December 22, 2012 in Sports

Brown, Phelan guide EV

Titans win

at Tri-County


 University had four weight-class champions and the Titans took the team title at the Tri-County wrestling tournament at Central Valley High School.

 Forrest Roger (145 pounds), Jamie Adai (160), Isaiah Watkins (182) and Mitch Millhouse (285) won individual titles for the Titans, who finished with 246 ½ team points, well ahead of second-place Mead (139 ½). Central Valley was third, followed by East Valley, West Valley, Springdale and Kettle Falls. Seventeen teams competed.

 East Valley and Mead had two weight-class champions apiece. The Knights’ Zach Hanson beat University’s Cameron Swanson at 106 pounds and East Valley’s Kenny Martinez pinned Trevor Rowe of Mead at 195 pounds.

 The Panthers’ individual titles were claimed by Britten Ballard (113) and Daeri Alderman (152).

 Springdale had two wrestlers reach title matches. The Chargers’ Tyler Osborn won at 126 pounds by pinning University’s Ethan Boniecki in 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

 The closest championship match came at 220 pounds. West Valley’s Jace Malek edged Kettle Falls’ Tyler Vining 3-2.

James Brown and J.T. Phelan led East Valley to a 56-51 nonleague basketball win at Rogers on Friday night.

Brown made four 3-pointers – all coming in the second half – and finished with 25 points and Phelan made 7 of 9 free throws and scored 23 points.

The Knights (4-4) outscored the Pirates 29-22 in the second half.

Carson Murray scored 13 points and Amaujae Daniels added 12 for Rogers (1-7).

Northwest Christian 62, Priest River 57: Nick Kiourkas scored 19 points and the Crusaders (6-2) held on to beat the Spartans (4-4) at the Newport tournament. Kiourkas made all six of his free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter to help ice the game for Northwest Christian. Austin Friedly added 12 points – eight coming in the fourth – and Tyler Stephens chipped in 11 for the Crusaders. R.C. Akre made 5 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Priest River.

Newport 50, Selkirk 40: Jeron Konkright made five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as the Grizzlies (3-5) dominated early and held on late to beat the Rangers (5-3) at the Newport tournament. Newport, which led 29-9 at halftime, forced 26 turnovers. Avery Miller scored a game-high 26 points for Selkirk. Miller had 24 in the Rangers’ second-half rally.

Wellpinit 74, Columbia 10: Brodie Ford led three players in double figures with 16 points and the Redskins (6-1) overwhelmed the Lions (0-8) at the Wellpinit tournament. A.J. Kieffer had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle McCrea added 12 points and seven assists for Wellpinit, which outscored Columbia 30-0 in the first quarter.

Cusick 75, Lakeside (Plummer) 45: Alec Bluff scored 22 points as the Panthers (8-1) got out to a hot start and routed the Knights (2-4) at the Wellpinit tournament. Ryan Sample and Chade Browneagle added 12 points apiece for Cusick, which outscored Lakeside 27-13 in the first quarter. Leighton Boyd and Joe Brown scored nine points each for the Knights.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 65, Odessa-Harrington 56: Ryan Whitmore led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points as the Broncos (6-1) overcame a six-point halftime deficit and beat the host Titans (4-3). Connor O’Neill, Dylan Hartz and Tyler Frederick added 10 points apiece for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. Stetson Sanford scored 13 points and Cade Weber added 11 for the Titans.

St. Maries 48, Liberty 32: Warren Joiner had 17 points and eight rebounds and the Lumberjacks (4-2) defeated the visiting Lancers (5-4). St. Maries took control early by outscoring Liberty 14-2 in the opening quarter. Jake Pottratz and Match Burnham combined for 23 points for the Lancers.

Wilbur-Creston 62, Springdale 52: Five players reached double figures in scoring as the Wildcats (5-2) got out to a quick start and held on to beat the host Chargers (0-9). T. Rosman led the way for Wilbur-Creston with 14 points.

Republic 61, St. Michael’s 48: Adam Leonard scored 20 points as the Tigers (5-3) dominated the second quarter and held on to beat the host Warriors (0-7). Gabe Durazo scored a game-high 27 points for St. Michael’s.

Northeast A

Chewelah 51, Lakeside 42: Deylin Peone scored 12 points and Brandon Smith added 11 points and six steals as the Cougars (4-3, 3-0) overcame a slow start and beat the Eagles (2-6, 1-1) in Nine Mile Falls. Lakeside led 14-7 after the first quarter but was outscored 44-28 the rest of the way. Conner Moffatt tallied a game-high 15 points for the Eagles.

Medical Lake 38, Freeman 31: Adam Paulson scored 12 points and made two late free throws to help the Cardinals (5-3, 3-0) get past the visiting Scotties (1-6, 1-1). Michael Winchester added eight points for Medical Lake, which committed just three turnovers. Brady Unfred scored a team-high 11 points for Freeman.

Southeast 1B

Colton 59, Tekoa-Oakesdale 46: Junior Dustin Patchen scored 31 points – 21 in the second half – as the Wildcats (4-2, 4-0) held off the host Nighthawks (1-5, 0-3). Patchen also pulled down 21 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards. Max Mueller led Tekoa-Oakesdale with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Fourteen of Mueller’s points came during the Nighthawks’ fourth-quarter rally.

St. John-Endicott 55, Liberty Christian 46: Kaleb Simon scored 15 points and Zach Hollingsworth added 13 points and 15 boards as the Eagles (1-5, 1-4) beat the visiting Patriots (2-3, 2-3).

LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 58, Rosalia 45: Darcy Stamper made five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigercats (6-0, 5-0) beat the host Spartans (2-4, 2-2).

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