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Northwest Notes December 8, 2010

| December 8, 2010 8:00 PM

NIC road basketball

games to be webcast live

North Idaho College fans will be able to watch as the Cardinals take on Snow College and Salt Lake Community College in Utah on Friday and Saturday as the men's and women's basketball doubleheaders will be webcast live.

The NIC women will face Snow College on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (PST) followed by the men's game at 6:30. The Cardinals will take on Salt Lake Community College on Saturday, with the women playing at 2 p.m. (PST) and the men's game at 4.

The games can be viewed by clicking on the "Webcasts: Streaming Video and Audio" link at www.nic.edu/athletics.

NIC coaches and players to lead Christmas basketball camp

The North Idaho College men's basketball staff is encouraging area youth to use their Christmas break to improve their basketball skills.

The Cardinal Christmas Basketball Camp will be Dec. 20-22 and open to boys and girls. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men's basketball coaches and players, including fundamental basketball skills and individual drills players can practice on their own.

The morning session of camp is from 9 a.m. to noon each day and costs $65. The all-day session will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $95, and includes more one-on-one instruction time.

All camp instruction will be at Christianson Gymnasium, located on NIC's main campus.

Space is limited and the deadline for entry is Friday, Dec. 17.

To download an application online, visit www.nic.edu/athletics, then click on the "Camps, Clinics and Special Events" link.

Information: 769-3352

Shock add defensive

lineman to roster

The Spokane Shock have added defensive linemen Charles Alexander to the roster, the team announced on Tuesday.

Earlier this season, Alexander (6-4, 300 pounds), signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent before being released prior to the start of the season.

Prior to his professional career, Alexander played for Louisiana State, recording 89 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Spokane opens the season at San Jose on March 11.

EWU's Jones, Sherritt

named AFCA All-Americans

Eastern Washington University junior running back Taiwan Jones and senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt have been selected to the 2010 American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision Coaches All-American team.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. They are chosen exclusively by coaches nationwide.

Both players will be in action on Saturday at Roos Field in Cheney, when the Eagles host North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

Sherritt is the school's leading tackler with 135 this season, ranking 10th in the nation and was a repeat selection to the squad. He needs nine more to break the school record of 399 held by Greg Belzer, and is second in conference history behind Montana State's Kane Ioane.

Jones, a candidate for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in FCS, has 1,512 yards this season which ranks as fourth best in school history. He is averaging 137.5 yards per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA Championship Subdivision.

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