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Area roundup: CC Spokane opens NWAC volleyball tourney with sweep

Jacy Vining (Colville) finished with 16 kills and three aces Thursday as Community Colleges of Spokane swept Everett 25-15, 25-22, 25-13 to open the Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball tournament at Tacoma.

Emily Russell and Madison Zinsli combined for 32 assists, and Lizzy Ridley and Korrie Stephenson teamed for 26 digs for the Sasquatch (32-11), who recorded their 13th consecutive win.

CCS will meet Tacoma (36-4) at 10 a.m. today in the quarterfinals. The Titans have won 14 consecutive matches since being swept by CCS on Oct. 18.

• Sydney Kemper totaled 12 kills and 12 digs as fifth-seeded Northern Arizona (21-7) ended fourth-seeded Idaho’s season with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 sweep in a Big Sky Conference tournament quarterfinal at Pocatello.

Stephanie Hagins had nine kills and six blocks, and Katelyn Peterson added nine kills and 12 digs for Idaho (15-14). UI’s Michele Brown and Sami Parris teamed for 29 assists.

• Alaysia Brown had 18 kills and Hunter Jennings 22 digs as visiting San Diego (17-11, 10-6 West Coast Conference) posted a 3-1 win at Gonzaga (16-11, 7-9).

Jordan Gasser and Savannah Blinn combined for 31 kills, and Lauren Joseph had 33 assists and 10 digs for the Bulldogs.

Women’s basketball

K.C. McConnell totaled 14 points, six steals and four assists as 24th-ranked Whitworth (2-0) jumped to an 11-0 lead and cruised to an 82-37 nonconference win over visiting Rutgers-Newark (1-1).

The Pirates took advantage of 31 turnovers and hit 13 of 27 on 3-pointers.

• Kelsey Plum scored 37 points, hitting 10 of 22 from the floor, including five 3-pointers, and 12 of 15 from the line, as Washington (1-1) recorded a 96-82 nonconference win over visiting South Dakota (2-2).

Junior hockey

Jason Richter scored two first-period goals and the Kimberley Dynamiters (13-9-0-0-2) posted a 2-1 win over the Spokane Braves (12-10-0-0-3) in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play at Kimberley, British Columbia.

Girls basketball

Emily Callahan scored 19 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Baylie Miller and Taryn Horbath added 13 apiece as the Coeur d’Alene Vikings recorded a 59-25 season-opening win over the visiting Lakeland Hawks (0-3) in nonleague play.

• Savannah Woods scored 19 points to guide the host Bonners Ferry Badgers to a 51-46 season-opening win over the visiting Lake City junior varsity.

Men’s soccer

Oregon State’s Timmy Mueller (Post Falls) was named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year after tying for the conference lead with 11 goals and helping the Beavers to their first NCAA tournament bid since 2003. Mueller also led the Pac-12 with four winning goals.

Cross country/track

Anisa Allaet (Ferris High) and Paul Ryan (Logos High, Moscow, Idaho) are two of seven athletes to sign letters of intent with Washington State.

Allaet won the District 8 4A 1,600-meter title last spring and advanced three times to the State 4A cross country championships. Ryan, a two-time 1A state champion in the 3,200, just won the 2A/1A state cross country title by 15 seconds.

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