College of Idaho snowboarder McKinley Carbone earned her second gold medal of the week Friday by winning the women's snowboardcross at the USCSA National Championships on Dollar Mountain in Sun Valley. Carbone, a sophomore, also won the halfpipe Tuesday and finished second in slopestyle Thursday. She is the second multi-time national champion in program history, joining Adele Allender (giant slalom, slalom, alpine combined, 1990). "This has been an amazing experience," she said. "I told my dad I was going to win today for him - as it is his birthday." The five-day event concludes Saturday.
BOISE STATE TRACK AND FIELD: Junior Emma Bates received a second-team All-American nod with a 14th-place finish in the women's 5,000 meters Friday night at the NCAA indoor championships in Fayetteville, Ark. She finished in 16 minutes, 8.56 seconds for her first indoor All-American accolade. Bates was an outdoor All-American last year, also in the 5,000. Dartmouth junior Abby D'Agostino won the race in 15:28.11.
C OF I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes shot 0-for-18 from 3-point range, and top-ranked Morningside College advanced to the NAIA Division II quarterfinals with a 69-47 rout in Sioux City, Iowa. Felicity Jones had 15 points and 10 rebounds for C of I (22-9), which shot 17-of-63 overall.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders lost to top-seeded Western Washington 60-49 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament semifinals in Lacey, Wash. Megan Hingston had 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting to lead the fifth-seeded Crusaders (20-8), who lost to the Vikings (24-3) for the third time this season.
NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders split a home doubleheader with 11-time defending GNAC champion Western Oregon in Nampa. NNU (8-11, 2-4) dropped the opener 11-0, but a Fernando Robles grand slam propelled the hosts to an 8-4 Game 2 win.
NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (5-14, 0-4 GNAC) were swept by Western Washington in a doubleheader in Bellingham, Wash.
C OF I BASEBALL: The Coyotes split an NAIA West doubleheader with Corban in Caldwell, dropping the first game 5-0 and winning the second 8-5. Jarel Lewis and Parker Vernon had two RBIs in Game 2.
C OF I SOFTBALL: The Coyotes (12-10, 0-2 Cascade Conference) were swept by Oregon Tech 5-2, 5-4 in the conference opener for both teams in Caldwell.
BSU WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Broncos (6-3) swept Eastern Washington 7-0 in a nonconference match at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. Boise State will go outdoors Saturday to host its Mountain West Conference opener against New Mexico.
BSU GYMNASTICS: The Broncos (11-3, 3-2 WAC) finished second at a quadrangular meet in San Jose, Calif., with 195.425 points. San Jose State (195.575) won, followed by BSU, UC Davis (194.5) and Seattle Pacific (191.725). Amanda Otuafi won the vault with a 9.95, and Brittany Potvin-Green took the balance beam with a 9.90.