Falcons lose in semi-final round of GNAC

SPU basketball season comes to a close; Falcons lose to Alaska Anchorage 76-68

In the culmination of their season, the Falcons defeated Northwest Nazarene University and made it all the way to the semi-final round of the conference tournament before losing to University of Alaska Anchorage. On Thursday, the Falcons tipped off against Northwest Nazarene in the first round of the GNAC tournament. Winning, 71-60, SPU advanced to […]

Off the Bench: the senior walk-on

Senior guard Chris Bench hits memorable three at homecoming

As time ran down in the game, the ball whipped around until it found the open man. Finding its desired target, just inches in front of the SPU bench, the players stood in anticipation of the shot. All the teammates, grinning with hope while holding one-another back from the court, exploded with cheers and excitement […]

Falcon Hall of Famer Dave Wortman passes away

Leading scorer Wortman dies at 77

Last week, former Falcon basketball player Dave Wortman from the class of 1962 passed away at the age of 77 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Inducted into SPU’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Wortman served as a leading scorer and rebounder for the Falcons. Wortman played under Falcon Hall of Famer, Head Coach Les Habegger. His […]

Falcon basketball ends

Chances of GNAC tournament slip from men’s fingers

Needing to win at least one of their final two games of the regular season to make the playoffs, the SPU men’s basketball team lost at both Western Washington and Simon Fraser. This marked the end of the Falcon’s injury-ridden season and Grant Leep’s first year as Head Coach. “I have been working for this […]

Fresh start for GNAC tournament

Scores return to 0-0 for tournament opener Thursday

After a dismal four-game consecutive losing streak, things were looking bleak for the Falcons. In Thursday’s game against Concordia, SPU suffered another loss 70-62, increasing the down streak to five. Needing one game to assure their postseason chances, everything was riding on these final games. The Falcons struggled to keep their momentum up through all […]

Win keeps postseason hopes alive

Falcons enter three-way tie for seventh place in the GNAC

In a must-win game, the men’s basketball team beat Montana State University Billings 79-77 in Billings, Montana, this past Thursday, completing the season sweep of MSUB and keeping the Falcon’s postseason hopes alive. “In the MSUB game, I thought our team did great,” first-year guard Gavin Long said. “It was our fourth game in eight […]

Falcon women suffer double losses

SPU goes 9-7 in conference

Missing crucial shots, the Falcon women lost two big games this week, and their record dropped to 17-7 overall, 9-7 in conference. On Thursday night, SPU faced off against their biggest rival, No. 1 ranked Western Washington University. With an abysmal scoring percentage, the lowest of their season, the Falcons could not seem to get […]