CC Spokane men place third at NWAACC tournament

Preston Wynne hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 34 points Tuesday as Community Colleges of Spokane placed third at the NWAACC tournament in Kennewick with a 79-77 win over Big Bend.

Wynne made 12 of 24 from the floor as the Sasquatch finished 22-8. Marlowe Brim added 16 points and Nate Frisbie had eight rebounds for CCS.

Hayes Garrity scored 24 for the Vikings, who placed sixth.

Women’s basketball

Lauren Walker scored 22 points, hitting 10 of 12 field goals, and Columbia Basin (26-3) shot 54 percent from the floor to defeat CC Spokane 72-69 in the NWAACC tournament third-place game at Kennewick.

Karinne Tuttle and Brooke Randall combined for 36 points and nine assists for the Sasquatch (22-8), who took sixth place. Columbia Basin was 3-0 against CCS this season.


Derek Jones doubled twice and drove in three runs as Washington State (6-4) defeated Dallas Baptist 8-7 to complete a two-game nonconference series at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Taylor Ard’s two-run single capped a four-run fifth as the Cougars took an 8-5 lead. The Patriots (8-5) scored an unearned run in the seventh off Richie Ochoa (1-0) and an unearned run in the eighth off Paris Shewey, who recorded the final six outs for his second save.

• Zack Hardoin (1-2) allowed two hits in 6 2/3 innings and Jesse Santo capped a four-run third inning with a two-run single as host Missouri (4-7) opened a two-game nonconference series at Taylor Stadium with a 5-2 win over Gonzaga.

Maxx Garrett of the Bulldogs (4-6) led off the seventh with a homer to left field.

Men’s golf

Freshman Kent Hagen and junior Branden Dalton tied for 26th at 10-over-par 220 as Washington State placed eighth among 10 teams at the Del Walker Intercollegiate at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif.

UCLA’s Gregor Main finished at 7-under 203 for a six-shot victory. Team champ Santa Clara edged Long Beach State by one stroke.

Track and field

Whitworth senior Erica Cox and sophomore Carter Comito were named Northwest Conference athletes of the week.

Cox broke the 21-year-old school record in the women’s discus (149 feet) at the Willamette Opener. Comito (Mead High) threw the discus 176-4 to hit an NCAA automatic qualifying mark.


Colbert’s Tyson Durfey placed second in tie-down roping at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, scoring 8.7 seconds and earning $1,000.

Prep basketball

The Spokane Stars Shootout, a 12-team tournament for high school-aged club teams, is Saturday and Sunday at The Fitness Center in Spokane Valley.

Admission is free. Pool play begins Saturday morning at 9 with the final round of games on three courts at 3 p.m. Play resumes Sunday morning at 9. The semifinals are at 12:30 p.m. and the championship at 2:30.

• The eighth annual Idaho State High School boys and girls all-star basketball games for seniors are scheduled Saturday at North Idaho College. The girls game begins at 1, the boys 3:30. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens.

The top seniors in the state were selected to the teams by a statewide media panel.

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