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Women’s basketball: Hodgins sets career scoring mark in Eagles’ win

Hayley Hodgins scored 24 points and surpassed Brenda Souther to become Eastern Washington’s all-time leading scorer in the Eagles’ 70-57 win over Portland State on Saturday at Reese Court in Cheney.

Hodgins has 1,751 career points, 18 more than Souther ammassed from 1983 to 1987. She is ninth on the Big Sky Conference all-time scoring list.

Eastern Washington forced 25 turnovers, which led to a 38-23 advantage in points off turnovers. The Eagles led by just three at the half, but outscored the Vikings 40-30 in the second half.

Delaney Hodgins added 14 points, six assists and four steals for Eastern Washington, which lost to Portland State 81-79 in Portland on Jan. 28.

The Eagles play their final home game of the season Saturday against Idaho. They wrap up the regular season at Idaho State on March 2 and at Weber State on March 4.

Pacific 84, Gonzaga 83 (OT): Desire Finnie hit a baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime to send the Tigers (13-14, 6-10) past the Bulldogs (17-11, 9-7) in a West Coast Conference game in Stockton, California.

Gonzaga was led by Jill Barta, who made 12 of 20 shots for a career-high 31 points. She also pulled down 10 rebounds, one shy of her career best.

Shelby Cheslek added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who built a five-point lead early in the overtime period. Laura Stockton’s lay-in with 25 seconds left in the fourth tied the game and sent it to overtime.

Finnie led four Tigers players in double figures with 22 points.

Gonzaga beat Pacific in the team’s first meeting Jan. 23 in Spokane. The Bulldogs have two remaining regular-season games – Thursday against San Diego and Saturday against Brigham Young. Both are at home.

Idaho 107, Sacramento State 60: The Vandals (20-7, 12-3) posted a season-best 38 first-quarter points and overwhelmed the Hornets (10-15, 7-7) in a Big Sky Conference game in Moscow, Idaho.

Ali Forde scored a career-high 23 points and Christina Salvatore added 17 points and nine rebounds. Salvatore made all four of her 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Vandals made 15 of 21 shots in the opening quarter, including 7 of 9 3-pointers.

Idaho’s Taylor Pierce added 17 points, Connie Ballestero had 11 points and 10 assists and Mikayla Ferenz chipped in 12 points.

It was Idaho’s final home game of the season. The Vandals close out the regular season with three straight on the road.

Whitworth 83, Pacific Lutheran 63: KC McConnell had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Pirates (15-10, 10-6) closed out the regular season with a win over the Lutes (9-16, 5-11) in Northwest Conference play in Parkland, Washington.

Faith Emerson added 14 points and Callie Harwood chipped in 13 for Whitworth, which made 19 of 22 free throws and forced 23 turnovers.

Next up is the first round of the NWC tournament. The fourth-seeded Pirates play top-seeded George Fox in Newberg, Oregon.

CC Spokane 73, Columbia Basin 61: Jenessa Heine had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Bri King added 18 points and 10 assists as the Sasquatch opened the game on a 21-5 run and beat the Hawks in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at Spokane Falls Community College.

The win was CCS’ 10th straight.

Gese Gruber added 12 points and seven rebounds for CCS. Marissa Caballero led Columbia Basin players with 17. The Sasquatch play at Yakima Valley on Wednesday.

North Idaho 74, Snow 66: Shelby Cloninger led five players in double figures with 17 points and added 11 rebounds as the Cardinals (20-8, 8-7) topped the Badgers (19-11, 9-6) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference regular-season finale in Coeur d’Alene.

Stormee Van Belle added 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists for NIC, which made 21 of 26 free throws to hold off Snow.

Next up is the Region 18 tournament. The fourth-seeded Cardinals will play fifth-seeded Utah State-Eastern Thursday in Twin Falls.

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