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Gorillas push aside Broncos

Fri., Feb. 13, 2009

Morgan Scharff had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Taylor Morgan hit two free throws with 17 seconds left to seal the Davenport Gorillas’ 57-55 victory over the Lind-Ritzville Broncos in the Bi-County 2B League semifinals Thursday night at Colfax.

Morgan and Chris Becker scored 11 points apiece for the Gorillas (15-5).

Davenport will face top-ranked Northwest Christian tonight for top seeding to district.

Cory Whitmore scored 14 points for the Broncos (13-9), who will face Reardan for 3-4 seeding to district tonight.

Northwest Christian 57, Reardan 31: Matt Zandbergen scored 10 points and the top-ranked Crusaders (21-0) cruised past the Indians (11-11) in a Bi-County 2B league semifinal game at Colfax.

St. John-Endicott 51, LaCrosse-Washtucna 34: Warren Miller scored 15 points and Cole McCanna scored 14 to lead the Eagles (12-6) to a victory over the visiting Tigercats (2-14) in District 9 1B play.

Beaux Martin scored 14 for LaCrosse-Washtucna.

No. 3 St. John-Endicott will play at No. 2 Rosalia on Saturday.

Touchet 62, Colton 51: Four Indians scored in double figures in a win over the Wildcats (5-11) in District 9 1B play at Colton.

Nick Heitstuman scored 23 points for Colton.

No. 5 Touchet will play at No. 2 Rosalia on Saturday.

Wallace 78, Mullan 35: Jared Bilaski scored 32 points and had 16 rebounds, five steals, four blocked shots and three assists to lead the Miners (10-4, 6-0) past the Tigers (0-10, 0-6) in North Star League play at Wallace.

Mullan’s Kyle Story and Casey McKinnon combined for 23 points.


Colfax 57, Liberty 33: The Bulldogs (20-1) outscored the Lancers 15-0 in the first quarter and never looked back.

Kayla Johnson had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Colfax.

The Bulldogs will face Lind-Ritzville for top seeding to districts tonight. Davenport and Liberty (14-8) will meet to decide 3-4 seeding. Northwest Christian plays Reardan with the winner earning the No. 5 seed to district. The loser’s season is over.

Lind-Ritzville 49, Davenport 37: The Broncos (15-8) beat the Gorillas (13-8) at Colfax.

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