Graham and Bearcub lead Spokane to 71-35 win over Blue Mountain in final game as Sasquatch 

SPOKANE - In her first shot attempt of the game, Shania Graham of Community Colleges of Spokane buried a 3-point shot. 

After that, she made another 3-point and Spokane was off in front and could never be slowed. 

“It made me feel pretty confident after I made that first shot,” said Graham, a Colville tribal member playing in her second year for the Sasquatch. “Then I made my second shot, that helped boost my confidence for the rest of the game.” 

Graham scored a game high 20 points and fellow tribal member teammate Lachelle Bearcub added five points as the duo helped lead Spokane to a 71-35 rout over Blue Mountain on Thursday evening at Spokane Falls Community College Gym in Northwest Athletic Conference action. 

“I think we started out just excited to win,” said Bearcub. “We wanted to go out with a bang tonight.” 

This was the last game at Spokane for both Graham and Bearcub. 

“Two years went by really fast, this is kinda crazy how fast this went by,” said Graham. 

Both players come from North Central Washington. Bearcub played her high school ball at Lake Roosevelt, and Graham played at Republic.

Coming from Lake Roosevelt, it still brings a smile to Bearcub knowing that she was able to continue playing the game she loves, after high school. 

“It’s just awesome thinking that I was able to do this,” said Bearcub, who finished her sophomore year playing in 23 games, averaging 1.3 points per game. She shot 40.0 percent from 3-point land and 48.1 percent from the field and scored 30 points this year. Bearcub played just the one year at Spokane, her sophomore year. 

Graham finished her sophomore year playing in 28 games and averaged 9.8 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per game. She shot 36.0 percent from 3-point land this year, 37.6 percent from the field and 65.0 percent from the free throw line as she finished the year with a total of 

In her freshman year, Graham played in 27 games and averaged 12.0 points per game with 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. She shot 39.4 percent from 3-point land, 39.9 percent from the field and 78.4 percent from the free throw line and scored 325 total points. 

“I’m happy I came here. I’m going to miss this experience,” said Graham. “I’m happy I played college ball. I wish we could have made it to the tournament, but I mean, I got to play a lot, I got to meet great people. I can’t ask too much more.” 

Spokane C.C. finishes the year in fifth place in a very competitive East Division, going 6-10 in the NNWAC. They went 17-11 overall as their season comes to an end. 

“It’s nice to get a win at home, it’s nice for these sophomores to go out with a win,” said Bruce Johnson, head coach for Spokane. 

                                       1         2         3         4

Blue Mountain             |   5     |   9     |   11   |  10    |   35

Spokane                     |  18    |  16    |   21   |  16    |   71

East Standings

 ConferenceOverall
 GPRecordWin %PFPAGPRecordWin %PFPALast 10Streak
Big Bend -Z1614-20.875121710663127-40.8712477190610-0Won 11
Wenatchee Valley -X1613-30.81311009463126-50.839214317487-3Won 5
Walla Walla -X1610-60.625113510913020-100.667211118986-4Lost 2
North Idaho -X1610-60.625115110482920-90.690206717845-5Lost 2
Yakima Valley167-90.438120912062816-120.571211519305-5Lost 3
Spokane166-100.375100710572817-110.607178716793-7Won 1
Treasure Valley166-100.375118812032813-150.464215821104-6Won 1
Columbia Basin165-110.313104510832814-140.500186618374-6Lost 1
Blue Mountain161-150.0637431095263-230.115130617661-9Lost 9

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