Baker leads LC to state
Katie Baker continued her red-hot postseason, pouring in 25 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead Lake City to the 5A state tournament with a 59-42 win over Capital in a play-in Saturday afternoon in Grangeville.
The Timberwolves (15-8) play second-ranked Centennial (23-0) at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Idaho Center in Nampa.
Baker scored 24 and 28 points in LC’s two previous playoff games.
Jasmine Smith added 12 points for LC, which doubled a six-point halftime lead in the third quarter.
District 7 1B
Sprague Harrington 57, Curlew 50: Katlyn Lohman poured in 32 points to carry the Falcons (9-10) to the state tournament with a win over the Cougars (9-13) at Deer Park. The Falcons, who also got 11 points from Lacey Hirst, will play Almira/Coulee-Hartline for the district title Saturday at Deer Park at 5 p.m. Larissa Miller led Curlew with 14 points and Chanel Somday had 10. The Panthers will face St. Michael’s in a loser-out, winner-to-state game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Riverside.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 67, Cusick 53: At Deer Park, sophomore Sarah Gloyn hit six 3s and 10 of 12 free throws en route to 34 points to propel the second-ranked Warriors (21-1) into the title game by stopping the Panthers (15-5). Madeline Isaak added 19 points, six assists and four steals for ACH, which also qualified for state in Yakima in two weeks. Holly Edwards and Lydia Treischel combined for 26 for Cusick, which faces Columbia in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Deer Park.
Columbia 57, Inchelium 36: At Riverside, freshman Lindsay Loe had 15 points and 14 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Lions (17-4) defeated the Hornets (9-12) in a loser-out game.
St. Michael’s 40, Odessa 30: The Warriors (9-12) stayed alive at Riverside by outscoring the Tigers (3-15) 30-14 in the middle two quarters at Riverside. Tina Raynor led the way with 10 points, Katie Urann had 13 rebounds and six steals and Katie Drass pulled down nine boards.
3A District I-11
Timberlake 46, Priest River 42: The Tigers (16-6) earned a spot in the state tournament for the first time by edging the Spartans (9-12) in a loser-out game at Rathdrum. Cassie Thompson led the way with 17 points.
1A Division I
Kendrick 71, Lakeside (Plummer) 47: Morgon Jo Wolff hit 12 of 23 shots, including three 3-pointers, for 32 points as Kendrick eliminated the fifth-ranked Knights (15-7) in a state tournament play-in game at Lakeland. Saundra Curley led Lakeside with 20 points and Ruth Brunelle had 11 rebounds and six assists.
1A Division II
Greenleaf Friends 64, Clark Fork 41: The season came to an end for the Wampus Cats, who fell to the second-ranked team in a play-in game at Grangeville.
Greater Spokane League
Mt. Spokane 53, Rogers 36: The Wildcats (7-13) raced to a big lead early and closed out the regular season by dispatching the visiting Pirates (0-20). Averi Hallman led the way with 13 points and Sammie Peterson added 11. The Cats play at East Valley on Wednesday in the district tournament. Samantha Roybal had 10 for Rogers.
Great Northern League
Clarkston 63, Colville 53: Junior Kellie McCann-Smith had 29 points and seven steals and KC McConnell had 19 points as the Bantams (13-4, 10-1) pulled away from the Indians (7-10, 4-7) in the fourth quarter at Clarkston. The win guaranteed the Bantams at least a second seed.
Garfield-Palouse 43, Dayton 29: The Vikings (14-6) tuned up for postseason by racing past the Bulldogs. Elisha Lopez led the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds.