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Green River Nate Jones and Marquis Miles prepare to defend basket.
Green River Nate Jones and Marquis Miles prepare to defend basket.

Men's Basketball red hot and rollin'

Congratulations to the Green River men's basketball team for an outstanding trip to Spokane over the weekend as they participated in the Bigfoot Classic.  Victories on Friday over Umpqua (90-84) and an 84-78 overtime victory over the host school placed the Gators in the tournament championship against national junior college powerhouse North Idaho College. Despite a lopsided loss to the nationally ranked Cardinals, the Gators improved to 4-2 on the season and are getting strong performances from many of the players. Freshman Kendal Brown scored 29 points in the Umpqua victory while Sophomore post Kortney Darby has lead the team in points and rebounds in four games thus far.

Women's Basketball drop two at Bellevue

Playing in the Bulldog Invitational, the Green River women's basketball team lost two pre-season games to Umpqua and Big Bend over the weekend. Freshman guard Carley Kitzman led the Gators in both contests with 14 points. With 14 players on the roster including ten freshmen, Head Coach Tim Riles anticipates valuable experience coming from the young players in preparation for January's league season. Next up for Green River is the Pierce Raider Invite this weekend in Lakewood.

Fall season NWAACC awards

The conclusion of the 2012 fall sports season brings out the annual end of season awards.  Here is a summary of the accolades earned by Gator athletes:

Volleyball

Gwen Leituala (SO, OH, Kent) - First Team All-West

Erin Fischer (SO, MB, Auburn) - First Team All-West

Lorraine Toilolo (FR, OH, Seattle) - First Team All-West

Soccer

Justine Gambill (SO, Def, Stockton, CA) - All North Region

Jessi Crabill (SO, Fwd, Fife) - All North Region

Trisha White (FR, Def, Kent) - All North Region

Cross Country

Nick Knoblich (FR, Renton) - All North Region

NWAACC All-Academic Team

Stephanie Sinclair - Volleyball

Kevin McCullough - Cross Country

Justine Gambill - Soccer