Miranda Johnson had her best shooting performance of the season Wednesday night on the road in Coeur d'Alene knocking down eight, 3 pointers and totaling 36 points for Big Bend en route to an 88-85 win over North Idaho College (NIC).
MOSES LAKE — The Big Bend Community College men’s basketball picked up a win over Blue Mountain on Saturday that kept them in the thick of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) playoff hunt Saturday, 86-71.
Wenatchee Valley guard Justin Martin peeled off a hard pick on his defender, drove the lane, and dropped a circus layup with 1.6 seconds to play to lift the Knights over Big Bend Wednesday night in Northwest Athletic Conference East Region play.
For the second time in five games, Johnson made a game-winning shot for Big Bend. Wednesday, Johnson hit a 3-pointer as time expired to break a 62-62 tie with Wenatchee Valley and earn Big Bend a major road win 65-62.
MOSES LAKE — Big Bend head coach Preston Wilks surmised that his opposition received quite the tongue-lashing at halftime. Judging by the difference in play, there could be some validity to that statement.
MOSES LAKE — Big Bend big man Miles Brown had a career-best, finishing with 17 points and 17 rebounds. But the Runnin’ Vikes shot a dismal 15.8 percent from the arc and let a game where the lead changed hands six times in the final 13 minutes slip away Saturday night at DeVries Activity Center.
MOSES LAKE — Callie Gronning finished with a team-high 14 points, but the Big Bend women were no match for the Walla Walla Warriors, who shot 60.2 percent from the floor in the first half, to win running away 91-62 Saturday afternoon at DeVries Activity Center.
DeAngelo Stowers has been a nice stash of cash the Runnin’ Vikes go to for a little something extra when they need it. The 6-foot-1 sophomore from Upland, Calif., was money on Saturday night when it was all hands on deck.
MOSES LAKE — When you live by the sword, you die by the sword, or in this case the dagger. The Big Bend Runnin’ Vikes shot just 20.6 percent from 3-point range during Wednesday night’s NWAC East home opener against Wenatchee Valley and saw their three-game winning streak end with an 81-61 loss to the Knights.
GRAYS HARBOR — They’ve had 12 games to get their legs under them and figure some things out, now the work starts for the Big Bend Runnin’ Vikes. First-year Big Bend head coach Mingo Scott is hoping Friday’s 82-69 victory over Grays Harbor is the kick-start they need going into the Northwest Athletic Conference East schedule.
Royal City has since shifted over to wrestling by now, some of the guys are playing basketball, but that third consecutive 1A state football championship still looms large in the collective memory on the Royal Slope. Yep, 41 straight wins, three state championships and a soon-to-be hall of fame coach, Wiley Allred and the boys from Royal City have it going.
MOSES LAKE ? The end game never is to go out and become a legend.
But the hard work and perseverance comes out in the body of work and it is nice to have that body of work recognized at some point in time. That time is now for former Big Bend Community College standouts Kelly Graves and Jon Lane. Graves and Lane will be recognized as part of the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Class 2018 at the induction ceremonies May 31, 2018, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco.
MOSES LAKE- After a rough start to the season, the young Big Bend men’s basketball team has finally found its stride. The Big Bend Vikings have won five of the last six games after beating Grays Harbor 82-69 on Friday. This marks the Vikings at a 7-5 record.