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Today (1/19): Saints and Vikings highlight busy day of basketball, soccer and roller derby

Extremely busy day of sports in the Olympia area that features a little something for everybody. College basketball, high school basketball, arena soccer, roller derby…how can you go wrong?

clipperlogoIt all starts with a doubleheader at South Puget Sound where the SPSCC men’s and women’s teams host a doubleheader against Grays Harbor. The women’s game gets underway at 3:00 PM and the men will tip-off afterwards, somewhere around 5:00.

Across town at Marcus Pavilion, Saint Martin’s is hosting a high school boys basketball game between Longview’s Mark Morris and Lynden. Mark Morris last played at Saint Martin’s last season when they fell to River Ridge in the district championship game. They currently sit at 3-1 in the 2A GSHL. Meanwhile, Lynden is 13-1 overall and undefeated in the 2A Northwest League. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

At 5:45, Northwest Christian hosts a high school doubleheader against Naselle. The girls kick things off and will be followed by the boys game.

MIADerbyGirlsOver in the Tumwater Sports District (my term), the MIA Derby Girls start their second season with a bout against the JBLM Bettie Brigade at the Sound Puget Sound Sports Center. The bout will feature a live DJ, halftime performance by MAXX WATT, Barb’s BBQ for concessions and a beer garden for fans 21-and-over with ID. Tickets are just $15 at the door. Doors open at 5:00 PM with derby action getting underway at 6:00 PM.

Just down the street at Tumwater Indoor Sports, the Tumwater Pioneers face the South Shound Shock in arena soccer action. The two teams share the facility and this week the Shock will serve as the home team. Last week the two teams met and the first place Shock dominated the action knocking off the Pioneers 11-2. The Shock sit at 4-0-1 atop the PASL Northwest Division while the expansion Pioneers are suffering some growing pains sitting at 0-4.  Doors open at 6:00 PM with first kick scheduled for 7:00. Tickets are just $5 for adults.

Saints_logoAnd finally, the main event. The defending NCAA Division II men’s basketball national champion Western Washington Vikings come to Marcus Pavilion to take on Saint Martin’s. The Vikings are 15-0 and ranked #3 in the nation following a 91-81 win over Western Oregon in Monmouth on Thursday night. The Vikings are led by John Allen and Paul Jones, who scored 38 and 27 points respectively against the Wolves and average 18.3 and 15.9 points per game.

It also marks the return of Black Hills graduate and SPSCC star Anye Turner to Olympia. Turner, a sophomore, is averaging 3.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game in his first season in Bellingham.

The last non-exhibition loss that Western suffered came at Marcus Pavilion where they fell to Montana State-Billings in the semifinals of the GNAC tournament.

The Saints are coming off of a dominating performance over GNAC bottom feeders Simon Fraser. The win pushed the Saints record to 6-8 overall and 2-4 in conference play. Eric Taylor and Rei Jensen each scored 18 points in the win while Roger O’Neill chipped in 17.  Last season, the Saints gave the Vikings quite the test when they rallied behind a 20 point run but eventually fell, 70-67. You can read the Oly Sports game recap in tweets here.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM and the first 200 fans in the building will receive a Saints rally towel. If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch the game and listen to me, Brandon Sparks, call all the action by clicking here.

Saturday scoreboard: Cougs, Navs, Rams nab conference wins

I have been sick for the last couple days, so apologies for the lack of posts. Let’s get to these Saturday scores…

Men’s basketball

Alaska-Anchorage 74, Saint Martin’s 71 – Recap from
Oregon Tech 71, Evergreen 68 – Recap from Evergreen athletics
Pierce 92, SPSCC 48 – Box score

Women’s basketball

Northwest Nazarene 86, Saint Martin’s 69 – Recap from
Oregon Tech 64, Evergreen 43 – Recap from Evergreen athletics
Pierce 74, SPSCC 51 – Box score

Premier Arena Soccer League

South Sound Shock 11, Tumwater Pioneers 2 – Recap from

Boys basketball

Capital 52, Black Hills 33
Northwest Christian 60, South Bend 52

Girls basketball

North Thurston 48, Aberdeen 39

Saturday scoreboard: Lady Clippers victorious in double overtime; Shock beat Blacktails; Bears, Navs, Hawks win

Men’s basketball

Seattle Pacific 80, Evergreen 45 – Recap from Evergreen athletics

Women’s basketball

SPSCC 69, Northwest Indian College 67 (2OT) – Box score

Premier Arena Soccer League

South Sound Shock 9, Oregon Blacktails 6

Boy’s basketball

Olympia 45, Ballard 41
Battle Ground 70, Black Hills 40
River Ridge vs. Decatur – No report

Girl’s basketball

Northwest Christian 38, North Beach 33
Napavine 69, Tumwater 39
River Ridge 65, Timberline 51

Tonight (12/8): Shock return to Tumwater; Hawks boys and girls in action

Premier Arena League Soccer

South Sound Shock vs. Oregon Blacktails – Tumwater Indoor Sports – 7:00 PM

The South Sound Shock return to Tumwater for their second season in the PASL. The Tacoma based team will split their home games this season between Tumwater and Gig Harbor after playing their entire inaugural season home schedule at Tumwater Indoor Sports. Tonight they host the expansion Oregon Blacktails. Then on January 19th, the Shock will be the home team when they take on the Tumwater Pioneers.

