Marty James

Marty James

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(tncms-asset)ab8b4f9a-ee7f-11e7-a3e8-00163ec2aa77[0](/tncms-asset)Jayson Marquez scored 13 points and Rae Hubbard had nine points for the Pacific Union College men’s basketball team in Saturday’s 81-49 exhibition loss to host UC Santa Barbara at the Thunderdome.

Pacific Union (2-7 overall, 0-1 California Pacific Conference) was held to 27.9 percent shooting and 19 percent from the three-point line. Santa Barbara (11-3 overall), a member of the Big West Conference, out-rebounded Pacific Union 58-31.

Marquez had three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

The Pioneers were also led by Wayne Englestad (six points), Jeremiah Blandin (five points), Noel Briones (nine rebounds), Devon Pinnock (four points, four assists), Dreymon Jones (four points, five rebounds), and Brandon Franklin (four points).

“We had some really hard practices in the week after Christmas,” Santa Barbara head coach Joe Pasternack said on the Gauchos website. “We emphasized defense and staying in your stance, and I think we saw that tonight. This was also an opportunity to give some guys playing time so that if they’re needed, they have a feel for game speed.”

Santa Barbara was ahead early in the game, 4-0, 13-2 and 36-18 at the half.

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American Canyon High School graduate Jomon Dotson, a junior defensive back, was credited with three total tackles (two solo stops, one assisted stop) for the University of Washington in the Huskies’ 35-28 loss on Saturday to Penn State at the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Nathan Krill scored 17 points and had nine rebounds and two assists to lead the Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) men’s basketball team to a 79-62 win over Fitchburg State on Saturday at the Springfield/Naismith Classic. The event is held at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Krill is a Justin-Siena graduate and is from St. Helena.

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Jason Anthony, a Justin-Siena graduate, played for the victorious Northern California Golf Association team, which won the 10th annual Seaver Cup at Rancho La Quinta Country Club in December.

Anthony, the NCGA Player of the Year, scored 2.5 points for the NCGA in its 44-28 win over the Southern California Golf Association.

The Seaver Cup is a biennial competition – which uses a format similar to the Ryder Cup – between the NCGA’s top tournament players against the best players from the SCGA.

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Ryan Imhoff, a Napa High graduate, led Carroll College (Helena, Montana) to consecutive nonconference wins over the University of Calgary.

In Saturday’s 79-78 win, Imhoff scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

In Thursday’s 91-82 win, Imhoff scored 30 points and had six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two assists.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com, follow him on Twitter at @marty_nvr, or call 256-2223.

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Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the