The Evergreen State College men’s basketball team picked up a pair of wins last week as it opened Cascade Collegiate Conference play, and Danny Powell picked up conference honors as player of the week.
The Geoducks knocked off Northwest, 79-71, on Dec. 1, and Multnomah, 97-84, on Friday.
The three-game CCC opener ended with a 89-72 loss to Warner Pacific, though Powell still led the Geoducks with 19 points.
“He played a critical role in our 2-1 conference record this week, and we expect him to continue his high level of play,” Evergreen coach Tim Malroy said.
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Powell, a junior transfer from Southeastern Oklahoma State, averaged 24.3 points and 11.7 rebounds during the three-game stretch.
He shot 60 percent from the field and was 9 of 18 from 3-point range.
“Danny is a very skilled player,” Malroy said. “His ability to play both on the perimeter and in the post make him a difficult matchup for our opponents.”
Before Powell, Josh Troyer was the most recent Geoducks player to receive conference honors — in December 2010.
The Geoducks (4-6, 2-1 CCC) begin a four-game home stretch hosting Lewis & Clark College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Costantino Recreation Center.
SMU’s Stabler has career night
Krista Stabler scored a career-high 38 points Saturday as the Saints bested Western Oregon, 75-71.
A senior and Central Kitsap High School graduate, Stabler shot 57.1 percent from the field and was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. She was also 9 of 9 from the free-throw line.
“Her performance on Saturday night was simply spectacular,” Saints coach Tim Healy said. “She made all kinds of big shots to get us back into the game and then again to finish the task. … It was truly a pleasure to be on the bench and watch this kind of performance.”
Combined with a 14-point effort in a 56-44 loss to Concordia, Stabler earned GNAC women’s basketball player of the week honors.
Stabler entered the week ranked second in GNAC scoring at 18.6 points per game.
The Saints (2-5, 1-1 GNAC) host California Baptist at 7 p.m. Friday at Marcus Pavilion.
Boatright, Spurr named to All-America list
Evergreen seniors Nate Boatright (defender) and Willie Spurr (midfielder) were named to the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America honorable mention list.
The duo helped lead the Geoducks to a semifinal appearance in the CCC tournament and 13-3-2 overall record.
Boatright, an Olympia High School graduate, led the Geoducks with 1,601 minutes played and played a key role in allowing a program-record low of 11 goals during the season.
Spurr scored eight goals and had two assists while starting all 18 games for the Geoducks.