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Autumn 2002 | Volume 25, Number 4 | Athletics
Menís and Womenís Basketball Teams Open the Season on November 22

A COUPLE OF senior-dominated Seattle Pacific University basketball teams will open the regular season on November 22. The Falcons are ranked No. 15 in one womenís preseason poll and are also a slight favorite for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship. Meanwhile, the menís team begins a new era in the wake of the departure of several key individuals.

All five starters are back for the womenís team, which plays 17th-ranked North Dakota State in its first game, November 22, as part of a tournament in Bellingham. Gordy Presnellís club went 22Ė6 and earned an NCAA tournament berth for the sixth year in a row in 2002. Among the returnees is 6-foot-3 center Kelley Berglund, who averaged 16.0 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior. Seattle Pacific will host a Thanksgiving weekend tournament November 29Ė30 for its only two home games prior to Christmas.

Jeff Hironaka has his menís team playing at home seven times prior to December. Following a pair of exhibition games, the Falcons face Minnesota-Duluth on November 22 and Central Washington on November 23 in the Vitamilk Tip- Off Classic at Brougham Pavilion. They begin Great Northwest Conference play December 5 at Central Washington.

SPU brings back six seniors but will look very different from teams of the past few years. Hironaka succeeds Ken Bone as coach after an 11-year run as Boneís top assistant. Among the seniors who graduated from last yearís GNAC co-champions were four-year starter Brannon Stone and Nick Johnson, both all-conference picks. Yusef Aziz, the Falconsí top scorer as a junior, returns.

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