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NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinal men open belated hoops season with victory

| April 7, 2021 1:30 AM

• MEN'S BASKETBALL

PASCO, Wash. — Sophomore Delveion Jackson, a transfer from Northwest Nazarene who previously played at Centennial High in Boise, had 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals, who beat the Hawks in the spring season and Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both schools.

Cooper DeWitt, a freshman from Chiawana High in Pasco, Wash., had 22 points for NIC, which outscored Columbia Basin 51-39 in the second half to pull away.

NIC outrebounded Columbia Basin 38-28 and finished 32 of 57 shooting.

Tyler Kurtz scored 24 points for Columbia Basin.

NIC hosts the Community Colleges of Spokane next Tuesday.

NORTH IDAHO

Julius Mims 2-5 0-0 4, Peter Erickson 3-6 0-0 7, Brendan Johnson 4-10 4-4 13, Cooper DeWitt 8-11 6-9 22, Delveion Jackson 13-18 4-6 30, Gavin Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Griffin Effenberger 1-4 2-3 5, DaMarius Brown 0-1 1-2 1, Aaron Von Bruck 0-0 0-0 0, Akeyse Rice 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-57 11-15 86.

COLUMBIA BASIN

Malakai Munoz 0-2 0-0 0, Jase Edwards 3-9 3-3 10, Tyler Kurtz 10-20 3-3 24, Garrett Streufert 4-10 1-1 9, Carson Cloaninger 5-10 0-0 14, Donovan Cooper 3-9 0-1 9, TJ Smith 1-5 0-0 2, Rocco Parrish 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Gutierrez 2-2 0-0 4, Aaron Pollard 0-0 0-0, Harry Betts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 7-8 73.

Halftime — NIC 35-34. 3-point goals — NIC 9-21 (Erickson 1-3, Johnson 1-5, DeWitt 6-9, Jackson 0-1, Effenberger 1-3), CBC 9-27 (Munoz 0-2, Edwards 1-4, Kurtz 1-7, Cloaninger 4-5, Cooper 3-7, Smith 0-2). Rebounds — NIC 38 (Jackson 11), CBC 28 (Streufert 10). Assists — NIC 17 (Effenberger 6), CBC 10 (Edwards 4). Team fouls — NIC 13, CBC 18. Fouled out — Cloaninger.

• VOLLEYBALL

North Idaho

d. Columbia Basin

COEUR d'ALENE — The Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the spring with a pair of wins over the Hawks at Christianson Gymnasium.

NIC beat Columbia Basin 25-16, 25-17 in the first match, then again 25-17, 25-12 in the second. No stats were available.

NIC plays at Spokane next Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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MARK NELKE/Press Madi John of North Idaho College hits against the block of Cierra Hadden of Columbia Basin College on Tuesday at Christianson Gym.