Seawolves place fourth in 13th annual Ron Logsdon Basketball Classic

The 13th annual Logsdon Basketball Classic was a nail biter this year with each game ending in only six points apart. The Seawolves came in fourth place after two days of fighting it out on the court. There were four teams in the tournament: Sonoma State, Dominican, East Bay, and Fresno Pacific. 

SSU men’s basketball team played Dominican Friday night and fell short in the last second of the game. 

Throughout the entirety of the game the teams battled point by point, tied in the last five seconds of the game when the Seawolves scored bringing the score to 76-76. Dominican scored the 78th point with 1.8 seconds left in the game. 

There are many new players for the Seawolves this season and the audience got to see some of them play during the tournament. They were also down a few players for the first game so much was expected from the newbies. 

“Naturally players that haven’t played had to step up. I found that they did as much as we can expect them to do,” said player Sterling Arterberry. “We have to grow and mature from that. We have to get better.” 

It was truly a fight to the finish for all the games in the tournament. Saturday night the Sonoma State Seawolves once again struggled for a win against Fresno Pacific but couldn’t quite grasp it when they lost by three points in the final minutes. 

“It was a heartbreaking loss, but we’ve got to get better,” said the All-Tournament Team winner, Brandon Glanz. “We try to play hard for each other, our coaches, our fans and we try to win.” 

Glanz was the top scorer for both nights of the tournament, followed by Arterberry. Glanz scored 55 points between the two games in the tournament and Arterberry put up 33 points during Friday and Saturday’s games. 

The team did better offensively, but struggled when it came time to get the ball back.

“I think we need to get better defensively, that’s our main priority. We rebound really well, but defensively it’s hard for us,” said Assistant Coach, Zach Zepponi. “We went out and executed our game plan for the most part. Our shooting percentage was 53 percent, so I felt that was pretty good.” 

The Logsdon Basketball Classic is named after Ron Logsdon, a lifelong contributor to Sonoma State University. Logsdon received his Bachelors in History from Sonoma State in 1968 and returned in 1973 to pursue his Masters in Counseling. He was elected that same year to the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Logsdon became president of the board in 1998 and was a supporter of Sonoma State Athletics until the day he passed away.  Today, athletes remember him by supporting their teams at the Logsdon tournament.   

Sonoma State men’s basketball’s first home game will be against Cal State Stanislaus on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wolves’ Den. The following day at the same time and location there will be another game against rival Chico State. For any questions regarding the games visit
sonomaseawolves.com.