Post 3,600 gives us the college scoreboard on this Sunday morning……..

Good Sunday morning. Hoops and some diamond cuts from the colleges yesterday this morning.

Basketball
George Fox 76, Puget Sound women 57 (NWC Championship, Forest Grove, OR): The Bruins remainded undefeated on the season with the conference title win and earned a berth into the NCAA Division III national women’s tournament, where they will seek to defend their 2015 national championship. Freshman Elizabeth Prewitt, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, scored six points in 34 minutes of work for the Loggers, who finished the season 19-7 and now await the NCAA selection announcement this coming week. If last year’s any guide, look for UPS to earn an at-large berth into the 64-team women’s Division III field. We’ll of course let you know when that is announced if they go or not to the big dance.

Carroll-MT men 89, Rocky Mountain 78: The Saints wrapped the regular season up at home last night in Helena, MT, with a win to seal up the second seed to the Frontier Conference tournament, a first-round bye, and a home semifinal game next Friday night. Junior Zach Taylor, from Duvall and a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad, had a solid night, scoring 18 points in 31 minutes of work on 6-10 from the floor with three three-pointers, and also adding nine rebounds, seven assists and a steal for Carroll, who now awaits that semifinal contest in the conference tournament.

Centralia College women 68, Grays Harbor 57: It was a special night for Centralia sophomore Susan Kenney. In her final regular season home game as a Blazer, the 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall scored a game-high 24 points on a strong 9-14 from the floor, including half a dozen three’s, and also added five rebounds and three assists for Centralia (22-7, 13-1 NWAC West), who finished tied for first in the NWAC’s West Division with Lower Columbia. The Blazers host Columbia Basin next Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NWAC tournament.

Softball
Eastern Oregon 7, Northwest Nazarene 6 (game one, doubleheader): The NAIA’s EOU rallied from a 6-0 hole scoring all seven runs over the final two innings to steal the twinbill-opening win over the NCAA foe in Nampa, ID. Junior Taylor Turner, from Duvall and a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 2-3 with a run scored to pace Eastern.

Christopher Newport 7, Lynchburg 6 (game one, doubleheader): CNU swept both ends of a twinbill over the host LC side in Lynchburg, VA, despite a 1-3 effort which included an RBI from Lynchburg junior right fielder Lauren Smith, a 2013 Mount Si HS alum from Snoqualmie. Smith did not play the nightcap, won by CNU 11-0.

Northwest Nazarene 6, Eastern Oregon 0 (game two, doubleheader): Unlike the first game, NNU in the nightcap held a 6-0 lead to the finish, blanking the visitors from Oregon to split the pair of contests. Turner went 1-4 for EOU.

Baseball
Central Washington 8, Academy of Art 6 (game one, doubleheader): Central took care of the twinbill opener over the AoA down in the Bay Area yesterday; senior Ryan Atkinson, from North Bend and a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-1 with a walk in a relief left field role for CWU in the contest.

Hawaii Pacific 10, Concordia-Irvine 1 (game one, doubleheader): The Sharks rolled to the conference home win in Waipahu, HI over the visitors from southern California; junior right fielder Tanner Marty, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS grad, was 0-4 for HPU in the game.

Vanderbilt 6, Illinois-Chicago 5 (14): Senior pitcher Trevor Lane, from North Bend and a 2012 Mount Si HS alum, was the hard-luck losing pitcher for UIC in the marathon in Nashville last night for the Flames; he went 5 2/3 innings in relief, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out seven and only walking two. Lane’s loss was the first on the spring for the Valleyite.

Gonzaga 8, Incarnate Word 5: GU outlasted the Texas school in a slugfest in San Antonio at a weekend tournament; senior shortstop Dustin Breshears, from North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-3 with two walks and a run scored for the Zags.

Academy of Art 4, Central Washington 3 (game two, doubleheader): Atkinson started at second base for the Wildcats in this nightcap of their two in northern California and proceeded to lead the way for Central, going 3-5 with a double, run scored and RBI, also making two putouts and six assists defensively; despite all that, AoA had the last laugh, scoring the win to earn the twinbill split.

Hawaii Pacific 9, Concordia-Irvine 4 (game two, doubleheader): Marty was 1-3 with two putouts playing right field for the Sharks as they took the nightcap, and swept the pair, against the California foe.

Bradley 5, Gonzaga 4 (12): Breshears was 1-4 with a putout defensively at shortstop for GU in the extra-inning defeat to the Missouri Valley Conference school from Illinois down in San Antonio.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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