Boys basketball roundup: Bullpups win big in opener
Ryan Nicholas scored 19 points, Parker Kelly added 15 and Gonzaga Prep turned a tie at halftime into a 58-43 win against Coeur d’Alene (0-1) in its non-league season opener Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.
In other non-league action, Mark Smyly scored 18 points, Chris Wheelock added 12 and Lake City (2-0) used a 35-16 rebounding edge to outlast Mt. Spokane (0-1) 55-43 at Mt. Spokane. … After a 10-point fourth-quarter lead shrunk to one, Rogers (1-0) answered with a 7-0 run to hold off Cheney (0-1) 63-50 in Cheney. Rogers’ Deavon Daniels scored 14, while Deangelo Jones scored 17 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Blackhawks. … Taylor Vold scored eight of his 14 points in the first quarter and Freeman held off a comeback by Kellogg (0-1) to win 47-45 in Kellogg. The Scotties led by 10 after the opening frame, but were outscored in the next three quarters. … Timberlake (1-0) used a 19-9 scoring run in the third quarter to pull away from Kootenai (0-1) for a 57-47 victory in Harrison, Idaho. Hayden Kraack led all scorers with 17 for Kootenai. … Nathan Richards hit a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and lift Rosalia (1-0) to a 61-58 victory over Wellpinit (0-1) in Rosalia. Richards finished with 16 points and Jim Maley added 25 points, seven rebounds and six steals. … Sam Howard led all scorers with 12 points and Springdale (1-0) held Columbia (0-1) to three points in the first and fourth quarters en route to a 51-23 victory in Hunters. … Leading St. John-Endicott (1-0) by 11 in the fourth quarter, Sprague Harrington (0-1) failed to convert a field goal and missed seven free throws in the final frame and the visiting Eagles took advantage with 17 points from Cole McCanna for a 42-41 victory. … Jarod Gunning scored 28 points and Davenport (1-0) held off host Almira/Coulee-Hartline (0-1) 71-60, despite 31 points, including five buckets from 3-point range, from ACH’s Derek Isaak. … Clint Hunt scored 17 points and Newport (1-0) beat Selkirk (0-1) 68-52 in Ione. … Mat Evans led three Bonners Ferry (2-0) players in double figures with 15 in a 75-30 win over Clark Fork (0-1) in Clark Fork. … Bob Schrack scored 13 points to go with 10 rebounds as Coeur d’Alene Charter (1-0) jumped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter against Project CdA and ran away with a 56-20 victory in Coeur d’Alene. … The Lakeland and Riverside game was postponed by a power outage and will be made up Dec. 21 in Riverside.