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Girls basketball: Bantams slip past Indians

The Clarkston girls basketball team knocked Colville from the ranks of the unbeaten in Great Northern League play Saturday.

The Bantams did so in dramatic fashion. Trailing 51-50, KC McConnel got a steal and fed it to Stephanie Gilchrist, who made a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining to lift Clarkston (4-3, 2-0) to a 54-51 win over the visiting Indians (6-2, 1-1).

McConnel, who had a game-high 28 points, added a free throw for the final margin. Teammate Ashley Meyers had seven rebounds. Tanna Morris led three Colville players in double-figure scoring with 13 points.

Kellie McCann-Smith, who leads Clarkston with 25 points per game, fouled out 30 seconds into the fourth quarter and finished with five.

Pullman 58, Riverside 45: A big first quarter lifted the Greyhounds (5-3, 2-0) past the visiting Rams (1-6, 0-2). Pullman outscored Riverside 21-8 in the opening period. Post Shelby Cheslek led the Greyhounds with 12 points and four steals as nine of 10 players scored. Peyton McMahon and Courtney Davis had 10 apiece for Colville.

Panorama League

St. George’s 52, Curlew 28: The visiting Dragons (12-1, 7-0) used a pair of runs to break it open over the Cougars (5-5, 2-4). Chessy Thomas led St. George’s with 20 points. Larissa Miller led Curlew with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Cusick 63, Northport 28: The Panthers (3-8, 2-5) had 23 offensive rebounds, led by the seven of Andrea Heinen, in the easy win over the visiting Mustangs (2-8, 1-6). Heinen also had 16 points and Makinzie Adamson had 11 off the bench. Shaynne Wilson led Northport with 11.

Republic 56, St. Michael’s 30: The visiting Tigers (8-2, 5-1) forced 30 turnovers and took just 10 shots outside the key to defeat the Warriors (0-8, 0-6). Tori Orestad led Republic with 23 points and six steals and Jules Largent had 11 rebounds. Marianne Raynor led St. Michael’s with 10 points.

Columbia 41, Springdale 39: Salena Osborn and Mackenzie Parrow made clutch free throws late as the Lions (10-2, 7-1) rallied to knock off the previously unbeaten Chargers (13-1, 7-1) at Springdale. The Chargers led 25-11 at halftime. Krista Colvin led Columbia with 10 points. Jerika Cummings had 10 for the Chargers.

Selkirk 56, Wellpinit 46: The Rangers (6-8, 5-4) jumped out to an 11-0 lead and made the margin standup over the visiting Redskins (4-7, 3-4) at Ione. Daneen Green made four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 21 points. Dani Flett led Wellpinit with 16.

Bi-County 2B

Reardan 52, Colfax 43: In a battle of league unbeatens, Kelsey Moos had 22 points to lead the Indians (10-1, 5-0) past the visiting Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1). Kayla Johnson led Colfax with 10.

Lind-Ritzville 43, Northwest Christian 39: Kelsey Arlt led the Broncos (5-6, 2-3) with 17 points in the road win. Jessica Dahm led the Crusaders (4-7, 2-3) with 15.

Liberty 38, Valley Christian 32: Kelly Hennessey had four 3-pointers and 13 points to lead the Lancers (7-4, 2-3) past the visiting Panthers (6-5, 1-4). Katie Worley led VC with 13.

Bi-County 1B

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 51, Wilbur-Creston 12: The Warriors (11-1, 3-0) caused 35 turnovers, stopping the host Wildcats (2-11, 0-3). Ten of 11 players scored for the Warriors.

District 9 North

Colton 70, Touchet 39: Haley Moser had 24 points to lead the visiting Wildcats (9-0, 4-0) over the Indians (2-4, 2-3). Teammate McKenzie Heaslet had 19.

St. John-Endicott 56, Rosalia 46: Kelsey Simon had 21 points to lead the Eagles (10-0, 4-0) past the visiting Spartans (7-6, 2-2). Briann Maley led Rosalia with 18.

LaCrosse-Washtucna 51, Tri-Cities Prep 37: The visiting Tigercats (4-7, 1-3) pulled away in the fourth quarter over the Jaguars (0-6, 0-5) at Richland. Kirsten Stubbs and Gladys Martinez combined for 32 points for L-W.


DeSales 44, Garfield-Palouse 29: The host Irish pulled away from the Vikings (0-8) in the second half at Walla Walla. Kacie Adair led G-P with 10 points.

Clark Fork 52, Stillwater Christian 44: Despite being sick, Shaina Gustafson had 21 points, five steals and five assists to lead the Wampus Cats (10-4).

Sprague-Harrington 68, Wilson Creek 38: The host Falcons (3-8) had 25 steals and Justyne Talkington had 23 points to defeat the Devils.

Davenport 60, Odessa 23: Miranda Mielke had 24 points and 11 steals to lead the host Gorillas (5-6) past the Tigers (2-8).

Inland Empire 5A

Lewiston 60, Post Falls 33: Already 0-2 in league, the Bengals (10-2) were facing a must-win situation if they wanted to remain in the chase for a top postseason seed. They responded with a big win over the visiting Trojans (11-5, 1-1). Jessica Kramer led Lewiston with 14 points. The Bengals limited Post Falls’ leading scorer, Katelyn Loper, to six.


Moscow 52, Lakeland 46: The Bears (4-11, 2-1) moved into a tie with the Hawks (5-8, 2-1) at Moscow, avenging an earlier loss at Rathdrum. Taylor Anderson led Moscow with 13 points and Abi Quinnett added 10. Neena Buchman led Lakeland with 12 points. Moscow shot 26 more foul shots than Lakeland, making 18 of 32 to the Hawks’ 3 of 6.

North Star League

Lakeside 51, Kootenai 18: The visiting Knights (6-4, 3-1) limited the Warriors (1-7, 0-3) to single digits scoring in each quarter at Harrison. Tah-wy-ah Davis led Lakeside with 18 points.