East Valley rallies past Pullman
Jasmine Phan scored nine of her 12 points in the second half and, after trailing by two at halftime, East Valley (9-6, 5-2) rallied to outscore Pullman (8-7, 6-2) 12-4 in the third quarter to take the lead for good, winning 54-44 in Great Northern League action Saturday in Pullman.
Alicia Christiansen hit 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth to help secure the win for the Knights, who knocked the Greyhounds from sole possession of the top spot in the GNL standings. Pullman now sits in a tie for first with Clarkston at 6-2.
Clarkston 57, West Valley 43: Jamie Weisner scored 28 points to lead all scorers and the Bantams (11-4, 6-2) took an 11-point halftime lead and held it the rest of the way against the host Eagles (11-4, 5-3). Hannah Love and Mallorie Schoesler each had 10 points to lead the Eagles, while K.C. McConnell added nine points for the Bantams.
Deer Park 56, Medical Lake 43: Tessa Heins notched a season-high 32 points to go with 12 rebounds and the host Stags (5-11, 1-7) earned their first league win by toppling the Cardinals (5-11, 1-7). Heins had 17 in the first half, helping the Stags build a 30-16 lead by halftime.
Inland Empire 5A
Lewiston 53, Lake City 35: Tanis Fuller scored a game-high 19 points and the Bengals (13-3, 4-1) outscored the visiting Timberwolves (15-4, 3-2) 30-18 in the first half, en route to avenging their earlier loss to LC. Katie Rowe led the Timberwolves with 10 points, but Jenna Lewis and Sydney Butler combined for just nine points in the loss.
St. Maries 51, Bonners Ferry 45: Hailey Hudson went 5 of 6 and finished with 14 points, Dusti Huddleston added 10 points and 11 rebounds and the Lumberjacks (4-10, 2-3) took a six-point lead into the break and carried it to the final whistle, beating the visiting Badgers (3-12, 2-2). Tia Asbury added 10 points for the Lumberjacks.
Lakeside 43, Clark Fork 40: Tah-Wy-Ah Davis scored 13 points and hit a 3-pointer with 2:20 remaining to start an 8-0 run by the Knights (11-3, 3-1) to overcome a five-point deficit against the Wampus Cats (8-6, 3-2) in Plummer. Francine Hendrickx added nine points for the Knights and scored the go-ahead basket with 1:06 remaining.
Colfax 64, Kettle Falls 43: Amelie Bruya notched 22 points and five steals, Shaina Simonson added 13 points and 14 rebounds and the Bulldogs (8-6, 8-2) scored 32 points off turnovers and allowed just six field goals in the second half against visiting Kettle Falls (9-6, 7-4). The win put Colfax alone in second place, two games back of Reardan in the league standings.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 44, Springdale 34: Andrea Bennett finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and six steals and the host Broncos (7-8, 5-6) held the Chargers (0-14, 0-11) to just four points in the third quarter. Aliciea Morrell had 10 points to lead the Chargers.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 68, Wilbur-Creston 15: Nikki Osborne led all scorers with 18 points and Madeline Isaak added 14 points as the Warriors (13-2, 4-0) cruised to the win against the visiting Wildcats (7-8, 2-3), holding them to just four points in the second half.
Odessa-Harrington 72, Valley Christian 38: Justyne Talkington registered 17 of her 19 points in the first half and added eight steals as the host Titans (7-8, 4-1) jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to the win against the Panthers (6-9, 1-4). Lexie Watkins added 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks for OH.
Columbia 74, Curlew 22: JulieAnn Larrew finished with 20 points, Kaitlin Jones added 13 points and the visiting Lions (17-0, 10-0) held the Cougars (5-11, 2-8) to just six shots in the first quarter, outscoring them 18-0 to start the game. The Lions added 28 points in the second to take a 46-5 lead at halftime.
Wellpinit 52, Republic 39: Sami Jo Parr scored 15 points, Lauren Flett added 12 and the host Redskins (10-7, 6-3) took a 34-23 lead at halftime and then held the Tigers (8-9) scoreless for the first 5:48 of the third quarter to pull away for good.
St. John-Endicott 48, Garfield-Palouse 42: Gretchen Van Lith tallied 16 points and seven assists and Erin Schuster added 14 points and eight boards as the Eagles (14-1, 9-1) held off the visiting Vikings (6-9, 3-7). Taylor Redman scored a team-high 14 points for GP.
Pomeroy 46, LaCrosse-Washtucna 15: Kindsey Bott scored a game-high 11 points and the Pirates (10-3, 7-3) allowed just five points in the first half, holding the visiting Tigercats (1-14, 0-10) scoreless in the second quarter. Torrie Koller added nine points for the Pirates.
Post Falls 64, Colville 62: Dani Failor scored 15 points and after trailing by two, the Trojans (7-11) scored four points in the last four seconds to knock off the host Indians (13-3).
Tanna Morris scored 15 points to lead the Indians, who took a two-point lead with 20 seconds remaining. But PF scored with two seconds left and stole the inbound pass to score the winning bucket as time expired.