Girls basketball: Eagles knock off Wildcats
Alli Winters had 20 points with a pair of 3-pointers, and a 3-point shot by Kelsey Simon with time winding down in the fourth quarter all but clinched a victory for St. John-Endicott, as the Eagles (17-1, 7-1) shocked previously unbeaten Colton 56-52 Tuesday in Colton.
The Wildcats (18-1, 8-1), led by Kelsey Moser’s 29 points, had held the state’s 10th longest all-time winning streak at 42 games. The Eagles’ win earned them a share of the District 9 North 1B lead.
West Valley 63, Deer Park 34: Shaniqua Nilles’ 27 points paced the Eagles (15-0, 9-0), who used a 23-10 edge in the second and third quarters to blow the game open against the Stags (4-11, 1-8) at West Valley.
Pullman 68, Medical Lake 43: Shelby Cheslek went 7 of 7 from the floor and finished with 16 points and seven rebounds and the Greyhounds (11-4, 8-1) remained one game back of West Valley with a victory over the Cardinals (4-11, 3-6) in Pullman.
Cheney 50, Colville 48: Janae Olson scored a game-high 17 and Allie Brown’s basket gave the Blackhawks (8-7, 4-5) a 49-48 lead in the final minute of a victory over the visiting Indians (10-5, 5-4). Brown scored 11.
Freeman 65, Kettle Falls 36: Korina Baker had 18 points and seven assists, MacKenzie Taylor added 13 points and the Scotties (18-1, 6-1) forced 27 turnovers to beat the Bulldogs (11-7, 3-4) at the HUB in Spokane Valley.
Lakeside 54, Chewelah 24: Lexie Zappone and Leslie Stillar each had 12 points, Kendra Lahue added 11 and the Eagles (17-2, 6-1) romped past the Cougars (1-19, 0-8) in Chewelah.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 59, Sprague-Harrington 24: Madeline Isaak had 13 points, Sarah Glyn added 11 points and five steals and the Warriors (16-3, 5-0) knocked off the visiting Falcons (7-12, 4-2). After allowing 10 points in the first quarter, the Warriors shut out the Falcons in the second and then held them to four in the third, taking a 30-point lead with one quarter remaining.
Colfax 63, Liberty 51: Rachel Johnson scored nine of her 21 points in the second quarter and the Bulldogs (16-3, 9-1) upended the host Lancers (10-9, 3-8) with the help of a 10-point halftime lead that grew to 16 before the start of the fourth quarter.
Lind-Ritzville 58, Davenport 42: Kelsey Arlt hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and the Broncos (11-8, 7-4) used hot shooting from beyond the arc to outgun the Gorillas (6-13, 1-10) in Davenport. The Gorillas’ Miranda Mielke led all scorers with 24.
Northwest Christian 51, Valley Christian 46: Jessica Dahm finished with 11 points and hit a pair of key free throws down the stretch to seal the win for the host Crusaders (10-9, 6-5) in Colbert. Katie Worley and Lindy Riggan combined for 34 points for the Panthers (8-11, 2-9), while Colbi Neal paced the Crusaders with 13.
Priest River 61, Kellogg 49: Taylor Stewart had 17 points and Holly Hirst scored seven of her 12 points in the third quarter to help boost the Spartans (13-6, 5-2) over the Wildcats (12-7, 4-3) in Priest River. A win against Timberlake Saturday would ensure the IML’s No. 2 seed for the Spartans.
Clark Fork 33, Lakeside 30: Celeste Komanec finished with a game-high 19 points for the Wampus Cats (13-5, 7-0), including 10 of their 11 points in the third quarter. Clark Fork took the lead for good when it held the visiting Knights (9-7, 6-2) to six points in the third period.
Wallace 58, Kootenai 25: Courtney Jennings had 15 points and the Miners (6-13, 3-4) forced 27 turnovers by the Warriors (1-14, 0-7) to pick up the win in Wallace.
Reardan 62, Wilbur-Creston 17: The visiting Indians (17-2) outscored the Wildcats (2-18) 26-2 in the opening quarter and never looked back, receiving scoring from all 10 players in the game.