Alumni Notebook: Former Bruin standout leads Sonoma State to win
Patrick Scott, a 2009 Bear River High School graduate and basketball standout, led California State University, Sonoma to a 64-56 win over Cal State Stanislaus Saturday at Warrior Arena.
The Seawolves freshman guard went 6 for 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 on threes and 4 for 4 from the charity stripe to lead all scorers in the game with 19 points. The win puts CSUS one win away from clinching a berth into the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship Tournament.
Scott’s team is on a roll, having won its last seven of 11 games. The Seawolves grabbed their 10th win of the season and moved to 10-15 overall and 9-11 in conference play.
California State University, Sonoma is currently tied for seventh place with Cal State L.A. If Scott and the Seawolves can get one win this week, either at UC San Diego or at Cal State East Bay, Sonoma State will qualify for the conference tournament March 2-6 for the second consecutive season.
Tyler Smith (Nevada Union, ’06); California State University, Stanislaus, – Smith and the Warriors were in a must-win situation Saturday against Bear River graduate Patrick Scott. A win would have kept the team’s hopes alive for a spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament but Scott and the Seawolves were too much for the Warriors.
Caroline Reeves (Nevada Union, ’08), The freshman guard for Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo had seven points in the 100-78 win over Cal State Northridge Saturday. The NU graduate has averaged 10 minutes, 2.4 points, 2.4 rebounds per game this season.
The Cal Poly (17-8, 10-3) women’s basketball program has won 3 of 4, and the Mustangs sit atop the Big West Conference, one game ahead of UC Davis.
Reeves and the Mustangs can be found March 10 -13, at the 35th Annual Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is held at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
Rachel Harter (Bear River, ’07); Corban College, Salem, Ore. – The sophomore guard will be playing her first post-season game in her young college career. After finishing with an overall win-loss record of 13-17 and 8-10 in league play, the Warriors will go head-to-head with the tournament’s No. 3 seed Northwest today in Kirkland, Washington.
Corban did win two straight games heading into the playoffs and four of its last five contests, including victories over Concordia, Warner Pacific, The College of Idaho, and Northwest Christian.
Harter and the Warriors look to avenge two losses earlier this season to Northwest, 82-73 in Salem and 72-64 in Kirkland. Corban has lost four straight to the Eagles dating back to the 2006-07 season.
Lauren Juric (Bear River, ’07); UC Davis -Last Thursday, Juric had three 3-pointers for UC Davis in its 80-68 win over visiting Long Beach State.
The Bear River graduate entered the game off the bench; she went 3-for-5 from the field in 16 minutes of action.
Long Beach was down as much as 39 points in the game but was able to cut the lead to 10 late in the game. The Aggies improved to 17-8 overall and 9-3 in the BWC while Long Beach State’s, three game winning streak was broken.
The win holds the Aggies one game back from Cal Poly in the Big West Conference standings.
UC Davis traveled to Cal Poly on Feb. 4th to take on the league leading Mustangs, as well as Nevada Union graduate Caroline Reeves. In the contest between Nevada Countians, Reeves went 0-2 from the field while Juric was 1-4 and 2-2 from the line. The Bruin graduate outscored the Miner but Cal Poly got the win 69-48.
Luke Manuel (Nevada Union, ’06); Purdue University – The sixth-ranked junior Manuel began last Thursday’s match grinding out a 5-3 win over 13th-ranked Illinois sophomore Jordan Blanton at 174 pounds. Manuel took Blanton to the mat twice in the first period to build his lead and displayed his outstanding defensive stance the rest of the way to win his 36th victory of the season. Manuals win total is the best in NCAA Division I this season and is now tied for ninth in Purdue’s single-season record books with Purdue head coach Scott Hinkel.
The Boilermakers had dropped six in a row until they defeated Illinois 25-11 last Thursday. Manual and team will look to keep the momentum as they travel Mar. 3 to Ann Arbor Michigan for the Big Ten Championships.
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