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
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.