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Idaho colleges (Feb. 20): Boise State swimming second at Mountain West meet

Statesman wire services

The Broncos won the 400-yard freestyle relay — their seventh title of the meet — but lost to Nevada 664-651 on the final day of the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. Wicks finished with five wins and earned the Mountain West Swimmer of the Year award and the league’s Senior Award.

BSU MEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos (7-4) used three-set singles victories by Kyle Butters and Abe Hewko to rally for a 4-3 win over Indiana in Eugene, Ore.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK AND FIELD: Payton Lewis (Nampa Christian High) was voted the Outstanding Male Athlete of the Meet after winning the heptathlon (5,163 points) and pole vault (15 feet, 10 inches), and the men finished fourth in the GNAC Indoor Championships at the Idaho Sports Center in Nampa. Lewis vaulted 16-6.75 during the heptathlon to set a meet record. Cole Hoberg tied the high jump record (6-9) but finished second on misses. The NNU women were seventh; Alaska Anchorage won both team titles.

NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Western Washington defeated the Crusaders (8-16, 4-14 GNAC) 83-66 in Mount Vernon, Wash., on Saturday.

NNU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (11-13, 9-9 GNAC) beat Concordia 91-69 on Saturday in Nampa to qualify for next month’s league tournament in Lacey, Wash.

NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders (5-5) lost at Azusa Pacific 6-2 on Saturday.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO SKIING: Anton Waller rallied in the second run to win the individual men’s slalom title, and the Yotes earned the team slalom and combined titles at the USCSA Western Regionals in Red Lodge, Mont. The C of I beat reigning national champion Rocky Mountain by nearly 2 seconds to win regionals for the first time since 1990. The women finished second in the slalom, earning one of three automatic berths to the USCSA nationals next month in Lake Placid, N.Y.

C OF I MEN’S BASKETBALL: Marck Coffin scored 12 points and added 12 rebounds, and the Yotes held Walla Walla to 23 percent shooting in a 57-43 victory in College Place, Wash. The C of I (17-12, 12-8 CCC) secures the No. 4 seed in the Cascade Conference Tournament and will host Oregon Tech at 7 p.m. Wednesday. General admission tickets go on sale Sunday morning at, with reserved season ticket holders having until midnight Monday to secure seats.

C OF I BASEBALL: The Yotes (12-3) lost to Bethesda 6-4 in La Mirada, Calif.

C OF I SOFTBALL: The Yotes (3-2-1) lost to Simon Fraser 9-1 and Concordia-Irvine 3-1 on the second day of the Northwest Cup in Happy Valley, Ore.

C OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The squad (9-17, 8-12), which defeated Walla Walla 81-47 on the road Saturday, is seeded No. 8 and will play at No. 1 Southern Oregon in Ashland in the opening game of the Cascade Conference Tournament on Tuesday.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals (20-7, 12-3 Big Sky) routed Sacramento State 107-60 at the Cowan Spectrum. Ali Forde scored 23 to lead Idaho, which held Sacramento State to 23-of-97 shooting, including 8-of-54 (14.8 percent) from 3-point range.

IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Bengals (2-5) lost to South Dakota 4-3 at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Boise. Boise State will face South Dakota (4-3) at 9 a.m. Sunday.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Justin Strings scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made three assists to help the Hornets rally and sweep the season series against the Vandals.

Cody Demps scored 18 points, Dreon Bartlett scored 12 off the bench and the Hornets (11-14, 4-10) shot 56.8 percent in the second half in ending a four-game skid.

Trailing 30-22 at halftime, the Hornets rallied to a 58-54 lead on Jeff Wu’s 3-pointer amid a 16-4 run, then led 60-58 after Demps’ free throw with 3:12 to go.

Perrion Callendret’s free throw pulled the Vandals within 67-65 with 10 seconds left, but Trevis Jackson split a pair of free throws for the Hornets. Callendret missed a 3 with 1 second left.

Callandret scored 14 points for the Vandals (17-11, 9-6), who lost to the Hornets 65-63 on Jan. 28. Saturday night’s loss ended a three-game win streak.


CEDAR CITY, Utah — Ethan Telfair scored 31 points with six rebounds and six assists to help the Bengals cruise over the Thunderbirds.

Telfair was 9-of-21 from the field and made all 10 of his free-throw attempts. Gary Chivichyan had 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four 3-pointers, Geno Luzcando scored 15 points and Ben Wilson grabbed 12 rebounds for Idaho State (14-12, 9-5 Big Sky), which has won 4-of-5. The Bengals shot over 56 percent, including 8-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Southern Utah (4-21, 2-13) was led by James McGee with 18 points. Casey Oliverson added 10 points. After a close start, Idaho State used a 10-2 spurt late in the first half to lead 42-29 at the break. The Bengals then opened the second half with a 15-6 run to lead 57-35 and coasted past the Thunderbirds.