Nixyaawii makes Case against Ione

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MISSION — Nixyaawii broke open a close game in the fourth quarter and defeated Ione 74-64 here Friday night in a boys Big Sky Conference Eastern Division basketball game.

Isaiah Case made 12-of-14 shots from the floor, including 9-of-11 from 3-point distance, and scored 33 points to pace the Golden Eagles to their 10th Big Sky win of the season without a loss. The Golden Eagles improved to 18-1 overall with two regular-season games remaining. Nixyaawii travels to Helix next Friday and is at Arlington Saturday in a pair of Big Sky contests.

Shawn Simpson was also in double figures for Nixyaawii with 19 points.

IONE (64) — Hams 15, Orem 13, Collins 12, T. Rietmann 18, Fetterhoff 2, E. Reitmann 4.

NIXYAAWII (74) — Bonifer 2 0-0 4, Simpson 7 3-5 19, Crawford 4 0-2 8, Case 12 0-0 33, Picard 4 0-0 8, McKay 1 0-0 2. Totals 30-50 3-7 74

Ione 12 17 19 16 — 64

Nixyaawii 15 13 21 25 — 74

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