Bunky Harkleroad

Regional digest: Capital Christian's D.J. Wilson commits to Michigan for basketball

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6C

Capital Christian senior forward D.J. Wilson has given a verbal commitment to play basketball next season at Michigan, according to Cougars coach Devon Jones.

The 6-foot-9 forward has helped Capital Christian win the past two Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championships. Last season, he averaged 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds for the 26-5 Cougars.

Because of a back injury, Wilson missed the team's final four playoff games, including a 50-36 loss to St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda in the CIF D-V Northern California Regional finals.

– Bill Paterson

New women's hoops coach for Sac State

Sacramento State named Bunky Harkleroad its new women's basketball coach, hoping his up-tempo attack that led Division II in scoring the past four seasons will pick up where his predecessor left off, the school announced Tuesday. Harkleroad, a D-II Coach of the Year candidate last season at Glenville State College in Glenville, W.Va., replaces Jamie Craighead, who left for the head coaching position at San Jose State.

"We're very excited to welcome Coach Harkleroad to the Hornet family," Sac State athletic director Terry Wanless said in a statement. "He brings a high energy offensive philosophy that we believe will be successful in the Big Sky."

In 13 seasons as a head coach, Harkleroad has an overall record of 258-120. His team averaged 95.3 points per game last season and set a D-II single-game record for three-pointers made with 21 vs. Shaw.

– Bee Sports staff

Aggies women's golfer in 3rd, team 6th

Junior Beverly Vatananugulkit made eight birdies through the first two rounds, putting her in third place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational after Tuesday, according to UC Davis athletics' website.

She is 3 under par for the tournament in Sammamish, Wash., helping UC Davis into a tie for sixth place. Vatananugulkit fired a 2-under 70 in the first round before shooting five birdies and a 71 in the afternoon. Her 141 score through 36 holes is just four shots behind Stanford's Mariko Tumangan, who is 7 under.

The Aggies shot a 9-over 297 in the second round after opening the day with a 300, and they are tied with Cal at 24-over par. The Bears were one of three teams to not finish the afternoon round because of darkness.

Betty Chen is tied for 22nd at 6-over 150, Andrea Wong is tied for 40th at 11 over, Paige Lee is tied for 44th at 12 over, and Jessica Chulya shot 14-over 158, tied for 50th.

– Bee Sports staff

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