Bearcats down Fresno Pacific, win Bud Presley Classic

ATHERTON, CALIF. - Willamette shot 51 percent Saturday night to defeat Fresno Pacific 66-58 in the championship game of the Bud Presley Classic at Menlo College.

Marques Johnson led the Bearcats (2-0) with 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting. Ryan Hepp added 16 points and six assists, while Miles Sandgathe added 15 points.

Those three Willamette players were named to the six-man all-tournament team: tournament MVP Johnson (18 ppg), Hepp (13.0 ppg, 4.5 apg), and Sandgathe (19.5 ppg).

Willamette is idle for two weeks until it hosts the annual John Lewis Holiday Classic on Dec. 6-7.