Johnson leads BBCC into playoff position in win over North Idaho

Miranda Johnson (left) scores 36 points and Leah Dougherty (right) added 17 in a huge conference win Wednesday night on the road for the Lady Vikings,
Miranda Johnson (left) scores 36 points and Leah Dougherty (right) added 17 in a huge conference win Wednesday night on the road for the Lady Vikings,

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Miranda Johnson had her best shooting performance of the season Wednesday night on the road in Coeur d'Alene knocking down eight, 3 pointers and totaling 36 points for Big Bend en route to an 88-85 win over North Idaho College (NIC). The win has the Lady Vikes sitting in fourth place in the Northwest Athletic Conference's East Region behind NIC. Big Bend (18-8, 7-6) beat the Cardinals (16-8, 7-5) for the second time this season.

Johnson was on fire Wednesday night connecting on 8-of-13 three-point attempts (10-of-16 overall) and draining 8-of-9 free throws. Leah Dougherty helped the cause scoring 17 and Callie Gronning added 11.

Hailey Garrity pulled down 11 rebounds and 9 points. She is currently tied for 10th in the conference in rebounds averaging 9.3 per game.

The Lady Vikes' hold their postseason hopes in their own hands. 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 Record Win % PF PA GP Record Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
Walla Walla -X 12 12-0 1.000 994 726 25 24-1 0.960 1990 1497 10-0 Won 22
Columbia Basin 13 10-3 0.769 921 758 26 19-7 0.731 1804 1534 7-3 Won 2
North Idaho 12 7-5 0.583 931 852 24 16-8 0.667 1911 1695 6-4 Lost 1
Big Bend 13 7-6 0.538 904 962 26 18-8 0.692 1952 1648 6-4 Won 1
Treasure Valley 12 6-6 0.500 766 758 23 11-12 0.478 1564 1612 4-6 Lost 2
Wenatchee Valley 12 5-7 0.417 780 817 25 14-11 0.560 1619 1576 4-6 Won 1
Yakima Valley 13 5-8 0.385 936 992 25 15-10 0.600 1892 1786 4-6 Lost 2
Spokane 12 4-8 0.333 754 790 23 13-10 0.565 1486 1414 4-6 Won 1
Blue Mountain 13 0-13 0.000 672 1003 24 1-23 0.042 1354 1811 0-10 Lost 19