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Women’s basketball: Ferenz provides spark in Vandals’ win

Idaho freshman Mikayla Ferenz came off the bench to score a season-high 25 points and Idaho pulled away in the second half and beat Northern Arizona 76-59 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday in Moscow, Idaho.

Ferenz made 9 of 16 shots, including 5 of 10 3-pointers. The Vandals’ Ali Forde added 15 points and 12 rebounds and Christina Salvatore chipped in 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. Catelyn Preston scored 16 and Rene Coggins had 15 for Northern Arizona (6-16, 2-9).

Idaho, which has won four straight, led by just five at halftime, but outscored the Lumberjacks 41-29 in the second half.

The Vandals (17-6, 9-2) play Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, on Thursday.

Eastern Washington 64, Southern Utah 53: Hayley Hodgins had 19 points, five rebounds and four steals and Delaney Hodgins added 19 points and six boards as the Eagles (16-7, 10-1) erased a 10-point third-quarter deficit and beat the Thunderbirds (2-19, 0-11) in a Big Sky Conference game at Reese Court in Cheney.

Eastern Washington jumped ahead 20-8 in the first quarter, but Southern Utah rallied and took a 36-26 lead midway through the third quarter. The Eagles then went on a 13-2 run to regain control.

The win was EWU’s 10th in the its last 11 games. The Eagles play at North Dakota on Thursday.

Whitworth 73, Pacific 64: The Pirates (13-8, 8-4) let the Boxers (10-11, 5-7) come back late but K.C. McConnell kept hitting free throws to secure the Northwest Conference win in Spokane.

Pacific’s Sarah Curl shot the Boxers back into the game. She scored a game-high 26 points. She hit a jumper with less than two minutes to play to get her team within four points at 63-59.

But the Pirates outscored the Boxers 10-5 the rest of the way.

McConnell scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds. Faith Emerson added 15 and Chloe Quinnett had a couple huge buckets at the end to finish with 8 points.

CC Spokane 70, Wenatchee Valley 64: Jenessa Heine scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Bri King added 15 points and seven assists as the Sasquatch (17-6, 6-2) clipped the Knights (19-4, 7-1) in a Northwest Athletic Conference game in Wenatchee.

Gese Gruber added 12 points and five rebounds and Katlyn Summers chipped in 10 points for CCS, which won the rebounding battle 35-28.

The Sasquatch made 13 of 15 free throws and had 18 assists on 27 field goals.

CCS, which has won six straight, hosts Blue Mountain at Spokane Community College on Friday.

Southern Idaho 68, North Idaho 50: Matti Ventling led three players in double figures with 13 points and the Golden Eagles (23-3, 8-3) beat the Cardinals (17-7, 5-6) in Coeur d’Alene.

Stormee Van Belle had 10 points and 12 rebounds for North Idaho, which made just 4 of 23 3-pointers. The Cardinals play Colorado Northwestern in Rangely, Colorado, on Thursday.

Sacramento State matched its own NCAA record with 25 3-pointers in a 116-99 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State in Bozeman, Montana. The Hornets made 25 of 65 3-pointers. Junior guard Brianna Burgos tied the school record with nine 3’s.

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