Brown, Phelan guide EV
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.
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.
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).