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Cardinal men clinch East title

| February 21, 2019 12:00 AM

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North Idaho College's RayQuan Evans dribbles the ball down the court while defended by Gerrett White of Community Colleges of Spokane. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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North Idaho College's Alphonso Anderson shoots a three over Gerrett White of Community Colleges of Spokane. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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North Idaho College's Nate Pryor dribbles the ball down the court while defended by Community Colleges of Spokane's Garrett White. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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Lain McLaughlin scores on a layup in the second half of Wednesday night's game against Community Colleges of Spokane. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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RayQuan Evans shoots a deep two over Community Colleges of Spokane's Anthony Parker. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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North Idaho College's Alphonso Anderson dunks the ball during a game against Community Colleges of Spokane Wednesday night at NIC. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

- MEN

COEUR d’ALENE — Alphonso Anderson had 30 points and 11 rebounds to power North Idaho College to a 96-67 win over the Community Colleges of Spokane, clinching the Northwest Athletic Conference’s East Region title at Rolly Williams Court on Wednesday night.

NIC (25-2, 14-0 NWAC) won the East Region in 2017, its first season in the conference after moving down from the NJCAA following the 2016 season.

RayQuan Evans had 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for NIC, which led 54-31 at halftime.

Tanner McCliment-Call, a Post Falls High product, had 15 points and four rebounds for Spokane (18-9, 9-5), the third-place team in the region. Walla Walla (17-10, 11-3) is second. The top four in each region advance to the NWAC Championships.

NIC returns to action at Yakima Valley on Saturday.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE

Dedrick Pakootas 4-12 2-2 11, Isaiah Gotell 2-3 0-0 5, Anthony Parker 2-8 1-1 6, Garrett White 1-5 0-0 3, JR Delgado 0-9 0-0 0, Tanner McCliment-Call 6-9 1-2 15, Jamal Alstrom 1-3 0-2 2, Jaelon Stith 0-2 0-0 0, Damion Carter 1-2 0-0 3, Kobe Furqueron 2-3 0-0 6, Asher Cox 2-8 9-9 16. Totals 22-64 13-16 67.

NORTH IDAHO

RayQuan Evans 8-18 5-7 23, Iaian McLaughlin 2-4 0-0 5, Alphonso Anderson 10-18 5-7 30, Jarod Greene 3-6 0-0 6, Drew Sheridan 0-1 0-0 0, Nate Pryor 3-8 8-9 14, Emmitt Taylor III 1-5 0-0 3, Phillip Malatare 3-5 0-0 6, James Carlson 2-3 0-1 4, Jaden Dewar 0-1 0-0 0, Ismael Valdez 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 34-71 19-26 96.

Halftime — NIC 54-31. 3-point goals — CCS 10-28 (Pakootas 1-4, Gotell 1-2, Parker 1-3, White 1-3, Delgado 0-5, McCliment-Call 2-4, Alstrom 0-1, Carter 1-2, Furqueron 2-2, Cox 2-2), NIC 9-28 (Evans 2-7, McLaughlin 1-2, Anderson 5-10, Sheridan 0-1, Pryor 0-2, Taylor III 1-5, Malatare 0-1). Rebounds — CCS 29 (Cox 5), NIC 55 (Evans, Anderson 11). Assists — CCS 9 (Parker, McCliment-Call 3), NIC 15 (Evans 7). Team fouls — CCS 19, NIC 18. Fouled out — none.

- WOMEN

North Idaho 69

Spokane 57

COEUR d’ALENE — Alivia Williams had 18 points and three steals, Lake City High product Keara Simpson 16 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Cardinals past the Sasquatch in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at Rolly Williams Court.

Spokane (16-10, 5-9 NWAC) led 34-26 at halftime before being outscored 22-9 in the third quarter as NIC (19-7, 9-5) took a 48-43 lead.

Heidi Sellman scored 16 points for NIC, which travels to Yakima Valley on Saturday. NIC can lock up a playoff spot with a win over Yakima Valley (16-10, 7-7) on Saturday.

Koyama Young scored 19 points for Spokane.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

OF SPOKANE

Shania Graham 2-11 0-0 4, Koyama Young 9-16 0-2 19, Jessica Olson 3-10 2-3 9, Alexia Novelli 3-9 0-0 6, Marissa Blair 5-7 0-0 13, Makenna Grier 0-0 0-0 0, Shae Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Katlyn Ostrowski 0-0 2-2 2, Emily Fletcher 0-0 0-0 0, Alyssa Cox 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 24-58 4-7 57.

NORTH IDAHO

Keara Simpson 5-9 6-7 16, Sydnie Peterson 4-11 0-0 9, Alivia Williams 5-14 8-9 18, Alex Carlton 0-3 2-2 2, Heidi Sellman 6-11 3-3 16, Zosha Krupa 1-5 0-0 2, Anna Schrade 2-5 1-4 6, Halle Eborall 0-2 0-0 0, Madison Lommen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 20-25 69.

Spokane 13 21 9 14 — 57

North Idaho 13 13 22 21 — 69

3-point goals — CCS 5-14 (Graham 0-3, Young 1-3, Olson 1-4, Blair 3-4), NIC 3-13 (Simpson 0-1, Peterson 1-4, Williams 0-1, Carlton 0-2, Sellman 1-2, Krupa 0-2, Schrade 1-1). Rebounds — CCS 37 (Olson 9), NIC 36 (Simpson 13). Assists — CCS 4 (Graham 2), NIC 9 (Williams 3). Team fouls — CCS 19, NIC 8. Fouled out — none.

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