Wondering how Kitsap’s college basketball players are faring? Of course you do.
Here’s a sampling:
Weber State — Jalen Carpenter (jr., Bremerton) leads the Wildcats in scoring (11.8 points) and is second in rebounding (6.6 rpg). The 6-foot-1 Carpenter is coming off a 14-point, 6-rebound effort against No. 19 Oklahoma State on Thursday, a game Weber State (4-5) lost 55-49 in Ogden, Utah. Carpenter’s making 46% of her FGs, shooting 73% from the foul line and is a defensive presence inside where she has a team-high 16 blocked shots. Weber State is off until Jan. 1, when it opens Big Sky Conference play at home against Eastern Washington.
Western Oregon — Dana Goularte (sr., South Kitsap) went over the 1,000-point career mark in scoring on Dec. 18 during a win over Dixie State in Las Vegas. Goularte, a second-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection a year ago, scored a career-high 27 points and had 10 rebounds. It was her sixth double double of the season for the 6-footer. Goularte averages 15.9 points and 10.9 rebounds. Western Oregon is idle until Jan. 3, when it hosts St. Martin’s at Monmouth, Oregon.
St. Martin’s — Krista Stabler (jr., Central Kitsap) averages a team-high 10.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Saints (3-7). The 5-6 guard had a career-high on Nov. 22 vs. Cal Baptist University.
Evergreen State — Brittany Gray (sr., Bainbridge/Skagit Valley) was the Cascade Collegiate Conference Player of the Week earlier this month. She had two double-doubles and ended up one rebound away from a third as the Geoducks (6-4) went 2-1 against NCAA Division III Northwest Conference opponents. In a four-day stretch, the 5-9 Gray scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 65-62 loss at Puget Sound; had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-58 home victory over Pacific (Ore.) and added 14 points and nine rebounds in an 80-53 win at Pacific Lutheran. In the three games combined Gray shot 46 percent from the field, 80 percent from the foul line and averaged 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Gray’s averaging 15.7 points/9.7 rebounds going into Friday’s game against Northwest Christian … Sadee Jones (sr., North Mason) averages 13.6 points/9.4 rebounds for the Geoducks. She had 21 points and 12 rebounds in the win over PLU. Jones, a 5-8 post player, was named CCC Player of the Week after scoring 18 points and pulling 11 rebounds in a win over New Hope Christian in late November.
Montana Tech — Guard Sophia Baetz (sr., Kingston/Skagit Valley) averages 5.7 points. She’s played in nine of 13 games for the Orediggers (7-6), an NAIA school from Butte, Montana.
Western Montana — Breyenne Mosey (sr., Crosspoint) scored a season-high eight points and had seven rebounds in a win over Vanguard University in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. The 6-foot-1 Mosey averages 2.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 10.4 minutes per game. She’s started two games for the Bulldogs (7-5) of Dillon, Montana. … Kelsey Callaghan (sr., South Kitsap) is a reserve guard, averaging 11.4 minutes a game and more than an assist a minute.
Umpqua Community College — Ashli Payne (so., Olympic) and Sawyer Kluge (fr., Bremerton) continue to light it up for the Riverhawks (9-1), who are based in Roseburg, Oregon. Payne, a 5-11 guard, is fifth in the NWAC in scoring (19.0 ppg), eighth in rebounding (9.45), fourth in assists (4.4) and fourth in free-throw shooting (26-30, 86.7%). Payne’s been in double figures all 10 games for Umpqua with a high of 35 vs. Lane on Dec. 7. She scored a career-high 45 during her freshman season …. Kluge, a 5-10 guard, averages 16.0 points, which is 14th in the NWAC. She had a high of 31 points vs. Big Bend on Dec. 5 and ranks sixth in the NWAC in free-throw shooting (29-34, 85.3%). … For NWAC updates and statistics, go to NWACSports.org.
Seattle University — Jarell Flora (sr., Bremerton) is the Redhawks second-leading scorer (13.4 ppg) and third-leading rebounder (5.11 rpg). Flora’s shooting 40% from the field, and 87.7% from the foul line. Flora (130) and senior guard Isiah Umipig (143) have combined to take a little over 45 percent of Seattle U’s shots. Flora has taken as many 3-point attempts (65) as two-point shots. Umipig has hoisted 99 threes. When opponents are successful in shutting down the backcourt duo, SU usually struggles. The Redhawks (5-6) are coming off a 92-57 loss against Minnesota (Flora had six points, and six turnovers in just 15 minutes) and play Sunday against Sacramento State (KeyArena, 7 p.m.) and Dec. 30 against UC Davis (KeyArena, 7 p.m.).
Eastern Oregon — Caulin Bakalarski (fr., South Kitsap) is using this year as his redshirt season. The 6-3 wing was an All-Narrows League player a year ago. The Mountaineers from LaGrande, Oregon, are 9-3.
Peninsula College — Ryley Callaghan (fr., South Kitsap) scored 30 points in a win over Walla Walla on Friday. The 6-foot guard has been over 25 five times with a high of 33. He’s averaging 20.4 points for the Pirates (4-5), sixth-best in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). … Deonte Dixon (fr., Bremerton) averages 18.0 points for the Pirates. The Olympic League MVP a year ago scored 22 points and pulled eight rebounds in the win over Walla Walla. Dixon’s played in just five games for Peninsula, which visits Olympic College on Feb. 18. OC travels to Peninsula on Jan. 21. Peninsula played Grays Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 20. For compete NWAC statistics, go to NWACsports.org. UPDATE: Dixon scored a career-high 34 in a 74-72 win over Peninsula on Saturday, Dec. 20.