Shalen Shaw recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Broncos to a 61-48 victory over Air Force on Saturday afternoon at Taco Bell Arena. Shaw has the most double-doubles in a single season since Lauren Lenhardt had seven in 2012-13. BSU (16-6, 9-2 MW) opened on a 13-0 run and never trailed. The Broncos led by double digits most of the way — up 16 at halftime and by as many as 26 points late in the fourth quarter. The Broncos clinched their third consecutive winning season and remain in sole possession of third place in the Mountain West.
BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos won the top five singles spots in a 6-1 victory over Idaho State in Pocatello. BSU (2-2) swept the doubles to earn the doubles point.
BSU TRACK & FIELD: The Broncos won four events on the second day of the Jacksons/NB Indoor Invitational at the Idaho Sports Center in Nampa. Chassity Love won the women’s 60 meters (7.73 seconds) and 200 (24.78), Alexandru Terpezan claimed the men’s 200 (24.78), and Jordan Ward won the women’s high jump (5 feet, 5.25 inches).
BSU CROSS COUNTRY: Miler Haller placed second at the USATF Junior Cross Country Championships at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Bend, Ore., completing the 8k course in 26:16. With his performance, Haller earns an automatic spot on the U.S. team in the 2016 APA Pan American Cross Country Cup. The event will take place in Caraballeda, Venezuela, on March 5.
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COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: Mason Stidham (Eagle High) and Kaleb Price combined on a nine-inning no-hitter as the Coyotes rolled to a 13-0 win over Minot State in Caldwell. It’s the first no-no by the Yotes since 1958. The C of I (7-0) swept the doubleheader, winning the first game 13-10.
C OF I MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes dominated Multnomah in a 91-58 victory in Caldwell, clinching a spot in the Cascade Conference tournament. Joey Nebeker (Melba High) scored 22 points for the C of I (15-11, 10-7 CCC), while Marck Coffin had 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
C OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Petra Lumpert and Haylee Burnham scored 11 points apiece to lead the Coyotes past Multnomah 71-57 in Caldwell. All 11 players scored for the C of I (8-15, 7-10 Cascade). Burnham also had a career-high seven steals.
C OF I SKIING: Both teams won their seventh straight Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference qualifier slalom races at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Area in Wenatchee, Wash. Anton Waller earned the win for the men (1:25.35), while Anna Granhed claimed the title for the women (1:32.47) .
C OF I WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Coyotes (0-2) lost to Lewis-Clark State 9-0 in Lewiston.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (7-14, 3-12 GNAC) lost to Montana State Billings 75-54 on the road.
NNU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Western Washington beat the Crusaders 97-90 in Nampa. Ellie Logan led NNU (8-12 overall, 6-8 GNAC) with 24 points.
NNU TRACK & FIELD: Lexi Tubbs won the 60-meter hurdles at the Jackson’s/NB Boise Indoor Invitational in 8.85 seconds — .01 of a second off the NCAA provisional qualifying standard of 8.84.
NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders (1-1) beat Corban 8-4 and lost to Lewis-Clark State 5-3 in the Guardian Plumbing, Heating & A/C Tournament in Lewiston.
NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (3-2) beat Western New Mexico 6-2 and lost to New Mexico Highlands 6-5 at the Desert Stinger Classic in Las Vegas. NNU lost to Cal State Dominguez Hills 11-9 late Friday night.
Northern Arizona holds off Idaho men’s basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 to snap a seven-game skid.
Marcus DeBerry hit a 3 to stretch the Lumberjacks’ lead to 69-61 with 2:45 remaining. Idaho used a 6-0 spurt, but Yanku and Ako Kaluna each made one of two free throws to push Northern Arizona’s (4-18, 2-9 Big Sky Conference) lead to 71-67 with 20 seconds left.
Idaho’s Arkadiy Mkrtychyan converted a 3-point play with four seconds to go, but Torry Johnson answered with a free throw to make it a two-point game.
The Vandals’ Pat Ingram then missed a 3-point attempt as time expired.
Mkrtychyan scored 15 points to lead Idaho (14-10, 6-5). Ty Egbert had 11 points, and Nate Sherwood finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Idaho held a 46-29 rebounding advantage.
IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals won their fourth straight game, topping Northern Arizona 76-59 in Moscow. Mikayla Ferenz tallied a season-high 25 points to lead Idaho (17-6, 9-2 Big Sky).
Luzcando, Idaho State men’s basketball blitz Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. — For the second time in three games, Geno Luzcando tied his career high scoring 30 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the field as Idaho State dismantled Northern Colorado 90-57 on Saturday night.
Idaho State (11-11, 6-4) broke free from a 12-all tie with a 24-6 run capped a Luzcando’s 3 with 4:38 left before halftime. The Bengals led 45-24 at the half.
The second half started with Idaho State using a 15-4 run — capped by Gary Chivichyan’s 3 — to build a commanding 60-28 lead with 14:56 to play.
Kyle Ingram scored 13 points for Idaho State, Chivichyan had 12 and Ethan Telfair added 11 points and seven assists.
Anthony Johnson led Northern Colorado (8-11, 5-6) with 16 points and Ibrahim Sylla added 11. The Bears shot 2 for 18 from 3-point range.
Northern Colorado entered the game averaging 75 points a game, but surrendering 80.2 per contest.
ISU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Northern Colorado beat the Bengals 61-59 in Pocatello. Apiphany Woods led ISU (10-11, 3-7 Big Sky) with 11 points. This is the sixth-straight game that has been decided by five points or less for the Bengals and the third-straight loss by three points or less.