Freshman guard Talon Pinckney (Centennial High) scored 19 points in 18 minutes Tuesday night as the College of Idaho men’s basketball team rolled to a 77-53 victory over Northwest Nazarene at J.A. Albertson Activities Center in Caldwell.
Joey Nebeker (Melba High) added 14 points for the Yotes, who built a 35-22 halftime lead and cruised to win the 201st edition of the Mayor’s Cup rivalry series.
College of Idaho (6-1) has won six of the past seven meetings, including four straight in Caldwell.
NNU (2-1), which played the game as an exhibition, hosts the rematch Dec. 6 in Nampa.
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IDAHO STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Despite a career-high 25 points from Brandon Boyd, the Bengals (0-4) lost 91-82 in overtime to Eastern Kentucky in Cancun, Mexico. Coach Bill Evans said senior guard Ethan Telfair, a returning all-Big Sky first-teamer, will not travel or participate in the team’s next three games in the Cancun Challenge.
IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: Junior guard Victor Sanders was named the Big Sky player of the week.