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| December 12, 2010 8:00 PM

MEN'S BASKETBALL

SALT LAKE CITY - Jason Gamblin scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line as the Salt Lake Bruins defeated the top-ranked North Idaho Cardinals 73-59 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play Saturday at Bruin Arena.

"We had a hard time finishing baskets tonight," said NIC coach Jared Phay, which lost for the second straight night after entering league play undefeated. "Hopefully we'll learn from this one and move on."

Salt Lake had four players in double figures as Given Kalipinde had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Alfonzo Hubbard 18 points for the Bruins (10-1, 1-1 SWAC).

“We just couldn’t get a shot to fall for us,” Phay said. “We missed a lot of easy shots and weren’t that effective on defense tonight.”

Michael Hale had 15 points, six rebounds and three assists for NIC (13-2, 0-2), which returns home to face Camosun College of Victoria, British Columbia, on Dec. 31.

NORTH IDAHO

Michael Hale 3-11 7-8 15, Idris Lasisi 3-9 0-1 6, Tyrone White 1-6 1-6 4, Abebe Dimissie 3-8 0-0 7, Anthony DiLoreto 1-4 0-2 2, DeAndre Taylor 1-2 0-0 2, Nate Clinton 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Peterson 1-1 0-0 3, Ameer Shamsud-din 2-6 0-0 5, Jake Owsley 3-5 1-1 7, Charlie Gouin 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Fromm 4-7 0-0 8, Conner White 0-1 0-0 0, Petar Joksimovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 9-18 59.

SALT LAKE

LeSean Wilcox 4-12 2-2 11, Patrick McCollum 1-4 0-0 2, Alfonzo Hubbard 6-13 6-6 18, Given Kalipinde 4-10 6-9 14, Jayson Cheesman 0-1 0-0 0, Brian Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Bernardo 1-2 0-0 2, Jason Gamblin 7-10 10-11 24, Steven Liebert 0-0 0-0 0, Tommy Barrett 0-0 0-0 0, Yi-Hsiang Chou 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 24-56 24-28 73.

Halftime — SLCC 36-31. 3-point goals — NIC 6-20 (Hale 2-6, Lasisi 0-3, T. White 1-2, Dimissie 1-3, Taylor 0-1, Peterson 1-1, Shamsud-din 1-3, C. White 0-1). SLCC 1-8 (Wilcox 1-4, Hubbard 0-2, Kalpinde 0-2). Rebounds — NIC 31 (Lasisi 7). SLCC 44 (Kalipinde 14). Assists — NIC 7 (Hale 3). SLCC 15 (Kalipinde 5). Team fouls — NIC 23, SLCC 15. Fouled out — none.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Salt Lake 64

North Idaho 51

SALT LAKE CITY — Haley Holmstead and Jami Mokofisi scored 21 points apiece as the 25th-ranked Bruins (9-2, 2-0 SWAC) defeated the third-ranked Cardinals (10-2, 0-2) in Scenic West Athletic Conference play at Bruin Arena.

“It was a tough road trip,” NIC coach Chris Carlson said. “We just didn’t shoot the ball well this weekend. We came out with a lot more energy than last night, but we couldn’t get a bounce tonight. They seemed to get a bounce every once in a while. Salt’s a good team.”

Kama Griffitts scored 11 points for NIC, which hosts Walla Walla Community College on Dec. 31.

NORTH IDAHO

Chantel Divilbiss 3-6 0-0 6, Camille Reynolds 4-9 0-0 9, Tugce Canitez 2-13 3-4 7, Korina Baker 2-10 0-0 6, KiKi Edwards-Teasley 3-8 2-4 8, Amy Warbrick 0-1 0-2 0, Kama Griffitts 4-12 2-2 11, Julia Salmio 0-0 0-0 0, Deanna Dotts 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 20-65 7-12 51.

SALT LAKE

Haley Holmstead 8-19 5-6 21, Sofia Hepworth 1-3 0-0 2, Malori Dixon 0-4 2-2 2, Alli Blake 2-3 5-6 9, Jami Mokofisi 9-10 3-4 21, Katie Walker 1-1 0-0 3, Marissa Robbins 1-3 2-2 4, Ame’ White 0-0 0-0 0, Nicole Newbold 0-0 0-0 0, Megan Johnson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-45 17-20 64.

Halftime — SLCC 35-21. 3-point goals — NIC 4-18 (Divilbiss 0-2, Reynolds 1-3, Canitez 0-1, Baker 2-5, Edwards-Teasley 0-2, Warbrick 0-1, Griffitts 1-4). SLCC 1-1 (Walker 1-1). Rebounds — NIC 36 (Canitez 11). SLCC 36 (Blake 11). Assists — NIC 8 (Dotts 2). SLCC 14 (Blake 6). Team fouls — NIC 17, SLCC 16. Fouled out — none.

WRESTLING

North Idaho 42

S’western Oregon 10

COEUR d’ALENE — W.V. Meyer, filling in for the ailing Jake Mason at 165 pounds, won for the second time in two days, this time by pin, for the second-ranked Cardinals at Christianson Gym.

“He was just ready to wrestle,” NIC coach Pat Whitcomb said of his opportunity. “He took it to heart, was in great shape and stepped right in.”

All told, NIC (6-0) won five matches by pin.

“I was impressed,” Whitcomb said. “Sometimes that last dual before Christmas break, they mentally go on Christmas break before that dual.”

NIC returns to action Jan. 13 at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash.

125 — Kyle McCrite, NIC, d. Samuel Mercado 8-4. 133 — Brock Banta, NIC, p. Ryan Arand, 3:53. 141 — Braden Mowry, NIC, p. Riley Omlid, 5:32. 149, Nick Bendon, SWO, by forfeit. 157 — Jeremy Bommarito, NIC, p. Eli Garner, 2:05. 165 — W.V. Meyer, NIC, p. Daniel Pruett, 2:09. 174, Jesse Nielsen, NIC, by forfeit. 184 — Justin Korthuis, NIC, p. Jake Rice, 2:55. 197 — Jamelle Jones, NIC, d. Bo Younker, 7-2. 285 — Justin Williams, SWO, md. Nicholas Wasierski, 8-0.

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