Washington State’s basketball program loses a point guard, Ahmed Ali, who leaves program

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PULLMAN — Ahmed Ali, a point guard on the Washington State men’s basketball team, has left the program.

Ali, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound guard, transferred to WSU from Eastern Florida State College last season and started 24 of 32 games for the Cougars.

He averaged 7.3 points a game and 1.8 rebounds, and he held one of the top assist-to-turnover ratios in the Pac-12, at 2.4.


• Despite two doubles from Blake Skinner, who now has four doubles in two tournament games, North Bothell dropped a 5-2 decision to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in the Little League World Series Northwest Regional in San Bernardino, Calif. Coeur d’Alene scored five runs in the second inning and North Bothell, now 1-1 in the regional, couldn’t recover.


John Von Lossow (72) of Union and Keith Crimp (73) of Ellensburg were the two qualifiers for the U.S. Senior Amateur out of sectional qualifying at the 6,265-yard, par-72 Sunland Golf and Country Club course in Sequim.

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Katie Hinrichs, originally from Pullman, has been hired as an assistant volleyball coach for the Zags. She spent the past two seasons as associate head coach at Montana State and before that spent time working on the staff at Washington State. She played collegiately at Lewis-Clark State.