March 1, 2013 in Sports

Favorites hold, await host NIC


Today’s Games

Region 18

At Coeur d’Alene


North Idaho

vs. Salt Lake, noon


North Idaho

vs. Snow, 2 p.m.

Snow and Salt Lake were the big winners Thursday on the first day of the Region 18 men’s basketball tournament in Coeur d’Alene.

Reserve guard London Simonsen scored a game-high 17 points to lead Snow to a 78-73 first-round victory over Colorado Northwestern. The third-seeded Badgers advance to a semifinal against tournament-host and No. 2 seed North Idaho today at 2 p.m.

Top-seeded Salt Lake will play Southern Idaho in the other semifinal, a 7:30 p.m. start. CSI defeated Southern Utah 72-51 on Thursday.

In the women’s bracket, Salt Lake had four players in double figures in a 79-41 victory over Colorado Northwestern. Salt Lake will play second-seeded North Idaho in a noon semifinal. No. 1 Southern Idaho will play Snow in the other semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Snow defeated Eastern Utah 62-49 on Thursday.

All games are at NIC’s Christianson Gym.

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