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Vandals beat buzzer to get past Eagles

Alyssa Charlston hit a buzzer-beating layup and scored 29 points Tuesday as Idaho (1-4) shocked Eastern Washington 68-66 in nonconference women’s basketball at Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho.

The Vandals’ Christina Salvatore tied the game at 66 with a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left.

UI’s Connie Ballestero stripped the ball from Lexie Nelson with 6 seconds left. Salvatore picked up the loose ball and passed to Krissy Karr, who found Charlston for the winner.

Charlston finished one point shy of a career high. UI’s Ali Forde added a game-high 12 rebounds.

Laura Hughes had 20 points and nine rebounds for EWU (2-4), which trailed by 16 points in the first half.

• Aminah Williams had 15 rebounds and joined Kristi Kingma and Jazmine Davis with 17 points apiece as host Washington (4-1) rolled to a 70-51 nonconference win over Pepperdine (2-4).

• Rylie Holsinger had team highs of 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Community Colleges of Spokane beat its alumni 58-52 at SFCC.

Men’s basketball

North Idaho improved to 8-1 with a 108-52 win over the visiting Gonzaga club team.


Washington State sophomore outside hitter Jaicee Harris was named to the All-Pac-12 team as an honorable mention.

Girls basketball

Hallie Gennett led three players in double figures with 14 points and added eight rebounds as host Post Falls (3-0) opened Inland Empire League play with a 65-32 win over two-time defending 5A state champion Lewiston (3-1).

Junior hockey

Michael Bell and Nick Perez scored two goals apiece to power the host Beaver Valley Nitehawks (13-10-1-1) to a 6-1 win over the Spokane Braves (10-16-1-1) in KIJHL play at Fruitvale, B.C.