Southern Idaho made enough free throws down the stretch and beat North Idaho 58-52 in the Region 18 tournament title game Saturday night in Taylorsville, Utah.
The Golden Eagles connected on 17 of 24 free throws in the second half to end the Cardinals’ season.
Neither team shot well from the field. NIC made 18 of 51 (35 percent) shots, including 2 of 11 3-pointers. CSI was 14 of 46 (30 percent) from the field, including 3 of 12 from beyond the arc.
Luke Cothron had 14 points and eight rebounds and Fabyon Harris added 14 points and seven boards for the Golden Eagles.
North Idaho got 16 points from Keon Lewis and 15 points from Antoine Mosley. Edrico McGregor added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals.
Track and field
Shadle Park senior Jordan Carlson and Mead freshman Baylee Mires were members of the University of Washington’s winning distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
The team, which also included Chelsea Orr and Katie Flood, finished in 11 minutes, 5.20 seconds. Carlson ran the 400-meter leg and Mires the 800.
Eastern Washington junior Keisa Monterola took fifth in the women’s pole vault, clearing 14 feet, 1 1/4 inches. Arkansas’ Tina Sutej, the collegiate national record-holder, won the event with a mark of 14-7 1/4.
Washington State junior Stephan Scott-Ellis took seventh place in the men’s triple jump.
Scott-Ellis reached a distance of 52-1. He entered the event with the 10th-best mark in the country with a leap of 52-5 1/4.
Scott-Ellis also was 13th in the long jump.
Idaho’s Hannah Kiser finished 13th in the 3,000 at 9:26.88.
• Whitworth’s Carter Comito took seventh in the shot put at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Grinnell, Iowa.
Comito reached a distance of 54-4 3/4.
Kyle Stiner drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning to give New Mexico a 2-1 comeback-win over No. 22 Gonzaga in a nonconference game in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Bulldogs (10-2) led 1-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, but Stiner scored on Ryan Padilla’s sacrifice fly to force extra innings.
Andy Hunter started for Gonzaga and allowed one run on five hits through eight innings. The Bulldogs and Lobos (4-9) conclude the three-game series today.
• UNLV (9-6) scored twice in the bottom of the eighth and beat Washington State 4-3 in a nonconference game in Las Vegas.
Kyle Swannack started for WSU (7-5) and gave way to five relief pitchers. Kellen Camus took the loss after giving up the winning run. Derek Jones, Adam Nelubowich and P.J. Jones all drove in runs for the Cougars.
The teams wrap up the three-game series today.
• Community Colleges of Spokane (2-4) lost two nonconference games in Lynnwood, Wash. The Sasquatch fell 7-2 to Bellevue in their first game.
Donnie Santos hit a two-run home run for CCS.
The Sasquatch fell 4-2 to Edmonds in their second game. Trevor LaHonta had four hits – all singles – for CCS.
Whitworth continued to struggle in the Northwest Conference, dropping a doubleheader to Pacific in Forest Grove, Ore.
Jordan Mittelsdorf had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Boxers (7-11, 5-5) to a 7-4 win in the opener. Jessica Ross drove in two runs for the Pirates (3-13, 1-9).
In the second game, Pacific scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and won 10-9. Kiera Melton’s RBI single gave the Boxers the win. Jamie Bruner drove in three runs for Whitworth.
• CC Spokane won three nonconference games in Yakima. The Sasquatch beat Pierce 15-2 and 10-2 and then beat Shoreline 9-7.
CCS’ Amber James had three home runs and a triple and Regin Gallagher hit two homers and drove in seven runs on the day.
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