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Men’s Basketball goes 2-1 at Bigfoot Classic

Meet the 2014-15 men`s basketball team.

Meet the 2014-15 men`s basketball team.

Whether it was the jet lag from the five-hour drive over the mountains to Spokane, the fact that Spokane came to play and the Gators simply did not, or that Spokane was just the better team, the Gators were boat-raced by Spokane in the opener Friday night, 106-62.

A few positives from the matchup were that Trevante Williams had 17 points and seven boards, and Bernard Sanders also scored in double digits, with 12 points. The Gators were out-rebounded 45-29, they had 19 turnovers, and surrendered 19 points off of those turnovers.

The Gators bounced back from their rough performance with a victory over Whatcom. A double-double from Williams (20 points, 10 rebounds) led the Gators to a 69-60 victory. Glenn Brooks and Damon Cikanek also scored in double digits: Brooks with 12, and Cikanek with 11. The Gators out-rebounded the Orcas 36-29 and scored 17 points off of the Orcas' 17 turnovers.

The Gators wrapped up the Bigfoot Classic with a game against the Yakima Valley Yaks. The Gators surely had a nice trip home after a dominating 83-70 victory. Five Gators scored in double digits; Williams with 22, Brooks with 14, Cikanek with 12, Sanders with 11, and Matthew Hardwick with 10. In addition to Williams' 22 points, he pulled down 12 rebounds.

The Gators scored a whopping 38 points off of the Yaks' 26 turnovers, 17 of which were steals by the Gators; Williams and Sanders each had four.

The men will travel to Edmonds Community College on Friday, Dec. 12, to take on the Tritons. The Gators defeated Edmonds in their home opener 76-61. They will hope for similar results as they look to stay hot during their 5-2 start.