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Whitworth holds off UPS down the stretch

J.D. Larson Correspondent

Whitworth’s women used a 26-8 run throughout the latter part of the first half to build a lead over Puget Sound, and weathered foul trouble and hit free throws down the stretch to win 74-64 at Whitworth Fieldhouse.

Tiffany Speer scored six of her 23 during the run, and Sarah Shogren had 10 of her 20 during the Pirates’ (18-2, 9-2 Northwest Conference) run. Speer picked up her fourth foul with 13:51 left in the game and a 51-40 Whitworth lead, but the Loggers (15-5, 6-5) couldn’t take advantage of her absence.

Shogren added 12 rebounds for Whitworth, and point guard Wenchi Liu had seven points and nine assists. The Pirates hit 23 of 24 free throws, including 12 of 12 in the game’s final five minutes.

Whitworth hosts Pacific Lutheran at 6:00 tonight.

CC Spokane 72, Blue Mountain CC 45: Guard Angie Clift’s 27-point, eight-rebound performance led the Sasquatch (13-12, 6-4 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) to a win over the visiting Timberwolves (1-22, 0-10) at Spokane Falls CC.

Clift was 10 of 19 from the floor and 3 of 7 from the free-throw line. Rachel Crane added six rebounds and five assists for CCS.

CCS created 23 turnovers, and outrebounded the Timberwolves 52-43. Rosalind Lee led BMCC with 26 points and 15 rebounds.

College of Southern Idaho 93, North Idaho 68: Denisa Svarova and Sidney Orndorff combined for 43 points to lead the first-place Golden Eagles (22-1, 10-1 Scenic West Athletic Conference) past the visiting Cardinals (17-8, 8-5) at Twin Falls. Jeni Boesel scored 18 points and Stephanie Jones added 14 for the Cardinals.

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