Colfax starts hot, defeats Lewiston
Brandon Gfeller scored 22 points and Brady Ellis added 14 as the Colfax Bulldogs gained control early and beat the Lewiston Bengals 54-30 in the semifinals of the Lewiston boys basketball tournament on Friday.
Colfax (6-3) outscored Lewiston (2-8) 15-4 in the second quarter and led by 18 at the half.
Colfax will play Walla Walla for the title today.
Walla Walla 44, Clarkston 43: The Blue Devils withstood the Bantams’ comeback attempt and escaped with a win at the Lewiston tournament. Clarkston’s Kage Sobotta hit a 15-foot jumper with 6 seconds left, but Walla Walla ran out the clock to end the game.
West Valley tournament
West Valley 54, Bonners Ferry 36: Brady Bergman had career-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Eagles (7-1) beat the Badgers (3-6) at West Valley. The Eagles’ full-court, pressure defense forced 12 turnovers in the first half.
Timberlake 62, Medical Lake 45: Johnny Hayden scored 16 points and Keegan Scott and Mason Cramer added 12 apiece as the Tigers (7-2) beat the Cardinals (6-4). Cramer made all seven of his free-throw attempts. Trevor Masterson added 10 points and nine rebounds for Timberlake.
Pullman 65, St. Maries 56: Corey Langerveld scored 23 points as the Greyhounds (8-1) pulled away in the fourth and beat the Lumberjacks (5-3) in the title game at Freeman. Race Martin had 16 points and A.J. Miles chipped in 15 for Pullman. Austin Linnemeyer tallied a game-high 26 points for St. Maries.
St. George’s 66, Freeman 42: Junior Dexter Sienko had 25 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as the Dragons (10-1) claimed third place with a win over the Scotties (1-8). Erik Muelheims added 21 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for St. George’s. Jacob Phipps tallied a team-high 14 points for Freeman.
Chewelah 50, Reardan 34: Derek Smith scored 16 points and Lars Berger added 15 as the Cougars (6-3) beat the Indians (4-7) for their second straight Reardan tournament title. Nick Brockman tallied 16 points for Reardan.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 64, Wellpinit 59: Mitch Hunt led three players in double figures with 18 points and the Warriors (4-4) edged the Redskins (7-3) for third place. James Best had 18 points and A.J. Kieffer added 16 for Wellpinit.
Hockinson 51, Lakeside 48 (WA), OT: Alan Haagan and Nathan Gunderson combined for 27 points as Hockinson hung on to beat the Eagles (2-7) at the Yakima SunDome. Lakeside’s Grant Perkins made a lay-in with a couple of seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Rosalia 54, Davenport 48: Craig Nelson’s 32 points and 14 rebounds carried the Spartans past the Gorillas in the title game at Rosalia. Micah Pittsley added 10 points for the Spartans. Davenport was led by Josh Likkel’s 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Odessa-Harrington 58, Wilbur-Creston 46: The Titans (5-4) finished strong after a sluggish start to the second half and beat the Wildcats (5-4) for third place. Markus Smith scored 21 points – 16 coming in the first half – and Cade Weber added 13 points for Odessa-Harrington. Colton Magers and Nick Densley combined for 30 points for the Wildcats.
Valley Christian 73, DeSales 68: Nick Cox scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to guide the Panthers (4-3) past the Irish in Walla Walla to reach the title game against University Prep. Valley Christian erupted for 28 points in the third quarter to gain control.
LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 55, Elgin 27: Darcy Stamper scored 17 points to lead the Tigercats (8-0) past Elgin (Ore.) in Dayton. The Tigercats outscored Elgin 22-4 in the first quarter.
Pomeroy 62, Tekoa-Oakesdale 32: Tanner Feiter had 19 points and six steals as the Pirates (7-1, 4-1) routed the host Nighthawks (1-7, 0-5). Max Mueller had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Tekoa-Oakesdale.
Hanford 62, Mt. Spokane 53: The Falcons jumped ahead by 10 points in the first quarter and held on to beat the host Wildcats (3-5). Dane Larson made 9 of 11 shots and finished with 19 points for Mt. Spokane.
Cheney 65, Riverside 46: Alex Berman and Eric Igbinoba scored 17 points apiece and Theo Petropoulous dished out 10 assists as the Blackhawks (4-3) beat the visiting Rams (2-7).
Newport 63, Springdale 34: Jeron Konkright scored 22 points and Ryan Rapp and Chris Burgess added 12 apiece as the Grizzlies (4-6) took control in the second quarter and eased past the host Chargers (0-10).
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 82, St. John-Endicott 44: Tyler Frederick scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the first half and grabbed seven rebounds to guide the Broncos (8-1) past the visiting Eagles (1-7).