Gonzaga raced out to a 28-point halftime lead and never looked back Monday in downing Northern Arizona 88-58.
Joel Ayayi had a double-double with 17-points and 10-rebounds to lead Gonzaga to an 8-and-oh record. Drew Timme added 14-points while Dominick Harris came off the bench to score 12 for the Bulldogs.
Gonzaga was playing without the services of Jalen Suggs who, according to the team, suffered a right leg injury in the win over Virginia Saturday.
G-U will host the Dixie State Trailblazers tonight at 6 o’clock.
GU women win back-and-forth battle in WCC opener
Loyola Marymount missed a three-pointer with 2-seconds left and Gonzaga held on for a 65-62 win in women’s college basketball Monday…
The game saw 7-lead changes and 8-ties before it was settled as the Bulldogs improved to 6-and-2 on the season, 1-and-oh in West Coast Conference play.
Okanogan grad Jill Townsend led the way for Gonzaga with 19-points while Jenn Wirth had 14 and Kayleigh Truong had 11.
G-U will continue on the road at Pepperdine Wednesday at 5 o’clock.
Wenatchee great “Al” Worley passes
One of the greatest athletes to come out of the Wenatchee Valley passed away earlier this month…
Elven “Al” Worley graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1964 as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He earned a football scholarship at the University of Washington where he starred as a defensive back. As a senior with the Huskies, Worley set an NCAA record with 14-interceptions in a season, which still stands today.
Al was elected to the University of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
Worley passed away after a long battle with dementia and Parkinson’s. He was 74 years old.
Seahawks turnaround defensively helps fuel NCW West Title run
If there’s one thing the Seahawks can attribute an NFC West Title to it’s been the turnaround in its defense…
Seattle was worst in the NFL at the midseason point, allowing an average of 455-yards per game, 362-yards through the air. Since then, the Seahawks defense ranks as one of the best, allowing 302-total yards of offense and just 203-yards through the air.
Coach Pete Carroll says they knew they had the parts all along, it was just a case of fitting the puzzle together…
One of the biggest reasons for the improvements on the defensive side of the ball has been the addition of Jamal Adams in an off-season trade with the Jets. Adams leads the team in sacks with 9-and-a-half and shares the team lead in quarterback hits with 14 and tackles for a loss with 10.
Carroll says John Schneider deserves all the credit in getting Adams in Seattle…
Seattle wraps up the season Sunday with a game against San Francisco in Arizona. Kickoff is set for 1:25 on FOX.