Lewis and Clark surged in the third quarter and held on late to beat Moscow 65-56 at the Fitzgerald Memorial tournament Saturday at Lewis and Clark.
The game quickly turned into a free-throw shooting contest, with 53 fouls being called. The Tigers (1-2) made 18 of 25 from the line, while the Bears (0-3) were 25 of 42 from the charity stripe.
LC’s Connor Hojnacki led a balanced scoring effort with a team-high nine points. Julian Welge, Isaiah Hernandez, Malik Dixon and Brody Asbury each added eight.
The Tigers broke open a close game with a 20-8 third-quarter spurt.
Lake City 50, West Valley (Yakima) 47: Jacob Dahl’s 3-pointer in the final minute gave the Timberwolves (3-0) the cushion they needed in a win over the Rams at the Fitzgerald Memorial tournament at Lewis and Clark. Kyle Guice had 14 points and seven rebounds for Lake City. The Timberwolves led by nine at the half, but West Valley rallied in the third and tied the score at 34 heading into the fourth.
Archbishop Mitty 61, Mead 47: The Panthers couldn’t recover from a slow start and fell to the Monarchs at the Fitzgerald Memorial tournament at Lewis and Clark. Max Hess tallied a team-high nine points for Mead, but the Panthers (1-1) couldn’t overcome a 14-point first-half deficit.
West Valley 78, Mountain View 56: Jake Love poured in 29 points and secured 11 rebounds to guide the Eagles (3-1) past the Thunder at the Fitzgerald Memorial tournament at LC. Martin Hertford added 17 points for West Valley.
Coeur d’Alene 61, Flathead 30: Devin Kluss and Colby Daniels scored 11 points apiece as the Vikings (1-0) routed the visiting Braves. Justin Carpenter added nine points for Coeur d’Alene, which led by 18 points at the half.
Post Falls 58, Kamiakin 49: Corey Koski scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to guide the Trojans (2-0) past the Braves in Post Falls. Max McCullough added 18 points for Post Falls, and Joey Pfennigs collected seven rebounds to go along with four points.
Cheney 60, Ellensburg 56: The Blackhawks regained control in the fourth and held on to beat the Bulldogs in Cheney. Alex Berman had 20 for the Blackhawks (1-1), including some clutch plays down the stretch. Ellensburg’s Coleman Sterling tallied a game-high 27 points.
Clarkston 64, La Grande 32: C.J. Johnson led Clarkston with 17 points as the Bantams put the game out of reach in the second half and beat the Tigers in Pendleton, Ore. The Bantams (2-0) played solid defensively, limiting La Grande to just nine field goals throughout the game.
Freeman 49, Granger 39: Freshman point guard Ryan Maine made 12 of 13 free throws and finished with 24 points as the Scotties (1-0) rallied after halftime and beat the visiting Spartans. Maine also had six rebounds, six assists, and four steals. His contributions helped Freeman erase an 11-point halftime deficit. Michael Pierce added 12 points and Jake Phitts chipped in 11 for Freeman.
La Salle 55, Colfax 35: The Bulldogs (1-1) fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a loss to the Lightning at the SunDome in Yakima. Keith Gfeller led Colfax with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.
St. George’s 75, Chewelah 34: Dexter Sienko posted a double-double for St. George’s, totaling 30 points and 12 rebounds, as the Dragons (3-0) dumped the visiting Cougars (1-2). Erik Muelheims scored 20 points and recorded eight assists for St. George’s.
Kellogg 62, Orofino 57: Gus Colburn and Tucker Gust scored 16 points apiece and the Wildcats (3-0) held on in the fourth to defeat the visiting Maniacs. Kellogg led by just one at halftime, but outscored the Maniacs 19-12 in the third quarter. Gust also led Kellogg with eight rebounds, while Christian DeYoung added 14 points and six boards. Haiden Wilson led Orofino with 13 points.
Cusick 88, Northport 23: Alec Bluff and Chad Browneagle combined for 42 points as the Panthers (1-0) outscored the host Mustangs (0-3) 30-2 in the first quarter and cruised to the win. Ben Short tallied a team-high 12 points for the Mustangs.
Garfield-Palouse 66, Valley Christian 45: Tyler Thurman and Jesse Lopez combined for 45 points as the Vikings (2-0) took control in the second half and defeated the visiting Panthers (1-1). Garfield-Palouse was aggressive defensively, forcing 21 turnovers. Bo Piersol led the Panthers with 13 points.
Liberty 77, Rosalia 38: Match Burnham scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the decisive third quarter as the Lancers (3-0) routed the host Spartans (0-1). Liberty outscored Rosalia 32-9 in the third to take control. Ryan Maley led Rosalia with 10 points.
Wellpinit 72, Selkirk 43: Brodie Ford scored 33 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Redskins (2-1) dumped the visiting Rangers. Cedric Bowen pitched in 13 points for Wellpinit. Dominic Cain racked up 16 points for the Rangers (0-1). Wellpinit jumped out to a 27-10 lead after the first quarter.
Omak 66, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 54: Omak started strong and held on to beat the Warriors (0-2) in Coulee City. Dallas Isaak scored a game-high 27 points for Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Wilbur-Creston 55, Springdale 39: The Wildcats (2-1) made all 14 of their free throws and beat the visiting Chargers (0-4). Nick Densley led Wilbur-Creston with 29 points. Jordan Cloud led Springdale scorers with 12 points.
Odessa-Harrington 51, Moses Lake Christian 27: Shane Whitaker scored 23 points and the Titans (1-0) built a 14-point first-half lead and coasted past the Lions in ML.
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