ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Menary’s big game leads Redlands to victory
With the game on the line and the ball in his hands, David Menary rose to the occasion and sent the University of Redlands fans home happy.
Menary, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, hit the game-winning shot to send the Redlands men’s basketball team to a 97-96 triple overtime victory over conference opponent Chapman University Saturday.
The junior forward’s fade away jumper in the closing seconds capped a 33 point, seven rebound, four assist effort.
The 33-point showing matched a season high for Menary and is his third 30-plus point effort of the season. Through 21 games played this season, Menary is averaging a team-high 19.5 points per game to go with 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Redlands teammate and brother Gary Menary, a 2017 NU graduate, was also in the starting lineup and played a team-high 51 minutes in the win over Chapman. Gary Menary netted 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win. For the season, Gary Menary is averaging 8.1 points per game and 6.4 rebounds.
The Menary brothers were standouts for the Nevada Union hoops program, helping the Miners reach the playoffs in the 2015-16 season. Both Menarys earned All-Sierra Foothill League First Team honors in their respective senior seasons. Redlands (12-10, 7-6) is a NCAA Division III school that plays in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines dropped their only game last week, falling to San Joaquin Delta College, 68-65
Willis, a sophomore guard, scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the defeat.
For the season, Willis is averaging 14.3 points per game, 7.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
Sierra College (17-7, 8-4) competes in the CCCAA’s Big 8 Conference.
Esme Quintana, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and the Yuba College 49ers lost a pair of games last week, falling to Folsom Lake College, 89-46, and Laney College, 70-58.
Quintana, a sophomore guard, tallied five points against Folsom Lake and three points in the loss to Laney.
For the season, Quintana is averaging 9.2 points per game and 3.1 rebounds.
Yuba College (9-14, 4-5) competes in the CCCAA’s Bay Valley Conference.
Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, impressed from the bump as he led Holy Names University to its first win of the season.
O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed pitcher, tossed five innings, struck out three and didn’t allow an earned run in the Hawks’ 4-3 victory over Cal State East Bay last week.
For the season, O’Callaghan has appeared in two games with a 1-1 overall record.
Holy Names (1-4) is a Division II school that competes in the PacWest Conference.
Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the Lyon College baseball team swept a three-game series with the University of St. Francis (Illinois) over the weekend.
Schnitzius, a junior in his first season with the Fighting Scots, played in all three games, starting one at catcher and pinch hitting in the other two. He went 3-for-6 with four RBIs and a double across the series.
For the season, Schnitzius has played in five games, is batting .400 and has seven RBIs.
Lyon (5-2) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.
Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines went 2-2 last week, beating Feather River College, falling to Butte College and splitting a pair of games with Solano Community College.
Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, started all four games and went 5-for-18 from the plate with a double, a home run, five RBIs and four runs scored
Through nine games this season, Lopez is batting .275 with 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Sierra (7-2) competes in the CCCAA’s Big 8 Conference.
Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks went 1-2 in a three-game series with Corban University last week.
Maxwell, a senior second baseman, started all three games and went 5-for-13 from the plate with a home run, a double, a triple and two RBIs across the series.
Menlo (1-2) is a NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Oregon State Beavers went 5-0 at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona last week.
Eason, a junior pitcher, took the circle in victories over Western Michigan, 8-3, and Weber State, 4-3. She earned the win against Western Michigan, pitching 3.1 innings and striking out six while walking two and not allowing a hit or run. Eason tossed two innings against Weber State, striking out two and allowing one earned run.
Oregon State (5-0) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.
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