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CCS pulls away

Thu., Jan. 28, 2010

Zach Humphrey had 16 points and Community Colleges of Spokane used 50 percent shooting from the floor in the second half to pull away from Walla Walla CC (11-6, 3-4) late, winning 88-77 Wednesday at Spokane Falls in a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges contest.

After allowing 41 first-half points to WWCC, the Sasquatch (16-3, 6-1) locked down defensively in the second, holding the Warriors to 14-of-36 shooting and 36 points after the break.

Chris Pynch and Kevin Bond each added 12 points for CCS.

Women’s basketball

Four Walla Walla CC players finished in double figures, led by Layne Tucker’s 21 points, and after trailing by three at the half the Warriors (16-1, 5-1 NWAACC) came roaring back in the second and knocked off Community Colleges of Spokane (10-7, 2-4) 71-59 at Spokane Falls.

Brooke Randall and Meghan Eisenmann led the Sasquatch, scoring a combined 31 points off 11-of-26 shooting from the floor. As a team, though, the Sasquatch shot just 38.2 percent, including going 7 of 28 from the floor in the second half.

With CCS struggling in the second, the Warriors took over, shooting 50 percent from the floor and outscoring CCS 36-21.

•TaHara Williams hit a 12-foot running jumper as time expired and Utah State (10-9, 2-4) upended Western Athletic Conference foe Idaho (4-13, 2-2) 57-55 in Moscow.

The Vandals erased a seven-point deficit in the final 3:38, but with the score tied could not stop Williams, who finished with 12 points for the Aggies.

Shaena Kuehu and Rachele Kloke scored 14 points each for Idaho.


Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest has announced the signing of former Washington State player Mike Bruce, a Gonzaga Prep graduate.

Bruce is a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman who redshirted in 2007 and was on the Cougars roster in 2008 and 2009, but did not see any playing time. Van Diest says Bruce has enrolled at Carroll, will join the Saints for spring ball and has three years of eligibility remaining.

Bruce is originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, and played his senior year at Gonzaga Prep.

Track and field

University of Idaho thrower Mykael Bothum is the Western Athletic Conference women’s field athlete of the week.

Bothum, a senior from Hermiston, Ore., won the women’s shot put at the Cougar Indoor Invitational with a season-best throw of 52 feet, 91/4 inches. The throw moves her to 10th in the NCAA in the event and gives her the best throw in the WAC by more than 7 feet. The honor is the first of the season for Bothum and the fourth of her career.


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