CCS, NIC win in Classic
Brady Bagby led five players in double figures with 15 points as the Community Colleges of Spokane men’s basketball team beat Grays Harbor 93-75 in the opening round of the Bigfoot-Cardinal Classic Friday night at Spokane Community College.
Luke Evans added 14 points and Tyler Edwards and Kwinn Hanson added 12 apiece for the Sasquatch (3-1), who forced the Chokers (1-2) into 25 turnovers.
CCS advances to play Green River tonight at 7:30 at SCC.
Also at the tournament, Jalil Abdul-Bassit made 9 of 10 shots, including 5 of 6 from beyond the arc, as North Idaho (9-1) routed Edmonds (2-1) 93-58 in Coeur d’Alene.
Chris Sarbaugh added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Cardinals, who held a 45-27 rebounding advantage.
NIC will host Yakima Valley tonight at 7:30.
Fresno State caught fire in the second half and raced to an 82-59 nonconference win over Washington State in Fresno, Calif. The Cougars led by four points at halftime.
Ki-Ki Moore, who formerly played for WSU, made 11 of 20 shots and finished with 27 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-2). Brandi Thomas and Lia Galdeira combined for 21 points for the Cougars (2-4).
• K.C. McConnell and Kayla Johnson scored 16 points apiece as Whitworth dumped Colorado College 102-40 in a nonconference game at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.
Emily Guthrie added 13 points and Jenna Cacchillo chipped in 11 for the Pirates (5-1).
Whitworth forced Colorado College (0-6) into 37 turnovers.
• Tennessee State took control after halftime and edged Idaho 69-64 at the Lady Griz Classic in Missoula, Mont.
Simone Hopes scored 16 , Kese Hess had 15 and Jasmin Shuler 14 for Tennessee State (3-3).
Alyssa Charlston, Stacey Barr and Christina Salvatore scored 12 points apiece for the Vandals (1-6), who led 30-26 at halftime.
• Georgia Stirton led three players in double figures with 13 points as North Idaho (8-0) beat Community Colleges of Spokane (3-2) 59-31 in a nonconference game in Coeur d’Alene.
The Sasquatch made just 13 of 51 shots.
Katie Buskey and Tori Davenport added 10 points apiece for NIC.
Alicia Christiansen led CCS with eight points.
Cassie Strickland and Kylin Munoz had seven kills apiece and Katy Beals had 19 assists as No. 5 Washington (24-6) swept Central Arkansas (30-5) 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 in the first round of the NCAA Championships in Seattle.
The Huskies play host to Hawaii tonight at 7.