Saturday College Scores: Haskey, Wiedeman Take the Sting Out of #25 Yellowjackets
|Saint Martin’s 69, #25 Montana State-Billings 59 – Recap|
|Montana State-Billings (13-3 GNAC, 21-6 overall)||25||34||59|
|Saint Martin’s (9-7 GNAC, 15-10 overall)||27||42||69|
|SMU: Chelsea Haskey – 17 points, Megan Wiedeman – 14 points, 15 rebs|
The Saint Martin’s women bounced back from a dreadful effort on Thursday night to knock off the GNAC’s top team and #25 ranked team in Division II, Montana State-Billings, 69-59 on senior night at Marcus Pavilion.
Megan Wiedeman had a career night with 14 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots including seven quick points to start the game and a three pointer at the 5:02 mark of the second half that gave the Saints a 56-52 lead.
After the Yellowjackets took a 45-39 lead, Chelsea Haskey’s six straight points capped off a Saints comeback and gave the Saints a 51-50 lead. The senior scored 15 points in the second half and finished with 17 in the game to lead the Saints in her last career regular season home game.
Senior Jori Skorpik dished out seven assists and scored six points but most importantly hounded the Yellowjackets’ Bobbi Knudsen the entire game. Knudsen finished with 19 points but went just 8-for-26 from the floor.
The Saints now sit at 9-7 in the GNAC, two games ahead of Northwest Nazarene for the last GNAC tournament spot with two games left to play. The Saints and Crusaders face each other on Thursday in Nampa.
|Eastern Oregon 63, Evergreen 60 – Recap|
|Evergreen (10-8 CCC, 14-11 overall)||36||24||60|
|Eastern Oregon (14-4 CCC, 22-8 overall)||32||31||63|
|TESC: Brittany Gray – 19 points, 10 rebounds|
The playoff bound Evergreen women couldn’t quite hold on to a double-digit lead in the second half and fell to first place Eastern Oregon, 63-60, in LaGrande, Oregon. The Geoducks led until the 3:19 mark of the second half but the Mountaineers finally completed the comeback and clinched the Cascade Conference regular season title with their win.
Brittany Gray scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Jessica Denmon and Sadee Jones each notched 10 points in the regular season finale.
The Geoducks finished 10-8 in the Cascade Conference, good enough for fifth place. They will travel to fourth place Southern Oregon on Tuesday to open the CCC tournament.
|Alaska 66, Saint Martin’s 46 – Box score|
|Saint Martin’s (5-11 GNAC, 8-16 overall)||15||31||46|
|Alaska (11-6 GNAC, 16-9 overall)||30||36||66|
|SMU: Will Bond – 14 points|
Saint Martin’s made just six baskets in the first half for just 15 points and never threatened Alaska in a 66-46 loss in Fairbanks. Will Bond came off the bench to lead the Saints with 14 points.
|Eastern Oregon 79, Evergreen 69 – Recap|
|Evergreen (3-15 CCC, 4-21 overall)||34||35||69|
|Eastern Oregon (7-11 CCC, 16-12 overall)||29||50||79|
|TESC: Kyle Calhoun – 18 points, Marc Taylor – 14 points, 12 rebounds|
Evergreen’s season came to an end with a 79-69 loss to Eastern Oregon in LaGrande. Seniors Kyle Calhoun, Marc Taylor and Cody Peters led the way for the Geoducks in their last game with 18, 14 and 11 points respectively. Jordan Dam added 10 points in the loss. The Geoducks finished the season with four wins, two more than last season and three more in the 2011-2012 season.
|#1 Linfield 6, Saint Martin’s 2 – Box score|
|Saint Martin’s (1-5)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||5||1|
|W: Chris Haddeland (2-0) L: Josh Moss (0-2) SV: Garett Speyer (1)
SMU: Carl Svanevik – 2-for-3, 1 run