The Broncos couldn’t overcome a slow start, losing to Wyoming 82-58 on Saturday afternoon. The Cowgirls opened on a 13-0 run and led wire-to-wire as Boise State shot 30.1 percent. Marijke Vanderschaaf scored a team-high 12 points for BSU (16-8, 9-4 MW), putting up 10 of those points in the fourth quarter and going 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
BSU SOFTBALL: Bradley rallied for a 4-2 win over the Broncos (0-5) to wrap up the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
BSU INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: David Elliott ran the men’s mile in 3 minutes, 57.68 seconds for a victory at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Elliott’s time is a school record and the third-fastest time in Mountain West history. Allie Ostrander won the women’s 3,000 meters in 8:54.27, giving her another Mountain West record. Her time is the third-fastest on an oversize track in indoor collegiate history, and regardless of track size it’s the 10th-fastest in indoor collegiate history. At the Boise State Challenge in Nampa, the Broncos had four winners: Chassity Love in the women’s 200 meters (25.16), Dusty Fisher in the men’s 400 (48.40), Sadi Henderson in the women’s 800 (2:14.01), and Kelsi Lasota in the women’s 3,000 (10:27.60).
BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: Utah beat the Broncos 6-1 in Salt Lake City. Hanna Kantenwein scored the lone win for BSU (2-3), winning her No. 1 singles match 7-5, 2-6, 10-2.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: Joey Nebeker (Melba High) matched the game-high with 27 points and added 11 rebounds as the Coyotes (16-11, 11-7 Cascade) beat Oregon Tech 78-76 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
C OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Oregon Tech stormed to a 75-60 victory over the Coyotes in Klamath Falls, Ore. Ryleigh Swagerty scored a game-high 18 points for the C of I (8-16, 7-11 Cascade).
C OF I BASEBALL: The Coyotes (9-1) split a doubleheader with Puget Sound in Caldwell, losing 9-5 and winning 12-1.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S BASKETBALL: St. Martin’s routed the Crusaders 98-68 in Nampa. Joel Devastey led NNU (7-15, 3-13 GNAC) with 21 points.
NNU SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (4-5) split a twinbill with the Academy of Art in Brisbane, Calif., losing 6-5 before winning 5-4.
Idaho stays in hunt for Big Sky bye, top North Dakota
MOSCOW — Chad Sherwood and Nahshon George each scored 11 points Saturday night, and the Idaho men’s basketball team converted 6-of-7 from the line in the final three minutes to hold off North Dakota 65-64 and remain in the hunt for one of four first-round byes in the Big Sky Conference tournament.
The Vandals have now won four of their past five and earned a season sweep of the Fighting Hawks, with both games decided by three points.
The teams played to a 22-22 draw in the first half and neither team could hold the lead until Sherwood drilled a 3-pointer and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added a layup to give Idaho a 49-44 advantage it never relinquished.
Idaho (16-10, 8-5) shot 51.1 percent from the field (23-45) and held a 38-21 advantage on the boards. Drick Bernstine and Corey Baldwin each scored 15 points to pace North Dakota (12-12, 7-6).
Idaho State holds on to beat Sacramento State
POCATELLO — Kyle Ingram and Gary Chivichyan made two layups in the final 70 seconds to thwart Sacramento State’s comeback bid as the Idaho State men’s basketball team held on for a 66-64 win on Saturday night.
Sacramento State’s Cody Demps drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds left and missed a three-quarter court heave as time expired.
Ethan Telfair led Idaho State (13-11, 8-4 Big Sky) with 19 points, eight assists and three steals. Geno Luzcando had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Wilson grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bengals, who have won seven of their last eight games.
Idaho State had a 58-47 lead with 9:04 left. Jeff Wu nailed a trey to start 12-2 run and the Hornets closed to 60-59 with 4:13 left but they only got two more points before Demps hit the trey.
Justin Strings had a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Sacramento State (10-13, 3-9).
IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals lost to Sacramento State 83-62 on the road. Brooke Blair scored 22 to lead ISU (11-12, 6-6 Big Sky).