Cardinal men stay on top

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Markus Golder had 23 points and 10 rebounds as North Idaho College beat the Big Bend Community College Vikings 101-82 in a Northwest Athletic Conference East Region game on Wednesday night.

With the win, NIC (21-3, 9-2 NWAC) remains tied with Spokane (20-4, 9-2) for the East Region lead, with the two scheduled face off on Saturday at Rolly Williams Court at 4 p.m.

Sam Dowd had 17 points and 10 assists for NIC, which led 50-46 at halftime before outscoring Big Bend 51-36 in the second half to pull away. Niko Bevans scored 19 points for NIC.

Leo Behrand scored 28 points for Big Bend (16-9, 8-4), which is fourth in the region.

NORTH IDAHO

Sam Dowd 5-8 6-8 17, Tyrus Hosley 0-3 0-0 0, Niko Bevans 7-10 5-8 19, Adam Gotelli 4-6 2-4 14, Jalen Burkett 5-6 1-1 11, Markus Golder 7-14 6-6 23, Drew Sheridan 0-2 0-0 0, Zaequan Satterthwaite 6-7 1-2 14, Dalen Erickson 1-2 0-0 3, Jordan Henderson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 35-60 16-21 101.

BIG BEND

Blake Dittman 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Shepherd 4-11 3-5 14, Collin Ahmann 2-4 1-2 7, Jaleel Holdford 0-0 0-0 0, Garret Wendt 0-3 0-0 0, Leo Behrend 10-20 2-2 28, Austin Henry 0-1 0-0 0, Joey Andrews 0-3 0-0 0, Jacob McCord 3-9 3-4 10, Josh Erickson 6-13 0-0 18, Jai Jai Ely 1-7 2-2 5, Kaleb Whitlock 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-72 11-15 82.

Halftime — NIC 50-46. 3-point goals — NIC 15-29 (Dowd 1-2, Hosley 0-2, Bevans 5-8, Gotelli 4-6, Golder 3-6, Satterthwaite 1-1, Erickson 1-2, Henderson 0-2), BBCC 19-53 (Shepherd 3-9, Ahmann 2-4, Wendt 0-3, Behrend 6-14, Henry 0-1, Andrews 0-2, McCord 1-2, Erickson 6-12, Ely 1-5, Whitlock 0-1). Rebounds — NIC 40 (Golder 10), BBCC 36 (Behrend 8). Assists — NIC 18 (Dowd 12), BBCC 19 (Ely 10). Team fouls — NIC 15, BBCC 17. Fouled out — McCord.

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North Idaho 67

Big Bend 60

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Whitney Meier scored 21 points and Cierra Dvorak had 11 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the Cardinals past the Vikings NWAC East Region win.

Sophomore Charity Marlatt had 18 points and seven rebounds for NIC (12-10, 5-6 NWAC), which hosts the Community Colleges of Spokane on Saturday at Rolly Williams Court.

Big Bend is 11-14, 3-9.

NORTH IDAHO

Cierra Dvorak 2-11 6-6 11, Kassin Hopkins 1-5 2-2 4, Eilish Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Shelby Jordan 0-3 0-0-2 0, Whitney Meier 8-14 1-2 21, Shayna Allert 0-8 2-2 2, Kaitlyn Christianson 1-2 1-2 3, Giavanna Sorn 4-13 0-0 8, Charity Marlatt 7-11 4-8 18. Totals 23-69 16-24 67.

BIG BEND

Sunnie Martinez 2-9 0-0 5, Hailey Garrity 3-8 0-0 6, Emily Allan 2-12 5-9 9, Kenzie Call 0-0 0-0 0, Kelsey Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Callie Gronning 4-13 1-2 9, Reinee Rockett 4-8 4-5 14, Maryah Tipping 5-12 2-4 12, Madison Wilcox 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 21-66 15-24 60.

North Idaho 29 9 10 19 — 67

Big Bend 12 11 12 25 — 60

3-point goals — NIC 5-21 (Dvorak 1-2, Hopkins 0-1, Smith 0-2, Jordan 0-1, Meier 4-9, Allert 0-5, Marlatt 0-1), BBCC 3-19 (Martinez 1-8, Allan 0-3, Gronning 0-4, Rockett 2-4). Rebounds — NIC 46 (Dvorak 9), BBCC 57 (Allan 13). Assists — NIC 14 (Dvorak 8), BBCC 14 (Martinez 6). Team fouls — NIC 18, BBCC 18. Fouled out — Garrity.

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