Sunday news notes……

Good Sunday morning. Quick note and that is spring sports practices start tomorrow at both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools. We’ll be sending out questionnaires to coaches at both schools, and hope to bring you selected team previews at some point soon here at the SVSJ.

In the meantime, we have a lot of action, mostly from colleges, to get to this morning. We start on the hardwood.

Basketball
Carroll-MT men lock up conference title, with help of CHS alum: Carroll College-MT’s men won the Frontier Conference title outright last night, beating Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, ID, 63-60 to close the season. Senior Zach Taylor, from Duvall, paced the Saints, scoring 14 points and adding eight rebounds, five assists and four steals as Carroll finishes the regular season 25-5 and 15-3 in Frontier Conference (NAIA) play. The 2013 Cedarcrest High School grad and his teammates earn a bye into the conference tournament semifinals, which they will host next weekend as they aim for a trip to the NAIA national tournament.

Puget Sound women fall in conference title game: The UPS ladies fell at home in Tacoma in the Northwest Conference’s tournament title game last night to Whitman, 81-72, putting the Loggers in the position of having to wait to see if the NCAA Division III women’s tournament selection committee will give them an at-large berth on the strength of their 25-2 overall record and high national ranking. The selection announcement is tomorrow. Sophomore Elizabeth Prewitt was shut down by the Whitman defense, as the visitors held the 2015 MSHS alum from Snoqualmie to just 0-4 from the floor in 35 minutes of work. She had seven rebounds, two assists and a steal, but Prewitt’s offensive struggles did not help UPS, who was unable to hold a halftime lead and saw the visiting Whitman squad rally to win the automatic berth to the D-III tourney.

Baseball
San Jose State 5, Northern Colorado 4: The Bears fell in a close one to finish up their weekend tournament in Stockton, CA, despite a solid outing from Snoqualmie’s Evan Johnson. The 2014 Mount Si HS grad, a UNCo junior, homered again for the third time this spring, headlining a 2-2 effort including a run scored, walk and two RBI’s.

Oregon 1, Seton Hall 0: In San Diego, the Ducks won a pitcher’s duel with the Pirates, from New Jersey and members of the Big East. Sophomore Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS alum, played a late-inning role defensively for UO and was 0-1.

Lewis-Clark State 3, British Columbia 1 (game one, doubleheader): Senior Gunnar Buhner’s 1-3 effort paced LCSC to the home win in Lewiston, ID, in the first of a twinbill over the Canadian foe. Buhner, a second baseman from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, scored a run, was hit by a pitch and recorded four putouts and two assists on defense for the Warriors.

Northwestern (IA) 15, Missouri Valley 3 (game one, doubleheader): Northwestern rolled to the win in the first of two with MVC in Marshall, MO. Junior Joe Done, from Snoqualmie and a former MSHS player, pitched an inning for NC, allowing a hit and striking out one with no decision recorded.

Edmonds CC 5, Centralia 1 (game one, doubleheader): Edmonds won the NWAC community-college season opener for both squads in the first of two between the non-divisional foes. Sophomore Wyatt Baker, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS grad, was 0-3 for Centralia in the contest.

Loyola Marymount 18, Washington State 5: In Los Angeles, the Lions routed the Cougars in the non-conference tilt; freshman pitcher Isaac Mullins, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief for WSU, allowing six runs, four earned, on four hits, walking one, with no decision.

San Diego 7, Oregon 2: In the nightcap of yesterday’s pair of games for the Ducks in San Diego, the host Toreros downed the visitors from Oregon; Breshears once again was a late-inning replacement player but this time had no official stats of note reported for the Ducks.

North Carolina State 6, Austin Peay 3: The Wolfpack doubled up the visitors from Tennessee in the non-conference tilt in Raleigh, NC. Junior Zach Usselman, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, pitched two innings, allowing a pair of runs – both earned – on three hits, striking out three. He received no decision.

British Columbia 20, Lewis-Clark State 14 (game two, doubleheader): Buhner did his part in the nightcap to contribute to the Warriors’ offensive onslaught, homering twice – in consecutive at-bats – to headline a 4-6 effort, scoring three runs and driving in six more, but the Lewis-Clark bats could not finish it off as they fell in the slugfest forcing a split of the twinbill. Buhner’s fellow MSHS grad, Tanner Simpson, also saw action in the contest for LCSC, with the junior from North Bend allowing five runs – all earned – on four hits and three walks in just 2/3 of an inning, striking out one. He received no decision.

Missouri Valley 14, Northwestern (IA) 11 (game two, doubleheader): MVC took the nightcap of the twinbill with visiting NC in a slugfest; Done was 1-4 with two RBI’s for NC. He caught the contest for Northwestern College, recording six putouts defensively.

Edmonds CC 11, Centralia 0 (game two, doubleheader): Baker was 1-3 for Centralia in the nightcap, but the visiting Blazers were routed by the host Tritons, giving EdCC the twinbill sweep. Pitching this season for Edmonds is freshman Jimmy Boyce, who graduated from MSHS last June. He did not pitch either game yesterday for the Tritons.

Lacrosse
Smith’s pair not enough as UDallas men fall: Freshman Tyler Smith scored a pair of goals, but the Snoqualmie product’s efforts were not enough for the UD squad, as they were doubled up at home in Texas 12-6 yesterday by visiting Alma from Michigan.

Smith, a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, scored goals on both of his shots on goal, also recording six “ground balls” and one forced turnover for UD, who drops to 1-3 on the season.

Hockey
Gross held scoreless in Totems’ loss: In a Western States Hockey League game last night in South Lake Tahoe, CA, the visiting Seattle Totems ice hockey team fell 8-2 to the host Lake Tahoe Icemen. Mount Si High School senior Cam Gross was held off the scoresheet for the Totems as Tahoe rolled to the series win; they look for the sweep of Seattle this afternoon. The Totems with the loss are now in last place in the WSHL’s Northwest Division, with an 11-win, 33-loss, four-overtime loss record.

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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