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Men at Moses Lake, Women at Salem for final nonleague games

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WOMENS BASKETBALL (5-7)

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

The gals are getting this trip to Oregon state capital down pretty well as this is the third consecutive season the Knights have traveled to Salem and participated in the Chemeketa tourney.  And for the second straight Saturday WVC will play Mt. Hood (1-9).  They open with the Saints Saturday afternoon, a team they thumped 67-46 six days ago in a crossover tournament at Clark.  In a dozen and a half games with MHCC the Knights have won all but one, and have a three-game win streak going.

In addition to Wenatchee Valley and Mt. Hood, other teams in the event and the Knights record against each are: Chemeketa (6-9), Chemeketa Alums, Highline (20-7), Lane (8-11), Treasure Valley (17-7) and a team to be announced.

 

Knights in Poll.  Wenatchee Valley College received recognition in this week’s coaches poll where they are ranked ninth.

 

MENS BASKETBALL (4-6)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Big Bend Holiday Classic

The gentlemen venture to Moses Lake for the weekend and take part in their third straight Big Bend Holiday Classic.  This year the Knights open with Peninsula (5-1).  Wenatchee Valley hasn’t faced the Port Angeles school since December of 2001.  Overall WVC leads the Pirates four wins to one, and the local club has a two-game win streak.  With their 5-1 record Peninsula is ranked eighth in this week’s coaches poll.

In addition to Wenatchee Valley and Peninsula, other teams in the event and the Knights record against each are: Big Bend (51-57), Columbia Basin (42-91), Camosun (Victoria, BC) (1-0), Capilano (North Vancouver, BC) (2-0), Douglas (New Westminster, BC) (3-0) and Portland (7-5).

 

Terminology Rant

The games this weekend conclude the nonleague portion of the schedules for both teams.  For some reason the college calls these games preseason games and they do this in all sports.  They are pre-league games, but not preseason games.

The season doesn’t start when league games start, it starts when games begin to be played.  For instance, the season ends and a team finishes 18-11 overall and 7-7 in league play.  When someone asks a coach, player, fan, etc., “How did you do this season?”  Nobody simply answers “we finished 7-7.”  No way. 

The NBA, NFL and MLB have preseason, no-count, and exhibition games.  Colleges and high schools do not.  Look at the polls for all college and high school sports.  Do they only include league games?  No way.

Of the 33 NWAACC members only three use “preseason” on their hoop schedules (and I assume other sports).