Idaho holds off Idaho State
Glen Dean scored 18 points on Friday night and made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left to help Idaho hold off Idaho State’s comeback attempt 69-65 in a nonconference game in Boise.
Idaho (6-6) made 11 of its first 15 field goals in the second half to build a 63-50 lead. The Vandals made no field goals over the final seven minutes, but their 6-of-10 free-throw shooting was enough to hold on.
Stephen Madison and Sekou Wiggs each scored 17 for Idaho.
Idaho State (3-5) went on a 14-3 run to pull within 66-64 with 1:08 remaining. The Bengals had the ball with 33 seconds left down 67-64, but Idaho fouled Chris Hansen before the Bengals could attempt a shot and Hansen made 1 of 2 free throws.
Hansen had 23 points and made 5 of 9 3-pointers for the Bengals. Tomas Sanchez added 15 points and five assists.
• Kwinn Hanson shot 14 of 18 from the field and scored a game-high 31 points as Community Colleges of Spokane (8-3) defeated Green River 91-75 at the NWAACC Crossover Tournament in Everett.
CCS’ Dean Richey added 15 points and six rebounds and Chase Haack chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Isaac Winston led the Gators (3-5) with 28 points.
Lexie Nelson tallied a career-high 27 points and Eastern Washington topped Boise State (4-6) 81-66 in a nonconference game at Reese Court in Cheney. The win was the Eagles’ fourth straight.
EWU’s Hayley Hodgins added 14 points, Aubrey Ashenfelter had 12 and Laura Hughes chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Eagles (4-5) open Big Sky Conference play at home against Portland State on Dec. 29.
• Riley Holsinger made 9 of 15 shots and finished with 25 points, six assists and seven steals – all game highs – and Community Colleges of Spokane routed Shoreline (2-5) 79-45 in a nonleague game at the NWAACC Crossover Tournament in Yakima.
The Sasquatch (5-3) forced 29 turnovers and had a 51-36 rebounding advantage.
CCS’ Briana Anderson added 13 points and seven rebounds and Morgan Freeman chipped in 10 points and six boards.
• Chanise Jenkins led four players in double figures with 18 points and DePaul (7-3) held off Washington’s second-half charge and beat the Huskies 73-66 at the Duel in the Desert at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
Talia Walton scored a game-high 21 points, Kelsey Plum added 19 and Aminah Williams pulled down 16 rebounds for Washington (5-4).
University of Washington outside hitter Krista Vansant was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Player of the Year.
It’s the fourth straight year the national player of the year hails from a Pac-12 school.
Dillon Bogart’s hat track propelled the host Spokane Braves past the Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-3 in a KIJHL game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena. Justin Bonanno, Hayden Boring, Tanner Stolz, Matt Thurston and Sean Collins also scored for Spokane (13-20-0-3).