The Community Colleges of Spokane men’s basketball team is in position to win its second tournament of the season.
Cesar Sandoval scored 24 points and Cameron Gay added 18 on Saturday as the Sasquatch (6-2) rallied past Southwestern Oregon 105-95 in the semifinals of the Dale J. Bates Invitational at Lane CC in Eugene.
The Sasquatch, who won the Red Devil Classic in Longview, Washington, in late November, will meet Umpqua (4-2) at 2 p.m. Sunday for the championship.
CCS trailed 56-55 at halftime but used balance scoring and 18-for-19 shooting from the free-throw line to triumph.
Sandoval shot 10 of 13 from the field and led the Sasquatch with nine rebounds. Gay had seven rebounds and shot 7 of 14 from the field.
Ryan Alexander added 17 points for the Sasquatch, shooting 5 of 9 on 3-pointers, and added eight assists.
JR Delgado came off the Sasquatch bench for 14 points and Dedrick Pakootas added 11.
Moses Miller scored 24 points to lead four Lakers (4-4) in double figures.
North Idaho 67, San Jose (California) City College 42: Jarod Greene finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots as the Cardinals (4-3) won their final game at the host Jaguars’ tournament.
RayQuan Evans and Iaian McLaughlin added 12 points apiece for the Cardinals, both hitting 4 of 4 from the line. McLaughlin also had nine rebounds and Evans eight to help fuel a 50-21 advantage.
Evans also had eight assists and two steals.
NIC led 27-21 at halftime but shot 17 of 33 from the floor in the second half to pull away.
The Cardinals won convincingly despite shooting 1 for 8 on 3-pointers.
NIC finished 1-2 at the tournament. The Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak.
Kobe Foster and Jonell Burton combined for 27 points for the Jaguars (2-7). SJCC shot 30 percent from the floor and had 25 turnovers.
Wyoming 70, Idaho 64: Liv Roberts led four players in double figures with 18 points as the visiting Cowgirls (6-3) overcame Mikayla Ferenz’s 30 points for the Vandals (3-5).
Bailee Cotton added 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Wyoming, which shot 14 of 17 from the line. Roberts had three of the Cowgirls’ 10 3-pointers.
Ferenz shot 12 of 21 from the floor and 5 of 6 from the line, where the Vandals were 9 of 10. UI’s Geraldine McCorkell scored 22 points, finishing 8 of 16 from the field and 4 of 4 from the line.
The Vandals, who led by seven points in the second quarter, struggled through 5-of-22 shooting from long range.
The game had seven ties and eight lead changes.
Carroll 78, Whitworth 56: Hannah Dean scored 14 points, shooting 7 of 8 from the field, and added a game-high 12 rebounds while leading the visiting Saints (6-3) of Helena past the Pirates (5-3) to complete the host team’s Holiday Classic.
Dean had 11 of her rebounds in the first half to guide a 26-13 Saints advantage.
The Saints jumped to a 6-0 lead and never trailed.
Bailey Pasta and Taylor Salonen added 11 points apiece for Carroll.
Whitworth’s Madison Moffat scored 15 of her team-high 17 points in the second half and added a team-best 10 rebounds.
Alli Kieckbusch added 11 points and Camy Aguinaldo had a game-high eight assists for the Pirates. Madison Abbott came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 free throws.
Pasta and Whitworth’s Grace Douglas made the all-tournament team.
The Pirates will take a week off before traveling to Texas for three games.
CC Spokane 69, Skagit Valley 35: Shania Graham scored a game-high 20 points, hitting 4 of 7 from long range, and the Sasquatch (4-0) defeated the Cardinals (1-3) to advance to the Everett Holiday Classic championship game.
Marissa Blair added 12 points and eight rebounds, and Jessica Olson had 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Sasquatch.
Rose Mongoyak also had eight rebounds and Shaye Swannack contributed eight assists and five steals.
Emily Pillman led four Cardinals in double figures with 12 points.
CCS will meet the host Trojans (6-0) at 4 p.m. Sunday for the title.
Landon Bailey’s 8-0 major decision at 133 pounds proved pivotal as the Montana State-Northern Lights (5-1) defeated the host North Idaho Cardinals 19-15 in a dual meet.
Bailey’s win over Austin Iorga gave the Northern Lights the lead for good at 4-3. Every other match of the night was a decision except for NIC’s forfeit win at 285.
Esco Walker Jr. (125), Brent Evans (149) and Jacob Swift (174) registered wins for the Cardinals (4-5).
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