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In brief: Edition includes annual fishing guide

Outdoors: Fishing 2011, The Spokesman-Review’s annual update on fishing prospects, rules and opportunities throughout the Inland Northwest, is inserted in today’s paper.

The tabloid includes a map of all the fishing lakes and streams in the region, including the game fish species they hold.

Team USA invites Standish

Women’s basketball: Kayla Standish, who helped lead Gonzaga to the Elite Eight of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, has been invited to the Team USA tryouts for the World University Games.

She is the third Bulldog in history to get that invitation, joining Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman. Bowman declined because of injury.

Standish, a 6-foot-2 junior forward from Ellensburg, averaged 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds as the Zags put together a 31-5 record. She became the first player in program history to have back-to-back 30-point games and she did it in the first two games of the NCAA tournament.

The tryouts are in Colorado Springs May 22-25.

Dave Trimmer

Chiefs attempt to take 3-1 lead

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs try to take command of their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Tri-City Americans tonight in Kennewick.

The Chiefs grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series with a 4-1 win at the Toyota Center on Tuesday. All four lines picked up a goal and the defense limited the Americans’ potent offense to 21 shots.

“We’ve got to keep on doing the same things we’ve been doing,” said forward Kenton Miller, who had the third goal for the Chiefs. “We have to get pucks to the net. Their defense is solid, so any shot we can get we take.”

Game 5 is Sunday night in Kennewick before the series shifts back to Spokane, if necessary.

“We’ve got to fire the puck on net, hope for a few goals and hope for a momentum shift,” said Neal Prokop, who scored the Americans’ goal after Miller’s second playoff goal.

“Give credit to them, it was hard to make plays out there. We were down 2-1 to Vancouver last year. You just have to do the little things.”

Dave Trimmer