Ryan Alexander hit seven 3-pointers on the way to 23 points and Community Colleges of Spokane shot 33 for 37 from the free-throw line Saturday to dispatch North Idaho 107-87 in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball at Spokane CC.
The win allowed the Sasquatch (19-7, 9-4) to tie NIC (19-7, 9-4) for second place in the East Region, one game behind Walla Walla.
Six Sasquatch players scored in double figures, including George Pilimai, who hit 10 for 10 shots from the line and scored 20 points, and Dedrick Pakootas, who was 7 for 7 from the line and finished with 18.
Isaiah Gotell came off the bench for 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
RayQuan Evans led the Cardinals with 20 points and nine rebounds. Evans, Jarod Greene and Jalen Burkett combined for 55 points and 24 rebounds.
Idaho 67, Montana 56: Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce traded off on the conference record for 3-pointers in a season and the Vandals (15-10, 11-3 Big Sky) posted their ninth consecutive win by routing the Grizzlies (12-14, 8-7) in Missoula.
Pierce, who scored 19 points, hit five 3-pointers in the first half to give her 99 on the season. Ferenz finished with 24 points and six 3-pointers to reach 100 for the season. Weber State’s Kailie Quinn set the previous mark (95) in 2016.
Geraldine McCorkell added 20 points and Nejra Solo tied her career high with 11 rebounds for the Vandals, who jumped ahead 10-0. Idaho trails first-place Northern Colorado by one-half game.
Montana State 77, Eastern Washington 74: Tori Martell scored 18 points, hitting 6 of 10 on 3-pointers, and Delany Junkermier (Mead High) added 17 points and seven rebounds as the Bobcats (14-12, 8-7 Big Sky) edged the Eagles (13-13, 8-6) in Bozeman.
EWU’s Delaney Hodgins hit 12 of 22 from the floor and scored a career-high 31 points, moving into fourth place on the Big-Sky’s career scoring list with 1,977 points.
Hodgins’ layup with 53 seconds left tied the game at 72. Junkermier’s 3-pointer with 30 seconds left gave MSU the lead for good.
Willamette 67, Whitworth 56: Ashley Evans hit 6 for 9 from long range and scored 18 points, and Britanny Kochenderfer had 14 points and 14 rebounds, leading the visiting Bearcats (16-9, 12-4 Northwest Conference) past the Pirates (10-15, 5-11).
Evans’ 3-pointer with 3:54 left in the third quarter gave the Bearcats the lead for good.
Camy Aguinaldo scored 14 points, and Madison Moffat added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Pirates, whose season ended.
North Idaho 71, CC Spokane 55: Whitney Meier scored 24 points, hitting 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Cierra Dvorak added 18 points to guide the Cardinals (18-8, 9-5 NWAC) past the Sasquatch (13-12, 4-10) at Spokane CC.
Sydney Hovde added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, who finished with a 32-8 edge in points off turnovers.
Jessica Olsen led the Sasquatch with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
(2) Oregon State 4, Gonzaga 3: Trevor Larnach broke a 2-all tie by homering to lead off the eighth and the second-ranked Beavers (2-0) held off the Bulldogs (0-2) in nonconference play in Surprise, Arizona.
Gonzaga scored on a wild pitch in the ninth and left the potential tying run on third base.
Mac Lardner worked a career-high 6 2/3 innings for the Zags, allowing five hits and two earned runs.
Nebraska 8, Washington State 3: Jesse Wilkening drove in four runs and the Cornhuskers (2-0) took advantage of three errors in the seventh to score five runs during a win over the Cougars (0-2) at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Arizona.
WSU starter Cody Anderson allowed three hits and two earned runs in five innings. Leadoff hitter Andres Alvarez led WSU’s offense, finishing 3 for 4.
Derek Bayley tied for 43rd at 3-over-par 219 and his Washington State Cougars placed 17th (27-over 891) at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii.
Medalist Chandler Phillips (13-under 203) led Texas A&M (835) to the team title.
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