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Syracuse streaks past Cougars

Kayla Alexander scored a game-high 18 points Friday and Syracuse used a 14-0 first-half run to defeat Washington State 64-51 for its 52nd consecutive home nonconference women’s basketball win at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

Elashier Hall added 13 points for the Orange (11-1).

The Cougars (3-7) led 12-10 after Lia Galdeira’s 3-pointer with 12 minutes, 11 seconds left in the first half. The Orange responded with a 14-0 run over the next 5 1/2 minutes, including five points from Hall, for a 24-12 lead.

Galdeira led the Cougars with 16 points and six rebounds. Tia Presley added 14 points, four assists and 6-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line.

Georgia Tech 52, Washington 44: Aaliyah Whiteside scored 19 points and the Yellow Jackets (5-5) bounced back from a 16-4 deficit to defeat the Huskies in nonconference play at Atlanta.

Jazmine Davis scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half for the Huskies (7-3), who were down two players because of the flu.

Men’s basketball

North Idaho 101, Portland CC 56: Keon Lewis scored a game-high 24 points, hitting 11 of 13 from the line, and the NJCAA 13th-ranked Cardinals (15-1) blasted the visiting Panthers (3-8).

Michael Middlebrooks added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for the Cardinals, who shot 19 of 32 from the floor in the second half.

Arena football

The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Blake Bolles, who played at Northwest Missouri State.


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