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Area roundup: Walla Walla drops CC Spokane 111-106 in wild NWAC opener

Gabe Porter scored 33 points and Walla Walla (10-3, 1-0) dropped CC Spokane (11-3, 0-1) 111-106 in the Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday at SFCC.

CC Spokane recorded its second highest-scoring output of the season and scored 62 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to combat three Warriors players with 25-plus point performances.

Porter was 9 of 19 from the field, 5 of 12 from beyond the arc and 10 of 11 from the line. Dalton Thompson scored 28 points and Caulin Bakalarski added 25. Both nailed four 3-pointers as Walla Walla went 14 of 32 from long distance and outscored the Sasquatch 42-27 on treys.

CCS was led by Cesar Sandoval with 26 points. Cameron Gay scored 23 points with four 3-pointers, Levi Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Alexander added 15 points with nine rebounds.

Spokane plays at Treasure Valley on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Women’s basketball

Bri King scored 17 points and CC Spokane (10-2, 1-0) beat Walla Walla (7-3, 0-1) 63-53 in the Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both teams at SFCC.

King was 5 of 12 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 5 of 6 from the line, and added three rebounds, three steals and four assists.

Molly Webster scored 14 points with five rebounds and a pair of steals, while Katlyn Ward had 14 points and 12 boards.

Jade Skidmore paced Walla Walla with 17 points.

The Sasquatch got out quickly and led 23-12 after the first quarter. The Warriors cut into their deficit and trailed 34-30 at intermission. Spokane extended the lead with a 17-11 run in the third and then held Walla Walla off down the stretch.

Spokane held a 45-31 advantage on the boards. Neither team was proficient from beyond the arc – CCS went 4 of 17 while Walla Walla went 3 of 17. The Sasquatch had eight blocked shots, including three apiece from King and Shaye Swannack.

CCS plays at Treasure Valley on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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