over the hump and dropped another game, a 79-70 decision to Warner Pacific in Portland. Dam scored 19 points and Cody Peters and Dre Taylor each chipped in 13 in the loss.

Highline 88, SPSCC 55 – Box score
Team 1st 2nd Final
SPSCC (1-6 NWAACC West, 1-14 overall) 31 24 55
Highline (5-1 NWAACC West, 14-3 overall) 37 51 88
SPSCC leader: Slanblaytee Kaye – 18 points

The SPSCC men and their six able bodied players fell 88-55 to a Highline squad that played 12 players against them. Slanblaytee Kaye scored 18 points and Brian Tyson posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Picture of the Bettie Bunker, from the JBLM Bettie Brigade Facebook page

Picture of the Bettie Bunker, from the JBLM Bettie Brigade Facebook page

Roller Derby

MIA Derby Girls 195, JBLM Bettie Brigade 178
Team 1st 2nd Final
MIA Derby Girls 105 90 195
JBLM Bettie Brigade 95 83 178
Jordan Nailon’s player of the game: Bam Bam Tiffalo

In a bout that featured five lead changes, the MIA Derby Girls pulled away for good with less than three minutes to play to take a 195-178 win in front of an estimated 400 fans at the Bettie Bunker in Lacey.

Thanks to Jordan Nailon for the updates.

Posted on January 19, 2014, in Basketball, College, JBLM Bettie Brigade, M.I.A. Derby Girls, Roller Derby, Saint Martin's University, South Puget Sound CC, The Evergreen State College. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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