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Area roundup: Walla Walla men, women sweep Community College of Spokane in conference opener

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

WALLA WALLA – Landon Radliff hit 9 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 37 points Wednesday as Walla Walla opened Northwest Athletic Association men’s basketball play with an 85-70 win over Community Colleges of Spokane.

The Warriors (11-3) trailed 43-42 at halftime but finished 15 of 28 from long range, including a 4-for-6 night from Marcus McKone off the bench.

Walla Walla hit all eight of its free-throw attempts, with Radliff and Damen Thacker finishing 4 for 4.

Cameron Gay and Dedrick Pakootas scored 17 points apiece for the Sasquatch (10-4) and Cesar Sandoval added 16. Pakootas finished 3 of 5 on 3-pointers and 4 for 4 from the line.

Women

Walla Walla 72, CC Spokane 68 (OT): UC Davis recruit Cierra Jo McKeown scored 26 points and the Warriors (13-1) used a huge advantage at the free-throw line to hold off the Sasquatch (9-3) to open conference play.

McKeown and Teresa Acock finished a combined 10 for 10 from the line to lead the Warriors’ 16-for-18 night. The Sasquatch were 2 for 4 at the line.

Acock added 14 points and four steals as the Warriors notched their 11th consecutive win. Jade Skidmore had nine rebounds and McKeown eight to guide the Warriors’ 54-40 advantage.

Jessica Olson led four Sasquatch in double figures with 23 points before fouling out. Olson shot 9 for 15 from the field, including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers, and added seven rebounds to tie Shaye Swannack for team high. Swannack also hit four 3-pointers.

CCS shot 12 of 29 from long range while the Warriors were 4 for 16. Walla Walla shot 34 percent from the floor.


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