Roundup: Post Falls rallies to advance to title game
Post Falls hit 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter Wednesday to rally past Lake City 44-37 in the semifinals of the Holiday Inn-vitational at North Idaho College.
Marcus Colbert scored 21 points and Michael Hillman had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Trojans (8-0), who trailed 27-22 after three quarters.
PF’s win sets up a title matchup at 7:30 tonight against Davis of Yakima, the top-ranked 4A team in the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper rankings.
Davis 58, Coeur d’Alene 50: The Pirates hit their first six field goals and held tough after the Vikings (5-2) closed within four points with 2 minutes left in a semifinal. CdA will meet Lake City at 4:30 p.m. for third place.
Central Valley 57, Richland 55: Beau Byus scored 13 points, hitting 6 of 7 from the floor, and added seven rebounds as the visiting Bears (4-3) held off the Bombers. CV’s Gaven Deyarmin hit the front end of a 1-and-1 with 14 seconds left for the final tally. Richland’s 25-foot attempt at the buzzer fell short.
Rogers 56, Cheney 47: Amaujae Daniels scored 13 of his 20 points in the first quarter as the visiting Pirates (3-3) built a 23-point lead and held off the Blackhawks (5-3), who closed within eight in the fourth quarter. Cheney won the rebounding edge 36-32, with John Gingrich and Eric Igbinoba accounting for seven apiece.
West Valley 52, Freeman 36: Jordan Gassman scored 15 points and the Eagles (7-0) built a 23-point halftime lead and cruised past the host Scotties (5-5) in the title game. Freeman’s Derek Harter totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Maries 46, Lakeland 33: Warren Joiner shot 9 of 12 from the field on the way to 19 points as the Lumberjacks (4-1) beat the Hawks (2-7) in the consolation. Lakeland shot 26 percent from the floor.
Chewelah 59, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 47: Ben Johnstone hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the Cougars (6-2) past the Warriors (6-1). ACH’s Derek Isaak scored 28 points, hitting 10 of 10 from the line, and added six assists. Chewelah will play Reardan at 7:30 tonight for the title. ACH and Wellpinit will meet at 4:10 for the consolation.
Reardan 80, Wellpinit 47: Trevor Peone scored 21 points and younger brother Skylar, just back from a concussion, hit three 3-pointers as the host Indians (3-5) beat the Redskins (4-4). Reardan finished with eight 3-pointers.
Rosalia 58, Wilbur-Creston 34: Craig Nelson and Grant Gelhaus scored 12 points apiece and finished a combined 12 for 15 from the field to lead the host Spartans (6-2) past the Wildcats (4-2). Rosalia shot 28 for 59 from the floor while W-C was 12 for 53. Rosalia will meet Davenport at 5:30 tonight for the title. W-C will play Asotin at 2:30 in the consolation.
East Valley 71, Timberlake 40: JT Phelan and James Brown combined for 39 points as the Knights (5-2) defeated the host Tigers (6-3). EV shot 7 of 14 on 3-pointers.
Bonners Ferry JV 43, Kootenai 38: The Badgers’ JV shot 17 of 23 from the line to hold off the Warriors (2-4).
Valley Christian 48, Weston-McEwen (Ore.) 38: Kolby Blew had 13 points and four assists to lead the Panthers (7-0) past the TigerScots in the semifinal at Walla Walla. VC’s Bo Piersol and Nick Cox combined for 16 rebounds. The Panthers play for the title at 8 tonight.
Lake Roosevelt 48, Life Christian 47: Jesse Adkins’ free throw with 1.4 seconds left gave the Raiders (3-3) a win over the Eagles. The Raiders’ Ty Egbert, who scored 23 points, tied the game at 47 by hitting the first of two free throws. He missed the second, but Adkins secured the rebound and drew a foul.