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Area basketball roundup: Borislava Hristova leads WSU women past Boise State

From staff reports

Borislava Hristova scored 30 points as the Washington State women’s basketball team defeated Boise State 95-71 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum.

Alexys Swedlund added 24 points for the Cougars (4-4), tying her career high.

WSU scored the game’s first nine points and had a 20-0 run in the second quarter. The Cougars shot 36 of 65 (55.4 percent) from the field, including 13 for 23 from 3-point range.

“It is exactly the kind of effort we have been begging them to give,” first-year WSU coach Kamie Ethridge said. “They just played unbelievably hard, maybe for a full game for the first time this year.”

Jade Loville led Boise State (5-2) with 18 points. The Broncos’ Riley Lupfer (Lewis and Clark) added 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Idaho 70, San Francisco 63: Mikayla Ferenz scored 40 points, one shy of her school record, as the host Vandals defeated the Dons in a nonconference game in Moscow.

Ferenz had 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Vandals (3-3) rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit.

Idaho’s Nina Carlson (Lake City) had eight points and six rebounds.

Shannon Powell led the Dons (2-4) with 18 points.

Whitworth 69, Pacific (Ore.) 53: Jordan Smith scored 15 points and Megan Dorney added 14 and the host Pirates (5-1, 2-0 Northwest Conference) pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Smith (Mt. Spokane) had six points in the fourth as the Pirates outscored the Boxers 23-7.

Madison Moffat, Camy Aguinaldo and Aimee Smith each scored 10 points for Whitworth. Moffat grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and Aimee Smith had 10.

“We had lots of contributors,” Whitworth coach Joial Griffith said. “Every player on our roster was integral to the win.”

The Pirates struggled early to solve Pacific’s zone press, with the Boxers scoring the game’s first 14 points.

“I don’t know who that team was in the first quarter, but as the game went on we started to get it together a little bit,” Griffith said.

Courtney Carolan (Central Valley) led the Boxers (2-4, 0-2) with a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

North Idaho 74, Gonzaga Club 26: Heidi Sellman had game-high totals of 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Cardinals (3-1) to the victory.

Jenny Hagle led the Gonzaga Club with eight points.


Clark 64, CC of Spokane 59: Parker Gaddis scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Penguins edged the host Sasquatch in the Bigfoot Classic at Spokane CC in a matchup of previously undefeated teams.

Garrett White (North Idaho Christian) led CCS (4-1) with 16 points and eight rebounds.

North Idaho 93, Medicine Hat 72: Emmitt Taylor scored a game-high 25 points and RayQuan Evans added 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinals (6-0) won at the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational.

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