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SPORTS SECTION 2 CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, December 24, 2015 Eastern men roll over University of Denver FROM NEWS victory over the Pig- double-double in the SERVICE REPORTS neers at Magness Arenalast four games - and The Eastern Wash- inDenver, Colo. beating senior transfer Aus- ington men's basketball a team that had three tin McBroom added team will use an impor- wins over Big Sky teams 18 points at the Eagles Ho led tant road victory over in their 8-4 record. Ear- evened their preseason the University of Den-lier, Denver defeated record at 6-6. ver Pioneers Dec. 20 to Northern Colorado, Eastern trailed early feUfo the at hopefully propel them Weber State and Idaho 16-11, but Von Hofe 72 0 lo Abflene tian and into the BigSky Confer- State. scored 16 of his points theto 7-4 ence season, which also Felix Von Hofe in a 19-7 run in the first :the starts away from home. scored 28 points, sur- half to give the Eagles Behind a trio of big passing an earlier ca-the lead for good at 30- Col onNew offensive performances, reer high. Venky Jois 23. Eastern held Denver Eve, the Eagles collected a had 26 points and 16 to 40 percent shooting at 74-58 nonconference rebounds-hissecond rdinal girls ppear to be closing g p By PAUL DELANEY "We just couldn't make In their midweek break Staff Reporter the shots I know we are from Northeast A League If the ,nd of the week capable of making." play at Northwest Chris- is any indicator, a turn- Against Deer Park, tian, the Cardinals were around might be at hand Medical Lake (0-3 North- stymied by the same slow for the Medical Lake girl's east A, 1-5 overall) hung start that have plagued basketball team. with the Stags through them so often this season. Struggling as of late, the the first hall leading at The Crusaders jumped to Cardinals lost 41-27 Dec.15 the break 16-14 in a low- a 12-4 lead after a quarter at home to Chewelah, 4847 scoring contest. The game and it was up to the Car- in a nonleague contest at turned when Deer Parkdinals to play catch up Northwest Christian, Dec. won the battle of the third -- which they did, but fell 16 and finished off 2015 quarter, 18-9. just shy. with a Dec. 18 loss, 41-38 ML's BradynWegner's "Weplayedaverygood at Deer Park. 12 points were tops for the game against Northwest While the week's out- game. Destanne Sunchild Christian," Lundberg said. come extended Medical had 11 for the Stags (1-3, "We battled back from be- Lake's losing st eak to five, 1-7) who earned their first ing down 12 in the third the results suggest what victory, quarter. Unfortunately we head coach Kyle Lundberg"Almost half their fellshort." has insisted recently -- his points came from the free Makayla Geiger and team is improving, throwline," Lundberg said Wegner stole the offensive "Once again we played of Deer Park which made show with Geiger lead- verygood," Lundberg said. 16 free throws, ing the Cardinals with and to Buy Tickets Visit vw, SpokaneMovies,co, Showtm~es ill () ale at bargain price Special Attraction No Passes continued from page 1 The Seahawks wrap up their regular season With Lynch and Rawls with a couple of games out, the Seahawks have that are sure to be barn had to rely on Christine burners. One is against Michael, Bryce Brown, and the St. Louis Rams, who fullback Derrick Coleman beat Seattle 34-31 in over- to~o~the ground at- ...... time in,,tP/ei~ f~'regular tack. In the game against season game, Sept, 13 and the Browns, Michael had the NFC West champions 16 carries for 84 yards, and current No. 2 seed, the Brown adding 43 yards on Arizona Cardinals, who nine touches and Coleman defeated the Seahawks contributing 10 yards on 39-32 after they came off five carries, the bye week, Nov. 15. Seattle's defense con- Fans and writers are tinues to be strong. They already saying Seattle will are second in scoring de- have a shot at the NFC fense, allowing 17.7points portion of the playoffs, per game, second in total but folks shouldn't be defense, third in rushing counting their eggs just yards allowed and fourth yet, While reaching the in passing yards allowed, postseason is one thing, winning the whole thing is different. If Seattle can keep their wild card slot intact, they'll face the No. 4 seed and NFC East champions, either the Washington Redskins (7- 7) or Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) -- who play each other this Saturday. They still might have to con- tend with the Green Bay Packers, the Cardinals, and the undefeated Caro- lina Panthers. But if Seattle can make it to the Super Bowl, they'd be the first team to make it to three consecutive Super Bowls since the Buffalo Bills (1992-94). AI Stover can be reached at al@cheney 18 while Wegner pitched in 11. NWC's Rachel Bo- zlee led all scorers with 22 points. In their first game of the week a Michaela Peterson basket gave Medical Lake its first lead but it was all Chewelah (3-0, 4-2) after that as the Cougars led 14- 7 at the half. Geiger led the scoring for ML with eight points while the Cougars' Maggie Cobb topped all scorers with 11. "The effort was there, (we) just got to shoot bet- ter," Lundberg said. Lundberg said he's very happy with his team's effort. "We are getting bet- ter and starting to build our chemistry," and the break that sees Medical Lake idle until a Saturday, Jan. 2 nonleague home game versus Omak comes at a perfect Kme. "The girls are getting some much needed rest and family time," Lun- dberg said. "We will be ready to get to work after Chrls s," ... ........ ' ..... , p IDela c d at pdelaney@cheneyfreepres&~ com. continued from page 1 quarter I want to say they made four, maybe five." The Crusaders were also solid with their inside game, Brown said. "They were disciplined and ran their stuff well." Stith led the Cardinals with 16 points. Soliday had 10. Asher Cox recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Crusaders. Medical Lake will welcome some time off and then jump back into the grind Jan. 2 hosting Omak in a n0nleague game and then it's back to NEA play. "It's a tough stretch coming back but January is always tough/' Brown said. 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