Felicity Jones scored a game-high 25 points and the Coyotes' basketball team withstood a late rally to beat Oklahoma Wesleyan 66-65 in the first-round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Wednesday night in Sioux Falls, Iowa. The Coyotes (22-7), who won for the first time at nationals since 2001, will meet No. 1 seed and top-ranked Morningside (Iowa) at 6 p.m. MST Friday. Katelin Shannon had 18 points and seven rebounds, and Kylie Hardison had 10 points in the win.
BOISE STATE SWIMMING: Junior Rachel Heaney, ranked 32nd in the country, will compete in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 21-23 in Indianapolis. It will be the first appearance for the North Bend, Ore., native. She'll also swim the 400-yard individual medley. "Making NCAAs was one of my long-term goals," Heaney said. "This year I did everything I could to make sure this would happen and I'm really happy it did."
COLLEGE OF IDAHO SKIING: Senior Zach Tomlinson placed 30th and senior Greg Wanta was 38th to help the men's alpine team finish 14th in the giant slalom competition at the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley on Wednesday. Eight inches of snow fell on Bald Mountain throughout the day, hampering course conditions. The five-day event for alpine skiers, cross country skiers and snowboarders continues through Saturday at venues in the Ketchum and Sun Valley area.