Big Bend picks up second win over No. 5 Spokane, 92-88

Big Bend picks up second win over No. 5 Spokane, 92-88

Office of Communications

The final score was a little bit closer in Round 2, but the Runnin' Vikes again won the fight against East Region rival Spokane Saturday evening and kept their Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) playoff hopes alive. Big Bend defeated the Sasquatch, 92-88, after posting a 100-87 victory in early January. Spokane is currently the No. 5 ranked team in the NWAC.

Big Bend guard Seraphin Decker (SO; Las Vegas, NV) showed out Saturday finishing the game with 35 points while shooting 11-of-23 from the field. He also connected on 11-of-11 free throws, pulled down 5 rebounds, and had a pair of assists and steals. Sophomore guard Koby Huerta (Covington, WA) also came up big for BBCC scoring 26 points, including 12-of-15 points from the free throw line — five of those in the last 1:35 of the game to keep Spokane at bay.

Sophomore big man Miles Brown (Sandy, OR) also turned in a solid performance posting a double-double featuring 17 points (6-of-12) shooting 13 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Big Bend (15-6, 5-5) is currently sitting in fifth place in the East Region behind Treasure Valley (8-12, 6-4), Spokane (16-7, 7-3), Walla Walla (14-9, 8-2), and North Idaho (20-2, 9-0) and hold their playoff hopes in their own hands. They start the final and most crucial portion of their schedule on Wednesday when they travel to North Idaho followed by games against Yakima, Treasure Valley, Wenatchee, Blue Mountain, and Walla Walla. Just two of these games are at home (Treasure Valley Feb. 16 & Wenatchee Valley Feb. 20) and the rest will be on the road.

For the complete NWAC standings: CLICK HERE.

To stream Wednesday's game against North Idaho, please visit the NIC Athletics' YouTube page: HERE.