Trojans, LC win in Idaho
Post Falls and Lake City will play for a berth in the Idaho 5A boys state tournament at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Post Falls after cruising to wins Friday night.
The Trojans beat visiting Lewiston 76-50 with solid defense and balanced scoring, while Lake City won 61-49 at Coeur d’Alene with solid free-throw shooting.
Lewiston is at CdA Tuesday at 7 in a loser-out game.
Post Falls 76, Lewiston 50: The Trojans (18-3) got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Shawn Reid and 15 points each from Malcolm and Marcus Colbert. Justin Podrabsky led Lewiston (10-10) with 16 points.
Lake City 61, Coeur d’Alene 49: The Timberwolves (12-9) hit 23 of 28 free throws, 17 of 21 in the fourth quarter, to overcome a 19-17 CdA advantage from the field. Deon Watson scored 20 for CdA (14-7).
District 7 1A
Freeman 48, Lakeside 33: The Scotties (18-4), led by Taylor Vold’s 20 points, clinched the No. 1 berth to regionals. The Eagles (9-13) shot only 23 percent from the floor. Ryan Gunderson scored 16 for Lakeside.
Lakeside plays Chewelah at 4 p.m. today at Mead for 2-3 seeding to regionals.
Chewelah 65, Newport 44: Guard Carson Stroyan scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Cougars (14-8) secured a berth in the regional tournament. Stroyan hit 6 of 9 3-point attempts. Chaize Exkano and Clint Hunt had 11 points each for Newport (8-15).
District 6 1A
Lake Roosevelt 45, Cascade 25: The Raiders (15-6) overcame some spotty shooting – just 31 percent – with strong defense that limited the Kodiaks (13-9) to 20-percent shooting and dominating rebounding to earn a spot in the regional tournament. Cade Egbert had 17 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead the way..
Lake Roosevelt plays Chelan (20-1), an 83-57 winner over Cashmere, tonight at 7:30 at Omak for 1-2 seeding to regional. Cascade plays Cashmere (13-9) at 4:30 for No. 3.
District 7 2B
Colfax 52, Northwest Christian 32: A 58-30 rebounding advantage, led by Kayleigh Maltone’s 12, sparked the Bulldogs (21-3) past the Crusaders (13-12) at Mt. Spokane in the semifinals. Kayla Johnson’s 13 points led the offense. Danne Dami had 14 for NWC.
Colfax plays Reardan at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Spokane for the district’s first berth in the state tournament. NWC faces St. George’s today at 4:30 p.m. at Mt. Spokane, loser out.
Reardan 61, Lind-Ritzville 37: Kelsey Moos had 26 points, nine rebounds and five steals and the Indians (20-4) hit 13 of 19 free throws en route to advancing to the district title game.
The Broncos (14-11) play Liberty at 7:30 tonight at Mt. Spokane in a loser-out game.
St. George’s 50, Springdale 37: Chessey Thomas padded her point total for the Dragons (21-3) down the stretch with free throws, finishing with a game-high 21 points, as the Chargers (18-6) reverted to fouling to try overcome a five-point deficit. Shelbea Rainbolt had 13 points and Haley Goad 14 rebounds for Springdale.
Liberty 47, Republic 27: A dominating first half helped the Lancers oust the Tigers. Katra Browning had 11 points and Kelly Hennessey 10 for Liberty (13-11). Republic (16-7) shot just 22 percent and had no one score more than six points.
District 7 1A
Freeman 48, Lakeside 31: A defense that helped limit the Eagles to 24 percent shooting sparked the Scotties (21-1), who earned the No. 1 berth to regionals.
Alyssa Maine led the offense with 12 points. MacKenzie Taylor had five rebounds and three assists. Leslie Stillar scored 15 for the Eagles (19-3).
Lakeside plays Newport at 5:30 p.m. today at Mead for 2-3 seeding to district.
Newport 46, Kettle Falls 25: Sierra Pancho had 13 points and Hayley Odell 13 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies (12-11) to victory in the loser-out game and secure a spot in the regional tournament.
Samantha Charlton led KF (12-11) with 11 points.