COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula men, women split with Edmonds

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Bazile earns player of week
PENINSULA COLLEGE WING Xavier Bazile was selected as the NWAACC men's basketball player of the week.

The sophomore led the Pirates to a 76-59 upset win over North Division foe Whatcom on Saturday.

Bazile posted 29 points on 73 percent shooting from the field, grabbed 14 rebounds and had three steals, three assists and one block in the win, which kept Peninsula in the race for one of the North Division's four playoff berths.

Bazile, a native of Tacoma, is eighth in the NWAACC in scoring at 21.9 points-per-game, and 18th in free-throw shooting at 78.6 percent.

Peninsula Daily News
EDMONDS — Peninsula College split an NWAACC North basketball doubleheader with Edmonds, with the women's team dropping the Tritons 65-52 and the Pirate men falling 68-48.

Both Pirate teams are alive in the race for a top-four finish in the North Region — and with it, a trip to Kennewick for the 2014 NWAACC Basketball Championships.

In Wednesday's women's game, the Pirates went up 36-28 at the half and maintained that lead throughout, getting 18 points and six rebounds from Madison Pilster, 15 points and nine boards from Gabi Fenumiai and 13 points and four assists from Alison Knowles.

Peninsula (5-4, 8-11) is tied with Everett (5-4, 8-14) for fourth place, one game back of the Pirates' next opponent, Skagit Valley (6-3, 15-7).

The Pirates blew out Everett 92-69 and lost to Skagit Valley 82-75 earlier this season.

Peninsula 65, Edmonds 52

Peninsula 36 29— 65

Edmonds 28 24— 52

Individual scoring

Peninsula (48)

Pilster 18, Fenumiai 15, Knowles 13, Schmillen 6, Henderson 5, Flinn 4, Brumbaugh 2, Fischer 2.

Edmonds (68)

McEachin 19, Greene 14, Smythe 8, Velasco-Bono 6, Keanu 5.



Men's Basketball
Edmonds 68, Peninsula 48


Peninsula hit just 17 of 62 shots as a team, including an 0 for 15 effort from beyond the 3-point arc, en route to a 20-point defeat.

Xavier Bazile led the Pirates with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Geno Horsley had 10 points and Juwan Flowers scored eight.

Edmonds' 7-foot post Payton Pervier notched 15 points and 11 rebounds,

Next up for the Pirates (4-5, 10-8) is a home doubleheader against Skagit Valley (7-2, 14-8) on Saturday.

The women tip off at 5 p.m. and the men will tackle the Cardinals, under head coach Brock Veltri, a member of the 1997-98 and 1998-99 Pirates, at 7 p.m.

Peninsula is tied for Everett for fifth place in the North Division, two games behind Edmonds (6-3, 14-8).

Edmonds 68, Peninsula 48

Peninsula 21 27— 48

Edmonds 29 39— 68

Individual scoring

Peninsula (48)

Bazile 14, Horsley 10, Flowers 8, McKinney 6, Rawls 6, Hechanova 2, Erwin 2.

Edmonds (68)

Pervier 15, Margasa 11, Pederson 11, Maxie 7, Johnson 6, Pohlman 5, Stoen 4, Smith 3, Omondi 3, Rosales 3.

Last modified: February 06. 2014 6:28PM
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