K.C. McConnell made 12 of 16 free throws and finished with 23 points and eight rebounds and No. 18 Whitworth stayed undefeated with a 78-64 win over Texas Lutheran in a nonconference women’s basketball game Friday night in Seguin, Texas.
The Pirates (5-0) pulled away late, outscoring the Bulldogs 16-6 over the final 5 minutes of the game.
Lexie Zappone added 18 points and Kendra Knutsen chipped in 12 for Whitworth.
The Pirates forced 26 turnovers, which led to a 25-10 points-off-turnovers differential.
Taylor Dydalewicz tallied a game-high 27 points for Texas Lutheran (2-3).
Whitworth plays Southwestern in Georgetown, Texas, tonight.
Race Martin made 12 of 16 shots and finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds as Community Colleges of Spokane routed Green River (3-2) 106-62 in the first round of the Bigfoot Classic at Spokane Community College.
Jacob DeVries added 19 points and Orin Porter chipped in 16 for the Sasquatch (5-1), who play Yakima in the semifinals tonight.
In another tournament game at SCC, Jordan King had 27 points and eight rebounds and Djuan Piper had 26 points and seven boards as North Idaho raced past Everett (3-2) 106-84.
Braian Angola (14), Jamaal Robateau (12) and Lucas Antunez (11) also had double-digit point totals for the Cardinals.
Derek Brown Jr. had 24 points for Everett.
NIC (9-1) will play Big Bend (3-2) in the semifinals tonight at 5.
Krista Vansant had 16 kills and 11 digs and No. 3 Washington opened NCAA tournament play with a sweep of New Hampshire (20-12) in Seattle.
Scores were 25-9, 25-6 and 25-18.
The Huskies (30-2) will play Hawaii in the second round tonight. The 23rd-ranked Rainbow Wahine advanced with a sweep over No. 21 Duke.
Washington State set a school record in the 200 freestyle relay at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
The WSU team of Alison Mand, Hannah Bruggman, Nicole Prouix and Haley Rose clocked a time of 1 minute, 31.56 seconds, good enough for third place.
Mand was the first in the water for the Cougars. She finished in 23.11 seconds, a personal best and third-fastest in WSU history.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.