Runnin' Vikes pull off upset over North Idaho on the road

Big Bend pulls off a huge upset on the road at North Idaho College.
Big Bend pulls off a huge upset on the road at North Idaho College.

Big Bend Communications Office

The Runnin' Vikes held off North Idaho College (NIC) late to secure a huge road win in Coeur d'Alene, 84-82.

NIC (19-6, 9-3) was leading the eastern region of the Northwest Athletic Conference entering the night while Big Bend Community College (14-11, 7-6) was trying to pull closer to a playoff berth.

Vikings point guard Kobe Huerta turned in one of his most complete performances of the season scoring 20 points while dishing out 9 assists and grabbing 7 rebounds. Big Bend also got stellar showings from Mauricio Smith (16 points and 12 boards) and Miles Brown (13 points and 11 boards) who both turned in double-double efforts. 

All five Runnin' Vikes starters scored in double digits with DeAngelo Stowers dropping 17 points and Blake Dittman adding 12.

It looks like the Vikings are going to need some help from NWAC East Region field in addition to winning out to secure a playoff spot. Big Bend hosts Columbia Basin on Saturday (Feb. 17) and Treasure Valley (Feb. 24) before finishing out the regular season on the road against Yakima (Feb. 28).

  Conference Overall
  GP W/L Win % PF PA GP W/L Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
North Idaho 12 9-3 0.750 1038 883 25 19-6 0.760 2141 1850 8-2 Lost 1
Walla Walla 12 9-3 0.750 1013 860 25 19-6 0.760 2144 1866 8-2 Lost 1
Spokane 12 8-4 0.667 1099 953 25 18-7 0.720 2312 2070 7-3 Won 1
Wenatchee Valley 12 8-4 0.667 899 866 24 15-9 0.625 1936 1826 6-4 Won 1
Yakima Valley 13 8-5 0.615 1126 1046 26 17-9 0.654 2267 2126 5-5 Won 1
Big Bend 13 7-6 0.538 1039 1060 25 14-11 0.560 2103 2015 6-4 Won 1
Treasure Valley 12 5-7 0.417 912 921 23 9-14 0.391 1834 1890 4-6 Won 1
Blue Mountain 13 1-12 0.077 848 1037 23 4-19 0.174 1582 1922 1-9 Lost 1
Columbia Basin 13 1-12 0.077 782 1130 25 3-22 0.120 1652 2249 1-9 Lost 9