Sports Update

Basketball

Womens

Prescott, AZ

December 16

ERAU 68-77

This game was another loss for the Women’s basketball team against Indiana Wesleyan University ranked in the NAIA. Freshman Susie Reynoso (Escondido, CA) and senior Haley Villegas (Anthem, AZ) both scored seven points in the first half. However, nothing helped the Eagles on offense until senior Danae Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM) went on a 9-2 run bringing the score within three points in the fourth quarter. The game ended with the Wildcats kickstarting their second run of the night to beat the Eagles by 11.

Prescott, AZ

December 17

ERAU 90-63

A solid win against Arizona Christian University for the Eagles. Senior Haley Villegas (Anthem, AZ) hit three triples in the first quarter followed by seniors Jenna Knudson (Sterling, CO) and Danae Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM) who put three more triples up. Junior Bethany Wolph (Chandler, AZ) scored eight of the last ten points before going into half time where the Eagles were up by six. Senior Jazlyn Maletino-Faga (Tracy, CA) scored 10 of her 18 points within the first 4:53 in the third. Senior Melissa Pfeifer (Hays, KS) collected five points in the third as well. Sophomore Kamryn Brown (Gilbert, AZ) scored most of her points in the fourth quarter just behind the paint which helped send her to the line four times.

Prescott, AZ

December 19

ERAU 76-54

One more win for the Eagles as they conclude year 2019 against Saint Ambrose University. Senior Danae Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM) led the Eagles with 17 points. Senior Haley Villegas (Anthem, AZ) put up five points early on with fellow seniors Jazlyn Maletino-Faga (Tracy, AZ) and Melissa Pfeifer (Hays, KS) combining for nine points. Junior Bethany Wolph (Chandler, AZ) started the second quarter with a triple and four points from the line with freshman Mckenna Klecker (Chandler, AZ) scoring five. Senior Allese Williams (Canyon Country, CA) put up three boards for the Eagles to contribute to a ten-point lead heading into the half. Ruiz led the Eagles in points and with seven rebounds, while senior Jenna Knudson (Sterling, CO) provided four assists.

Mens

Chandler, AZ

December 16

ERAU 87-86

The Eagles finished a close game with a win against Rocky Mountain College as seniors Nick Johnson (Anthem, AZ) and Gilbert Ibarra (Prescott Valley, A) each scored 22 points. Freshman Dennis Pomazanov (Pleasant Hill, CA) led the Eagles to start keeping the team in the game scoring nine points in the first five minutes. Senior Trace Edmier (Mesa, AZ) scored ten points in just over five minutes and his last shot tied the Eagles at 76. Johnson finished the opposing team off with eight of the last ten points to lead the Eagles to victory.

Chandler, AZ

December 17

ERAU 58-78

A tough loss for the Eagles against Montana State-Northern University as senior Nick Johnson (Anthem, AZ) outshines his last game play with 25 points. The Eagles defense wasn’t enough as Montana was lights out from behind the line. Freshman Dennis Pomazanov (Pleasant Hill, CA) helped with ten rebounds, at least one point, an assist, a steal and a block.

Wrestling

Prescott, AZ

December 15

ERAU 11-26 & 39-10 & 31-9

The Eagles fell to Southeastern University ranked No. 7 but soared against Wayland Baptist and Morningside College. The wins for Eagles are as follows:

133 – Senior Collin Anderson (Flagstaff, AZ) won by decision, (8-3)

184 – Junior TJ Hall (Meridian, ID) won by Technical Fall, (17-2)

285 – Sophomore Garrette Branson (Matoon, Il) won by decision, (6-1)

133 – Anderson won by major decision, (13-1)

149 – Sophomore Berit Sturgeon (Wasilla, AK) won by fall (0:20)

157 – Freshman Sheldon Cole (Anthem, AZ) won by fall (4:35)

165 – Senior Beau Blackham (Vernal, UT) won by technical fall, (17-0)

