COEUR D’ALENE— The Walla Walla Community College men’s basketball team fell, 101-76, after a late surge in the second half from North Idaho Community College which would put the game away here on Saturday.
Four of the five players who started for the Warriors had double digits for scoring and they were: Damen Thacker with 12 points, Forrest Smith who led the way with 21, Jared Anderson also had 12 and Jake Albright put up 18.
North Idaho had three players with 20 plus points.
Nate Pryor had a game high 23 points, Phillip Malatare had 20 and Alphonso Anderson had 21.
“They are a really good team and we were hanging right with them,” said coach Warriors head coach Jeff Reinland. “We got it to 71-75 and then they hit a couple shots and we panicked and started taking ill advised shots and next thing you know they’re up 14, but they were a really good team and now were focused on Wednesday’s game.”
The Warriors, now 8-9 overall and 2-2 in NWAC play, will host Treasure Valley on Wednesday with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.