By Idaho State University
POCATELLO ‚ÄĒ The Idaho State University Africa Student Association will present its annual Africa Night on Jan. 28 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m.
The night will include traditional African foods, dance presentations, a skit, a fashion show, a flag show, and singing.
Africa Night is one of the largest annual cultural events in Pocatello, often attracting more than 600 attendees.
To purchase tickets, visit the Pond Student Union or the Rendezvous Building between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ticket prices purchased in advance are $7 for students, $8 for faculty and staff, and $9 for the public. All tickets purchased at the door are $9. Admission for children 5 and under is free.
For more information, contact Chimdinma Ogbonna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-760-7563.
By Jeff Papworth email@example.com
Injuries keep piling up for Idaho State, but disbelief and angst have not been the effects.
While the Bengals expressed they are not letting the adversity bother them, they confirmed their mindset on the court Saturday by winning at Idaho for the first time since 1983.
It was their first game this season without starting forward Grace Kenyon, who was out with a knee injury. A lineup that could have featured five players with starting experience, included two, because of injuries.
‚ÄúWe dug deep,‚ÄĚ Idaho State coach Seton Sobolewski said. ‚ÄúYou can feel bad for yourself, you can feel like things are getting more difficult, instead of getting easier and you can get discouraged. And we didn‚Äôt do that. We decided to take the path of, ‚ÄėLet‚Äôs work harder. Everybody do a little bit more. This is a test to show us what we‚Äôre really made of and how we handle adversity.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Sophomore guard Saylair Grandon returned to form in the pivotal matchup, scoring a career-high 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting after failing to reach double digits in her first two conference road games of the year. As noteworthy was the performance by forward Lindsay Brown, who scored a season-high 15 points.
By Journal staff
Idaho State did something it had only done once before ‚Äď win at Idaho where the Bengals were 1-17 all-time.
Idaho State defeated the Vandals 67-60 Saturday for its first victory at its in-state rival since 1983. Bengals guard Saylair Grandon led the way, scoring 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting.
Idaho State used a familiar route to victory, deploying a stifling defense. The Vandals had the fourth-best field goal percentage in the Big Sky Conference and were held to 33 percent shooting, eight below its average. Idaho scored two points in the final six minutes of the game.
The Bengals had the lead for 3:53 of the matchup and were down by as much as 11 points. ISU forward Lindsay Brown accounted for the last lead change of the game, hitting a 3-pointer to put her team up 62-60 with 2:29 left in the game. Brown also kicked off the final period with a trey, cutting ISU‚Äôs nine-point deficit to 56-50.
Idaho State (9-7, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) hosts Northern Colorado on Thursday.