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Cardinals Fabricate Easy Win

Angie Dickson, Jana Nearing and Shawna Rainer combined for 50 points as the Cardinals exploited their height advantage to dominate the Spartans in their Scenic West Conference victory at Coeur d’Alene.

First-place NIC bumped its record to 23-2, 13-2. The Cardinals, ranked 16th nationally, picked up their second straight easy victory of the week.

Dickson led North Idaho, which used all 15 of its players, with 18 points. Nearing and Rainer scored 16 points apiece.

The Cardinals compiled a 49-21 rebounding advantage and they shot a blistering 62.1 percent by making 41 of 62 field-goal attempts. Colorado Northwestern made only 19 of its 69 field-goal tries for a frigid 27.5 percent.

North Idaho thumped nationally ranked Eastern Utah 95-60 on Thursday night, when Nearing scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.

NIC 101, Colorado NW 54

Colorado Northwestern - Black 3-5 3-4 9, Poll 2-9 1-4 5, Anderson 1-11 1-2 3, Horlox 3-8 0-0 6, Graves 2-4 0-0 5, Alba 4-15 3-4 14, Werry 0-5 0-0 0, Wright 4-12 4-6 12. Totals 19-69 12-20 54.

North Idaho (23-2, 13-2) - Rehder 2-3 4-5 8, Goyne 0-1 0-0 0, Jacques 2-4 2-2 7, Richards 0-3 0-0 0, Dickson 7-10 2-3 18, Viebrock 1-1 1-1 3, Albers 2-2 1-2 5, Nearing 7-15 2-4 16, Roylance 1-1 0-0 2, Rainer 6-7 4-4 16, Clark 5-5 0-0 10, Shepard 2-2 0-0 4, Jensen 1-3 0-0 2, Dowhy 2-6 0-1 8, Smethers 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-66 16-22 101.

Halftime - CN 25, NIC 48.

3-point goals - CN 4-17 ( Poll 0-2, Anderson 0-2, Horlox 0-1, Graves 1-2, Alva 3-9, Werry 0-1), NIC 3-7 ( Jacques 1-2, Dickson 2-3, Jenson 0-2). Total fouls - CN 20, NIC 18. Fouled out - Graves. Technicals - Boyne. Assists - CN 14 (Werry 7), NIC 35 (Dickson 7). Rebounds - CN 21 (Black 7), NIC 49 (Dowey 7). Attendance - 500. Northern Arizona 70, EWU 60

The Lumberjacks opened a commanding lead before halftime then outlasted a furious by the Eagles before winning their Big Sky Conference game at Flagstaff, Ariz.

NAU (13-9, 7-5) ran off 12 straight points inside the 8-minute mark and led 40-23 at the intermission. However, sophomore guard Shana Ray scored seven straight points to pull Eastern (5-18, 2-11) within one point at 59-58 with 3:52 to go.

NAU regained control when Jess LeBlanc answered Ray with a pair of baskets and two free throws. LeBlanc finished with 14 points, four less than teammate Marisa VonBromssen.

Ray scored 18 points for Eastern.

Back-to-back losses on the road essentially eliminated the Eagles from Big Sky tournament consideration.

Eastern Washington (5-18, 2-11) - Bartleson 2-4 4-5 8, Schmick 0-0 0-0 0, Sutter 0-5 0-0 0, Ford 4-7 1-2 11, Carlson 0-0 0-0 0, Ray 7-16 3-5 18, Olson 1-3 0-0 2, Kirk 4-12 1-3 10, Ferguson 3-6 3-3 9, Sloan 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-54 12-18 60.

Northern Arizona (13-9, 7-5) - Metsers 5-11 2-2 12, LeBlanc 5-11 4-4 14, Matchinski 3-7 2-2 8, Shayani 2-9 2-2 7, Travers 1-6 0-0 2, Forman 0-0 0-0 0, VonBromssen 6-15 2-2 18, West 3-8 3-6 9. Totals 25-67 15-18 70.

Halftime - EWU 23, NA 40. 3-point goals - EWU 4-10 (Ray 1-1, Kirk 1-2, Sutter 0-2, Ford 2-5), NA 5-16 (LeBlanc 0-1, Shayani 1-4, Travers 0-1, VonBromssen 4-10). Total fouls - EWU 20, NA 16. Rebounds - EWU 38 (Kirk 11), NA 40 (Metsers 13). Fouled out - Kirk. Assists - EWU 7, NA 12 (Shayani 4). Technical fouls - none. Attendance - 721.

Weber St. 86, Montana St. 69

Jodi Wimmer poured in 35 points in 35 minutes to lead the Wildcats (12-11, 6-6 Big Sky) to their upset victory over the Bobcats (14-9, 9-4) at Ogden, Utah.

Weber State led 43-39 at halftime, after shooting 72 percent from the field in the first half.

Wimmer made 13 of 16 shots and 9 of 10 of her free throws and also grabbed 11 rebounds.

San Diego 60, Gonzaga 56

The Toreros, winless in 11 previous West Coast Conference starts this winter, withstood a second-half comeback to defeat the Bulldogs in a cold-shooting battle of second-division teams at San Diego.

Freshman guard Susie Erpelding and her backcourt running mate, Pat Sencion, scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, for San Diego, which shot only 34.5 percent from the floor. The Toreros also missed 12 of their 31 free throws.

USD ended a 12-game losing streak.

Chelsea Herman’s 17 points led Gonzaga. She and Lydia Ledgerwood and Staci Andrews, who scored 13 apiece, collected all but 13 points for the Bulldogs, who shot 31.3 percent.

Gonzaga (4-10, 2-10) - McCullough 1-5 1-2 3, Ledgerwood 6-15 0-0 13, Osberg 0-2 0-0 0, Herman 4-10 7-7 17, Jeffries 1-4 0-0 2, Waltz 0-2 0-0 0, Andrews 5-13 3-4 13, Clark 1-3 0-0 2, Gere 0-2 0-0 0, Deal 0-2 2-3 2, Steward 0-1 0-0 0, Perno 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 20-64 13-18 56.

San Diego (5-19, 1-11) - Sencion 3-6 7-9 15, Thompson 3-7 2-3 8, Andagan 2-4 2-3 6, Erpelding 7-15 2-6 17, Bishop 1-12 4-5 6, Ambrose 0-0 0-0 0, Gray 1-3 0-1 2, Tuhakaraina 0-1 0-0 0, Alexander 2-5 2-4 6, Dixon 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 19-31 60.

Half time - GU 20, SD 31. 3-point goals - GU 3-10 (Ledgerwood 1-2, Herman 2-5, Andrews 0-2, Gere 0-1), SD 3-15 (Sencion 2-5, Erpelding 1-4, Bishop 0-6). Total fouls - GU 23, SD 18. Rebounds - GU 52 (Ledgerwood, Andrews, Steward 8), SD 42 (Andagan 12). Fouled out - Thompson. Assists - GU 5, SD 11. Technical fouls - none. Attendance - 561.

Portland 59, USF 56

The WCC-leading Pilots scrambled to their 20th consecutive victory and ended a 22-game home winning streak for the Dons with their narrow victory at San Franscisco.

Center Wendy Toonen poured in a game-high 23 points for Portland (23-1, 12-0), which had never won in USF Memorial Gym. Teammate Kristin Hepton, from Spokane’s Central Valley High School, continued her march to the NCAA free-throw-shooting title by sinking six of seven foul shots. Blythe Hommes led Montana State with 23 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late in the game.

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