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Lake City Pounds Cold Vikings, 62-19

Idaho/GSL girls

Some day girls basketball between the intracity rivals here may be competitive.

Until then, though, Lake City owns the show. The Timberwolves put a 62-19 hurt on the Coeur d’Alene Vikings in an Inland Empire League game Saturday at Lake City.

It could have been worse, too. The Timberwolves are showing flashes of brilliance and finding effective combinations after graduating four starters off their State A-1 championship team from last year.

“I’ve been telling the kids all week that we’re right on the fence, right on the fence (of being a very good team),” first-year LC coach Dave Stockwell said. “We just need a little bit more to push us over. I think we’re moving in the right direction now. A couple of games ago we were complaining about kids making mistakes, now we’re helping them through it. The youth was showing early, but now I think we’re starting to figure out that we can play.”

LC raised its league record to 2-0 and moved to 7-3 overall at the halfway mark of the season. CdA dropped to 0-2 and 2-7.

There’s no kind way of describing CdA’s play Saturday. The Viks started poorly, and their play gradually digressed.

Take the fourth quarter, for example. CdA didn’t score a basket, missing all 21 shots from the field. The Viks finished 4 of 56 - 7 percent, which was colder than the windchill outside.

LC zipped to a 10-0 lead to open the game. The T-Wolves extended the first-quarter advantage to 20-2 when Katie Hatrock took a nice pass from Natalie Telford off a steal.

CdA didn’t make its first basket until Jill Pederson got a layup at the 6:04 mark of the second quarter.

Pederson, who led the Viks with five points, scored CdA’s only other basket in the first half when she hit an 8-foot jumper from the wing. LC led 31-8 at halftime.

CdA post Corey Hansen scored the opening basket of the second half, but the Viks would go four minutes without a basket. Amber Orr’s bucket at the 3:48 mark of the third period would be the Viks’ last for the game.

Counting their final six misses of the third quarter, CdA went 0 for 27 to end the game.

“I think the girls came out and wanted to play,” Stockwell said. “I was happy with the intensity level tonight. Defensively we did a nice job.”

The Viks committed 31 turnovers, more than half of which were caused by LC’s fullcourt pressure.

Hatrock and Laura Tolzmann led LC with 13 points each. Stockwell praised freshman post Laura Dodge, who came off the bench and played solid defense and rebounded well.

Lake City 62, Coeur d’Alene 19

Coeur d’Alene 4 4 5 6 - 19

Lake City 20 11 20 11 - 62

COEUR D’ALENE Chambers 0, Orr 3, Pederson 5, Cultra 0, Wilkey 0, Stern 3, Janke 0, Pearson 4, Hansen 4.

LAKE CITY Jacobson 6, Hatrock 13, Tolzmann 13, Telford 4, Stetson 8, M. Asher 2, Herbert 10, Dodge 6, A. Asher 0.

Central Valley 60, W.Walla 58

Sandra White made a pair of free throws with two seconds left Saturday as visiting Central Valley (3-0) beat Walla Walla 60-58 in a non-league game.

CV hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final minute and shot 91 percent for the game. Crystal Lee continued her rampage on Big Nine Conference teams, scoring 24 after pouring in 29 against Kennewick on Friday.

Jill Watkins scored 20 for the Blue Devils.

Central Valley 21 11 14 14 - 60

Walla Walla 12 17 15 14 - 58

CENTRAL VALLEY Ang.Kallas 7, Carpenter 3, Ault 0, Clark 5, MacPhee 6, Sanders 9, Shoquist 0, Schmidt 0, Lee 24, White 6, Jackson 0.

WALLA WALLA Ingley 3, Broadhead 0, Erlebach 8, Watkins 20, Suery 0, Ocamopo 0, Martin 18, Kress 9.

Kamiakin 44, Ferris 38

Carmel Lampson scored 18 and the Braves (3-0) held off the visiting Saxons (3-1) at Kennewick when Ferris missed a pair of late one-and-one attempts.

Ferris trailed by 14 in the second half, but Amy George hit two 3-pointers to lead a rally. Jayme Morrisette’s 3-pointer cut the lead to four, but the Saxons couldn’t hit their free throws. Jennifer Swinton of Ferris had 11 rebounds.

Ferris 4 8 9 17 - 38

Kamiakin 18 5 12 9 - 44

FERRIS George 14, Jay.Morrisette 14, Martin 0, Rasmussen 0, Brown 0, Williams 0, Swinton 10, Jan.Morrisette 0.

KAMIAKIN J.Keatts 0, E.Keatts 2, Erickson 0, Ramsgate 2, Lampson 18, Willis 14, Cox 8, Shaw 0, Autrey 0.

Mead 64, Wenatchee 51

Chelsea Clark had 17 rebounds and Jennifer Bennett added 10 as the Panthers (3-1) beat the visiting Panthers.

Mead had 11 players score.

Wenatchee 14 12 12 13 - 51

Mead 17 18 10 19 - 64

WENATCHEE Sparks 5, Schuenemann 7, Schooler 11, May 0, Lowe 15, Walker 7, Isaacson 2, Vertees 2, Allen 0, Anderson 2.

MEAD Lunzer 1, Beatty 7, Clark 14, Turner 6, Clinesmith 8, Leaf 2, Roberts 2, Wakefield 4, Edburg 2, Clark 7, Bennett 11.

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