Idaho colleges roundup: College of Idaho men's basketball cruises in Cascade semifinal

STATESMAN STAFFMarch 2, 2014 

CALDWELL — The third-ranked College of Idaho went on a 16-2 run early in the second half to break open a close game and cruise to a 77-57 victory over Oregon Tech on Saturday night. The Coyotes (27-5) advanced to their first Cascade Conference title game since 2005. They will host Northwest Christian, a 71-67 winner at Northwest, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center. Taylor Pruett led the C of I with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

BOISE STATE TRACK AND FIELD: Seniors Mackenzie Flannigan and Emma Bates won events on the final day of the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Flannigan won the 60 meters in a school-record time of 7.46 seconds, and placed second in the 200 (24.32). Bates won the women's 3,000 in a MW championship record time of 9:28.18. The pair led the Boise State women to a fifth-place finish, while the men placed sixth. Ryan Sanders picked up the Boise State men's top finish of the day, placing second in the triple jump (49-7fl). New Mexico swept the team championships.

BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (7-10) split two games on the first day of the Gael Classic in Moraga, Calif., beating host Saint Mary's 9-1 in six innings before falling to Sacramento State 3-1.

BSU MEN'S TENNIS: The 15th-ranked Broncos (10-2) beat Washington 6-1, their ninth straight victory.

C OF I/NORTHWEST NAZARENE SOFTBALL: Pitcher Nickayla Skinner (Mountain Home High) struck out nine to lead the Coyotes (8-4) past the Crusaders (5-11) 17-1 in five innings in Nampa. Skinner (5-2) went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs.

NNU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Seniors Chelsie Luke and Megan Hingston each scored 19 points, Leslie Warwick had nine points, six rebounds and five assists and Kylee Schierman added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Crusaders (15-11, 8-10 GNAC) beat Western Oregon 74-57 on Senior Day in Nampa.

NNU MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 20 Seattle Pacific ruined the Crusaders' Senior Night with a 74-60 victory in Nampa. NNU is 7-19, 5-13 GNAC.

NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders (7-10, 3-1) swept Saint Martin's 8-3 and 6-1 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader in Nampa.

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