Unbeaten CCS men advance to Dale Bates final
Preston Wynne hit six 3-pointers and finished with 29 points Saturday as the hot-shooting Community Colleges of Spokane men’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Dale J. Bates Invitational with a 100-69 win over College of the Redwoods at Eugene, Ore.
Brady Bagby and Luke Evans added 15 points each for the Sasquatch. CCS shot 51.4 percent from the field and forced Redwoods into 27 turnovers.
CCS (8-0) plays Lane (4-3) today for the title. Lane beat Southwestern Oregon 82-71 in the other semifinal on Saturday.
• Keon Lewis scored 20 points and Antoine Hosley added 17 as North Idaho (12-1) topped Big Bend (4-1) 83-69 at the Big Bend Classic in Moses Lake.
Connor White added 11 points for the Cardinals.
Michael Middlebrooks chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for North Idaho, which made 25 of 28 free throws.
Junior guard Emily Guthrie tied a school record with eight 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 29 points and the Whitworth Pirates (4-6) breezed to a 95-49 victory over the Lancaster Bible College Chargers (2-4) at the Kim Evanger Raney Classic in Walla Walla.
Guthrie connected on 8 of 14 shots from behind the arc to match Annette Sweeney’s mark set against the Pacific Boxers during the 1994-95 season.
Guthrie started the Pirates off and running by scoring 10 points as Whitworth opened the game with a 14-0 run.
Jamie Lyons, Kayla Johnson and Lexi Belcher all scored 13 points for the Pirates, while Kendra Lahue rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10. Whitworth’s 95 points were a season high.
Belcher topped the Pirates with eight rebounds, while Lyons grabbed seven. Whitworth outrebounded the Chargers 50-29 for the game.
Johnson and Lauren Picha paced the Pirates with six assists apiece.
Lauren Heliger and Emily Lloyd both scored 17 to lead Lancaster.
Whitworth returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Lewis-Clark State.
• Breeana Wilson led a balanced Community Colleges of Spokane attack with 14 points and eight rebounds and the Sasquatch routed Edmonds 85-43 in a nonconference game at Moses Lake.
Kylie Tareski had 13 points and Jozlin Hicks chipped in 10 for CCS, which led 49-17 at the half. The Sasquatch improved to 3-5 and Edmonds fell to 0-5.
Next up for CCS is the Skagit Valley Crossover, beginning Friday in Mt. Vernon, Wash.
After a narrow loss to Clackamas, North Idaho (6-3) took out its frustration by crushing Southwestern Oregon in Coeur d’Alene.
The Cardinals fell 22-16 to Clackamas then routed Southwestern Oregon 39-4.
NIC won nine of the ten matches against SW Oregon. Ryan Zumwalt (157 pounds) and Justin Korthuis (184) won their matches by way of pin.