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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011, 8:18 P.M.

Vandersloot honor, Iowa underdogs, Baker happy

Portland State's Stephanie Egwuatu (45) defends a shot by Montana's Katie Baker, right, during the first half of the Big Sky Women's NCAA basketball championship game in Portland on Saturday, March 12. (Greg Wahl-stephens / Associated Press)
Portland State's Stephanie Egwuatu (45) defends a shot by Montana's Katie Baker, right, during the first half of the Big Sky Women's NCAA basketball championship game in Portland on Saturday, March 12. (Greg Wahl-stephens / Associated Press)

OK, it's been a long day but there is women's basketball news to pass on between periods of this scoreless hockey game ... Courtney Vandersloot is an All-District player (along with an Iowa player, the Zags' opponent in the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon at McCarthey); Sherri Murrell is Big Sky co-coach of the year.

And Montana sophomore Katie Baker (Lake City) ftells Greg Lee the NCAA Tournament fulfills another goal.

There's more, read on.

Iowa, a ranked Big Ten team is taking its underdog roleagainst Gonzaga seriously.

Composure is the key for Montana against UCLA.

UCLA not overly thrilled with possible extended stay in Spokane.

WNIT: Portland State loses at Wyoming 77-49; and Pepperdine lost at Oklahoma State.

Idaho is at South Dakota on Thursday in WBI.

Another freshman honor for WSU's Sage Romberg.




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