Collegians: Updates on Local Basketball Players

Here’s an update on some local basketball players now playing at college:

Derrick Webb (sr., South Kitsap/Highline CC), a 6-foot-3 guard/forward, was averaging a team-high 13.9 points and 5.9 rebounds for No. 14 Western Washington (13-1) going into the Vikings’ Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener at St. Martin’s on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Ryan Sweet (jr., South Kitsap/Olympic CCC/Whatcom CC) is averaging a team-high 6.5 rebounds and 9.1 points for Seattle Pacific. The 6-7 Sweet is the first player off the bench for the Falcons (9-2), who played at Northwest Nazarene on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Megan Hoisington (sr., Central Kitsap) leads Seattle Pacific in rebounding (9.4 rpg) and the 5-foot-11 forward is second in scoring (10.0 ppg). The Falcons (9-2) open GNAC play at Western Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 10..

Coby Gibler (jr., Bainbridge/Highline CC) averages 3.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 9.8 minutes per game for Central Washington (6-5 overall). The 6-9 post has played in 10 games.

Guard Jenn Jacobs (jr., Bremerton) comes off the bench and averages 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 21.4 minutes per game for Central Washington (3-7).

Rich Smith (jr., Olympic/Concordia College) leads George Fox averages 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Bruins of Newberg, Ore. Teammate Evan Atwater (sr., South Kitsap) averages 11.8 points for the Bruins (4-5 overall, 2-0 Northwest Conference).

Eastern Oregon guard Cody Thurmond (fr., Central Kitsap) comes off the bench and averages 7.2 points, 3.3 assists (second-high on the team) and 21.1 minutes per game for the Mountaineers (10-5, 4-2 Cascade Collegiate Conference).

Puget Sound’s Conner Gehring (sr., South Kitsap) scored eight points in a loss at Linfield on Jan. 3. The 6-3 forward is coming off Achilles surgery and has played in the past three games for the Loggers (4-7, 0-2 Northwest Conference).

Chloe Mosey (jr., King’s West), a 6-foot backup post, averages 9.4 points and 3.9 rebounds for Western Montana (4-9). Mosey has played in seven games.

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