Seattle University’s Jarell Flora, senior
guard from Bremerton, scored just five points in an 82-61 loss to
New Mexico State in the Western Athletic Conference championship
game at Las Vegas on Saturday.
A victory would have advanced Seattle U (16-15) to the NCAA
tournament for the first time since 1969.
Flora is Seattle’s second-leading scorer (14.0 points) and
third-leading rebounder (4.6). He was a second-team All-WAC
selection. The 6-foot-3 guard finished with 165 3-pointers in
his career, fifth all-time in school history.
There’s a chance Flora hasn’t played his last college game as
the Redhawks could be a candidate for the College Basketball
Invitational, or possibly the NIT.
Jalen Carpenter (jr., Bremerton) was Weber
State’s leading scorer (11.8 points) and rebounder (7.9). Weber
State finished 11-8, 7-8 in the Big Sky Conference.
Rhyley Callaghan (fr., South Kitsap) and
Deonte Dixon (fr., Bremerton) helped Peninsula to
a third-place finish at the NWAC Championships. Callaghan averaged
17.5 points, 15th in the NWAC, and was the conference’s
fifth-leading shooter from the free-throw line (87.2 percent).
Dixon averaged 16.4 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Western Oregon’s Dana Goularte (sr., South
Kitsap) was a second-team All-Great Northwest Conference pick. For
the second straight year, she ranked among the conference’s top
five in scoring (15.6 points, fifth) and rebounding (8.6,
second). Goularte led the Wolves (8-18) in 13 statistical
categories this season.
Krista Stabler (jr., Central Kitsap) was an
honorable mention All-GNAC pick for St. Martin’s. She
led the Saints (11-16) in scoring (12.1 ppg) and assists (48).
Sadee Jones (sr., North Mason) was an
All-Cascade Collegiate Conference first-team pick for Evergreen
State. Jones averaged 15.6 points and a conference-leading 8.6
rebounds a game despite her 5-foot-6
stature. Jones had 14 double-doubles. Irene
Moore (sr., King’s West/Olympic College) was a
reserve guard for Geoducks (16-10). Brittany Gray
(sr., Bainbridge/Skagit Valley) averaged 15.9 points and 9.3
rebounds in 12 games before using up her eligibility.
Ashli Payne (so., Olympic HS) and
Sawyer Kluge (fr., Bremerton) helped Umpqua to a
27-5 record and third-place finish at the NWAC Championships.
Payne, who is playing in the NWAC All-Star games on Sunday at
Clackamas, Ore., averaged 17.8 points (5th in the NWAC), 10
rebounds (4th), 4.3 assists (8th) and 2.1 steals (18th). Kluge
averaged 14.7 points (18th) and was seventh in the conference in
free-throw shooting (81.6 percent).
Shane Matheny (fr., Olympic HS) is the starting
third baseman at Washington State. Matheny was hitting .229 with a
home run and seven RBI going into Saturday’s Pac-12 game at
USC. He had started all 17 games for the Cougars (11-6).
Central Washington first baseman Kasey Bielec
(sr., North Mason) was 9-for-15 in a four-game series against
Northwest Nazarene and it hitting .397 with four HRs and 16 RBI for
the Wildcats (12-10). Infielder Tanner Romo (jr.,
South Kitsap/Everett CC) is a backup infielder at CWU.
Catcher Curtis Windung (jr., North Kitsap) is
hitting .243 with a home run for Pacific Lutheran (14-6).
Tyler Ludlow (fr., South Kitsap), a first
baseman, is hitting .292 (7-24) with a double for Jamestown (N.D.).
Nick Torres (fr., Bremerton) is also playing for
the Jimmies (8-4). Torres has a save and 6.23 ERA in 4.1
innings after appearing in three games in relief.
Arory Milyard (so., North Kitsap) is a relief
pitcher at Whitworth (11-8). He’s got a 6.97 ERA after six
appearances and 10.1 innings (10 strikeouts, 4 walks, 13 hits,
8 earned runs).
Alissa Buss (so., South Kitsap) and
Erin Kinney (so., Bainbridge) are holding down the
left side of the infield for Linfield (11-5). Buss, playing
shortstop, is hitting .441 (26-for-59) with a double and triple.
Kinney, a third baseman, is hitting .306 (15-49) with a home run
and 9 RBI.
Emma Keller (fr., North Kitsap) was hitting
.353 (12-34 with 2 doubles) for the NAIA Jamestown (N.D.) Jimmies
(10-8). She has made two pitching appearance and had a 14.8 ERA for
5.2 innings of work. Kalea Chapman (jr., Juneau,
Alaska/Olympic College) is a backup utility player for the
UNLV’s Carl Jonson (sr., Bainbridge) tied for
43rd at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which was
played at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas this week.
UNLV finished 10th in a field that included 10 of the top 25 teams
in the country. Jonson ranks No. 168 in the World Amateur
Golf Rankings, down 12 spots from the previous week.
UCLA’s Erynne Lee (sr., Central Kitsap) is
coming off a victory in the Bruin Wave Classic and is off until the
Liz Murphy Collegiate Championship, which begins March 27 in
Athens, Ga. Lee’s victory boosted her from No. 55 to No. 29 in the
women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings.