Robinson going great for Gorloks

By From page B1 | January 26, 2013

The Gorloks of Webster University rolled to three victories last week and Roman Robinson had a huge hand in all three.

The Rodriguez High grad netted a game-high 19 points and added three rebounds in a 66-65 edging of Westminster. He then tied for a game-high 18 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds and five steals in an 82-69 bouncing of Fontbonne.

Robinson finished up by contributing 16 points, 11 boards and three steals in a 92-58 pummeling of Principia.

The former Mustang is the only player to start all 15 games for the Gorloks (6-9, 4-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). He leads the team with 13 blocked shots, is second with 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and 22 steals.

Alaska dropped its second Great Northwest Athletic Conference game by falling 65-60 to rival Alaska-Anchorage. The Nanooks (10-5, 5-2), who were outscored 40-28 in the second half, got a team-high 15 points, three steals and two assists from Ronnie Baker (Rodriguez).

Malik Dunbar (Fairfield resident) had four points and two rebounds in Menlo’s 58-51 loss to Cal Maritime. The Oaks (5-14, 1-3 California Pacific Conference) then downed Pacific Union 75-67 with Dunbar getting a rebound and Dante Miller (Fairfield, Solano) draining a 3-pointer.

John Dickson (Fairfield) had a team-high 19 points, 11 rebounds and one block for Sacramento State in a heart-breaking 60-59 loss to Idaho State. The Hornets (8-8, 3-5 Big West) then dropped a 65-56 decision to Weber State, with Dickson getting nine points, five rebounds and three steals.

San Francisco State fell 78-67 to Humboldt State and 66-46 to Cal Poly Pomona as Robbie Herndon (Fairfield resident) had three points in the former, seven points, four rebounds and two assists in the latter.

James Lake (Fairfield) returned after missing five games to hit a 3-pointer for No. 13 Adams State (12-2, 10-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) in an 88-71 loss to second-ranked Metro State.

Mike McChristian (Wood) had three points, three assists and three rebounds before fouling out in Idaho’s 74-64 victory over Texas-Arlington. Earlier, he had six points and three rebounds for the Vandals (7-10, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference) in a 72-66 loss to Louisiana Tech.

Bennie Murray (Wood) came up big in both victory and defeat for Chaminade (7-8, 4-3 Pac West). In a 72-69 eclipsing of Hawaii Pacific, he had 24 points, five rebounds and four assists, while in a 106-91 loss to Fresno Pacific he amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Women’s basketball

Khristina Hunter (Rodriguez) turned in an interesting stat line in San Diego State’s 74-60 topping of UNLV, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking a shot without scoring in 16 minutes. Erimma Amarikwa (Vanden) added eight points and seven rebounds for the Aztecs (12-5, 3-1 Mountain West). Amarikwa then contributed 11 points and six rebounds, while Hunter had one board in a 66-43 walloping of Wyoming.

Showing her versatility by rolling up 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four blocks as Holy Names (9-7, 3-4 Pac West) blitzed BYU Hawaii 100-90. She then had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 100-81 loss to Hawaii Pacific. Amnesty Bradley had a combined four rebounds and one assist in the two games.

Ivy Jones (Solano) poured in 20 points and had four rebounds to help Nebraska-Kearney (5-10, 2-6 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association) slip by Missouri Southern State 67-60 in overtime. The Lopers, coached by former Solano assistant Kevin Chaney, earlier fell 68-63 to Central Missouri with Jones sitting out.

Jazmine Miller (Vanden) endured a miserable 1 for 13 shooting night, including 0 for 7 on 3-pointers, but contributed 11 rebounds, five steals, three assists and two points in Chico State’s 73-67 win over Cal State Los Angeles. She then helped the Wildcats (13-1, 9-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association) get by Cal State Dominguez Hills 70-63 by hitting 9 of 10 free throws and getting 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Former Vanden teammate Denisha Lundy had eight points, two steals, two assists and one block in CSDH’s loss to Chico State. Earlier, Lundy delivered one block, two points, three rebounds and four assists for the Toros (5-9, 4-7 CCAA) in an 82-53 dumping of Cal State Stanislaus.

UC Riverside (9-7, 2-3 Big West) nipped Long Beach State 50-49 and Hawaii 68-67 with Tahvia Morrison (Vanden) getting two points, one rebound and one assist in the two contests.

Eastern Nazarene sandwiched 63-40 and 59-49 losses to New  England and Endicott, respectively around a 50-49 win over Curry. Presley Neufeld (Solano) had a team-high 17 points and two rebounds in the first game, five points and five rebounds in the second, a team-high 11 points, six assists and two rebounds in the third.

San Francisco State (8-6, 5-5 CCAA) topped Humboldt State 59-52 and fell 47-39 to Cal Poly Pomona with Shannon Rankin (Solano) getting a combined one point and one rebound.

Goli Tavassoli (Vanden, Solano) came up huge for Waldorf (14-7, 5-3 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference) in a 62-55 win over Haskell Indian Nations, amassing 23 points, five assists and two rebounds. She earlier had nine points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals in an 83-41 crunching of Central Christian.

Lourdes, coached by former Fairfield High standout Zareth Gray, topped Lawrence Tech 58-54 and fell 90-54 to Davenport. The Gray Wolves are 6-15 overall, 3-10 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Our Lady of the Lake bounced Bacone 92-68 and University of the Southwest 98-55. The Saints (18-1, 11-1 Red River Athletic Conference) are led by former Vacaville and Vacaville Christian coach Chris Minner.


Claremont Mudd Scripps defeated Occidental 185-45 and Chapman 193-30 as Alex Mendoza (Rodriguez) was second in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 46.94 seconds) and 200 backstroke (2:01.29).

Ben Gabbard (Vacaville) was sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:14.53) as Merchant Marine Academy was dunked by Coast Guard 178-121.

Natalie Garger (Vacaville) was fifth in 100 breaststroke (1:09.91), sixth in the 200 breast (2:29.06) and swam the second leg for 200 medley relay team that finished third (1:48.86) as Hawaii lost to Kansas 162-138.

Fresno State finished third in the Beach Cup at Malibu with 596 points behind San Diego (711) and Loyola Marymount (681). Britney Vogel (Armijo) finished seventh in 100 breast (1:08.81), 12th in 200 breast 2:34.26, 23rd in 200 individual medley (2:20.84) and swam the second legs in the 200 medley relay (second, 1:47.77) and 400 medley relay (fourth, 3:58.81).

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.

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