174 – Freshman Stone Aguirre (Glendale, AZ) won by decision, (11-6)

184 – Hall won by fall (1:55)

197 – Freshman Oliver Myers (Yamhill, OR) won by fall (2:21)

285 – Branson won by decision, (5-1)

133 – Anderson won by fall (1:34)

149 – Sturgeon won by decision, (7-2)

157 – Cole won by major decision, (11-2)

165 – Senior Taylor Owens (Boise, ID) won by decision, (8-5)

174 – Aguirre won by decision, (5-1)

184 – Hall won by fall (4:05)

285 – Branson won by fall (1:32)

San Dimas, CA

December 20

ERAU 36-10 & 38-14

The Eagles dominated the Life Pacific Duals beating Vanguard University 36-10, and Life Pacific University 38-14. The Eagles wins are as follows:

125 – Sophomore Josh Nira (Greeley, CO) won by fall (0:00)

133 – Senior Collin Anderson (Flagstaff, AZ) won by technical fall, (17-2, 0:00)

149 – Sophomore Berit Sturgeon (Wasilla, AK) won by fall (3:56)

157 – Freshman Sheldon Cole (Anthem, AZ) won by major decision, (14-4)

165 – Senior Taylor Owens (Boise, ID) won by decision, (8-3)

184 – Junior Tyler Hall (Meridian, ID) won by fall (2:43)

197 – Freshman Oliver Myers (Yamhill, OR) won by forfeit

125 – Nira won by technical fall, (22-7, 0:00)

141 – Sophomore Jayce Cunha (Tucson, AZ) won by fall (6:03)

157 – Cole won by fall (4:05)

165 – Sophomore Beau Blackham (Vernal, UT) won by decision, (7-2)

174 – Freshman Stone Aguirre (Glendale, AZ) won by forfeit

184 – Freshman Oliver Myers (Yamhill, OR) won by forfeit

197 – Freshman Jackson Edwards (Sahuarita, AZ) won by forfeit

Las Vegas, NV

December 22

ERAU 25-12 & 46-0

Two more huge wins for the Eagles in the Las Vegas Desert Duals with three against Concordia University, University of Wisconsin La Crosse (II), and North Central College (II) before losing to Upper Iowa University on the final day. The Eagles wins are as follows:

125 – Sophomore Josh Nira (Greeley, CO) won by decision, (3-0)

141 – Sophomore Jayce Cunha (Tucson, AZ) won by decision, (6-3)

157 – Freshman Sheldon Cole (Anthem, AZ) won by decision, (9-6)

165 – Sophomore Beau Blackham (Vernal, UT) won by decision, (12-6)

174 – Sophomore Daniel Butler (Leavenworth, KS) won by decision, (15-6)

184 – Junior Tyler Hall (Meridian, ID) won by fall (1:06)

197 – Freshman Oliver Myers (Yamhill, OR) won by major decision (25-6)

133 – Senior Collin Anderson (Flagstaff, AZ) won by decision, (3-3)

141 – Cunha won by decision, (6-3)

149 – Sophomore Berit Sturgeon (Wasilla, AK) won by injury (3:32)

165 – Blackham won by technical fall, (17-7)

184 – Hall won by decision, (20-13)

HWT – Sophomore Garrette Branson (Matoon, Il) won by fall (4:03)

125 – Nira won by forfeit

133 – Anderson won by technical fall, (0-11)

141 – Cunha won by decision, (6-3)

149 – Sturgeon won by fall (0:58)

157 – Cole won by fall (1:48)

165 – Senior Taylor Owens (Boise, ID) won by major decision (11-3)

174 – Freshman Stone Aguirre (Glendale, AZ) won by decision, (8-4)

184 – Hall won by major decision, (11-3)

197 – Myers won by decision, (4-0)

HWT – Branson won by decision, (4-0)

141 – Cunha won by fall (0:53)

149 – Sturgeon won by major decision, (12-10)

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