Eagles soar to first women’s hoops victory
Lexie Nelson scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting and the Eastern Washington Eagles breezed to a 68-50 nonconference victory over the Portland Pilots in women’s basketball action on Sunday in Cheney.
Carrie Ojeda scored 16, while Aubrey Ashenfelter chipped in with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds as the Eagles (1-2) picked up their first win of the season.
Ellen Nurmi topped the Pilots (1-3) with 12 points.
• Torry Hill tossed in a game-high 19 points and Katie Baker added 14 points and nine rebounds to lead the visiting Montana Grizzlies (2-1) to a 71-50 nonconference win over the Idaho Vandals (0-4).
Stacey Barr came off the bench to lead the Vandals with 10 points.
• Taylor Wurtz scored 13 points and Cassie Rochel added 11 points and eight boards to propel the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) to a 52-44 nonconference win over the Washington State Cougars (1-3) in Pullman.
Lia Galdeira scored a game-high 15 points for WSU, but made just 3 of 12 shots from the floor. She was 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. Carly Noyes added 14 points for the Cougars, who were outrebounded 51-37.
• Jorden Brons had 12 points and 11 rebounds to guide the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a 63-58 win over the Bellevue Bulldogs at the Everett Classic tournament in Everett, Wash.
Breeana Wilson topped the Sasquatch (2-1) with 15 points, while Amelia Cook scored 14 with six rebounds.
Jeremy Golding of North Idaho College won the 149-pound weight class at the Spokane Open in Liberty Lake.
Golding defeated teammate Kyle Godinho 7-5 for the title.
NIC had three third-place finishers – Nicholas Moreno (157), Kyle Sweedman (174) and Bryan Smith (285).
Timo Pitter had a goal and an assist and the eighth-ranked Creighton Bulldogs (16-3-2) scored three unanswered goals in the second half en route to a 4-2 victory over the 21st-ranked Washington Huskies (13-5-3) in an NCAA Division I tournament match in Omaha, Neb.
James Moberg and Dylan Tucker-Gangnes scored goals for the Huskies, who were eliminated.
The CC Spokane Sasquatch lost a heartbreaker in the NWAACC championship match, falling to Peninsula in overtime by virtue of a 3-2 setback in a shootout in Tukwila, Wash.
Gaby Kennedy staked CCS to a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 16th minute.
Kendra Miner pulled Peninsula even with a goal in the 60th minute.
Matt Thurston scored a short-handed goal at 9:35 in the third period to lift the visiting Spokane Braves (8-14-1-1) to a 4-3 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters (14-11-0-0) in KIJHL play.
Brycen Fisher and Thurston scored first-period goals for the Braves and Justin Bonanno added a second-period netter.