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Area roundup: Borislava Hristova earns player of the week honors

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Borislava Hristova has been named Pac-12 women’s basketball player of the week.

Hristova, a sophomore wing, averaged 32.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game as the Cougars split a pair of home games, defeating Colorado and losing to Utah.

She scored 36 points against Colorado and is the Pac-12’s leading scorer, averaging 19.1 ppg.

College football

Eastern Washington finished ranked in the top 25 for the 14th time in school history – and 10th time in 14 years – in a pair of final NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls.

Following a 7-4 finish under first-year head coach Aaron Best, the Eagles finished 21st in the STATS Top 25 Poll of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries. Eastern was 22nd in the Coaches Poll.

North Dakota State defeated James Madison for the championship on Saturday.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Chiefs have acquired 1999-born goaltender Bailey Brkin from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for an eighth-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

Brkin, a 6-foot-2, 177-pounder from Sherwood Park, Alberta, played 23 games with the Ice this season as a rookie, posting a 4.51 GAA and .874 saves percentage.

Brkin will not immediately join the Chiefs. He is expected to report to the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits.

The Chiefs recalled goaltender Campbell Arnold ahead of Tuesday’s game at Kamloops.

Arnold, who was the Chiefs’ second round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, is an affiliated player.

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