Mikey Hope scored 19 points off the bench and North Idaho dominated the post on offense, cruising to 78-56 victory over Snow College in Scenic West Athletic Conference men’s basketball at Ephraim, Utah, on Thursday night.
Hope was 5 of 10 from the field, made a pair of 3-pointers and was 7 for 7 from the free-throw line. His performance, coupled with the Cardinals’ 30-10 scoring advantage in the paint, helped NIC (25-3, 12-1 SWAC) remain in first place, half a game ahead of Salt Lake.
UT Arlington 60, Idaho 58: Idaho’s Christina Salvatore had the potential game-winning 3-pointer bounce off the rim as time expired, denying a last-minute comeback at Arlington, Texas.
Idaho trailed 59-55 before Krissy Karr’s 3-pointer drew the Vandals within a point with 6 seconds remaining, then UT Arlington’s Laila Suleman made 1 of 2 free throws before Idaho passed the ball upcourt and found Salvatore open for the game-winning attempt.
North Idaho 60, Snow 44: The Cardinals won on the road to remain tied for first place in the Scenic West with College of Southern Idaho.
Kabr Emerson scored 13 points and Angela Woods 10 for the Cardinals (26-2, 11-2). Aimee Durbridge had a game-high 10 rebounds.
North Idaho made seven 3-pointers, including three by Woods.