COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP — Former H-DNL stars provide valuable minutes


Seattle University Athletics – Makenna Schoenhofer

A couple of former H-DNL players were in action on the college basketball courts over the weekend, while COVID restrictions continued to take their toll on some others.

Playing Division-I ball for Seattle University, former St. Bernard’s standout Makenna Schoenhofer continues to provide valuable minutes off the bench for the red-hot Redhawks.

Schoenhofer scored four points and added an assist and a steal in 10 minutes against Northwest, after the team had two games against Dixie State canceled.

The Redhawks won the game 82-59 to stretch their winning streak to five and improve to 9-7 on the season.

Schoenhofer and the Redhawks are scheduled to play two games at New Mexico State this coming weekend.

Former Eureka and College of the Redwoods standout Bobbie Purify, meanwhile, also continues to provide valuable minutes off the bench for the William Jessup women’s team.

The NAIA Warriors split two games with The Masters University, losing on Friday 63-51 and bouncing back on Saturday to win 56-41.

Purify, a 2016 Eureka graduate, scored two points and pulled down four rebounds in 21 minutes on Saturday.

The Warriors host San Diego Christian this coming Thursday and Saturday.

Breesia Northern and the Simpson University women’s team were not in action over the weekend, but are scheduled to play two games at Westmont College on Friday and Saturday.

At Whitman, meanwhile, the only thing that has been able to slow down former Arcata standout Kaylie McCracken this season has been a postponement.

McCracken and the Blues were scheduled to play two games at Whitworth, but according to the school’s website the games were postponed.

The junior forward is averaging a very impressive 20.5 points through the opening four games, all of which the Blues have won, and was named conference student athlete of the week in each of the first two weeks of the season.

McCracken and the Blues are schedule to Pacific Lutheran on Friday and Saturday.

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