MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team has rediscovered its winning ways in time to make a strong playoff push. If the Knights can extend their win streak Saturday in their final regular-season game of the year, they’ll end their long postseason drought.
WENATCHEE — Entering its Friday game against Blue Mountain at Smith Gymnasium, the Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team knew that it absolutely had to beat the Timberwolves in order to stay alive for a postseason berth. A loss to the Pendleton school wouldn’t necessarily have eliminated the Knights from playoff contention, but it would’ve made clinching a top-four spot in the competitive Northwest Athletic Conference East Region extremely difficult.
SPOKANE — This was shades of the first couple weeks of the season — Sacramento State, St. Joseph’s, St. Thomas Aquinas — when Gonzaga took suspense out of the equation before some fans had settled into their seats.
SPOKANE — Domantas Sabonis takes a seat adjoining the floor at the McCarthey Athletic Center. In a few minutes will come the comforting soundtrack of the game: balls bouncing on hardwood, sneakers squeaking, nets rippled.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Washington State blinked first during a defensive standoff with Oregon State, on Thursday, allowing a scoring spurt late in the game that was just enough for the Beavers to escape with a 55-50 victory and their undefeated home record intact.