Camas grad Williams shares Big Sky honor for women’s hoops

EWU junior shares conference award



Eastern Washington University junior forward Melissa Williams shared Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for Feb. 2-8.

The Camas High School graduate recorded a pair of double-doubles in a weekend sweep of Montana and Montana State, sharing the conference honor with Southern Utah’s Lori Parkinson.

“I’m very excited for Melissa for earning Big Sky Co-Player of the Week honors,” EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said. “She stepped up big for us on the glass, and it was nice to see her get going offensively, as well. Her play was a big factor in terms of giving us that inside-outside presence that we need to be successful on the offensive end.”

Williams averaged 11.0 points and 10.5 rebounds for the week as Eastern swept the weekend series from the Montana schools for just the seventh time in program history, shooting 62.5 percent (10 of 16) from the field.

She had 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the Eagles’ 81-66 victory over Montana State on Feb. 6, helping EWU outrebound the Bobcats, 42-29 while limiting MSU to just 10 offensive boards. She connected on five of her nine shots, and chipped in a pair of steals.

Against Montana on Feb. 8, Williams had 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, shooting 5 of 7 from the field, including a buzzer-beating putback to give Eastern a 10-point lead at the half. She also had two steals and a block against the Lady Griz.

Williams is averaging 6.0 rebounds and 5.1 points a game for the Eagles (12-11, 8-6 Big Sky), with 13 starts in the team’s 23 games.

Women’s basketball

La Verne sophomore Myers has career night

University of La Verne sophomore center Emily Myers had career highs of 24 points and eight offensive rebounds Saturday in the Leopards’ 74-51 road loss at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

The Heritage High School totaled 11 rebounds for a double-double.

La Verne (13-10, 8-6 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is battling for a place in the NCAA Division III conference’s postseason tournament.

Myers is averaging 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds a game for La Verne, with 21 starts in 23 games played.

Dominican’s Holboke sets career high

Dominican University of California freshman guard Carly Holboke made a trio of three-pointers in overtime and finished with a collegiate career-high 20 points Saturday in the Penguins’ 67-61 road victory over rival Holy Names University.

The Mountain View High School graduate matched her career high with four threes and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Dominican (8-15, 8-9 Pacific West Conference) clinched a berth in the conference championships.

Men’s basketball

Conference honors Herman

Concordia University senior forward Adam Herman was named Cascade Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The Prairie High School grduate averaged nearly 30 points a game in a three-game week for Concordia. The Cavaliers improved to 21-7, 9-6 CCC, with a home win Tuesday over Northwest Christian as Herman scored 32 points, his ninth game this season with 30-plus points.

The CCC Preseason Player of the Year shot better than 60 percent from the floor last week, including 6-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. He scored 30 points against Corban and 31 against Evergreen.

Track and field

Washington sets Concordia record

Concordia University senior Andre Washington set a school record with a time of 22.16 seconds in the 200 meters while placing third in a Saturday meet at Boise State.

The Hudson’s Bay High School graduate’s time is also met the automatic qualifying standard for the NAIA indoor track and field championships.

Women’s gymnastics

Local gymnasts set career highs in meets

• Kayla Wonderly scored a career-best 9.775 on uneven parallel bars and fellow Sacramento State junior Kalliah McCartney matched her career best with a score of 9.825 in the Hornets’ home meet Friday against California and San Jose State.

Wonderly, of La Center, and McCartney, of Vancouver, are both graduates of CAM High School in Battle Ground.

• Brigham Young junior KayCee Gassaway of Vancouver, also a CAM graduate, matched her career high in floor exercise with a score of 9.775 in a dual Friday at Arizona State.

The Cougars’ home dual against Southern Utah will be shown live on BYUTV (cable Channel 234) at 6 p.m. Friday. SUU senior Alyssa Click, a Skyview High School graduate, tied for the individual title on bars with a 9.875 in a dual win Friday over the University of Denver.

Click, McCartney and Wonderly trained at Multnomah Athletic Club of Portland. Gassaway trained at Naydenov Gymnastics of Vancouver.

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