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Northwest Notes Dec. 2, 2020

| December 2, 2020 1:08 AM

Hines, Smith honored on Idaho all-state soccer teams

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy senior Sarah Hines was named 3A girls Player of the Year by the Idaho High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Stacy Smith of Coeur d'Alene Charter was named 3A girls Coach of the Year.

Three Charter players — seniors Riley Jo Anderson and Kiley Cutler, and sophomore Rebekah Hines — were named to the 3A girls first team. Charter junior Ava Shivers earned honorable mention.

Seniors Kali McKellips of Lake City and Abbie Lyman of Coeur d'Alene were named to the 5A girls first team.

Senior Aidan O'Halloran of Post Falls was named to the 5A boys first team.

Junior Emma Thielbahr and senior Jordie Breeden of Sandpoint were named to the 4A girls first team. Senior Hattie Larson of Sandpoint and junior Piper Frank earned honorable mention.

Senior Zander Moore of Sandpoint was named to the 4A boys first team.

Zags Kispert, Timme named to Preseason Wooden Watch List

LOS ANGELES – Gonzaga senior wing Corey Kispert and sophomore forward Drew Timme were named to The John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List on Tuesday.

Several schools boast multiple players on the list — Baylor (Jared Butler and MaCio Teague), Duke (Matthew Hurt and Jalen Johnson), Gonzaga (Kispert and Timme), Illinois (Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu), Iowa (Luka Garza and Joe Wieskamp), Kentucky (Brandon Boston Jr. and Olivier Sarr), LSU (Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford), Stanford (Oscar da Silva and Ziaire Williams), Tennessee (John Fulkerson and Yves Pons), Villanova (Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl), and Virginia (Kihei Clark and Sam Hauser).

EWU women's home openers pushed to Saturday and Sunday

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington women's basketball team's season openers, originally set for this Thursday and Saturday against Northern Arizona at home, have been moved to Saturday and Sunday.

The move, EWU announced, was to accommodate testing within both programs and ensure the safety of student-athletes and staff.

The dates are tentative and times will be announced later in the week.

Pac-12 announces basketball testing protocols and game cancellation policy

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday released further details on its men’s and women’s basketball testing protocols to protect the health and safety of student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 basketball programs.

The conference also announced its basketball game cancellation policy.

Key elements of the testing protocols for basketball student-athletes include the following:

Daily point-of-care testing on each day of full practice, higher-risk of transmission activity, travel, and games;

Minimum once weekly PCR test (in addition to daily point-of-care testing);

Any positive daily point-of-care antigen test must be followed by a PCR test within 24 hours;

Game day air ambulance service will be available in case any individual tests positive while traveling for competition;

For non-Conference opponents, a minimum of four tests the week leading up to competition, including on game day;

For multi-team events, a minimum of three tests per week leading up to the event along with a test on the day of arrival and prior to each game; and

All testing protocols continue to be subject to state, local, and campus public health requirements.

Here is the Pac-12s game cancellation policy:

The Pac-12 has established a minimum roster count with which a team is considered available to play a scheduled basketball game: at least seven scholarship players and one countable coach available to participate. If a team has fewer than the minimum roster available for a scheduled game, the impacted institution may elect to play the game with fewer than the minimum roster seven scholarship players. Otherwise, upon review and approval by the Commissioner, the game may be rescheduled or declared a no contest. In all cases cancellation, postponement and rescheduling of a contest will be decided by the conference in consultation with the participating teams and the Pac-12 medical advisory group.

In addition, a game may be canceled for:

Inability to isolate new positive cases within a team or athletic department, or to quarantine high-risk contacts (as determined by local public health and medical staff).

Unavailability or inability to perform testing as provided by the Pac-12 medical guidelines.

Campus-wide or local community transmission rates that are considered unsafe by local public health officials.

Inability to perform adequate contact tracing consistent with governmental requirements.

Local public health officials of the home team state that there is an inability for the hospital infrastructure to accommodate a surge.