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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Women’s basketball: Idaho edges Wyoming to improve to 7-1

Ali Forde had 19 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high five blocks and the Idaho women’s basketball team made five free throws in the final 33 seconds to get past Wyoming 61-57 in a nonconference game Saturday in Moscow, Idaho.

The Vandals’ 20-8 second-quarter run was the difference in an otherwise competitive game.

Geraldine McCorkell added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Idaho, which grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, leading to an 11-2 advantage in second-chance points.

Wyoming’s Marquelle Dent led all scorers with 22. The Cowgirls fell to 3-3.

The Vandals (7-1) play Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, on Wednesday.

Whitworth 77, Linfield 65: K.C. McConnell scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting and the Pirates erased an early 8-0 deficit and beat the Wildcats (5-3, 0-2) in a Northwest Conference game in Spokane.

Faith Emerson added 18 points and nine rebounds for Whitworth (3-2, 2-0), which will play in the Kim Evanger Raney Classic in Walla Walla next Saturday and Sunday.

North Idaho 91, Highline 46: Stormee Van Belle had 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Cardinals (7-1) earned a spot in the Bulldog Classic title game with an easy win over the Thunderbirds (2-4) in Bellevue.

NIC’s Maci Benedict added 14 points and Shelby Cloninger and Monica Landdeck chipped in 13 apiece.

The Cardinals will play Bellevue/Umpqua in Sunday’s championship game.