Bearcats Box Out Pacific Boxers, 67-49

Salem - The Bearcats 11-4 NWC and 16-8 overall, walked away with a win agains the Pacific University Boxers, 6-8 NWC and 10-13 overall, in Cone Field House this Tuesday evening.

One game away from the close of their season, the Bearcats took off in the first half, lead by John Olinger who was 4-5 and 1-1 for a total of 9 points. Olinger helped lift the Bearcats to 30-16 by halftime.

The second half saw a much more aggressive Pacific team with Branden Kawazoe leading scoring for the Boxers with 15 total points, 6-14 and 3-5. He was the only Boxer in double digits.

The Boxers were able to pull within 8 points with just over 6 minutes left in the second half, only to see that lead diminished when Miles Sandgathe, the leader for the Bearcats with 21 total points, made a 3 pointer, lifting the Bearcats to 52-41.

The Bearcats defeated the Boxers 67-49. Look for the Bearcats to close the season playing Linfield this Friday at home. The game begins at 8:00pm.

Pacific (Ore.) vs Willamette
02/24/04 8:00 pm at Salem, OR Cone Field House
At Salem, OR Cone Field House

WILLAMETTE 67, PACIFIC (ORE.) 49

PACIFIC (ORE.) (10-13, 6-8 NWC)
Kawazoe, Branden 6-14 0-0 15; Gram, Erin 3-9 0-0 7; Anderson, B.J. 2-8 2-4
6; Tufts, Rahim 2-8 0-0 5; Kelsey, Nick 2-6 0-0 5; Dougherty, Tim 2-4 0-0 4;
Burns, Phil 2-5 0-1 4; Kelsey, A.J. 1-1 1-1 3; Kirkham, Dan 0-1 0-0 0; Gram,
Brian 0-1 0-0 0; Roche, Marcus 0-1 0-0 0; Motta, Kyle 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
20-60 3-6 49.

WILLAMETTE (16-8, 11-4 NWC)
Sandgathe, Miles 8-19 3-3 21; Olinger, John 6-10 0-0 14; Force, David 2-4
2-2 7; Rahlfs, Ryan 2-2 2-2 6; Garrelts, Brennan 3-8 0-3 6; Sublett Jr.,
Harold 1-7 2-2 4; Miller, Drew 1-2 0-0 3; Erickson, Josh 1-1 0-0 2; Plank,
Michael 1-1 0-0 2; McDevitt, P.J. 0-1 2-2 2; Lewis, Todd 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
25-56 11-14 67.

Pacific (Ore.)................ 16 33 - 49
Willamette.................... 30 37 - 67
3-point goals-Pacific (Ore.) 6-17 (Kawazoe, Branden 3-5; Tufts, Rahim 1-3;
Gram, Erin 1-4; Kelsey, Nick 1-3; Kirkham, Dan 0-1; Roche, Marcus 0-1),
Willamette 6-11 (Olinger, John 2-3; Sandgathe, Miles 2-4; Miller, Drew 1-1;
Force, David 1-1; McDevitt, P.J. 0-1; Lewis, Todd 0-1). Fouled out--Pacific
(Ore.)-None, Willamette-None. Rebounds-Pacific (Ore.) 26 (Anderson, B.J. 5),
Willamette 48 (Sandgathe, Miles 12). Assists-Pacific (Ore.) 9 (Gram, Erin
4), Willamette 12 (Force, David 3; Olinger, John 3). Total fouls-Pacific
(Ore.) 15, Willamette 9. A-400