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Area roundup: Cesar Sandoval leads CCS men to Bates Invite title

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

Cesar Sandoval poured in 35 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Community Colleges of Spokane held off Umpqua 107-102 in double overtime Sunday to win the Dale J. Bates Invitational at Lane CC in Eugene.

Isaiah Gotell added 15 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Gay notched 15 points and six assists for the Sasquatch (7-2).

Erik Klekas led the Riverhawks (4-3) with 30 points. Ethan Betts scored 28 and Connor Shaw had 23.

Whitworth 85, Colorado College 73: Jared Christy tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Pirates remained unbeaten with a win over the Tigers at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.

Ben College chipped in 17 points for Whitworth (8-0).

The Pirates’ offense struggled, shooting 39.4 percent from the field, but their defense held Colorado College (3-3) to 38.7 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers.

Chris Martin paced the Tigers with 19 points.

Women’s basketball

Amber Melgoza scored 18 points, Fapou Semebene notched 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Washington defeated Grand Canyon 79-65 in Seattle.

Jenna Moser added 14 points for the Huskies (5-4), who forced 21 turnovers and outscored the Lopes (2-8) 48-14 in the paint.

Brie Mobley led GCU with 14 points.

Everett 76, CC Spokane 62: Alexis Biggerstaff totaled 29 points and the host Trojans (7-0) knocked off the Sasqatch (4-1) to win the Everett Holiday Classic.

Everett led 46-24 at the half and limited CCS to just 34.3 percent shooting.

Jessica Olson had a game-best 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Sasquatch, while Rose Mongoyak tallied 14 points and seven boards. Olson and Shania Graham were named to the all-tournament team.


Jacob Swift (174) earned a pin, Brent Evans (149) picked up a technical fall, and North Idaho College routed visiting Warner Pacific 42-3. Cooper McCullough (165) added a major decision for the Cardinals.

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