Women’s basketball: CC Spokane defeats Big Bend
Riley Holsinger scored 22 points and Community Colleges of Spokane heated up offensively in the second half and beat Big Bend 72-59 in the NWAACC regular-season finale Saturday in Moses Lake.
The win gave the Sasquatch a berth to the conference tournament, which will be held March 1 through March 4 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Had Big Bend won, the Vikings (16-12, 6-8) would have claimed the fourth and final playoff berth.
CCS (15-12, 7-7) got its offense clicking after a slow first half. The Sasquatch led by just three at the break, but made 16 of 26 shots from the floor in the second half, including 5 of 9 3-pointers.
Morgan Freeman added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Community Colleges of Spokane.
Idaho 68, Grand Canyon 54: Stacey Barr and Alyssa Charlston scored 17 points apiece and the Vandals (19-8, 12-1) topped the Antelopes (17-8, 6-6) in a Western Athletic Conference game in Phoenix, Ariz.
It was Grand Canyon’s first home loss of the season.
Idaho’s Connie Ballestero added 14 points and five assists and Christina Salvatore chipped in 10 points.
Southern Idaho 84, North Idaho 66: Elisabet Lopez Sagrera had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden Eagles (27-3, 13-2) pulled away after halftime and beat the Cardinals (21-9, 7-8) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game in Coeur d’Alene.
NIC’s Panisessi Taimani scored 16 points and Renae Mokrzycki added 14 points and 10 rebounds.