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Area men: Kansas State pulls away from Washington State

Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, center, battles Kansas State’s D.J. Johnson, left, and Wesley Iwundu for the ball during the first half Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, center, battles Kansas State’s D.J. Johnson, left, and Wesley Iwundu for the ball during the first half Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
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Wesley Iwundu had 15 points and eight rebounds, Barry Brown had 14 points and Kansas State methodically pulled away from Washington State in the second half for a 70-56 victory Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dean Wade added 11 points and Xavier Sneed finished with 10 for the Wildcats (9-1), who overcame a lousy first-half shooting performance to win their 16th consecutive nonconference home game.

It was also their third straight win over the Cougars.

Washington State (5-5) controlled almost the entire first half, never trailing until the final couple of minutes. But coach Ernie Kent’s team fell behind 28-26 headed into the locker room, and kept slipping farther behind during the second half, when the Wildcats heated up from the perimeter.

Josh Hawkinson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. Charles Callison also scored 10.

S.D. State 80, Idaho 77: Mike Daum scored 33 points with eight rebounds and the Jackrabbits (5-7) edged the Vandals (4-5) in Brookings, South Dakota.

A.J. Hess added 18 points for S.D. State, which shot nearly 48 percent, including 9 of 25 (36 percent) on 3-point attempts.

Idaho was led by Victor Sanders with 17 points and nine assists. Nate Sherwood scored 14 points with five boards and Trevon Allen added 11.

North Idaho 95, Fresno City 90: The Cardinals (7-1) beat the Rams in the championship game at the San Jose City College Classic in San Jose, California.

CC Spokane 113, New Hope 104: Cesar Sandoval scored 21 and the Sasquatch (6-2) topped the Deacons in a track meet at the Dale J. Bates Invitational tournament in Eugene.

Levi Taylor had 18 points, George Pilimai added 15 and Ryan Alexander chipped in with 14. Garrett Hull scored 12 points with five assists and grabbed 10 rebounds and five steals.

Isiah Large scored 32 points, and went 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, fro New Hope.

The Sasquatch will face host Lane CC on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the consolation bracket finale.

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