December 30, 2012 in Sports

Eagles defeat Knights


Lexie Nelson scored a game-high 19 points and the Eastern Washington women took control in the second half and cruised to its fourth straight victory – a 58-47 nonconference basketball win over Warner Pacific Saturday in the Eagles first game back at Reese Court in Cheney following a seven-game road trip.

Warner Pacific (7-7) stayed with the cold-shooting Eagles in the first quarter, but EWU outscored the Knights 33-22 in the second half.

Carrie Ojeda had nine points and five rebounds and Chenise Pakootas and Aubrey Ashenfelter came away with four steals apiece for the Eagles (6-5).

EWU resumes Big Sky Conference play Thursday against Montana and Saturday against Montana State. Both games will be in Cheney.

Seattle 76, Idaho 71: Sylvia Shephard led three players in double figures with 23 points and the Redhawks took advantage of a sloppy Idaho team and beat the Vandals 76-71 in a Western Athletic Conference opener in Moscow, Idaho.

Idaho (3-9, 0-1) committed 31 turnovers, which led to a 20-4 advantage in fast-break points for the Redhawks (4-6, 1-0).

Stacey Barr scored 18 points and Christina Salvatore and Connie Ballestero added 15 apiece for the Vandals.

Bellevue 65, CC Spokane 54: Demarea Caples scored 17 points and Kaitlynn Bunger added 13 as Bellevue beat Community Colleges of Spokane 65-54 in the semifinals of the Skagit Valley Tournament at Mt. Vernon, Wash.

The Bulldogs (7-5) pulled away in the second half after building a two-point lead at halftime.

Rylie Holsinger scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Sasquatch (6-5). Breeana Wilson added 10 points for CCS.

The Sasquatch will play in the third-place game today against Skagit Valley.

North Idaho 61, Big Bend 44: North Idaho earned a spot in the Lower Columbia Classic title game in Longview with a 61-44 win over Big Bend.

The Cardinals will play Centralia for the tournament championship. Centralia advanced with a 55-43 win over Whatcom.


CC Spokane 88, Mt. Hood 72: Mitch Vanderwiel made 9 of 12 shots and finished with 25 points and six rebounds to guide Community Colleges of Spokane to an 88-72 nonconference win over Mt. Hood (3-8) at Spokane Falls CC.

Brady Bagby added 16 points and Kwinn Hanson chipped in 14 for the Sasquatch (9-4), who built a 20-point halftime lead.

CCS opens NWAACC play next Saturday at home against Big Bend.

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