Hornets sting Eagles

The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team went ice cold in the second half after opening the game on an 8-0 run and fell 85-70 to Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

The Eagles (7-8, 3-3) went more than 6 minutes without a bucket to open the second half. During that stretch, the Hornets rattled off 11 unanswered points to gain control.

Kylie Huerta led five EWU players in double figures with 14 points. Melissa Williams grabbed 11 rebounds.

Sacramento State (8-6, 3-2) was led by Fantasia Hiliard’s 22 points.

• The Idaho Vandals built an early lead and held on late to beat the Aggies 57-51 in a Western Athletic Conference game at Las Cruces, N.M.

The Aggies (9-7, 3-3) went on an 18-5 run late in the second half to cut the Vandals’ deficit to two, but Idaho held on for the win.

Alyssa Charlston had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Vandals (6-10, 3-2).

• Sammi Jo Blodgett scored 22 points and Yakima Valley made 21 of 24 free throws en route to a 71-62 NWAACC win over Community Colleges of Spokane in Yakima.

The teams were tied at halftime, but the Yaks (9-7, 2-1) hit all 11 of their free-throw attempts and outscored the Sasquatch 35-26 in the second half.

Morgan Freeman scored 18 points and Amelia Cook added 15 points and five rebounds for CCS, which fell to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in conference games.

Men’s basketball

Chris Sarbaugh had 12 points, seven rebounds and five steals as North Idaho held on to beat Southern Idaho (13-6, 1-4) 51-47 in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Keon Lewis added 11 points for the Cardinals (17-3, 4-1).

• Shannon Isadore scored 20 points and dished out seven assists and Yakima Valley (12-5, 2-1) exploded for 66 second-half points in a 110-89 NWAACC win over Community Colleges of Spokane in Yakima.

Brady Bagby scored 19 points and Kwinn Hanson added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Sasquatch (11-5, 2-1).

Track and field

Washington State claimed the first five spots in the women’s 200-meter dash in the season-opening WSU Open Indoor Meet in Pullman.

The Cougars’ Mercedes Smith won the event in 25.40 seconds. Her time was .01 seconds off the meet record, set by WSU’s Nicole Hatcher in 2004.

WSU’s Morgan Clem, competing unattached, won the women’s 60-meter dash (7.93) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.02).

The Cougars’ Drew Jordan, also competing unattached, won the men’s mile in 4:16.27, less than a second off his own meet record, which he set last year.

Whitworth’s Chibron Tomeo set a school record in the pole vault, reaching a height of 15 feet, 9 inches. He set the previous record of 15-7 at the Vandal Collegiate Open last year.


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