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Idaho colleges roundup (Feb. 27): Two Boise State wrestlers take Pac-12 titles

Geordan Martinez became the first Bronco to win Pac-12 championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons, and Chris Castillo won in his final conference tournament as Boise State placed fifth Saturday night.

Martinez beat Arizona State’s Matt Kraus for the second straight year in the final, this time at 149 pounds, to clinch a berth into the NCAA Championships next month in New York. Castillo will make his first nationals appearance after beating ASU’s Oliver Pierce in overtime at 157.

Rami Haddadin (third, 125), Taylor West (fourth, 165) and Austin Dewey (Centennial High; second, 174) came one match short of reaching the NCAAs. Haddadin and Dewey lost matches between the second- and third-place finishers for the second NCAA allocation at their weights.

Oregon State won its fifth straight team title.

BSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego scored a season-high 20 points, and the Broncos (17-10, 10-6) clinched a first-round bye for the Mountain West Tournament with a 68-63 win over San Diego State at Taco Bell Arena.

BSU TRACK AND FIELD: Freshman Alexis Fuller won the 800 meters on the final day, helping the Broncos place a program-best third at the Mountain West indoor championships in Albuquerque, N.M. , BSU scored 71 1/2 points, 43 1/2 behind champion Colorado State. Senior David Elliott led the men with a victory in the mile; BSU finished sixth with 64 points.

BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (3-11) earned their third straight victory at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Ala., beating Stanford 9-1 in six innings.

BSU MEN’S TENNIS: The 67th-ranked Broncos (7-7) lost to No. 48 Auburn 4-2 at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals (20-8, 12-4) lost to Eastern Washington 84-70 in Cheney, Wash., relinquishing second place in the Big Sky to the Eagles (19-9, 13-3) with two games left.

IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals (13-14, 6-10 Big Sky) lost to Montana State 82-80 in overtime in Bozeman, Mont.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (8-18, 4-16 GNAC) completed their season with an 80-55 loss to Alaska in Nampa.

NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (6-7) split with Eastern Oregon in Nampa, losing 7-6 and winning 6-0.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Yotes (14-4, 2-1 NAIA West) took 2-of-3 from Corban in Keizer, Ore. The C of I won the conclusion of Friday’s suspended game 6-3, lost 2-0 and won 9-7 in 10 innings.

Big Sky men’s basketball

IDAHO 66, EASTERN WASHINGTON 62: In Moscow, Victor Sanders scored 16 points, Chris Sarbaugh added 12 and Idaho’s defense helped the Vandals (18-11, 10-6) beat the Eagles (16-12, 10-6). Sanders made three free throws with 1:27 remaining to put the Vandals up by three points.

IDAHO STATE 76, MONTANA STATE 69: In Pocatello, Ethan Telfair scored 31 points to lead the Bengals (15-13, 10-6) past the Bobcats (12-16, 7-9 Big Sky). Telfair made six 3-pointers and added six rebounds and four assists. Geno Luzcando chipped in 14 points for the Bengals.

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