November 21, 2011 in Sports

Area basketball: South Dakota St. holds off WSU women


Washington State’s late rally came up short in a 63-58 loss to South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D., on Sunday.

Carly Noyes scored 12 points and Tia Presley and Sage Romberg each added 11 for the Cougars (2-2), who also got nine points, eight rebounds and six steals from Jazmine Perkins.

WSU used a 6-0 run to tie the game at 58 with 2:18 to go but didn’t score the rest of the way as the Jackrabbits hit a jumper and made three free throws for the final points of the game.

WSU continues its 10-day, 8,100-mile road trip over the Thanksgiving weekend at the Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

• Montana used an 11-2 second-half run to erase an Idaho lead and took advantage of cold Vandal shooting in a 64-57 win in Missoula.

Ganeaya Rogers scored 13 points to lead Idaho (1-3) and Keri Arendse added 11. The Vandals hit just 3 of 10 shots to end the game and committed five turnovers in the final minutes.

Idaho plays in the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament this weekend, opening against Pepperdine on Friday.

• Laikyn Brophy scored 27 points and Amanda Buttrey added 18 as Community Colleges of Spokane beat Everett 71-53 to capture third place at the Everett Classic.

Brophy was selected to the all-tournament team. Buttrey also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Sasquatch (2-1), who play North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene on Friday.

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