Symons notches 100th win as Cards coach

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Courtesy photo North Idaho College men’s basketball players and coaches gather for a photo to celebrate the 100th win for Corey Symons, second from left, as NIC coach. Symons is in his fourth season as head coach of the Cardinals, who beat Treasure Valley Community College of Ontario, Ore., 100-87 on Saturday at NIC’s Rolly Williams Court.

• MEN’S BASKETBALL

COEUR d’ALENE — Freshman RayQuan Evans had 42 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead North Idaho College past Treasure Valley Community College of Ontario, Ore., 100-87 in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at Rolly Williams Court on Saturday.

“RayQuan played pretty special tonight,” NIC coach Corey Symons said. “We didn’t have the best night defensively, but figured out how to score some more points.”

With the win, Symons reached 100 wins in his fourth season as coach.

NIC (19-5, 9-2 NWAC) and Walla Walla (19-5, 9-2) are tied for East Region lead with five games remaining.

Jarod Greene had 15 points and 11 rebounds for NIC, which outrebounded Treasure Valley 51-31 in the game.

“Jarod was really big tonight with seven offensive rebounds,” said Symons, whose team had 22 offensive rebounds. “He played some really big minutes tonight and has been playing really well for us.”

NIC hosts Big Bend on Wednesday.

Rodarius Mitchell scored 20 points for Treasure Valley (8-14, 4-7).

TREASURE VALLEY

Edo Okafor 2-6 0-1 4, Tyus Jefferson 4-9 2-2 10, Mekhi Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Landon Jones 2-6 3-7 9, Rodarius Mitchell 6-15 5-6 20, Jarek Schetzle 4-5 3-4 11, De’Marco Alexander 4-8 0-1 11, Hunter Bailey 3-8 0-0 7, Braxton Bailey 5-8 2-2 15. Totals 30-65 15-23 87.

NORTH IDAHO

RayQuan Evans 13-20 13-16 42, Brody Lundblad 0-0 0-0 0, Milan Lester 0-0 0-0 0, Aushanti Potts-Woods 3-6 2-2 10, Iaian McLaughlin 0-2 1-2 1, Jalen Burkett 1-9 6-6 8, Charles Williams 2-7 0-1 5, Jarod Greene 4-8 7-7 15, Jacob Cowley 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler Brimhall 4-11 3-4 14, Seth Christiaens 0-0 0-0 0, Keegan Crosby 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 29-66 32-38 100.

Halftime — NIC 48-43. 3-point goals — TVCC 12-38 (Okafor 0-1, Jefferson 0-5, Jones 2-6, Mitchell 3-10, Alexander 2-6, H. Bailey 1-4, B. Bailey 3-6), NIC 10-17 (Evans 3-4, Potts-Woods 2-4, Williams 1-4, Brimhall 3-4, Crosby 1-1). Rebounds — TVCC 31 (Schetzle 6), NIC 51 (Evans 13). Assists — TVCC 20 (Jefferson 5), NIC 16 (Evans, Burkett, Brimall 4). Team fouls — TVCC 26, NIC 19. Fouled out — Schetzle, B. Bailey.

• WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

North Idaho 65

Treasure Valley 50

COEUR d’ALENE — Cierra Dvorak had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Cardinals in a Northwest Athletic Conference win over the Chukars of Ontario, Ore., at Rolly Williams Court.

“We just gave them heck and they struggled to get anything going offensively,” said NIC coach Chris Carlson, whose team forced 37 turnovers in the game. “Our defensive effort was really good and CC (Dvorak) was able to get loose down the court and get to the rim and had a nice game in that respect.”

NIC extended its win streak to six games, outscoring Treasure Valley 22-5 in the third quarter.

“I was a little nervous,” Carlson said. “They started chipping back in the fourth and I was having flashbacks to last year (NIC led by 17 and lost the game), so I was a little fired up. We got a nice win and opened up a game lead on them. It was a nice step for us tonight.”

Ronnie Harris had 14 points and six steals for NIC (16-7, 7-4 NWAC), which hosts Big Bend of Moses Lake on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Cardinals are currently third in the East Region.

Paige Vorwaller had 13 points for Treasure Valley (11-11, 6-5).

TREASURE VALLEY

Ashley Wheatley 1-1 0-0 2, Haddee Reynolds 1-6 0-0 3, Mia Berenguer 1-6 0-0 3, Lissette Saenz 0-6 0-2 0, Holle Raymond 2-4 1-2 5, Shaylee Gilchrist 5-7 0-0 12, Madalyn Tucker 0-0 0-0 0, Tara Chamberlain 2-4 0-0 4, Paige Vorwaller 4-8 4-4 13, Taylor Whitney 3-8 2-2 8. Total 19-50 7-10 50.

NORTH IDAHO

Lana Berg 2-6 2-2 7, Cierra Dvorak 6-18 7-8 19, Ronnie Harris 6-13 2-2 14, Shae Logozzo 3-7 0-0 9, Shelby Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Whitney Meier 2-8 2-2 6, Zosha Krupa 0-0 0-0 0, Kelsey Auer 2-11 0-0 4, Sydney Hovde 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 24-68 13-14 65.

Treasure Valley 16 12 5 17 — 50

North Idaho 13 20 22 10 — 65

3-point goals — TVCC 5-21 (Reynolds 1-5, Berenguer 1-4, Saenz 0-5, Raymond 0-1, Gilchrist 2-3, Vorwaller 1-2, Whitney 0-1), NIC 4-18 (Berg 1-2, Dvorak 0-2, Harris 0-3, Logozzo 3-5, Meier 0-2, Auer 0-3). Rebounds — TVCC 42 (Gilchrist 9), NIC 35 (Hovde 8). Assists — TVCC 14 (Saenz 4), NIC 11 (Dvorak 4). Team fouls — TVCC 14, NIC 17. Fouled out — none.

• WRESTLING

NIC to compete at

West Districts today

OREGON CITY, Ore. — The North Idaho College wrestling team, ranked eighth in the Feb. 6 NJCAA poll, competes in the West District tournament (formerly Region 18 tournament) today at Clackamas Community College.

NIC’s team is comprised of Esco Walker (125 pounds), Nicholas Hara (133), Austin Iorga (141), Brent Evans (149), Thomas Stevenson (157), Jacob Swift (165), Trager Abatti (174), Levi Perry (184), Tate Grover (197) and Damian Trujillo (285). Both Evans and Trujillo are the top seed in their respective weight classes.

The top three from each weight class, as well as a number of wild cards advance to the NJCAA tournament Feb. 23-24 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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