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Area women’s basketball: Whitworth knocks off Puget Sound but falls short of postseason

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

From staff reports

Camy Aguinaldo and Aimee Smith scored 14 points apiece and Whitworth defeated Puget Sound 61-56 on Saturday in Tacoma but missed out on the postseason in the season finale.

Whitworth needed a win and a Pacific victory over Linfield to reach the Northwest Conference playoffs. Linfield defeated Pacific 60-57.

Madison Moffat and Jordan Smith added nine points apiece for the Pirates (13-12, 8-8 NWC).

Jamie Lange led the Loggers (19-5, 12-4) with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Northern Colorado 77, Idaho 72: Savannah Smith scored 35 points and dished out six assists and the Bears (16-8, 11-4 Big Sky) edged the Vandals (13-9, 10-3) in Greeley, Colorado.

Ali Meyer added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Northern Colorado.

Krysta Leger-Walker and Alexis Chapman also scored 10.

Mikayla Ferenz scored 26 points for Idaho, which had its six-game win streak snapped. Taylor Pierce added 19 points, Lizzy Klinkler scored 12 and Natalie Klinkler grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Vandals visit Eastern Washington on Monday.

Wenatchee Valley 66, CC Spokane 53: Chasity Spady scored 23 points and the Knights (21-4, 10-2 NWAC) defeated the Sasquatch (16-9, 5-8) in Wenatchee.

Cariann Kunkel totaled 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for WVC.

Koyama Young led CCS with 15 points, while Jessica Olson added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Sasquatch return to action Wednesday against North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene.

North Idaho 81, Blue Mountain 24: Anna Schrade tallied 16 points and the Cardinals (17-6 NWAC, 7-4) routed the Timberwolves (3-18, 1-10) in Coeur d’Alene.

Sydnie Petersen added 13 points, while Keara Simpson had 11 points, 17 rebounds and six assists for NIC. Alivia Williams and Heidi Sellman also scored 11. Brooke Wheeler led Blue Mountain with seven points.

The Cardinals travel to play Walla Walla on Monday.

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