In a rematch of last year’s Idaho State 5A title game, the Lewiston girls prevailed again.
Karlee Wilson tossed in a game-high 21 points as the second-ranked Bengals beat No. 1 Coeur d’Alene 44-39 Tuesday night in an early-season Inland Empire League matchup in Lewiston.
The score was almost identical to Lewiston’s 43-39 win over the Vikings in the championship game.
CdA held a two-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter, but Lewiston outscored the Vikings 16-9 for the win.
Kendalyn Brainard had 13 points and seven rebounds for Coeur d’Alene.
Shadle Park 70, Post Falls 54: The Highlanders pulled away in the second half to beat the visiting Trojans. Aleisha Hathaway had a game-high 16 points and Rekiyah Carney and Dalaney Orcutt added 10 apiece for Shadle Park. After trailing by four points at halftime, the Highlanders outscored Post Falls 40-20 in the second half. Whitney Gonzales and Rai Franklin each scored 12 points for the Trojans.
Sandpoint 44, St. Maries 20: The Bulldogs jumped out to a dominating first-half lead and cruised past the visiting Lumberjacks. Hailey Olin had 16 points, seven steals and six rebounds for Sandpoint, which outscored St. Maries 11-2 in the first quarter and led 26-8 at the half. Maggie Kirscher added nine points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs.
Cheney 54, Lakeland 31: The Blackhawks dominated the first and fourth quarters and beat the host Hawks in Rathdrum. Cheney outscored Lakeland 17-8 in the opening quarter and 17-3 in the fourth. Cieana Close had 12 points for the Hawks.
Riverside 53, Cusick 51: Junior Courtney Davis had 20 points, nine rebounds and five steals as the Rams edged the visiting Panthers. Riverside trailed by three points heading into the final quarter, but outscored Cusick 14-9 in the fourth. Miranda Lajiness added 11 points and four assists and Marisa Pace had four blocks for the Rams. Andrea Heinea had a team-high 15 points for the Panthers.
Newport 60, Selkirk 35: Miranda Frederick had 13 points and Courtney Wiese added 12 as the Grizzlies routed the host Rangers at Ione. Annie Couch had a team-high 13 points for Selkirk.
Clark Fork 53, Lakeside (Idaho) 43: Celeste Komanec had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Claire McMahon added 11 points and eight rebounds as the Wampus Cats beat the visiting Knights. Avery Brown-Sonder had 13 points for the Knights.
Tekoa-Oakesdale 54, Dayton 42: Alex Overton scored 12 points to lead the Nighthawks to a win over the visiting Bulldogs.
North Idaho Christian 43, Valley Christian 31: Alex Gwin led three players in double figures with 16 points as the Royals beat the host Panthers. Amanda Hobson added 12 points and six rebounds for North Idaho Christian. Lindy Riggan had 12 points and nine boards to guide Valley Christian.
Timberlake 61, Sandpoint 54: Johnny Hayden scored 13 points as the Tigers pulled away in the second half to beat the visiting Bulldogs at Spirit Lake. Timberlake outscored Sandpoint by nine points in the second half. Jackson Rice had a game-high 19 points to lead the Bulldogs.
Cheney 65, Lakeland 62: C.J. Skillingstad had 24 points and Eric Igbinoba added 16 as the Blackhawks edged the host Hawks in Rathdrum. Lakeland took the lead with about 3 minutes left, but Cheney responded and took control. The Hawks’ potential game-tying shot at the buzzer was no good. Eric Cooper had a game-high 20 points for Lakeland.
Riverside 63, Cusick 38: The Rams built a comfortable first-half lead and eased past the visiting Panthers. Logan Owens had 12 points and Tyler Axtell had seven points, five rebounds and five assists for Riverside.
Bonners Ferry 50, Coeur d’Alene Charter 49: Alex Awbrey made 1 of 2 free throws with 15 seconds left to give the Badgers a win over the visiting Panthers. Coeur d’Alene Charter’s Bryan Smith had a chance to win the game, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 3 seconds to play. Smith finished with a game-high 27 points. Cameron Woods had 19 points and Awbrey added 15 to lead Bonners Ferry.
Newport 74, Selkirk 31: The Grizzlies dominated two of the four quarters and routed the host Rangers at Ione. Jake Wiley had a game-high 21 points and Jeron Konkright and Keith Coulson added 11 apiece for Newport.
Genesee 54, Garfield-Palouse 38: Sam Druffel had 14 points as the Bulldogs beat the host Vikings. Nathan Cocking had 13 points for Gar-Pal.