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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cardinals sweep NWAC Crossover Tournament foes


Six Cardinals scored in double figures as North Idaho College ran away from Chemeketa Community College 109-73 Sunday, Dec.15th, in the final day of the NWAC Crossover Tournament at Christianson Gymnasium. The three-day event was sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express. NIC bolted out to a 57-39 halftime lead and never looked back in winning their 10th game of the year against no losses. Sophomore Jaden Dewar led the charge with 16 points. Sophomores Nate Pryor, Phillip Malatare, and Joey Naccarato, all tallied 14 points as did freshman Terrance Marigney. Sophomore Yusuf Mohamed added 12 points.

On Saturday, Jaden Dewar scored the first 11 points for North Idaho College in their 120-75 rout of Bellevue College. The sophomore hit 10 of 11 shots from the field to finish with a team-high 21 points. Yusuf Mohamed was lights out as well; connecting on seven of eight shots for his 19 points. In all, the Cards hit 66% of their field-goal attempts. Sophomore Emmitt Taylor III was five of nine from beyond the arc for 17 points, and sophomores Joey Naccarato and Marcus Austin chipped in 13 points and 12 points respectively.

In Friday’s tournament opener, Nate Pryor was unstoppable. The sophomore was 12 of 19 from the field for a season-high 32 points as NIC blasted South Puget Sound 111-82. Four other Cardinals finished in double figures. Yusuf Mohamed was five of seven from the field and six for six from the free throw line, finishing with 17 points. Emmitt Taylor III was deadly from the three-point stripe—hitting four of seven to finish with 14 points. Sophomores James Carlson and Phillip Malatare also added 10 points apiece. Next action for North Idaho College (10-0) is December 28-30 at the Pima Invitational in Tuscon, Arizona.

12/28 6:00 PM PST Pima Community College
12/29 2:00 PM PST Central Arizona
12/30 11:00 AM PST Cochise College

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