Sports in brief: Chiefs blow lead in overtime loss
Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs blew a two-goal, third-quarter lead and dropped a 4-3 decision in overtime to the host Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night.
The Chiefs led 3-1 early in the third period but Everett scored two goals less than minute apart to tie the game before Tyler Maxwell won it for Everett 2:02 into overtime with a rebound goal.
Spokane (14-8-2) is one point behind Everett for third in the U.S. Division.
Jared Spurgeon picked up assists on all three Chiefs goals. Tyler Johnson scored a power-play goal to give Spokane a 1-0 lead after one period. After Shane Harper scored the first of his two goals for Everett to tie the game, Steve Kuhn scored on a rebound midway through the second period for the Chiefs. Stefan Ulmer scored on the power play 4:16 into the third for a 3-1 lead.
Everett then scored at 6:19 and 7:05 to tie the game. Former Chief Chris Langkow picked up the first one and Harper the second.
Spokane plays at Tri-City on Friday in the last game of a five-game road trip. They return home to play Regina on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Cougars cruise over Seawolves
Klay Thompson led four Cougars in double figures as Washington State defeated Alaska Anchorage 87-68 in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.
Thompson had 25 points, Reggie Moore 17 and Marcus Capers and DeAngelo Casto 10 apiece for WSU (4-0).
WSU’s next tourney opponent is Nicholls State on Friday at 6 p.m.
Hauck Big Sky coach of year
College football: Montana coach Bobby Hauck has been named the Big Sky Conference football coach of the year for the third time in four seasons.
Hauck led Montana to the conference championship with an 8-0 record and the Grizzlies finished the school’s fifth unbeaten regular season to earn the top seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Event benefits Cancer Society
High school basketball: Shadle Park will host Ferris and Gonzaga Prep in the Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Jamboree on Saturday.
Admission is by donation and proceeds go to Spokane’s American Cancer Society chapter.
Varsity teams will begin play at 1 p.m. following freshman and junior varsity jamborees at 10 a.m. and 11:30.