Kreighbaum’s 2 free throws clinch Lake City win
‘Twas a cold night before Christmas.
Lake City struggled through a frigid Saturday night from the free-throw line, holding on to take a 63-62 non-league boys basketball win over Flathead High of Kalispell (Mont.) at Coeur d’Alene.
The Timberwolves converted 14 of 34 from the line (41 percent), including 17 missed free throws in the first half alone.
With all those misses, it was Kory Kreighbaum’s two made free throws with 1 minute, 30 seconds left that put Lake City over the top, giving it a 63-60 advantage.
Kreighbaum led Lake City with 11 points. Ryan McPhee contributed another 10 points and nine rebounds – seven off the offensive boards.
Mead 66, Coeur d’Alene 58: Mead turned it loose in the second half, outscoring the visiting Vikings 40-26 in the final two periods. The Panthers shot 80 percent (24 for 30) from the free-throw line. Zach Nickols poured in 17 points to lead Mead, with Bron Tomeo adding 10 points and four steals. Matt Palmer paced Coeur d’Alene with 14 points. … Central Valley 67, Post Falls 52: The Bears went on a rampage in the second quarter for a win over the host Trojans. CV outscored the Trojans 22-10 to take control of the game. Nick Ambrose paced CV with 18 points. Scott Stockwell paced Post Falls with a game-high 24 points after burying four 3-pointers. … Kellogg JV 35, Kootenai 18: Tim Big Spring tossed in 11 points to lead the junior Wildcats past the host Warriors at Harrison. … Logos 42, Rosalia 34: David Bowen, a 6-foot-8 center, scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half to power the Knights to the non-league win over the visiting Spartans at Moscow. C.J. Brown tossed in 19 second-half points for Rosalia.
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Lakeside needed a big fourth quarter to overcome Post Falls Christian in Plummer. Mike Sifford scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Knights, with Arthur Elwell adding another 25 points and a whopping 21 rebounds.
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Bonners Ferry took control early and turned away visiting St. Maries 56-29 in an Intermountain League game. Spenser Behrens scored 14 points and Matt Rice added six rebounds and six points for the Badgers.
St. George’s balanced attack wore down host Cusick 53-43. James Nenema scored 18 points and Tsehaye Chantry added another 10 as the Dragons climbed to 2-0 in Panorama League play. Jeffery Livingston scored 12 points to lead Cusick. … Curlew 82, Columbia 49: Cameron Kroupa put up 27 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, 10 off the offensive glass, to lead the Cougars past the visiting Lions. Nick Kegel led the Lions with 27 points, shooting 11 for 26 from the field, including 4 of 8 on 3-pointers. … Republic 109, Inchelium 42: Junior guard Zach Gianukakis scored a rare quadruple double to lead the host Tigers past the Hornets: 21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals. … Wellpinit 68, Northport 52: The visiting Redskins took control in the first half, building a 13-point lead to defeat the Mustangs. … Selkirk 70, Springdale 19: At Ione, the host Rangers kept the Chargers stalled in the first half, building a 16-0 lead after one quarter and a 32-5 advantage at halftime.