In a preview of the team on, team owner John Crouch says “…we will have a beer garden available, a private party viewing section directly situated beside our bench and a taco truck for food. We will be honoring one of our top players from last year and also will be hosting a soccer related contest at half time!”

The Shock are coached by Evergreen alum Jason Gjertsen.

Boy’s basketball

River Ridge vs. Decatur – River Ridge HS – 7:30 PM

Girl’s basketball

River Ridge @ Timberline – Timberline HS – 7:30 PM

Thursday scoreboard: Chinooks thrash Reign

International Basketball League

Portland Chinooks 136, Olympia Reign 101

Everett Spencer scored 32 points and pulled down 14 boards and David Lucas chipped in 30 points as the Portland Chinooks easily knocked off the Olympia Reign, 136-101.

The Reign took a 33-30 lead after one quarter but were taken to the woodshed in the second getting outscored 37-17 as the Chinooks took a 67-50 lead at halftime. Despite the lead, the Chinooks didn’t take their foot off the pedal in the second half scoring 69 points by shooting 22-for-35 (63%) from the field and hitting seven three pointers.

The Reign were led by Nick Moore’s 25 points and Mike Ward’s 21. The Reign drop to 2-7 on the season and it doesn’t get any easier. Tomorrow they head to Bellingham for a showdown with the first place Slam.

Men’s soccer

South Sound FC U20s 5, Thurston County Premier FC 1

Saturday scoreboard: too much for one headline

Men’s basketball

Alaska-Fairbanks 72, Saint Martin’s 70 – More from
Northwest 86, Evergreen 51 – More from Evergreen athletics
SPSCC 104, Grays Harbor 59 – Box score

Brok Pendleton had 20 points and Roger O’Neill added 12 but Saint Martin’s couldn’t get the job done in the end and lost to the Nanooks 72-70.  Fairbanks ended a 13 game losing streak with their win and the Saints have now dropped eight straight games. Evergreen got 19 points from senior Patrick Lewis on senior night and actually led 15-3 early in the first half, but the Geoducks were outscored 83-38 the rest of the way.  Evergreen finishes the season 1-26.  South Puget Sound got 35 points from Deshawn Hayes and another double-double from Anye Turner in their thrashing of Grays Harbor.

Women’s basketball

Saint Martin’s 66, Alaska-Fairbanks 58 – More from
Evergreen 66, Northwest 62 – More from Evergreen athletics
SPSCC 69, Grays Harbor 58 – Box score

Two seniors on senior night helped Saint Martin’s knock off the Nanooks. Megan Teade had 12 points and Andrea Schutt had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Jordyn Richardson led the way with 17 points.  Evergreen earned their first trip to the playoffs since the 2007-2008 season with their win over Northwest and Concordia’s loss to Eastern Oregon.  Jessica Edge had 17 points to lead the way for the Geoducks.  South Puget Sound had four players score in double digits, including 20 points from Aisha Jones and 17 points from Alychia Colon in their victory over Grays Harbor.

Boy’s basketball

Olympia 63, Mt. Rainier 59
North Thurston 70, Tumwater 63

With their win, Olympia advances to the district title game at 6:00 PM on Monday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent.  And with their win, North Thurston advances to a loser-out, winner-to-state regionals game on Tuesday night against Washougal

Girl’s basketball

Olympia 47, Central Kitsap 44
North Thurston 52, Tumwater 51
River Ridge 43, Woodland 38
Prairie 75, Timberline 47

Olympia earned a state berth with their victory over Central Kitsap.  It is the first time they’ve been to the regionals since 2003. North Thurston and River Ridge’s victories set up a loser-out, winner-to-state regionals game between the two on Tuesday night. Timberline loses in the semifinals but they are already bound for state.

