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Women’s basketball: Eastern Washington tops Northern Colorado

Delaney Hodgins had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists and Eastern Washington beat Northern Colorado 66-57 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday in Greeley, Colorado.

The win was the Eagles’ fourth in their past five games. EWU’s Bethany Montgomery added 13 points, Tisha Phillips had 12 and Hayley Hodgins chipped in 10.

Hayley Hodgins, a senior, needs 34 points to become Eastern Washington’s all-time leading scorer.

The Bears’ Kyleigh Hiser scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, but Northern Colorado (11-12, 6-7) went ice cold after halftime. The Bears made 6 of 25 shots and scored 17 second-half points.

Eastern Washington (17-8, 11-2) remains in second place in the conference standings, a game behind Montana State. The Bobcats beat Southern Utah 87-66 on Saturday. The Eagles host Sacramento State on Thursday.

Idaho 65, North Dakota 59: Christina Salvatore had 20 points, four steals and four assists and the Vandals (18-7, 10-3) survived a poor-shooting second quarter in a Big Sky Conference win over North Dakota (12-12, 8-5) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The win snapped North Dakota’s seven-game winning streak. Ali Forde added 11 points and five blocks for Idaho, which made just 3 of 19 shots in the second quarter and scored seven points.

The Vandals figured it out it in the third quarter and outscored North Dakota 23-12 to take a five-point lead into the fourth.

Idaho hosts Big Sky foe Portland State on Thursday.

Whitworth 67, Willamette 61: KC McConnell had 17 points and seven rebounds and the Pirates (14-9, 9-5) clinched a berth to the Northwest Conference tournament with a win over the Bearcats (12-11, 4-10) in Spokane.

Taylor Flemming added 15 points and Faith Emerson chipped in 13 points and six rebounds for Whitworth, which made 16 of 18 second-half free throws to hold off Willamette.

The Pirates have two remaining regular-season games — at Puget Sound on Friday and at Pacific Lutheran on Saturday.

CC Spokane 56, Treasure Valley 51: Jenessa Heine led four players in double figures with 13 points and the Sasquatch (19-6, 8-2) extended their winning streak to eight games with a victory over the Chukars (15-9, 6-4) in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at Spokane Community College.

CCS’ Bri King scored 12, Jessica Boyer had 11 and Cali Moscrip added 10. The Sasquatch won the rebounding battle 40-28.

The Sasquatch play at Walla Walla on Wednesday.

North Idaho 53, Utah State-Eastern 43: Maci Benedict scored 15 points, Stormee Van Belle added 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Cardinals topped the Golden Eagles in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game in Price, Utah.

North Idaho trailed by four after the first quarter, but outscored the Golden Eagles 17-8 in the second quarter to take control. The Cardinals host Salt Lake on Thursday.

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