Andrew Reddout turned in another fine all-around performance with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Columbia Basin College men beat the Highline Thunderbirds 70-54 on Sunday to finish fourth at the NWAC Championships in Everett.
It marks the Hawks’ first top-eight finish since 2007, when they also placed fourth.
Aaric Wren (Chiawana) scored 15 points and knocked down a trio of 3-pointers for CBC (16-15). Justin Anderson added 10 points. Reddout also had four assists and shot 7-for-11 (64 percent) from the floor and 4-for-4 from the line. CBC hit 11 of 12 from the foul line (92 percent).
Reddout averaged 15.7 points a game to rank 10th in the tournament, and his 9.3 rebound and 4.0 assist averages were fourth in the field. Brad Scott (Southridge), who scored four points on Sunday, averaged 10 a game to crack the top 20.
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It was a strong showing for the East all the way around, with Spokane playing Whatcom for the championship at 8 p.m. Sunday, and Big Bend and Clark squaring off for third place.
COLUMBIA BASIN: Andrew Reddout 18, Wren 15, Anderson 10, Grandison, Hirai 5, Wuol, Kelley 4, Weems 5, C. Jones 6, Petragallo 3, T. Jones, Scott 4. Totals: 25-59 11-12 70.
HIGHLINE: Alec Meyerhoeffer 13, T. Edwards 3, Edens 10, S. Edwards 6, Myles 6, McGruder, Peacock 1, Wilson 3, Rose, Orme 10, Matheis 2. Totals: 22-62 1-5 54.
Haltime — CBC 37-29. Highlights — Reddout 11 rebs, 7x11 FG, 4 asts; Jamie Orme 10 rebs; Coby Myles 5 asts.