Area roundup: Three players reach 20 points in EWU women’s win
Hayley Hodgins scored a career-high 26 points Thursday, shooting 10 of 16 from the floor including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers, as Eastern Washington cruised to a 92-68 win over visiting Northern Arizona (4-10, 2-3) in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball.
Lexie Nelson added 21 points, hitting 9 of 9 from the free-throw line, and Laura Hughes came off the bench for 9-for-12 field-goal shooting and 20 points for the Eagles (7-8, 3-3).
EWU reported that it may have been the first time three players reached 20 points in one game.
Idaho 96, Utah Valley 55: Stacey Barr and Alyssa Charlston scored a combined 41 points as the first-place Vandals (12-7, 5-0 WAC) rolled over the Wolverines (3-13, 0-3) at Orem, Utah.
Barr and Charlston combined to shoot 15 for 19 from the field and 7 of 7 from the line. UI freshman Brooke Reilly (Mt. Spokane High) came off the bench to add 11 rebounds and 10 points.
North Idaho 78, Colorado Northwestern 55: Georgia Stirton, Renae Mokrzycki and Panisesi Taimani combined for 42 points and 22 rebounds to lead the host Cardinals (17-4, 3-3 SWAC) past the Spartans (5-14, 0-6).
North Idaho 96, Colorado Northwestern 60: Jordon King and Brad Wallace were a combined 12 for 19 from the floor for 32 points and Shikei Blake added 12 points and 10 rebounds in 13:12 as the host Cardinals (16-5, 3-3) dashed past the Spartans (6-14, 0-6).
North Idaho 30, Highline 9: Tyler McLean (165 pounds) pinned Beau Gore in 2 minutes, 8 seconds and Taylor Kornoely (285) earned a 19-4 technical fall over Michael Henry as the Cardinals (7-2) rolled past the Thunderbirds at Des Moines, Wash.
Washington has added women’s sand volleyball as a varsity sport in time to begin this spring.
Sand volleyball will become UW’s 22nd intercollegiate sport.