Alaskans produce 52 of Spokane’s 103 points in NWAC win
Team Alaska accounted for half of the scoring for the Spokane College men’s basketball team in a 103-80 victory over Blue Mountain the NWAC.
Anchorage’s Kaeleb Johnson and Jaron Williams along with Juneau’s Bryson Echiverri had a hand in 52 points.
Johnson came off the bench to pump in 16 points and flirt with his season high (18).
Echiverri combined for 22 points with eight points and five assists, and Williams combined for 14 points with five points and four assists.
The Alaskans have keyed Spokane’s late-season push that has seen the team win six of its last eight games.
Williams and Echiverri have each started 11 games and both rank top-five on the team in points, rebounds and assists.
Williams, of East High fame, is a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard.
He is averaging 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
He leads Spokane in free-throw attempts and makes and has season highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Williams shot 40 percent from the field, but 47 percent from inside the arc.
Echiverri, of Thunder Mountain High fame, is a 5-foot-11 freshman guard.
He is averaging 8.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Echiverri leads the team in assists and posted double figures in three of nine games.
His scoring season high is 21 points and he has dished out five assists or more three times.
Johnson, of East High fame, is a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard.
He is Spokane’s top scoring option coming off the bench at 10.9 points per game.
This was the second time in the last five games that he scored 16 points in a game. Both times he made four 3-pointers.