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Sunday, February 16, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Area roundup: Sasquatch edge Hawks to claim 600th career win for coach Bruce Johnson

Katlyn Ostrowski and Alexia Novelli scored 18 points apiece and Jessica Olson sank 3 of 4 free throws in the final 25 seconds to lift the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (14-3, 3-2) to a 63-61 victory over the Columbia Basin Hawks (10-6, 1-3) in Northwest Athletic Conference play in Pasco.

It was career victory No. 600 for longtime CC Spokane coach Bruce Johnson.

CC Spokane led 39-25 at halftime and was up 56-4 after Novelli’s bucket with 6:05 left in the fourth quarter. But the Hawks’ Alexis Castro scored eight in a 9-0 run and CBC grabbed a 59-58 lead with 1:11 left to play. Ostrowski was fouled and hit both free throws to put the Sasquatch up a point with 49 seconds left. Olson added two foul shots with 25 ticks remaining and 1 of 2 after CBC’s Megan Haugen sank a pair and the Sasquatch prevailed when Castro’s jumper with 1 second left was off the mark.

Olson finished with 11 points for the Sasquatch, while Novelli pulled down 14 rebounds.

Castro paced CBC with 18 points.

Wenatchee Valley 78, North Idaho 69: Kiara Steen tossed in 20 points and the Knights (15-2, 4-0) shot 54 percent from the floor en route to a victory over the visiting Cardinals (12-4, 2-2) in NWAC play.

Heidi Sellman led North Idaho with 19 points and 10 rebounds. NIC led 23-21 after the first quarter before the Knights used a 22-8 second-quarter surge to take a 43-31 lead into intermission.

The Cardinals shot 46 percent from the floor but just 31 percent from 3-point range (5 of 16). Wentachee Valley sank 7 of 8 from distance (87.5 percent).

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