Rossi wins career game No. 200
A 14-0 run late in the second half helped Reagan Rossi earn her 200th win as head coach, as The College of Idaho won their fifth-straight game, a 68-53 decision over Northwest Christian inside the Morse Events Center.
Rossi becomes just the sixth head coach at The C of I to win at least 200 games in a career - joining baseball coaches Tim Mooney and Shawn Humberger, soccer coach John Calpin, men's basketball coach Marty Holly, and volleyball coach Liz Mendiola, in the elite club.
An Aly Bruns three gave the host Beacons (9-16, 1-12) a 18-13 lead midway through the first half, but a pair of baskets from both Laura Geis and Meghan Hughes helped the visitors score 12 of the next 14 points to take a 25-20 lead, settling for a 29-28 lead at the break. Felicity Jones canned a three to start a 7-0 run early in the second half, giving the Yotes (16-7, 11-3) a 44-36 lead. NCU would be within 54-46 on a Jess Anderson three, but the Beacons would miss three shots and turn the ball over five times on their next eight possessions, as the Yotes put the game away - as six different C of I players scored in the surge.
Geis led all players with a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds, as the Lady Yotes outscored NCU 38-14 in the paint. Jones had 16 points and six assists, with Tina Fakahafua scoring 10 points and recording a season-high eight assists. The Lady Yotes made 52-percent of their field goal attempts.
Lindsey Shearer had 15 points and eight rebounds for NCU in the loss.
The Lady Yotes head to Corban tomorrow night for a first-place showdown with the No. 13 ranked Warriors at 5:30 p.m. (PT)