From 0-5 to third place at state.
Clark Fork’s Jermey Lizzotte canned a 3-pointer with 1:10 left in overtime to lift the Wampus Cats to a 60-57 overtime victory over Dietrich and the third-place trophy in the Idaho A-4 state tournament on Saturday.
“I didn’t want to lose my last game in high school,” Lizzotte said. “Now we’ll get some respect back for the North Star League.”
“We like those close games. I think
that favored us,” Clark Fork coach Bill Nietmann said. “We’ve had a lot of close games this year. Our two seniors (Lizzotte and Mike Gow) stepped up their play. Lizzotte showed his leadership tonight. He really wanted it.”
After entering overtime tied at 53, Dietrich took the early lead. But Lizzotte hit a 3 to give the Cats the lead. Dietrich could not score in the final minute and the Wampus Cats were walking off the floor with their second trophy in two years. Lizzotte led the Cats with 22 points and Gow scored 21.
Clark Fork 60, Dietrich 57
Riley Jones 9, McCowan 12, Ryan Jones 3, Shaw 2, Neibaur 8, C. Southwick 23.
CLARK FORK (60)
B. Stevens 4, Gow 21, Cheslic 7, Lizotte 22, J. Stevens 6.
Halftime-Clark Fork 28, Dietrich 26.
North Gem 64, Notus 54
Senior guard Justin Sant scored 34 points to lead North Gem (21-5) past Notus (24-4) in the championship game.
Troy 68, Oakley 58
Senior guard Jason Shull hit four 3-point field goals in a row in the first quarter on his way to 33 points and a Troy (23-4) victory over Oakley (19-8) for the tournament’s consolation title.
Teton 74, Potlatch 68
Senior center David Hessing scored 21 points as Teton (24-7) beat Potlatch (25-2) for the title.
Lapwai 82, Wendell 54
Junior forward Rocky ThreeIrons scored 34 points to lead Lapwai (22-7) past Wendell (18-9) for third place.
Malad 49, Fruitland 48
Junior guard Bryson Vaughan scored 16 points, including the winning basket with 5 seconds left, to give Malad (20-6) a win over Fruitland (18-9) for the tournament’s consolation title.