Idaho colleges roundup: C of I wins league, heads to volleyball nationals

STATESMAN STAFFNovember 17, 2013 

CALDWELL — Liz Myers (Middleton High) had 16 kills and seven blocks to help the Coyotes to their sixth Cascade Conference championship in the past nine years, defeating Concordia 25-20, 25-27, 25-14, 25-17 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center. The victory for the No. 22 ranked Coyotes (18-9) secures the league’s automatic bid to the NAIA Championships. Emily Ottinger added 16 kills and Lili Brochado had 14 kills, Sierra Porter (Rocky Mountain High) had seven kills, 55 assists and eight digs, and Janel Porter (Rocky Mountain) added 32 digs.

BOISE STATE VOLLEYBALL: The Broncos (12-15, 6-11) beat San Jose State 25-23, 25-14, 25-14 in a Mountain West match in Bronco Gym. Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon led the Broncos with 11 kills apiece.

BSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: The Broncos fell to Wyoming 154-146 on the day’s final event in Laramie. The Cowboys won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:28.28, beating Boise State’s 3:30.37.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Christina Salvatore hit a buzzer-beating layup to give the Vandals a 62-60 win over Loyola Chicago in Chicago. Junior Stacey Barr led Idaho (2-1) with 21 points.

IDAHO VOLLEYBALL: The Vandals defeated UM Kansas City 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22 in Kansas City. It was the fourth straight win for Idaho (17-10, 10-5 WAC), which wraps up the regular season Thursday at Grand Canyon.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (3-0) beat Fresno Pacific 69-39 in a nonconference game in Nampa. Megan Hingston led the way with her second double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while Chelsie Luke (Meridian High) added 10 points.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes extended their win streak to six games as they defeated Walla Walla 87-69 and claimed the Golden Rule Shootout title in Caldwell. Jordan O’Byrne had a game-high 23 points for the C of I (6-2), which won its own tournament for the first time since 2006.

NNU VOLLEYBALL: The Crusaders defeated Central Washington 12-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-21 in Nampa. Andrea Terpstra had 20 kills and seven blocks for NNU (16-6, 12-4 GNAC), and Elayna Rice added 16 kills and 13 digs.

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