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NWAC men’s basketball tournament: RayQuan Evans leads North Idaho over Centralia

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

From staff reports

EVERETT – RayQuan Evans finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and North Idaho defeated Centralia 84-56 Friday at the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals at Everett CC.

Emmitt Taylor scored a game-high 24 points, including 19 in the second half as the Cardinals (29-2) pulled away after halftime. NIC outscored the Trailblazers (20-11) 50-22 in the second half after the game was tied at 34 at the break.

Nate Pryor added 12 points and nine assists for the Cardinals, who pushed their winning streak to 20 games. NIC last lost 69-68 to Mesa (Arizona) CC on Dec. 27.

Alphonso Anderson added 12 points and eight rebounds. NIC outrebounded Centralia 53-37 and forced 18 turnovers while committing nine.

Tyler Ashmore led the Trailblazers with 16 points. Marqus Gilson added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Cardinals advance to play Lane CC on March 16 in the semifinals after the Titans beat Green River 90-80.

CC Spokane 93, Whatcom 69: Garrett White totaled 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Sasquatch (22-9) beat the Orcas (14-14) in another quarterfinal.

JR Delgado added 19 points for CCS. White and Delgado each sank five 3-pointers as the Sasquatch hit 13 as a team.

Anthony Parker added 16 points and 10 assists, while Asher Cox scored 12. CCS has won four in a row and six of its last seven.

Dominick Oliveri paced Whatcom with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Trazil Lane added 14 points and Grant Balvanz scored 11.

The Orcas amassed a 57-38 rebounding advantage but shot only 35.9 percent (28 of 78) from the floor.

The Sasquatch will play Walla Walla on March 16 in the semifinal round. Walla Walla edged Lower Columbia 63-62.

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