January 6, 1995 in Sports

Slow Start Costs Viks In Defeat Idaho Preps

Mike Green Correspondent
 

Whether it was tenacious defense by both teams or just sloppy play, the end result was the same - an Inland Empire League-opening boys basketball win for Lewiston.

The Bengals took a 28-15 halftime lead, withheld a third-quarter Coeur d’Alene rally and coasted to a 68-42 win over the Vikings Thursday night at Booth Hall.

Coeur d’Alene committed 13 turnovers and shot just 5 for 21 in the first half as Lewiston nearly doubled its score by intermission.

The Vikings rallied back to 33-24 midway through the third quarter, but Lewiston outscored Coeur d’Alene 14-3 to end the period and take a commanding 47-27 lead heading into the final 8 minutes.

Lewiston’s Ryan Baerlocher topped all scorers with 20 points, including two 3-pointers in the first period that contributed to forcing the Vikings out of their zone defense.

Lewiston improves to 6-4 overall while Coeur d’Alene drops to 1-9.

Vikings coach Larry Bieber said he demands his players exhibit pride and poise and play hard. “They did all of those tonight,” he said.

But it was Lewiston’s defense, often pressing three-fourths court, that made it difficult for Coeur d’Alene to move the ball, Bieber said.

“That’s what made it ugly. They reacted to the ball real well.”

Four-of-six shooting from 3-point range by Lewiston in the first period caused a switch in Coeur d’Alene’s defense. The taller Bengals then moved their offensive game inside.

The Bengals had some trouble with the Vikings defense as well. Lewiston suffered from 14 turnovers in the first half and improved to just three turnover in the second half.

A trey by Coeur d’Alene’s Brent Coppess, who led the Vikings with nine points, closed the gap to 33-24 with 3:57 remaining in the third. But eight foul shots by Baerlocher and three hoops by teammates put aside any hope of a CdA comeback.

“We missed a lot of stuff inside,” Bierber said. “But our defense was really pretty good.”

Also scoring in double figures for Lewiston were Craig Gilchrist with 13 points and Tom Smithwick with 10.

Paul Klassen added eight points for Coeur d’Alene and Chris Pederson chipped in eight.

Lewiston 68, Coeur d’Alene 42

Coeur d’Alene 7 8 12 15 - 42 Lewiston 16 12 19 21 - 68

COEUR d’ALENE Adamen 2, Coppess 9, Pederson 7, Clute 2, Hoorelbeke 5, Fink 3, Klassen 8, Doerr 3.

LEWISTON Scharnhorst 2, Baerlocher 20, Farris 3, Gomez 5, Ulrich 6, Gilchrist 13, Smithwick 10, Feider 8.

Girls basketball

Post Falls 38, Lewiston 36

Ann Sheppard’s basket with 7 seconds remaining gave the Trojans (2-2, 5-10) a win over the visiting Bengals.

Sheppard scored 14 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field to help Post Falls avenge a 43-36 loss to Lewiston in last week’s West Valley Christmas Tournament.

Lewiston 8 9 11 8 - 36 Post Falls 13 8 10 7 - 38

LEWISTON Acord 10, Couch 2, Boling 0, Wimer 2, Gomez 14, Cushman 0, McEachern 0, Bloom 8.

POST FALLS Byxbee 2, Goodwin 0, Shan. Olson 2, Sheppard 14, Stutzke 0, Umthun 18, Thompson 2, Beatty 0, Glaser 0.

Kellogg 56, Lakeland 38

Amy Lemon scored 14 of her gamehigh 19 points in the first half as the Wildcats downed the Hawks in Rathdrum.

Kellogg’s defense forced 26 turnovers.

Kellogg 13 11 23 8 - 56 Lakeland 7 8 10 13 - 38

KELLOGG Derbyshire 2, Lemon 19, Costa 0, Reed 0, Shiplett 3, Mercado 6, Hei 4, Rauenhorst 14, Lemieux 5, Luchini 0, Delcomte 3.

LAKELAND Harwood 1, Boone 0, Young 0, Jamison 3, Wallace 10, Holt 7, Schaffer 2, Viebrock 15, Chiappe 0.

F. Christian 60, Clark Fork 58 (OT)

Emilee Jackson’s 15-footer at the buzzer gave the Falls Christian Eagles an overtime win over the Wampus Cats in Clark Fork.

Rachel Royster had 24 points for Clark Fork.

Clark Fork 13 14 16 11 4 - 58 Falls Christian 20 15 9 10 6 - 60

CLARK FORK Royster 24, Haller 0, Longstreet 13, Storaasli 4, Scofield 13, McAllister 0, Worcester 4.

FALLS CHRISTIAN Teall 6, Walker 0, Peterson 15, Taylor 2, Wallace 7, Pang 6, Reasor 0, Jackson 24.

Wrestling

Ferris 50, Lake City 18

Fletcher Barkdull’s reversal and three-point near-fall in the final round of his match against Steve Haler gave the Saxons (2-2) a win over the Timberwolves in Coeur d’Alene.

101-Haler (LC) p. Lam 5:20. 108-Landers (LC) d. Yates 11-5. 115-Eaton (F) p. Keith 1:11. 122-Richard (F) p. Miller 3:52. 129-Barkdull (F) d. Haler 15-10. 135-Gay (F) p. Sementi 3:40. 141-Gust (LC) d. Gutman 11-5. 148-Hildreth (F) p. Paragamin 1:50. 158-Copher (F) won by forfeit. 168-Despopoulos (F) p. White :44. 178-Simmons (F) won by forfeit. 190-Conner (LC) p. Lavigne 1:42. 275-Missel (F) tf. Blessinger 18-1.

Kellogg 43, Priest River 27 The Wildcats (4-2) took advantage of three forfeits to defeat the Spartans (1-3).

103-Reese (K) won by forfeit. 112-Stark (PR) p. Lish 4:48. 119-Storey (K) p. Rush 3:10. 125-Holbrook (PR) p. Maciosek 1:42. 130-Figueroa (K) p. Segura 3:11. 135-Tower (K) won by forfeit. 140-Goodner (K) won by forfeit. 145-Little (K) p. Young 2:48. 152-Kasbaum (PR) p. Aamodt 5:20. 160-Carver (K) md. Bedke 11-0. 171-Hall (K) d. Behrens 5-4. 189-Rickett (PR) d. Hendrix 4-2 (OT). Hwt-Reynolds (PR) p. Black :54.


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