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Tuesday, November 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Quick Start Lifts Nau Past Ewu

Northern Arizona opened a commanding lead before halftime Saturday night and then outlasted a furious rally by Eastern Washington before defeating the Eagles 70-60 in their Big Sky Conference women’s basketball 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.

The host Lumberjacks 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.

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.

Walla Walla 59, CC Spokane 51

The Warriors dominated the backboards and rallied past the Sasquatch for an upset victory in an NWAACC game at Walla Walla.

Jamie Martin scored 22 points, and Melissa Schlettert added 20 and grabbed seven rebounds for the Warriors (6-14, 3-8), who held a 38-28 edge on the boards.

Alana Carlander, who scored 10 points, was the only player in double figures for CCS (18-9, 6-5).

Spokane (18-9, 6-5) - Tilkington 2-5 1-2 5, Titchenal 2-3 2-4 7, Stark 3-12 1-3 8, Kuh 0-2 0-0 0, Brandt 2-4 1-1 5, Carlander 4-8 0-0 10, Massingale 4-6 0-0 8, Marchand 2-4 0-0 5, Llawler 0-0 0-0 0, Shelton 1-3 0-0 3. 20-47 5-10 51.

Walla Walla - (6-14, 3-8) - Bates 2-3 3-6 7, Galloway 2-5 0-1 4, Martin 8-19 5-8 22, Schlettert 8-17 4-4 20, Schreiner 0-1 0-0 0, Whitney 2-6 1-2 6. Toal 22-51 13-21 59.

Halftime - CCS 26, WW 22. 3-point goals - CCS 6-14 (Titchenal 1-1, Stark 1-3, Carlander 2-3, Marchand 1-3, Shelton 1-2, Massingale 0-1, Kuh 0-1), WW 2-4 (Martin 1-1, Bates 0-1, Galloway 0-1, Whitney 1-1). Total fouls - S 17, WW 11. Rebounds - CCS 28 (Kuh 4), WW 38 (Schlettert 7). Fouled out - none. Assists - CCS 5, WW 4.

NIC 101, Colorado NW 54

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.

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.

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