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Area roundup: North Idaho men remain in first place after fifth consecutive win

RayQuan Evans scored 20 points, hitting 8 of 8 from the free-throw line, and North Idaho ran its winning streak to five Wednesday with a 95-55 decision over Columbia Basin in Northwest Athletic Association men’s basketball in Pasco.

Keegan Crosby came off the bench for 15 points for the Cardinals (18-5, 8-2), who remained tied for the East Region lead with Walla Walla. Cardinals reserve Aushanti Potts-Woods hit 3 of 4 on 3-pointers and scored 14.

Kason Blaire led the Hawks (3-20, 1-10) with 12 points.

Big Bend 96, CC Spokane 85: Mauricio Smith scored 22 points, hitting 5 of 9 3-pointers, and added 13 rebounds to lead the Vikings (13-10, 6-5 NWAC) past the Sasquatch (17-7, 7-4) in Moses Lake.

Big Bend’s Blake Dittman and Koby Huerta combined for 39 points on 15-for-25 shooting from the floor. The Vikings shot 52 percent from the field.

Cameron Gay led CCS with 19 points and 11 assists. Cesar Sandoval added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Women’s basketball

North Idaho 66, Columbia Basin 59: Sydney Hovde finished 11 of 12 from the field while scoring 23 points and added 11 rebounds to guide the Cardinals (15-7, 6-4 NWAC) past the Hawks (17-7, 8-3) in Pasco for their fifth consecutive win.

NIC’s Cierra Dvorak scored 12, shooting 7 of 8 from the line.

Sabin Keo and Alexis Castro scored 16 points apiece for the Hawks.

Big Bend 76, CC Spokane 67: Leah Dougherty led four players in double figures with 19 points, and Hailey Garrity added 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Vikings (17-7, 6-5 NWAC) past the Sasquatch (12-10, 3-8) in Moses Lake.

Dougherty shot 6 for 6 from the line to lead the Vikings’ 17-for-19 night.

CCS’ Rose Mongoyak powered for 35 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 16 of 23 from the floor.