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ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington’s young team continued to show few signs of inexperience Saturday at Nicholson Pavilion.

The Wildcats started hot and remained unbeaten with an 80-48 rout of California State, San Bernardino, led by 16 points from sophomore Kassidy Malcolm. Freshman Samantha Bowman, a former Zillah standout, added six points with a game-high 13 rebounds off the bench for CWU.

Central led 22-8 after one quarter and freshman Brianna Phiakhamngon scored 12 points as one of four players in double figures.

CSUSB — Jasmine Sauser 5-15 2-2 12, Bibb 2-6 0-1 4, Cain 1-8 0-0 3, Walker-Brown 1-4 1-2 3, Knox 0-4 0-0 0, Tehya Burroughs 4-9 2-2 11, Clark 2-5 1-2 5, Taylor 1-1 0-0 3, Coleman 1-3 0-0 3, Russell 1-5 0-0 2, Williams 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 19-64 6-9 48.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Kassidy Malcolm 7-10 2-2 16, Taylor Shaw 5-10 0-0 13, Kaelie Flores 4-11 1-2 11, Mensing 1-2 2-2 4, Alexis Pana 1-2 0-0 2, Brianna Phiakhamngon 3-10 4-6 12, Richardson 4-10 0-0 9, Bowman 2-4 2-2 6, Aliyah Pana 1-3 0-0 3, Lancaster 1-3 0-0 2, Otteson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 20-66 11-14 80.

CSUSB 8 13 20 7 — 48

CWU 22 22 23 13 — 80

3-Point goals—CSUSB 4-14 (Burroughs 1-1, Taylor 1-1, Coleman 1-1, Cain 1-7, Walker-Brown 0-1, Williams 0-1), CWU 9-19 (Shaw 3-6, Phiakhamngon 2-3, Flores 2-4, Richardson 1-2, Aliyah Pana 1-3, Malcolm 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—CSUSB, 34 (Sauser 6), CWU 50 (Bowman 13). Assists—CSUSB 9 (Bibb 2, Cain 2, Coleman 2, Russell 2), CWU 23 (Alexis Pana). Steals—CSUSB 6 (Taylor 2), CWU 7 (Lancaster 2). Turnovers—CSUSB 12, CWU 9. Total fouls—CSUSB 14, CWU 12.

 

CBC edges Yaks

Former Granger High standout Alexis Castro scored 12 of her game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to help rally Columbia Basin College to a 79-77 victory over Yakima Valley College in the YVC Tipoff Classic on Saturday at Sherar Gym.

YVC (1-1) led 62-54 after three quarters.

Five players scored in double figures for the Yaks, led by Kalli Willett’s 16 points. Nicole Ramussen had 12 points and five rebounds, Trista Takes Enemy had 12 points, Kamri Von Oelhoffen 11 points and Chehalis Aleck 10.

COLUMBIA BASIN — Myers 3-6 1-2 7, Martineau 3-10 2-3 9, Alexis Castro 9-15 8-9 29, Morfin 3-7 1-2 8, Sara Ramirez 5-11 6-9 16, Arellano 1-8 0-0 2, Gutierrez 0-1 2-2 2, Gregg 0-1 1-2 1, Haugen 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 26-63 21-29 79.

YAKIMA VALLEY — Nicole Rasmussen 6-14 0-0 14, Kalli Willett 5-8 6-8 16, Skyles 0-0 0-0 0, Kamri Von Oelhoffen 4-11 2-2 11, Chehalis Aleck 5-6 0-1 10, Holt 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Trista Takes Enemy 6-15 0-0 12, Hart 2-5 2-2 8. Totals 31-67 10-11 77.

CBC 17 18 19 25 — 79

YVC 21 23 18 15 — 77

3-Point goals—CBC 6-21 (Castro 3-8, Haugen 1-2, Martineau 1-3, Morfin 1-3, Gregg 0-1, Myers 0-2, Ramirez 0-2), YVC 5-29 (Hart 2-3, Rasmussen 2-8, Von Oelhoffen 1-6, Willett 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Holt 0-3, Takes Enemy 0-5). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—CBC, 37 (Ramirez 13), YVC 27 (Rasmussen 5). Assists—CBC 5, YVC 14 (Willett, Johnson, Takes Enemy 3). Steals—CBC 8 (Castro 3), YVC 8 (Rasmussen 3). Turnovers—CBC 18, YVC 17. Total fouls—CBC 13, YVC 24.

