COLLEGE BASKETBALL — Purify, Schoenhofer and Northern all score team-highs

William Jessup University Athletics – Bobbie Purify

By Ray Hamill — Three former H-DNL standouts scored team-highs for their respective college basketball teams over the weekend.

Former Eureka Logger Bobbie Purify scored 12 points off the bench to lead the William Jessup University women’s team to a 52-41 win over San Diego Christian on Friday night.

The senior capped a big weekend with 11 more points in a 61-54 win over the same team on Saturday.

The former Logger shot an impressive 9-for-13 from the floor over the two games, while adding five steals and six rebounds.

With the two wins, the NAIA Warriors closed out the regular season with a record of 10-8 and are now waiting to see who they could meet in the conference playoffs.

Not to be outdone, former St. Bernard’s standout Makenna Schoenhofer also enjoyed a big weekend for the D-I Seattle University women, coming off the bench to score a co-team-high nine points in the first of two weekend games against New Mexico State.

Schoenhofer was 4-for-4 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line, as well as adding four rebounds, all in just seven minutes.

The Redhawks lost the game 64-49, but battled back on Saturday night to win 76-69.

Schoenhofer added three rebounds in the win, as the Redhawks improved to 10-8 on the season.

Former Arcata Tiger and College of the Redwoods standout Breesia Northern also enjoyed a big weekend playing for Simpson University.

Northern scored a co-team-high nine points and added three rebounds in an 83-40 loss at Westmont on Friday.

Northern was also in action on Saturday, playing 25 minutes and finishing with three points and a rebound in a 91-47 loss to the same team.

The NAIA Redhawks are now 0-8 on the season and will host Arizona Christian on Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Whitman College women’s team, which features another former Arcata Tiger, Kaylie McCracken, had a pair of games postponed for the second straight weekend.

Next up, McCracken and the 4-0 Blues are scheduled to play a pair of games at Puget Sound this Friday and Saturday.

In Florida, meanwhile, former Arcata Tiger and College of the Redwoods standout Thomas Nelson scored his first points for the Flagler College men’s team on Saturday night.

Nelson, an all-state selection last year at CR, scored two points off the bench in an 82-52 win at Augusta as he continues to find his feet on a talented and deep Division-II team.

Flagler is now 10-2.

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