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Community Colleges of Spokane men, women advance to NWAC Championship quarterfinals

Of the 32 schools in the Northwest Athletic Conference, only Community Colleges of Spokane will send both of its basketball teams to next week’s NWC Championships in Everett.

The Sasquatch men (26-5) accomplished the task by eliminating South Puget Sound 90-74 during Saturday’s regional at Spokane Community College.

The CCS women (24-6) won their 13th consecutive game by holding off Skagit Valley 71-66 in a regional at Spokane Falls Community College.

Men

CCS 90, South Puget Sound 74: Jake Love led six players in double figures with 19 points, hitting 8 of 15 from the field, and added 10 rebounds as the Sasquatch knocked out the Clippers (22-7).

Levi Taylor added 18 points, hitting 6 of 11 from the field, and five assists for CCS, which finished 15 of 34 on 3-point attempts. Dalton Patchen had 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Dustin Meade led SPSCC with 16 points.

CCS will meet Chemeketa (19-11) at 2 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. Chemeketa, a No. 4 seed from the South Region, upset North No. 1 Peninsula 69-63.

Women

CCS 71, Skagit Valley 66: Khadija Neumeyer shot 6 of 11 from the floor and led four players in double figures with 16 points as the Sasquatch eliminated the Cardinals (21-10).

The Sasquatch outscored Skagit Valley 24-12 on 3-pointers. Cali Moscrip had three of the 3-pointers and scored 11. Bri King added 14 points and five assists, and Jenessa Heine had 12 points.

Jordyn Turner led the Cardinals with 17 points, hitting 3 of 3 from long range.

CCS will meet Lower Columbia (22-9) at noon Thursday in the quarterfinals.


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