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LAS VEGAS — The College of Southern Idaho men’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 85-52 victory over Mesa Community College in the team’s final game of the Fiesta Bowl Shootout.

Danya Kingsby led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 13 points (6-for-9 from the field), but Sindou Diallo led the game with 20 points for Mesa CC. Kingsby also tied Nic Aguirre Urritia for the team high in assists with four.

Malik Porter continued to be a force at the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds. Three-point specialist Jake Hendricks went 4-for-9 from 3-point range to contribute 12 points in the game.

The win follows the second loss on the season for the Golden Eagles, as they were upset by South Plains 69-65 on Friday. That loss ended a 13-game win streak.

CSI shot much better from the field against Mesa CC, draining 47.2 percent of its shots, including 40 percent from 3-point range. The Eagles shot under 30 percent in both categories against South Plains.

CSI (16-2), currently ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA, finished the Fiesta Bowl Shootout with a 2-1 record. Its next game will be Saturday, Jan. 6 at home against Snow College as it opens conference play in the Scenic West.

Girls Basketball

Gooding 49, Manti (UT) 30

MANTI (UT) — Grace Parker had a 24-point performance as Gooding downed Manti on the road.

Parker drained five 3-pointers on the night, and was the only Senator in double digits.

“It was a great experience to play down here in Utah,” Gooding head coach Jysen Lancaster said. “We came out a little timid, but overall we played well.”

The Senators (9-2) will host Declo on Wednesday.

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Gooding 49, Manti (UT) 30

Gooding 9 15 15 10 — 49

Manti 9 6 8 7 — 30

GOODING (49) — Gracie Faulkner 4, Riley Comstock 6, Erika Anthony 4, Grace Parker 24, Kassy Perkins 1, Mallory Brown 4, Kassie Adkinson 2, Keely Wolf 4.

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