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Ex-NIC Star Performs Well w/Turkey

Former North Idaho College stalwart Tugce Canitez’s bid for an Olympic medal has come to a halt. Turkey, Canitez’s homeland, was edged by Russia in a taut 66-63 decision in the women’s basketball quarterfinals on Tuesday night, ending the Turks’ first-ever appearance in the sport. The first-round elimination came after an impressive pool play showing which saw Turkey go 4-1 with wins against  Angola, Czech Republic, China and Croatia. The USA handled Turkey 89-58. Canitez, 21, was the youngest player on the roster and was the 12th-youngest in the 12-team tournament. She saw action in all six contests, averaging 7.4 minutes, 1.3 points and 1.8 rebounds an outing/Ryan Collingwood, VarsityCDA. More here.

Question: Have you ever watched a women's basketball game at North Idaho College?

BYU 78, Gonzaga 66

Gonzaga's Haiden Palmer, right, and Shannon Reader, center, battle for a loose ball against BYU's Lexi Eaton in the first half during the NCAA West Coast Conference tournament championship basketball game, Monday  in Las Vegas. ESPN running boxscore here. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

AP All-America List w/o Vandersloot

The 2010-11 AP Women's All-America college basketball team consists of, from left, Texas A&M's Danielle Adams, Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen, Ohio State's Jantel Lavender, Connecticut's Maya Moore and Baylor's Brittney Griner. Story here. (AP Photo/File)

Question: Why do you suppose Courtney Vandersloot isn't on the list, in the place of Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen?

NIC: No. 1, No. 2, & No 3

North Idaho College tweets: “The NJCAA polls are in… NIC men’s basketball ranked No. 1 in the nation! Wrestling ranked No. 2! Women’s basketball ranked No. 3!”

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