From staff reports
Idaho’s men’s basketball team picked up its second win of the season Friday, defeating Pacific Lutheran 96-52 in Moscow, Idaho.
Junior transfer forward Julius Mims’ 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists led the Vandals (2-2) to their second win this week. The game was an exhibition for the Division III Lutes.
The Vandals broke to a 13-0 lead, starting with a layup by Mims, who previously played at North Idaho College.
The Vandals dominated inside, where they scored 32 of their 41 first-half points. On an inbounds play following a timeout midway through the first half, Mims dunked after catching a lob pass from junior guard Quinn Denker.
Denker, who contributed 16 points, was one of four Vandals scoring in double digits.
The Lutes cut the deficit to 15 points following a 3-pointer from Sam Noland with 19 minutes left.
Mims got his fourth dunk of the game on the following possession, starting an 11-0 Idaho run for a 52-26 lead.
Vandals head coach Alex Pribble used with a 13-man rotation and 11 of those players scored. Jason Montes led the Lutes with 13 points.
The Vandals shot 56% from the field, making 36 of 64 attempts.
Idaho travels to face Seattle University (2-1) on Wednesday.
Idaho 56, Cal State Fullerton 48: Junior guard Ashlyn Wallace scored 13 points and Sarah Schmitt added 12 as the Vandals (2-1) defeated the Titans (1-2) to open the Bank of Hawaii Classic in Honolulu.
Idaho built a 22-14 halftime lead and led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.
The Vandals will play host Hawaii (1-2) on Sunday in their final game at the tournament.