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Area roundup: Hot-shooting Ryan Alexander guides Community Colleges of Spokane men to victory

Ryan Alexander could barely miss Wednesday.

Alexander shot 11 of 12 from the field, including 8 of 9 on 3-pointers, and scored 30 points to power Community Colleges of Spokane (15-5, 5-2) to a 107-73 win over Blue Mountain in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball play in Pendleton, Oregon.

Alexander also had a game-high nine rebounds to guide the team’s 37-26 advantage.

Also for CCS, George Pilimai scored 23 points; Dedrick Pakootas hit 5 of 8 from long range to score 15; Cesar Sandoval had 11 points and six assists; and Cameron Gay had 10 points and seven assists.

CCS finished 19 of 34 on 3-pointers.

Elias Kaden scored 14 for the Timberwolves (3-14, 0-7).

North Idaho 76, Wenatchee Valley 65: Jalen Burkett scored 30 points, finishing 9 of 16 from the field and 12 of 18 from the line, and the visiting Cardinals (15-5, 5-2) defeated the Knights (11-8, 4-3).

RayQuan Evans added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals, who rallied with a 40-25 second half. NIC finished 2 of 16 on 3-pointers, with both successful shots by Evans.

Connor Dowdy led three Knights in double figures with 19 points.

Women’s basketball

CC Spokane 78, Blue Mountain 52: Jessica Olson and Rose Mongoyak combined for 42 points and 13 rebounds while leading the Sasquatch (11-7, 2-5 NWAC) past the Timberwolves (1-17, 0-7) in Pendleton, Oregon.

Mongoyak shot 8 of 12 from the field and 3 for 3 from the line. Olson hit four of the team’s 10 3-pointers and finished 4 for 5 from the line.

Aleesha Watson and Karlie Gerlinger scored 12 apiece for Blue Mountain, which has dropped 13 consecutive games.

North Idaho 75, Wenatchee Valley 68: Cierra Dvorak and Ronnie Harris combined for 37 points and 10-for-11 shooting from the line while leading the visiting Cardinals (12-7, 3-4 NWAC) past the Knights (12-8, 3-4).

Harris and Whitney Meir, who scored 17 points, hit three 3-pointers apiece and the Cardinals finished 10 of 22 from long range. NIC’s Sydney Hovde added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Wenatchee Valley’s Ashlynn Burgess had game highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds, hitting 10 of 16 from the field.


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