Crusader freshman Nikola Prvulj drilled a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to send the game into overtime, and the basketball team pulled out a win over Dominican 88-81 on Saturday. NNU (4-2, 0-2 GNAC) trailed throughout most of the second half. Prvulj scored the last five points of regulation for the Crusaders. The NNU defense turned up the heat in overtime, holding Dominican (5-3) scoreless for the first four minutes of the extra period. Mike Wright led NNU with a game-high 26 points.
BOISE STATE TRACK & FIELD: Bronco sprinters had a big day at the Jacksons Open at the Ford Idaho Center in their first meet of the season. Chassity Love won the 300 meters, and the trio of Dusty Fisher, Alexandru Terpezan and Bryce Kirby (Mountain View High) swept the men’s 300. Jordan Ward won the women’s high jump, while Allison Jeffries (Eagle High) took the pole vault. Courtney Hutchison added another victory in the shot put.
IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals had no answers in Corvallis, Ore., as No. 7 Oregon State dominated for a 69-44 win. Idaho (7-3) shot a season-low 20.3 percent from the field, hitting just 13 shots. Oregon State (7-0) opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back. Idaho got as close as six points before the end of the half, but couldn’t reel in the Beavers. Taylor Pierce led the Vandals with 12 points.
NNU TRACK & FIELD: The Crusaders got off to a strong start with two victories and two NCAA qualifying marks at the Jacksons Open. Sophomore Payton Lewis (Nampa Christian High) took the pole vault, winning the event and qualifying for nationals at 15-7. Teammate Zach McLanahan (Meridian High) placed second, clearning 15-1. The 4x400 team of Micah Spatz (Melba High), Zach Mason, David Harris and Kyle McLaughlin (Meridian High) won with a 3:34.11 race.