Kiara Skinner and Petra Lumpert scored 22 points apiece, and the College of Idaho women’s basketball team defeated Northwest Christian 85-81 in the first round of the Cascade Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.
Maddie Skaggs (Boise High) added 14 for the fifth-seeded Yotes (13-14), who led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter before the fourth-seeded Beacons (17-11) rallied with a 33-point period. C of I will visit top seed and national No. 6 Southern Oregon (26-3) at 8 p.m. Friday in Ashland, Ore. The Raiders, who beat Multnomah 84-62 in their quarterfinal, swept the season series with the Yotes.
In other tournament games, No. 13 Eastern Oregon defeated Corban 76-66, and No. 24 Oregon Tech beat Northwest University 67-57. Maya Ah You (Middleton High) led EOU with her first career double-double (19 points and 10 rebounds). The Mountaineers will host the Hustlin’ Owls in Friday’s other semifinal.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S GOLF: Stephanie Miller shot a career-best 73 on her birthday to lead the Crusaders to a 14th-place finish at the 18-team Cal Baptist Women’s Invitational in Corona, Calif.
BOISE STATE SOFTBALL: Senior infielder Corey Hendrickson was named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the Broncos’ first such honor in softball since May 2014.