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Area roundup: Whitworth men improve to 9-1 by defeating Wisconsin-Stout

Whitworth guard Kyle Roach, who scored a game-high 25 points, shoots against Wisconsin-Stout guard Joe Duty (30)  guard Brandyn Christman  during Friday’s game at the Whitworth Fieldhouse. (James Snook / For the S-R)
Whitworth guard Kyle Roach, who scored a game-high 25 points, shoots against Wisconsin-Stout guard Joe Duty (30) guard Brandyn Christman during Friday’s game at the Whitworth Fieldhouse. (James Snook / For the S-R)

Kyle Roach finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists Friday while powering Whitworth (9-1) to a 79-71 win over Wisconsin-Stout (6-4) at the Whitworth Men’s Classic.

Ben College added 21 points for the Pirates, who bounced back from their lone loss of the season. College, who scored 16 points in the first half, finished 7 of 10 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers.

Roach shot 8 of 16 from the floor. Whitworth’s starters finished 26 of 41 from the floor and the Pirates were 11 of 28 on 3-pointers.

The Pirates’ Jared Christy added 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Joe Duty led three Blue Devils in double figures with 16 points.

North Idaho 90, Everett 81: Tyler Brimhall totaled 27 points and nine rebounds and the host Cardinals (9-3) dashed to a 32-11 lead in defeating the Trojans (11-3) at the Coeur d’Alene INN-Vitational.

Brimhall shot 8 of 16 from the field and 9 for 9 from the line. RayQuan Evans added 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Cardinals, and Aushanti Potts-Woods hit 10 of 12 from the line on the way to 16 points.

Gio Jackson led Everett with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Women

(10) Oregon 89, Washington State 56: Ruthy Hebard and Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 points apiece to lead the Ducks (12-2) past the Cougars (7-6) in Eugene in the Pac-12 opener for both.

Hebard had 10 rebounds for the Ducks for her fourth double-double of the season. Oregon finished the game on a 20-6 run for its largest margin of victory in a conference game in 12 years.

Lexi Bando added 18 points and Satou Sabally 14 for the Ducks, who won their fourth in a row.

Louise Brown led the Cougars with 12 points and Kayla Washington had 10.

Washington State played without its leading scorer, sophomore Borislava Hristova, who’s fourth in the Pac-12 at 16.9 points per game.

Ionescu scored 15 points in the third quarter, making all five of her shots, including three 3-pointers. The Cougars were 10 of 15 in the period but saw their deficit grow by three points to 69-48.

(17) Oregon State 75, Washington 63: Marie Gulich scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, including eight in the pivotal third quarter and the Beavers (10-2) opened Pac-12 play with a win over the Huskies (6-6) in Corvallis.

Kat Tudor added 17 points and Mikayla Pivec scored 11 for the Beavers, who have won seven straight.

Amber Melgoza had 15 of her 19 points in the first half for the Huskies, who went up by 11 after a 10-point run in the second quarter. Oregon State scored the last five to close within 36-30 at the break.

The Beavers opened the third quarter with four consecutive points and after a Washington basket went on a 16-2 run to lead 50-40. Aleah Goodman hit two 3-pointers and Gulich scored six points while the Huskies were shooting 1 of 12.

The lead reached 20 midway through the fourth quarter as Gulich had six points and Pivec a three-point play in a 9-0 run.

Gulich had 12 rebound as the Beavers had a 43-32 advantage on the boards. They also shot 60 percent in the second half, while the Huskies shot 30 percent.

CC Spokane 63, Bellevue 42: Jessica Olson scored a game-high 21 points, hitting 7 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers, to lead the Sasquatch (8-2) past the Bulldogs (8-6) at the Skagit Valley Tournament in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Shania Graham added 17 points and Syndee Mongeon had 12 rebounds to lead the Sasquatch’s 50-36 advantage. CCS’ Shaye Swannack had 10 rebounds and six assists.

Bellevue finished 16 of 58 (28 percent) from the field.

North Idaho 62, Lower Columbia 57: Ronnie Harris shot 4 of 8 on 3-pointers and scored a game-high 15 points while leading the Cardinals (9-2) past the host Red Devils (8-6) and into the title game of the Lower Columbia Holiday Classic in Longview, Washington.

Cierra Dvorak added 10 points, five assists and four steals for the Cardinals, and Sydney Hovde had 11 rebounds.

Lower Columbia’[s Tywanna Abbott had 15 rebounds.

NIC will meet Umpqua (12-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday for the championship.


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