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Schools review brawl that ended women’s game

A day after a bench-clearing fight ended the Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season title game in a double forfeit, the conference was reviewing the incident. With 12:36 left in the game Saturday, a fight broke out between Southern and Texas Southern. Southern was leading 51-49 at the time. Texas Southern’s Miracle Davis had just drawn a charge underneath the basket.

North Idaho softball wins opener at Region 18 tourney

Hayden Fields drove in five runs with a fourth-inning double and a sixth-inning homer Wednesday as North Idaho College opened the Region 18 softball tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho, with a 10-6 win over Western Nevada (12-44). Fields’ two-run double to right-center gave the Cardinals a 7-4 lead. She capped NIC’s scoring with a two-out, three-run homer to left.

Roadrunners top UI with 2nd-half surge

Brandon Barnes and Aly Ahmed scored 16 points apiece and combined for 23 rebounds Thursday as Cal State Bakersfield (10-14, 3-7) defeated Idaho 76-67 at Bakersfield, Calif., for its first Western Athletic Conference home victory. Ahmed scored 10 points and Corey Hall added 12 of his 14 in the second half for the Roadrunners, who had lost their four previous WAC home games in their first year in the conference.

Area women: Gonzaga women notch 13th consecutive win

Haiden Palmer led three players in double figures with 16 points Thursday and 15th-ranked Gonzaga moved closer to the West Coast Conference title with its 13th consecutive victory, 66-48 at San Diego. Palmer added team bests of seven steals and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (23-3, 13-1), who jumped ahead 5-0 and built a first-half lead as big as 14 points in rolling to their 14th consecutive win over USD. San Diego, which had been 13-0 at home, never came closer than nine points in the second half.

Eastern women hold off Northern Colorado

Melissa Williams’ jump shot with 1 minute, 57 seconds left snapped a 50-all tie and Eastern Washington outscored Northern Colorado 9-3 in the final 7 minutes Saturday for a 52-51 Big Sky Conference win in Greeley, Colo. The Eagles (9-10, 5-5), trailing 48-43, began their comeback with Hayley Hodgins’ 3-pointer with 5:12 left. Williams hit two free throws for a 48-all tie with 4:26 to go. EWU’s Jade Redmon and Shelby Dougherty of the Bears (11-9, 5-6) traded baskets before Williams’ jumper.

Area men’s basketball: Whitworth puts pasting on Pacific

The Whitworth Pirates pillaged their way to their second dominating win in two nights Saturday with an 83-58 pasting of Pacific (Ore.). Both teams came out of chutes swinging haymakers, with each making 3-pointers to start the contest. The Pirates (15-4, 9-1) and Boxers (11-8, 4-6) then traded blows and tied the score three times early. But the Pirates then made a run that put the game away.