AREA COLLEGES: Cougars bow to Utah

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PULLMAN — The Washington State women’s basketball team fell to Utah 72-68 on Friday night despite 17 points apiece from Chanelle Molina and Alexys Swedlund.

The Cougars got outscored 22-10 in the first quarter and spent the rest of the game playing catchup.

The Utes were led by Megan Huff’s 21 points and Dre-una Edwards’ 20 points. Huff had 11 first-half points while Edwards had 12 to spot the visitors a 46-32 edge.

Utah outscored WSU in the paint 30-20 and had nine fast break points to the Cougars’ zero.

UTAH

Moore 3-6 0-1 6, Huff 7-13 7-9 21, Hylten 3-6 0-2 8, Bean 3-5 2-2 8, Edwards 9-15 2-4 20, Becker 1-1 0-0 2, Torres 2-3 0-0 5, Porter 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 29-52 11-18 72.

WSU

Molina 8-21 0-0 17, Levy 3-5 0-0 7, Kostourkova 4-7 1-2 9, Swedlund 6-12 2-2 17, Hristova 6-12 1-1 13, Motuga 0-0 0-0 0, Molina 1-3 0-0 3, Subasic 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-61 4-5 68.

Utah 22 24 14 12—72

WSU 10 22 21 15—68

3-point goals — WSU 6-18 (Molina 1-7, Levy 1-2, Swedlund 3-5, Hristova 0-1, Molina 1-3), Utah 3-9 (Moore 0-2, Huff 0-2, Hylten 2-2, Torres 1-1, Porter 0-2). Rebounds — WSU 27 (Kostourkova 12), Utah 32 (Huff 8). Assists — WSU 13 (Molina 5), Utah 17 (Gylten 6). Fouls — WSU 11, Utah 11. Fouled out — none. Technicals — none. A — 555.

FOOTBALLUI sets 2019 schedule

MOSCOW — The Idaho football team announced its 2019 schedule, which will include a nonleague home game against Big Sky Conference foe Eastern Washington.

FCS schools are usually limited to 11 regular-season games, but can play 12 on years when 13 Saturdays fall between Labor Day Weekend and Thanksgiving. That will be the case this fall.

So the Vandals set their matchup with the Eagles, who they weren’t scheduled to play this season.

“Our home games have a big impact on the Moscow community, so it was important to us to do our part and find a way for our 12th game to be in the Dome,” Idaho interim athletic director Pete Isakson said. “There was also a void to fill with Eastern Washington not being on our Big Sky schedule this year. We wanted to correct that. Credit to (EWU athletic director) Lynn Hickey and her staff for feeling the same way and wanting to make it happen.”

The Vandals will open the 2019 season at Penn State on Aug. 31.

IDAHO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 — at Penn State.

Sept. 7 — vs. Central Washington (Military Appreciation). 14 — at Wyoming. 21 — vs. Eastern Washington. 28 — at Northern Colorado.

Oct. 5 — vs. Weber State (Ag Days). 12 — at Portland State. 19 — vs. Idaho State (homecoming).

Nov. 2 — vs. Cal Poly (Leadership Weekend). 9 — at Montana. 16 — vs. Sacramento State (Parent and Family Weekend). 23 — at Northern Arizona.

MEN’S GOLFCougs sign Wu

PULLMAN — The Washington State men’s golf team signed Tianyu Wu, the Cougars announced Friday.

Wu is a member of the China National Junior Team and represented Team China against Team USA in the Golf Ball Diplomacy Duel at Trump International Golf Club at West Palm Beach, Fla. Wu hails from Howey in the Hills, Fla.

“Tianyu will be a great addition to the program and we are excited to work with him,” Washington State coach Dustin White said.

MEN’S TENNISUI signs three

MOSCOW — The Idaho men’s tennis team signed three on Friday, the Vandals announced, two of whom are walk-ons.

Bruno Casino-Remondo, who signed with the Vandals in 2018, has joined the roster and enrolled for class this spring. He will be eligible to compete this spring.

The recruiting class includes walk-ons Brandon Hodge of Greenville, S.C., and Adam Taylor, of Ennis, Texas — a three-star and two-star recruit, respectively, both of whom will compete for UI in 2020.

“I am excited about this set of additions to the team,” WSU coach Daniel Hangstefer said.

Casino-Remondo joins UI from Cantabria, Spain, where he saw action on the ITF Junior Pro Circuit.

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