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Area men’s basketball: Puget Sound wins, snapping long losing streak vs. Whitworth

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

From staff reports

Jimmy Wohrer totaled 29 points and 10 rebounds and Puget Sound beat Whitworth 87-72 Saturday in Tacoma, snapping a 23-game losing streak to the Pirates dating back nearly 10 years.

Stellan Roberts contributed 18 points for the Loggers (12-13, 8-8 Northwest Conference), who clinched the fourth and final seed to the NWC Tournament.

Puget Sound’s previous win over Whitworth was March 7, 2009, in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Kyle Roach scored 24 points for Whitworth (20-5, 12-4).

Ben College added 16 points, Jordan Lester scored 12 and Jared Christy nabbed 11 rebounds for the Pirates, who struggled on offense, shooting 25 of 65 (38.5 percent) from the floor.

Whitworth earned the No. 2 seed and will host No. 3 seed Linfield in the semifinals on Thursday.

North Idaho 128, Blue Mountain 85: Emmitt Taylor scored 32 points on nine 3-pointers, Nate Pryor also scored 32, and the Cardinals (23-2, 12-0 NWAC) beat the Timberwolves (4-19, 2-10) in Coeur d’Alene.

RayQuan Evans and Phillip Malatare added 19 points apiece for NIC, which pushed its winning streak to 14. Malatare also had 12 assists.

Mekhi Foreman scored 38 points on 7-of-9 3-point shooting, leading Blue Mountain.

The Cardinals visit Walla Walla on Monday.

CC Spokane 75, Wenatchee Valley 69: Dedrick Pakootas scored 21 points and the Sasquatch (18-8, 9-4) beat the Knights (12-11, 4-8) in Wenatchee.

Anthony Parker totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Garrett White added 15 points for CCS.

Malik Parsons posted 22 points and 11 rebounds for Wenatchee Valley.

CCS travels to play North Idaho on Wednesday.

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