College baseball

Lewis and Clark State 12, Saint Martin’s 6 – More from LC State athletics

College Softball

Saint Martin’s 14, Western Oregon 9
Saint Martin’s 6, Western Oregon 5 – More from

Indoor Soccer

Kitsap Pumas 7, South Sound FC 6 (shootout)

Roller Derby

Oly Rollers 123, San Diego Derby Dolls Wildfires 102

Saturday recap: Geoducks women, Saints softball, Rams and Navigators all win

Men’s basketball

Western Washington 70, Saint Martin’s 67 – Game recap from
Concordia 67, Evergreen 58 – More from the Geoducks

Women’s basketball

Western Washington 83, Saint Martin’s 50 – More from
Evergreen 74, Concordia 51 –More from Geoducks athletics

College Softball

Saint Martin’s 5, University of British Columbia 2 – Doubleheader recap from the Saints
Saint Martin’s 6, University of British Columbia 6 – Game called due to darkness

College Baseball

Cal Poly Pomona 19, Saint Martin’s 3
Cal Poly Pomona 12, Saint Martin’s 2 – More from Cal Poly Pomona athletics

Indoor Soccer

Kitsap Pumas 8, South Sound FC 6

Boy’s basketball

Northwest Christian 69, South Bend 53
North Thurston 66, Aberdeen 39

Girl’s basketball

North Thurston 66, Aberdeen 46


Timberline finishes 5th and Black Hills finishes 6th in the 3A/2A State Tournament

Tonight (2/4): Geoducks, Saints and Shock

Two games on the Saint Martin’s campus today, starting first with an opening day softball doubleheader against the University of British Columbia at 1:00 PM. Rick Noren’s Saints were 9-30 last season but have a lot of new faces and are expected to be better than they were last year in hist first season as head coach. The Thunderbirds are a member of the NAIA and were 23-20 last season.

The Saints men’s basketball team then hosts Western Washington at Marcus Pavilion. The Vikings are 19-3 overall and 10-1 in the GNAC and are ranked #16 in the NCAA Division II. The Vikings average 84 points per game and are led by Rory Blanche who is scoring 16.9 ppg. Tip-off is at 7:00 PM. has a full preview.

The Evergreen State Geoducks men and women host Concordia on Saturday night. The Lady Cavaliers come into the game at 7-16 overall and 3-10 in the Cascade Conference, just one game ahead of the Geoducks. On January 6th the Geoducks came up just a little bit short losing 60-59 behind 22 points from Danielle Swain. Tip-off is at 5:00 5:30 PM at the CRC Gymnasium.

The Evergreen men are still looking for their first conference win and only their second win overall and will have a tough time against Concordia, who last week knocked off the #1 team in the nation, Oregon Tech. The Cavaliers are coming off an 82-74 loss at Northwest University on Friday night and are just 5-8 in the CCC but knocked off the Geoducks by 23 points in their first meeting this season.

South Sound FC wrap up their home schedule on Saturday night against the PASL-Premier Northwest Division leading Kitsap Pumas who come into the game undefeated at 4-0-2. But the Shock pulled off the upset last week of the division leader beating WSA Rapids 12-9. Game time is at 7:00 PM at Tumwater Indoor Sports. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information on the Shock, visit their website.

January 28th recap: Oly colleges go 1-5, Navigators, Shock win

Men’s basketball

SPSCC 75, Centralia 66
Eastern Oregon 109, Evergreen 63 – More from Geoducks athletics
MSU-Billings 82, Saint Martin’s 74 – More from

SPSCC ground out the only win for Olympia area colleges on Saturday night knocking off Centralia College 75-66 despite 32 points from Centralia’s Van Lockett. The Clippers improve to 3-5 in the NWAACC West division and Centralia drops to 2-7.

Women’s basketball

Centralia 61, SPSCC 41
Eastern Oregon 54, Evergreen 53 – More from Geoducks athletics
MSU-Billings 58, Saint Martin’s 52 – More from

The Evergreen State College women, just 4-18 on the season, continue to give ranked opponents fits. On Saturday in La Grande, the Geoducks fell just a buzzer beater short of beating the #8 ranked Eastern Oregon Mountaineers falling 54-53. The Geoducks led by as many as ten in the second half and were up by one with just 2.4 seconds left but were whistled for a fould and EOU’s Dominique Johnson sank both her free throws to win the game. Black Hill’s Danielle Swain led the way for Evergreen with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Boy’s basketball

Northwest Christian 66, Ocosta 48

Zach Carras scored 21 points for the Northwest Christian Navigators…all in the second quarter. That’s a solid eight minutes of work.

Indoor Soccer

South Sound FC Shock 13, WSA Rapids 8 – Unofficial score, as recalled by @Emmettoconnell

UPDATE FROM SSFC: South Sound FC 12, WSA 9

Big win for the South Sound FC in their third home game at Tumwater Indoor Sports. WSA Rapids was undefeated coming into the game and had beaten the shock 11-3 at the Bellingham Sportsplex in December. The win moves the Shock’s record to .500 at 3-3.

Tonight (1/28): Lady Saints & Shock

Busy morning in the household, sorry for the delay. I’m sitting in Meconi’s typing this on my phone. Mmm…delicious Meconi’s.

Tonight the Saint Martin’s women play MSU-Billings at Marcus Pavilion at 7:00 PM.

The South Sound FC Shock play WSA Rapids at Tumwater Indoor Sports at 7:00 PM. According to their website, tonight they’ll have a beer garden, giveaways and merchandise for sale. Score!