Saturday’s other games: Walla Walla 71, Wenatchee Valley 63; Southwestern Oregon 89, Grays Harbor 74; Mt. Hood 83, Chemeketa 79.

 

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Central falls in OT

SEATTLE — Jake Conor made four free throws in the final 15 seconds of overtime to help Westminster College hold off Central Washington 100-97 in a wild back-and-forth game Saturday in the Sodexo Classic at Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavilion.

Malik Montoya led five Wildcats in double figures with 24 points. He also had five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Gamuan Boykin, Jackson Price and Matt Poquette added 13 points apiece, and Jeryn Lucas had 12 for Central, now 2-2. Boykin forced overtime when he made a jumper with 42 seconds left in regulation.

Brandon Warr had 21 points, 16 rebounds and five assists to lead Westminster.

Connor finished with 20 points and seven assists.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Malik Montoya 8-13 5-6 24, Gamuan Boykin 5-10 3-6 13, Jackson Price 3-11 4-5 13, Lucas 4-7 1-2 12, Cola 4-4 1-3 9, Matt Poquette 5-8 2-6 13, Carr 1-2 2-2 5, Hudson 2-2 0-0 4, Nelson 1-1 0-0 2, Austin 0-1 2-2 2, Pope 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-60 20-32 97.

WESTMINSTER — Brandon Warr 8-19 4-5 21, Jake Connor 5-9 5-6 20, Travis Devashrayee 4-6 2-2 11, Ely 2-6 1-2 6, McCord 2-4 2-2 6, Alec Monson 6-7 2-3 16, Joonas Tahvanainen 6-11 3-5 15, James Walljasper 1-1 0-0 3, Dow 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-65 19-25 100.

Halftime—CWU 45-44. End of regulation—Tied 83-83. 3-Point goals—CWU 11-26 (Montoya 3-5, Lucas 3-5, Price 3-9, Poquette 1-2, Carr 1-2, Boykin 0-1, Austin 0-1, Pope 0-1), WC 11-20 (Connor 5-9, Monson 2-2, Walljasper 1-1, Ely 1-2, Devashrayee 1-3, Warr 1-3). Fouled out—Nelson, Warr. Rebounds—CWU 27 (Montoya 5), WC 45 (Warr 16). Assists—CWU 16 (Price 5), WC 26 (Connor 7). Steals—CWU 7 (Montoya, Pope 2), WC 2. Turnovers—CWU 9, WC 16. Total fouls—CWU 24, WC 26.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Soleim 5th at regionals

BILLINGS, Mont. — Central Washington’s Nicole Soleim earned a trip to nationals with her fifth-place finish in Saturday’s NCAA Div. II West Regional Championships at Amend Park.

Soleim, a sophomore from Kentwood, covered the 6,000-meter course in 21 minutes, 19 seconds to earn an automatic berth in the national meet on Dec. 1 in Slippery Rock, Pa.

CWU senior Alexa Shindruk placed eighth in 21:27 and will find out Monday if she has earned an at-large selection to the national meet.

WOMEN

Team scores: Alaska Anchorage 66, Simon Fraser 85, Chico State 88. Local: 10, Central Washington 256.

Winner: Emmah Chelimo (UAA) 20:57 (6,000 meters). CWU: 5, Nicole Soleim 21:19 (automatic individual qualifier). 8, Alexa Shindruk 21:27; 65, Molly Mattson 22:32; 91, Delaney Clem 23:06; 92, Madison Child 23:06.

MEN

Team scores: Chico State 39, Simon Fraser 63, Alaska Anchorage 116. Local: 10, Central Washington 351.

Winner: Eddie King (CSUC) 30:49 (10,000 meters). CWU: 41, Corbin Carlton 32:08; 66, Trevor Allen 32:41; 73, Turlan Morlan 32:48; 87, Tyler Humphries 33:10; 93, Henry Milodragovich 33:21.