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Area roundup: Sasquatch, Cardinals close out regular season with wins

Kendall Collins had 24 assists and 10 digs and Calista Clark chipped in with seven kills and seven digs to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (32-9, 11-5) to a 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10 victory over the Yakima Valley Yaks (22-27, 6-10) in Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball action on Wednesday in Yakima.

The Sasquatch head to the NWAC tournament as the fourth seed in the East Region. CCS will play Bellevue, the North Region’s top seed, on Nov. 19 at Pierce College in Tacoma.

—Kayla Neumann piled up 28 kills and 11 digs and Halle Hess added 14 kills and seven digs to power the North Idaho Cardinals to a 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 13-25, 15-6 victory over host Wenatchee Valley in NWAC play.

The Cardinals, who enter the NWAC tournament as the East Region’s top seed, will play either Skagit Valley or Shoreline in the first round of the NWAC tournament on Nov. 19 at 4:30 in Tacoma. Skagit Valley and Shoreline play a tiebreaker for the fourth seed out of the North Region on Thursday.

—Kara Bajema and Crissy Jones combined for 25 kills and the 13th-ranked Washington Huskies (20-6, 10-5) upset No. 2 Stanford 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-17 in Seattle, handing the Cardinal their first Pac-12 loss of the season.

Kathryn Plummer had a match-high 26 kills for Stanford (21-3, 14-1).

Men’s basketball

Eastern Washington Eagles senior Bogdan Bliznyuk has been named to the Lou Henson Award preseason watch list, Collegeinsider.com announced Wednesday.

Bliznyuk, a 6-foot-6 forward, is one of 51 players vying to be the top Division I mid-major player. Bliznyuk was also named to the preseason All-Big Sky Conference team.

Bliznyuk is joined on the watch list by Idaho Vandals senior guard Victor Sanders.

Sanders made 101 3-pointers last season when he averaged 20.9 points per game. Sanders also made the All-Big Sky preseason team.

Women’s soccer

Whitworth Pirates junior Sydney Weiler and senior Kathryn Bischoff were named to the All-Northwest Conference first team, the league office announced.

Whitworth junior Kelly Wucherer and Leah Corra were second-team choices, while junior Arielle Van Peursem earned honorable mention.

GU athletics

The Gonzaga University Athletics Department announced a 10-year multimedia rights extension with IMG.

The extension runs through 2028. IMG has represented Gonzaga since 2008.

Men’s golf

Washington State’s Daniel Kolar shot a 4-under-par 212 over three rounds to tie for 20th place and the Cougars finished 17th in the 18-team Saint Mary’s Invitational in Pebble Beach, California.


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