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North Idaho 64, Big Bend 41
The Lady Vikes fell to 3-8 in the East Region on Wednesday night with a 64-41 loss to North Idaho College. The Cardinals are currently tied for third place in the region with Wenatchee Valley.
Big Bend stayed in the game early only trailing by 4 points after the first quarter, but NIC would increase their lead to double-figures and take a 17-point lead into the locker room. The blue and green had a tough time trying to put a dent in that lead the rest of the night eventually taking the loss at home.
Maelyn Mace led the offensive charge for Big Bend with 13 points (3 rebounds 2 steals) while Savana Stephenson put together a solid performance of 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Anna Yarbro continued her consistent play on the glass grabbing double-digit (10) rebounds and also adding 9 points. Yarbro is averaging 13.1 rebounds per game, third-best in NWAC, and currently leads the conference with a total of 315.
The Lady Vikes (11-13, 3-8) look to bounce back from a two-game skid when they host a tough Yakima Valley (18-6, 8-3) squad on Saturday.
North Idaho 85, Big Bend 47
The Runnin' Vikes were nearly doubled-up by halftime by visiting North Idaho College and the Cardinals continued their scoring barrage in the second half to remain undefeated in the NWAC East Region.
Jonathan Thomas was the only player wearing blue and green to reach double figures in the scorebook finishing with 12 points (4 rebounds, 2 steals).
The Runnin' Vikes (8-17, 2-9) will try and get back into the win column after losing seven of their last eight games on Saturday when they host Yakima Valley (8-14, 5-6).
Saturday's games will be streaming live on the NWAC Sports Network at www.nwacsportsnetwork.com/bigbend. The women's game will tip-off at 2 p.m. and the men will follow at 4 p.m.