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Buzzer-beater lifts Post Falls

Wed., Jan. 28, 2009

Malcolm Colbert connected from the corner at the buzzer to lift Post Falls to a 45-43 win at Moscow in an Inland Empire League boys basketball game Tuesday night.

The game was close throughout and tied at 29 entering the fourth quarter.

For the fourth-ranked Trojans (11-1, 3-1), Colbert finished with 11 points and Justin Carter had 17 with six rebounds.

Mac Stannard had 14 points and Jake Helbling 12 for the Bears (4-7, 1-4).

Lake City 62, Sandpoint 46: Ben Frisbie scored all 18 of his points in the second half as the second-ranked Timberwolves (11-2, 6-0) cranked up the defensive pressure to beat the visiting Bulldogs (2-8, 0-5). Spencer Swerin had 14 points for Sandpoint, which forged a 23-all tie at the half. Jason Wheelock added 15 and Logan Frederickson 10 for LC.

Lewiston 70, Coeur d’Alene 51: The third-ranked Bengals (11-2, 3-1) took control in the middle two quarters to turn back the visiting Vikings (6-9, 2-4). CdA was led by Connor White with 19 points.

Great Northern

West Valley 64, Deer Park 42: The Eagles (8-4, 4-2), back at full strength after six players were suspended for one game, dominated the boards and pulled away from the visiting Stags (1-11, 0-6) in the second half. Jordan Lupfer-Graham had 20 points and Brian Haffner and Bryer Reynolds combined for 17 rebounds as the Eagles had 28 offensive boards.

Northeast A

Freeman 53, Chewelah 46: The fourth-ranked Scotties (15-1, 6-0) clinched the league title by holding off the visiting Cougars (11-7, 2-5) as Taylor Vold scored 15 points, dished six assists and snagged four steals. Chris Miller also scored 15 and Anthony Emtman had 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals. Forest Trampush and Stryker Smith combined for 22 points for Chewelah.

Newport 57, Kettle Falls 42: Chaize Exkano scored 15 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, draining three 3-pointers and hitting all four of his free throws to rally the Grizzlies (10-9, 3-4) to the road win over the Bulldogs (3-10, 1-4). The Bulldogs, up 35-33 entering the final quarter, got 13 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals from Shelby Hite.

Caribou Trail

Lake Roosevelt 46, Tonasket 34: Ty Egbert led a balanced attack with 12 points as the Raiders pulled away from the Tigers in the second half.


Wellpinit 88, St. Michael’s 36: The visiting Redskins (13-1, 11-0) shot 55 percent from the field (36 of 66) and cruised past the Warriors (2-12, 2-10). Cody Flett had 22 points and Kennedy Seyler 20 as all nine players scored for the top-ranked team. Michael Ochoa had 21 for St. Michael’s.

Inchelium 55, Northport 40: Michael Smith, moved up from JV, had all 12 of his points and Brandon Kohler scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half as the Hornets (5-9, 4-7) picked up the road win over the Mustangs (3-12, 3-9). Marseilles DeAugero had 17 and T’ien Tai Zemelka had 14 for Northport.

District 9 North

Rosalia 58, Asotin 40: Jimmy Maley had eight of his 15 points in the second quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Spartans (11-6, 5-3) pulled away from the Panthers (8-4, 2-2). Garrett Kerle had 11 of his 13 in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Nathan Richards added 10 rebounds as Rosalia dominated the boards 38-13. Zach St. John contributed 10 points, five assists and four steals.

St. John-Endicott 61, Colton 48: Warren Miller scored 28 points to lead the visiting Eagles (8-4, 4-2) past the Wildcats (3-8, 1-6).

Pomeroy 44, LaCrosse-Washtucna 26: The Pirates (2-12, 2-5) used a balanced attack and smothering defense to defeat the visiting Tigercats (2-9, 0-6).


Davenport 64, Wilbur-Creston 31: The Gorillas (9-4) took control with a 26-8 run in the second quarter and Jarod Gunning led a balanced attack with 11 points against the visiting Wildcats (5-6).

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 60, Valley Christian 34: Derek Isaak hit 5 of 7 3-pointers en route to 20 points as the top-ranked Warriors (12-4) rolled to the road win over the Panthers. Jeff Pope led VC with 16 points (2-12).

Lind-Ritzville 54, Odessa 40: The visiting Tigers (3-9) hit only 3 of 18 shots in the first half, allowing the Broncos (10-5) to open a big early lead as Colby Olson scored 10 of his 16 points before halftime. Jamie Stevenson added 12 for L-R. Travis King had 16 for Odessa.

Tekoa-Oakesdale 71, Colfax 51: Casey Cook scored 25 points and Brandon Hovde added 19 to lead the host Nighthawks (11-3) past the Bulldogs (8-7).

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