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Pacific basketball opens with win

Pacific rolled to a 90-50 win over Macalester (Minn.) in its men’s basketball season opener at the Stoller Center last Saturday.

The Boxers, featuring a number of newcomers that will get significant playing time this season, had four players in double figures on a night when they led from start to finish.

Bobby Ahern hit a three-pointer just 11 seconds into the game to give his team a lead it would never relinquish. Pacific rushed out to a 44-24 halftime lead and kept the pressure on in the second stanza with 46 more points to get the 40-point victory.

K.C. Harrison, one of Pacific’s newcomers, led the way with 18 points. Michael Joseph chipped in 13 points, DeVon Pouncey added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Ahern scored 11 points.

Pacific made 11-of-23 three-point attempts, including four makes by Harrison and three by Ahern. The Boxers had only eight turnovers on the night and out-rebounded Macalester by a 44-30 margin.

The Boxers hosted New Hope Christian on Tuesday night and will continue their nonleague schedule with road games against Menlo on Friday and UC Santa Cruz on Saturday.

Pumpkin Ridge has new manager

Lance Fong has been named the new general manager at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains.

The move was announced on Monday by Escalante Golf, a company based in Fort Worth, Tex., that owns and operates high-end golf venues around the country.

Fong will oversee Pumpkin Ridge’s members-only course, Witch Hollow, as well as its daily-fee layout, Ghost Creek. He joins Pumpkin Ridge from Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard, Wash. Fong’s background includes general manager posts with multi-course operators including ClubCorp, Oki Golf and American Golf Management.

“We’re excited to welcome Lance to the Pumpkin Ridge team and Escalante family,” said David McDonald, the president of Escalante Golf. “His extensive experience with both public and private facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest is ideal for carrying out our vision for Pumpkin Ridge.”

Fong will spearhead Escalante’s pledge to continue delivering high levels of personalized service to Witch Hollow members and cultivating an unmatched guest-driven experience at Ghost Creek.

Local mom named finalist for award

Tracy Moseler of Hillsboro has been named a finalist for the 2015 Team Mom of the Year award, presented by USA Football.

More than 1,500 women were nominated by their leagues or high schools and 10 finalists were chosen. The grand prize winner will be announced in December and receives a package that includes a $5,000 equipment grant for her league or school, a $500 spa gift certificate and a Team Mom jersey.

Moseler is representing the Hilhi Youth Football Association.