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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Back to Back in the NWAC

3/18/19

North Idaho College powered their way to a 104-73 victory over Walla Walla Community College Sunday night at Everett CC, claiming their second-consecutive Northwest Athletic Conference title. Clackamas CC last accomplished that feat in 2009 & 2010.

The Warriors, behind early 3-point shooting success, lead 33-31 with just over 6 minutes remaining in the first half,  but the Cardinals (31-2), the top scoring team in the NWAC (114 points per game), turned on the jets with a 18-5 run, led by the 22 first-half points of sophomore RayQuan Evans to lead at the half, 49-38. In the final 20 minutes, it was the Alphonso Anderson show. The sophomore wing poured in 22 points, including several dunks and the Cardinals defense held Walla Walla to just 29% shooting to claim the title going away.

Both Evans and Anderson finished with 32 points. Evans, the Tournament MVP for the 2nd-consecutive year, also handed out 6 assists and had 2 steals.  Anderson, voted to the All-Tournament 1st team, added 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 steals. Freshman Nate Pryor, also named to the 1st-team and sophomore Jarod Greene each tossed in 15 points. Greene added 9 rebounds as NIC out rebounded the Warriors (22-11) 45-31.

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2019 NWAC Tournament Awards 

MVP – RayQuan Evans, North Idaho
Most Inspirational - Iain McLaughlin, North Idaho

First Team 
Nate Pryor, North Idaho
Alphonso Anderson, North Idaho
Damon Thacker, Walla Walla
Jake Albright, Walla Walla
Tarik Cool, Lane

Second Team 
Emmitt Taylor III, North Idaho
Lucas Wilson, Lane
Lezjon Bonds, Lane
Garrett White, Spokane
Samaad Hector, Lower Columbia


More Information

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Corey Symons
(208) 769-3352 or Corey.Symons@nic.edu

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