Lewiston knocked off the Coeur d'Alene girls 45-42 at CdA on Tuesday.
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By Greg Lee
Then the Bengals won a coin flip for the top seed in the regional tournament, which begins Friday.
In a P.E. storage room adjacent to the gym,
“Two for two in one night, huh,” CdA coach Dale Poffenroth said to Lewiston coach Pat Teichmer as they shook hands after the flip.
The teams finished as co-champs. It’s the first title for the Bengals in 13 years. They had a share of the title in 1996-97.
Bengals senior guard Nicole Redd made 3 of 5 foul shots in the
final 1:04 and junior forward Tanis Fuller made two as
“I was very pleased with our defensive effort,” Teichmer said. “They’re tough to match up with. They’ve got players at every position. We mixed around a little zone early and that wasn’t as effective as we were hoping, so we just went straight man and tried to do our best. They’re good, but tonight we were a little better.”
CdA committed 24 turnovers and shot poorly from the field (12 of 38).
“We never really got into sync,” Poffenroth said. “It wasn’t a great game. They played good defense and they wanted the game pretty badly. It meant a lot to them.”
CdA took a brief 24-22 lead early in the third quarter, but
Poffenroth wasn’t pleased with the mistakes.
“Tentative passing and the ball wasn’t crisp and where it was supposed to be,” he said. “We never got a flow offensively.”