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Area roundup: Hot-shooting Boise State rolls past Washington in women’s basketball

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Shalen Shaw finished with game highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds Thursday and Boise State shot 64 percent from the field in the first half to dash past visiting Washington 85-62 in nonconference women’s basketball.

The Broncos (4-3) scored the first eight points of the game and led 18-7 near the 5-minute mark.

Boise State hit 18 of 28 from the floor in the first half, including 8 of 15 on 3-pointers.

The Huskies (4-4) pulled within 10 points twice in the third quarter but were held to six points in the final quarter.

Amber Melgoza scored 14 points for the Huskies. Freshman Fapou Semebene added six rebounds and six steals.

The Huskies, who had won their previous two games, will host Grand Canyon at noon Sunday.

Men’s basketball

Elijah Nesbit scored 19 points and Monterey Peninsula (California) College (7-4) shot 7 of 11 on 3-pointers in the second half to pull away from North Idaho College 85-71 at the San Jose (California) City College Tournament.

Tyler Brimhall scored 16 points and RayQuan Evans added 14 for the Cardinals (3-2), who were outscored 36-15 from long range.

Football

Whitworth senior cornerback Taylor Roelofs was named to the D3football.com all-region second team.

Roelofs, of Tacoma, started every game (41) of his Pirates career at cornerback. He was a first-team, All-Northwest Conference selection this year after second-team nods the previous two seasons.

Roelofs finished the season with 35 tackles and one interception for the Pirates, who finished 8-2.


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