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NIC BASKETBALL: Balanced Cardinals get past Spokane

| March 6, 2022 1:05 AM

• MEN'S BASKETBALL

SPOKANE — Jalen Skalskiy, a freshman from Lakeland High, had 16 points, 16 rebounds and five assists for North Idaho College in a 74-63 win over the Community Colleges of Spokane in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at Spokane Falls on Saturday.

All five starters for NIC scored in double figures as the Cardinals outscored the Bigfoot 42-29 in the second half.

Julius Mims had 19 points and nine rebounds, Cooper DeWitt 13 points and five rebounds and both Daniel Santana and Taden King had 10 each.

NIC outrebounded Spokane 44-30 and held the home team to 23 of 68 shooting.

Jaron Williams had 17 points and six assists for Spokane (15-11, 8-7 NWAC).

NIC (19-7, 13-2) concludes the season at Big Bend on Wednesday.

NORTH IDAHO

Julius Mims 9-19 1-2 19, Daniel Santana 3-4 4-5 10, Cooper DeWitt 5-7 2-3 13, Taden King 3-11 2-3 10, Jalen Skalskiy 7-14 2-5 16, Brendan Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Xavier Bailey 3-7 0-1 6, Gavin Gilstrap 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-64 11-19 74.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE —

Jaron Williams 7-15 3-5 17, Paul Terry 3-7 0-0 8, Kaeleb Johnson 4-15 3-6 15, Bret Michaels 1-6 0-0 2, Kobe Reese 5-7 3-5 13, Bryson Echiverri 2-5 1-2 6, Noah Sanders 0-2 0-0 0, Jay Gilson 1-5 0-0 2, Emmett Holt 0-3 0-0 0, Eli Mesulam 0-0 0-0 0, Ayden Barbour 0-2 0-0 0, Michael Byers 0-1 0-0 0.

Halftime — CCS 34-32. 3-point goals — NIC 3-17 (Mims 0-3, DeWitt 1-3, King 2-8, Skalskiy 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Bailey 0-1), CCS 7-34 (Williams 0-2, Terry 2-6, Johnson 4-13, Michaels 0-4, Echiverri 1-2, Sanders 0-2, Gilson 0-1, Holt 0-3, Barbour 0-1). Rebounds — NIC 44 (Skalskiy 16), CCS 30 (Michaels 11). Assists — NIC 12 (Skalskiy 5), CCS 10 (Williams 6). Team fouls — NIC 13, CCS 21. Fouled out — none.

• WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Spokane 59

North Idaho 39

SPOKANE — The Cardinals remained in control of their own playoff destiny despite a Northwest Athletic Conference loss to the Bigfoot at Spokane Falls.

NIC (13-10, 8-7 NWAC) can clinch the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Region with a win at Big Bend on Wednesday. Spokane (13-9, 11-4) already secured a spot in the conference championships.

Payton Hagy scored 11 points for NIC, which finished 14 of 47 shooting.

Dejah Wilson, a sophomore from Lake City High, had five rebounds and two points for Spokane.

NORTH IDAHO

Payton Hagy 4-7 0-0 11, Laney Smith 1-6 0-0 3, Maggie Graves 2-8 3-6 7, Layla Beam 0-2 0-0 0, Kolby Pimperton 3-13 0-2 6, Catherine Uschmann 0-2 0-0 0, Paige Beem 1-1 0-0 2, Kaylee Banks 2-6 3-4 8, Mary Mpoyo 0-1 0-0 0, Xuriyah Harry 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 14-47 6-12 39.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE

Emma Main 4-8 0-0 9, Lizzy Perry 4-10 3-4 11, Dejah Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Madeline Gebers 3-11 0-1 7, Ellie Stowell 1-4 0-0 2, Sage Aldendorf 1-3 1-3 3, Glory Sobotta 0-0 0-0 0, Destiny Hillyard 0-3 1-2 1, Tori Ivins 1-5 0-0 3, Sydnee Hunt 3-4 0-0 7, Kendyl Crum 0-1 1-2 1, Claira Osborne 2-5 0-2 4, Gracey Neal 2-3 2-2 6, Samantha Emigh 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-61 8-16 59.

North Idaho 8 6 14 11 — 39

Spokane 15 4 16 24 — 59

3-point goals — NIC 5-22 (Hagy 3-5, Smith 1-3, Graves 0-2, Beam 0-1, Pimperton 0-5, Uschmann 0-2, Banks 1-4), CCS 5-20 (Main 1-3, Perry 0-3, Wilson 0-1, Gebers 1-4, Aldendorf 0-2, Hillyard 0-2, Ivins 1-3, Hunt 1-1, Emigh 1-1). Rebounds — NIC 29 (Graves 11), CCS 32 (Perry 9). Assists — NIC 4 (four with 1), CCS 7 (Main 2). Team fouls — NIC 15, CCS 11. Fouled out — none.

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