Idaho colleges roundup: Idaho State volleyball team makes Big Sky title match

STATESMAN STAFFNovember 30, 2013 

PORTLAND — The Bengals defeated Big Sky co-champion North Dakota 25-20, 26-24, 23-25, 25-12 in the semifinals of the conference tournament Friday. Makenzie Filer led ISU with 13 kills, five digs, three aces and four blocks. The win was the 100th career win for coach Chad Teichert in his sixth season at Idaho State. Teichert is the first coach in Idaho State history to surpass the century mark. The Bengals, who defeated Northern Colorado 3-1 in the quarterfinals earlier Friday, will face No. 1 seed and tournament host Portland State for the championship Saturday.

BOISE STATE VOLLEYBALL: The Broncos capped their season with a 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 victory over Nevada at Bronco Gym. Alyssa Gammel led BSU (14-16, 8-12 Mountain West) with 11 kills. Casey Rose chipped in 21 assists, and Hannah Hubbard added a team-high 12 digs.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes held Puget Sound without a made field goal for a six-minute stretch en route to a 78-64 victory at the Lady Yote Classic. Erica Martinez had a game-high 26 points for the C of I (2-4).

C OF I MEN’S BASKETBALL: Westminster College defeated the Coyotes 69-55 in Salt Lake City. Joe Vaz scored 10 points for the C of I (8-3), which saw its eight-game win streak end.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The No. 25 Crusaders held off Colorado Christian 72-60 at the Thanksgiving Classic in Nampa. Megan Hingston led NNU (5-0) with 18 points and nine rebounds, and Chelsie Luke added 16 points and six boards.

NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders lost to California Baptist 76-56 in Riverside, Calif. Mario Donaldson led NNU (1-4) with 15 points.

BOISE STATE WRESTLING: The Broncos signed Michael Cook (Kuna High) and Matt Findlay (Sandy, Utah) to national letters of intent. Each enters his final high school campaign already having won three state championships.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Alyssa Charlston and Stacey Barr combined for 51 points as the Vandals beat Nevada 88-77 in the Jon Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic in Reno. Idaho plays Cal on Saturday.

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