Area roundup: NIC women open tourney with lopsided win
Ashleigh Kelman-Poto finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots Wednesday as North Idaho’s women roared past Seattle 88-35 to open the Lower Columbia Holiday Classic at Longview, Wash.
Katie Buskey added 15 points and four assists for the Cardinals (8-2), who will meet Yakima Valley (9-2) at 6 tonight in the semifinals. Buskey finished 6 for 6 from the free-throw line to lead the team’s 18-for-23 effort.
Tyler Thomas (106 pounds) and Josh Bradley (132) won their divisions while leading Cheney to the team title at the Pullman Christmas Invite.
The Blackhawks piled up 152 points for a 32-point gap on runner-up Pomeroy at the 17-team event.
Other area winners were: Kain Feltwell, Liberty, 113; Gabe Davis, Moscow, 152; and Daython Maltone, Colfax, 285.