CCS captures East Division men’s basketball championship
The Community Colleges of Spokane won the NWAACC East Division championship on Saturday with an 89-56 victory over Blue Mountain in Pendleton, Ore.
The Sasquatch finished the regular season 12-2 in conference, 23-4 overall. Next up is the conference tournament at Kennewick beginning on Saturday. The Sasquatch will play the fourth seed out of the West at 4 p.m.
CCS shot well, hitting 55.2 percent of its field-goal attempts, including 44 percent from 3-point range. Brady Bagby led all scorers with 19 points in the victory on Saturday. Luke Evans added 13, Tyler Edwards 12 and Preston Wynne 11.
The Sasquatch took advantage of 20 Blue Mountain turnovers, converting them into 25 points. They helped make up for a deficit at the free-throw line. CCS only got seven attempts from the line, hitting four. Blue Mountain (28-6, 4-10) went to the line 23 times but only converted 11. The Timberwolves shot just 28.8 percent from the field.
Southern Idaho 64, North Idaho 58 (OT): The Cardinals (21-7, 7-6) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to catch the Eagles (25-3, 11-2) before falling in overtime at Coeur d’Alene.
With the win, Southern Idaho clinched the Scenic West Athletic Conference regular-season championship and the top seed to the Region 18 tournament at Salt Lake, which begins March 8.
Antoine Hosley scored 25 points and Kwame Bates 10 for the Cardinals.
CSI scored 22 points off 19 North Idaho turnovers.