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Mariners announced Mike Blowers arraigned for DUI arrest | Northwest briefs

Mariners broadcaster Mike Blowers was arraigned Wednesday after being arrested in December on suspicion of DUI, according to KING (Channel 5).

Blowers, a former Mariners player, was arrested by the Washington State Patrol in Pierce County on Dec. 2, Trooper Brandy Kessler of the State Patrol told KING.

Blowers’ next court date has not been set.

Zags freshman leaves school

SPOKANE — Keegan Hyland, a freshman guard for the Gonzaga men’s basketball team, has returned to his home in Portland, Maine, to pursue future basketball endeavors, Bulldogs coach Mark Few confirmed Thursday.

“We wish Keegan well,” Few said. “He was a long way from home, and I think he figured he would be more comfortable being back on the East Coast.”

Hyland informed the coaches late last week of his decision and returned home last Saturday.

A story posted on quoted Hyland, who prepped at South Portland High, as saying he was going to visit the University of Maine and University of Vermont.

Men’s basketball

Jeff Downs scored 10 of his career-high 25 points inside the final 4 minutes, helping Seattle Pacific (8-3, 2-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) secure an 84-61 victory over host Alaska Fairbanks.

• John Allen scored 18 of his team-high 24 points in the second half as Western Washington (8-3, 3-0 GNAC) defeated Saint Martin’s 80-74 in Bellingham.

Women’s basketball


Megan Pinske had a game-high 22 points as No. 13 Western Washington defeated Saint Martin’s 63-54 in overtime in Bellingham. The Vikings (11-1, 4-0 GNAC) have won six straight. It was the 409th career win for Western coach Carmen Dolfo (20th year), who is just two shy of tying Lynda Goodrich for most in school history.

• Central Washington (5-6, 0-4 GNAC) fell 76-71 in overtime at Alaska Fairbanks.

Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.

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