SEATTLE -- Deshaun Sunderhaus' promising 2012-13 season hit a bit of a snag recently. Sunderhaus, a redshirt freshman from Rockdale now at Seattle University, turned his ankle early in the Redhawks' win over San Jose State on Jan. 31 after playing just four minutes and missing his only field goal attempt. The 6-foot-9 forward, who had started the team's first 20 games, didn't play in Seattle's loss to Utah State.
It wasn't clear how long Sunderhaus, averaging 10.1 points, a team-high 6.9 rebounds and shooting 47 percent (87 of 182) from the field in 20 games, will be out. Seattle (7-14, 2-9 WAC) played Thursday at Denver and will travel to New Mexico State on Saturday.
Salem grad Roddenberry leads the way again
SEARCY, Ark. -- Zach Roddenberry kept rolling for the red-hot Harding University men's basketball team. Roddenberry, a senior from Salem, scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the second half as Harding defeated Southern Nazarene 71-58 in Great American Conference play.
Harding (17-3, 10-2 GAC), recently ranked No. 24 in Division II by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, had won a school-record 10 consecutive games heading into Thursday's game at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva, Okla.).
Roddenberry, one of the top shooters in Division II, has been a big reason for the month-long streak. During the winning streak, Roddenberry is averaging 16.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 62 percent (60 of 96) from the field. In 20 games, the 6-foot-8 senior forward is leading the Bison, averaging 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and shooting 65 percent from the field.
Bailey wins conference award
Josh Bailey got his junior season off to a fine start. The former Salem baseball standout, now at Piedmont College, was named the USA South Athletic Conference player of the week after going 4-for-5 with five RBIs as Piedmont split its season-opening, two-game series against Guilford College.
Bailey and the Lions open a three-game series with Greensboro College today at 3 p.m.