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NIC women sent to loser’s bracket

Shanee Williams and Krystal Parnell combined for 31 points, 10 rebounds and five steals to lead the Monroe (N.Y.) Tribunes (21-5) to a 63-58 victory over the North Idaho Cardinals (26-7) in the first round of the double-elimination NJCAA Division I national women’s basketball tournament in Salina, Kan., on Tuesday.

Tugce Canitez paced NIC with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while Kama Griffitts scored 13 with six boards.

NIC will play South Georgia in a loser-out game Thursday.

Men’s basketball

Whitworth Pirates seniors Nate Montgomery and Eric Beal were named to the All-West Region team.

Montgomery also was named the regional player of the year. He was picked to play in the Division III All-Star game this weekend at the D-III Final Four in Salem, Va.


Tyler Robbins homered and drove in four runs to power the Dallas Baptist Patriots (10-6) to a 14-5 nonconference victory over the Washington State Cougars (10-3) in Dallas.

Derek Jones belted a two-run homer for WSU, while Brady Steiger was the only Coug to collect two hits.

•Sean McNaughton and Bryce Ayoso belted first-inning solo home runs to lead the visiting BYU Cougars (7-9) to a 3-2 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (8-8).

GU managed just three hits. Liam Baron (0-2) allowed three runs on seven hits in 72/3 innings to take the loss.


Jessica Howe carded a 10-over-par 226 to tie for 16th place and help the Gonzaga Bulldogs women place fifth in the 16-team Jackrabbit Invitational hosted by South Dakota State at the Lakes Course at Primm Valley Golf Club in Primm, Nev.

Oral Roberts won the tourney with an 892 total – two strokes better than Missouri State. Gonzaga finished with a 908.

Drake’s Olivia Lansing was the medalist at 3-under 213.

•The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch men tied for second place with Rocky Mountain – six shots behind winner Victoria – at the Lewis-Clark State Invitational at Clarkston Golf and Country Club.

Tyler Johnson shot a 2-over 146 to pace the Sasquatch (596) at the 11-team two-round event.

Whitworth (627), led by Jeff Aly’s 153, was eighth. North Idaho (619), led by Branden Dalton’s 150, tied for sixth.


Seattle University named Katie Antich (Gonzaga Prep) its student-athlete of the week after she hit .421 in five games and was named all-tournament at the Husky Softball Classic.