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Faurholt, Mitchell help Vandals clinch third place in Big West

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Emily Faurholt and Leilani Mitchell combined for 52 points and the University of Idaho Vandals clinched third place in the Big West Conference with a 75-65 regular-season ending victory over the Utah State Aggies at Moscow.

Faurholt made 10 of 20 field goals and 8 of 11 free throws on her way to 29 points even though she sat out the final 7:44 of the first half with foul trouble.

Michell scored 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting and made 9 of 10 free throws.

Heather Thoelke, the lone senior on the Idaho squad, surpassed the 1,000-point plateau when she nailed a 3-pointer with 4:08 remaining in the game.

The third-seeded Vandals earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament that begins Wednesday at Anaheim, Calif.

Idaho 75, Utah State 65

Utah State (14-13, 9-9)–Richards 3-9 0-0 7, Brox 3-6 0-2 6, Tressler 5-10 2-2 13, Quinones 3-8 2-2 8, Freeman 2-4 3-3 7, Rutledge 0-0 0-0 0, Gross 0-1 0-2 0, Aird 3-5 4-4 10, Zdenek 4-8 2-2 12, Hagen 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-52 13-17 65.

Idaho (17-10 12-6)–Mitchell 7-11 9-10 23, Faurholt 10-20 8-11 29, Felton 0-4 0-0 0, Thoelke 4-14 1-2 12, Summers 2-8 2-4 6, Sax 0-0 0-0 0, Frazee 1-3 0-0 3, Westbrooks 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-63 20-27 75.

Halftime–Idaho 28, Utah State 24. 3-point goals–Utah State 4-11 (Zdenek 2-3, Tressler 1-1, Richards 1-4, Brox 0-1, Quinones 0-2), Idaho 5-17 (Thoelke 3-6, Frazee 1-3, Faurholt 1-4, Mitchell 0-1, Felton 0-1, Westbrooks 0-2). Fouled out–Richards. Rebounds–Utah State 39 (Brox, Freeman 7), Idaho 34 (Summers 11). Assists–Utah State 7 (Richards 4), Idaho 14 (Mitchell 8). Total fouls–Utah State 21, Idaho 15. A–1744.

Clackamas 48, CC Spokane 46

LaToya Hill scored 25 points, including four in the final 20 seconds after CC Spokane had closed to within one point, to lead the Cougars past the Sasquatch at the NWAACC tournament in Kennewick.

Hill’s two baskets gave the Cougars a 48-43 lead with 6 seconds left before Jackie Albi, who led CCS with 12 points, hit a 3 with 3 seconds left for the final margin.

CCS plays the Umpqua/Columbia Basin loser in a loser-out game today at 2 p.m.

CC Spokane (18-14)–Albi 4-6 0-0 12, R.Crane 1-3 0-0 3, Petersen 0-0 0-0 0, O’Neal 1-6 0-0 2, Hilgert 5-10 0-0 10, Shepherd 4-6 1-2 10, K.Crane 2-3 1-2 5, Clift 2-6 0-0 4, Rulon 0-5 0-0 0, Clafin 0-8 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 2-4 46.

Clackamas (25-6)–Hill 11-21 0-2 25, Morey 4-7 0-1 8, Elliot 1-2 1-2 3, Schmitz 2-5 0-1 4, Rossos 0-0 0-0 0, Reeves 0-6 0-0 0, Boeckman 0-2 0-0 0, Prewitt 2-4 0-0 4, Ward 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 21-49 3-8 48.

Halftime–Clackamas 21, CC Spokane 19. 3-point goals–CC Spokane 6-15 (Albi 4-6, Shepherd 1-1, R.Crane 1-2, O’Neal 0-1, Clift 0-1, Clafin 0-1, Rulon 0-3), Clackamas 3-13 (Hill 3-5, Elliot 0-1, Boeckman 0-1, Ward 0-1, Morey 0-2, Reeves 0-3). Fouled out–Clift. Rebounds–CC Spokane 35 (Albi 8), Clackamas 30 (Hill, Prewitt 5). Total fouls–CC Spokane 10, Clackamas 8. A–NA.

Men

Wes Jensen led five teammates in double figures with 27 points as the Clackamas Cougars beat the CC Spokane Sasquatch 80-72 in the NWAACC tournament at Kennewick.

Jeremy Mangum and Erik Bell scored 19 points apiece for CCS, who play the Pierce/Bellevue loser in a loser-out game at6 2 p.m. today.

Clackamas 80, CC Spokane 72

Clackamas (23-6)–Mink 2-4 4-4 10, Jensen 10-19 5-6 27, Mooney 0-2 0-0 0, Axnick 0-1 0-0 0, Sanders 5-10 3-3 13, Howe 0-0 0-0 0, Freeman 6-9 2-2 14, Kettles 8-12 0-0 16. Totals 31-57 14-15 80.

CC Spokane (22-9)–Ryman 2-4 0-0 4, Bright 2-5 0-0 6, Mangum 5-11 8-10 19, Ellis 2-2 1-2 6, Bell 6-9 3-3 19, Janke 3-9 1-2 7, Hammond 3-6 3-4 9, Foster 1-1 0-0 2, Proctor 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-49 16-21 72.

Halftime–CC Spokane 39, Clackamas 32. 3-point goals–Clackamas 4-18 (Mink 2-4, Jensen 2-8, Axnick 0-1, Freeman 0-1, Sanders 0-2, Kettles 0-2), CC Spokane 8-15 (Bell 4-5, Bright 2-3, Ellis 1-1, Mangum 1-3, Hammond 0-1, Ryman 0-2). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Clackamas 30 (Jensen 9), CC Spokane 26 (Janke 9). Assists–Clackamas 23 (Sanders 7), CC Spokane 15 (Mangum 10). Total fouls–Clackamas 19, CC Spokane 18. A–NA.

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