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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

Vandals take another from Seattle

Something seems to have clicked for the Vandals. Maybe it's that they're not playing the elite of the WAC, but they're definitely playing better. They won for the fifth time in seven outings Thursday night by beating Seattle University 82-72. My game story is below.

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Mead boys get defensive, win District 

The Mead Panthers played stingy defense and made most of their free throws down the stretch to defeat Gonzaga Prep for the District 8 4A boys basketball championship. It was their second win in three meetings with the Bullpups.Shadle Park captured District 3A by beating…

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Bulldogs, Cougars win

Only three times this three times this year had Gonzaga scored 70 points or less and won until Thursday night when the Bulldogs defense smothered Loyola Marymount for 73-40 win.Even more amazing is it has been 16 years since Washington State won back-to-back conference games.…

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LMU takes it to Gonzaga, 74-66

Gonzaga's four-game winning streak ended Thursday as Loyola Marymount knocked off the Bulldogs 74-66 in front of 3,770 at Gersten Pavilion. You can read my unedited game story below and check back tomorrow for a day-after post.

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WSU takes itself to task after loss 

COUGARS Sorry we are a little later than usual, but it took the Cougars a longer-than-usual time to come out of the locker room. And that sat us back. But as my dad used to say, people don't want to hear about the labor pains,…

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Mead wins title; CV advances

Mead pulled down the stretch to win the District 8 girls basketball title at Lewis and Clark while Central Valley snagged the third spot to regional by edging Gonzaga Prep.It just goes to show seedings mean little, especially this year. The unedited story is below.

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Lions upset Gonzaga 74-66 

Gonzaga scored the first basket of the second half, but Loyola Marymount took control with 24-10 run and went to upset the 13th-ranked Bulldogs 74-66 at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday. LMU had five players in double figures, led by Ashley Hamilton's 17 points. The Lions…

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WSU is blown out by UCLA, 71-51 10 

COUGARSBeasley Coliseum began clearing out with more than 10 minutes left Thursday, not that it was all that full to begin with. But with WSU trailing by about 20 most of the second half, even many of the diehard Cougar supporters were unable to stomach…

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Zags up 3 at half

Gonzaga stretched its lead to 10 early and was on top by nine with 4 minutes left, but Loyola Marymount shot its way back, closing within 39-36 at half.Steven Gray had nine points, four assists and two steals for the Zags, who shot 14 of…

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WSU trails 40-26 at the half

COUGARSYes, and it could have been worse. What with UCLA shooting nearly 70 percent from the field. It didn't matter what defense the Cougars played, zone or man, they didn't play either well. And, when the shots stopped falling and the turnovers began to burn,…

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WSU offers Moos athletic director spot 

COUGARSIf you wondered why we didn't have a pregame basketball post, it's because of this. Yes, president Elson S. Floyd offered the athletic director position to Bill Moos today. The story we've put together for tomorrow's paper is on the link. We'll be back at…

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Final: CdA 47, Boise 37

The Coeur d'Alene girls basketball team played some of its best defense of the year and weathered foul trouble as the second-ranked Vikings knocked off No. 1-ranked Boise 47-37 in a State 5A tournament opener Thursday afternoon at the Idaho Center in Nampa.Freshman Kendalyn Brainard…

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Idaho: state girls hoops

I'm at the Idaho state girls basketball tournaments in the Boise area. Just a quick note to let you know that all of the 5A, 4A and 3A games will be streamed live at Idahosports.comAll the 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division II games…

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Thursday prep page

Prep notebook: Coeur d'Alene girls basketball team seeks third straight state championship.Feature: North Central wrestlers Ben Carter, Nathan Brown, Jared Berlinger and Steven Taylor.Column: West Valley wrestler deserved chance to go to state.

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The fog is clearing at WSU 

COUGARS A busy day on, er, with links (sorry, was thinking about how it won't be much longer before we can be out on the golf course again) today, then a basketball game tonight. I'm sorry I couldn't bring you more basketball coverage this week,…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010

Vandals take break from WAC 

The Idaho men's basketball team is on a bit of an uptick, having won four of its last six games. But it's hard to know how the Vandals will respond in two non-conference games this week -- versus Seattle University tomorrow night and Long Beach…

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What awaits WSU basketball?

COUGARS We're back with our second post of the evening. This one has to do with Washington State men's basketball's post-season possibilities heading into the weekend with the Los Angeles schools. Read on for the unedited version of the piece.

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Moos meets folks in Pullman 

COUGARS We have two stories for tomorrow's S-R. And we're dividing them into two posts. The first, on the link, is the unedited version of our piece on Bill Moos' meet-and-greet this afternoon. It's not complete – how can it be? Moos talked for almost…

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More women's basketball news

Where does the time go? Arrived at work bent on getting the news out and got involved writing a story. Mix in spin class and suddenly I'm behind again.Today's women's basketball notebook focused on another Eastern Washington senior, Nicole Scott (pictured above battling Gonzaga's Heather…

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CdA’s Dayna Drager shoots between Lewiston’s Tanis Fuller, left, and Nicole Redd on Tuesday. (Dan Pelle)

Idaho state girls capsules 

Media members across the state of Idaho compiled capsule looks at all the qualifiers for the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division state girls basketball tournaments.Click below to see them.Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene senior guard Dayna Drager.

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WSU and Moos continue talks 

COUGARS The biggest question in Pullman today: What did President Elson S. Floyd serve for dinner last night? Inquiring minds want to know. My guess is beef. We kid because we could care less. Anyhow, no one, as of yet anyway, seems to have a…

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