Girls roundup: Bengals win battle of the undefeated
The Lewiston girls got the best of Coeur d’Alene Tuesday night in the first of two regular-season battles between the two 5A powerhouses.
Lynzee Wilson led a balanced scoring attack for the Bengals (7-0) with 11 points and Lewiston did just enough to sneak past the Vikings 49-46 in an Inland Empire League game in Coeur d’Alene.
A potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds didn’t fall for Coeur d’Alene (7-1).
Sydney Williams scored 16 points and Sydni Parker added 10 for the Vikings, who made just 8 of 20 free throws.
The teams will meet again Jan. 24 in Lewiston.
Priest River 47, Bonners Ferry 28: Jill Weimer scored 15 points as the Spartans (4-3, 1-0) surged in the fourth and beat the host Badgers (1-4, 0-1) in a league opener. Priest River outscored Bonners Ferry 17-3 in the final quarter to build on its five-point lead. Bonners Ferry was led by McKenzie MacDonald with 10 points and Kayleigh Morgan with eight off the bench.
Lakeside 43, Newport 38: The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) overcame poor shooting in the first half and beat the visiting Grizzlies (4-1, 0-1). Lindy Jacobson led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points for Lakeside, which shot 22 percent from the floor in the first half and fell behind by 10 points. Newport’s Hadley Stratton and Holly Malsbury combined for 30 points.
Medical Lake 41, Riverside 33: Cassidy Hagel scored 11 points and Maleeka Wegner pulled down 10 rebounds as the Cardinals (3-2, 1-0) topped the visiting Rams (2-3, 0-1) in a league opener. Riverside’s Marisa Pace led all scorers with 12 points. Riverside couldn’t recover from a 15-6 Medical Lake run in the second quarter.
Chewelah 44, Kettle Falls 38: Sydnie Katzer scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Cougars (2-3, 1-0) egdged the visiting Bulldogs (4-2, 0-1). Erin Johnson tallied a game-high 15 points for Kettle Falls. She scored 10 in the fourth.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 46, Springdale 43: The Broncos (1-2, 1-0) opened the game on a 10-0 run and held off the determined Chargers (1-6, 0-2) in Springdale. Springdale’s Emily Sulgrove made two free throws with 20 seconds left to cut Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s lead to one point, but the Chargers were forced to foul and the Broncos closed out the game at the free-throw line. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague was led by Dalyn Killian with 12 points and Tessa Jantz, who sparked the opening run and finished with 15.
Davenport 68, Liberty 38: Allison Johnson scored 20 points as the Gorillas (3-3, 1-1) dominated through the first three quarters in an easy win over the host Lancers (3-4, 2-1). Madelynn Flaig tallied a team-high 10 points for Liberty.
Northeast 1B North
Selkirk 46, Cusick 45: Katie Couch scored 19 points as the Rangers (2-3, 2-1) shook off a sluggish start and edged the host Panthers (2-2, 1-2). Cusick missed a potential game-winning shot with 10 seconds to play. Nalene Andrews led three Panthers in double figures with 11 points.
Inchelium 56, Northport 32: Olivia Williams score 19 of her game-high 24 points in the first half as the Hornets (1-2, 1-1) raced past the host Mustangs (0-7, 0-4). Williams hit five 3-pointers. Northport finished with 33 turnovers, in large part due to Inchelium’s press defense.
Republic 76, Curlew 26: Savannah Bowe scored 20 points and Shania Graham added 14 as the Tigers (5-0, 3-0) rolled past the host Cougars (3-2, 2-1). Lindsey Gibson tallied a team-high nine points for Curlew.
Hanford 55, Post Falls 50: The visiting Falcons opened up a 15-point lead in the first quarter and held off the Trojans’ rally. Collette Gall led all scorers with 18 and Sydney Shintaffer added 13 for Hanford. Olivia Ellison had 14 points for Post Falls (2-4).
Lake City 56, Moscow 35: Whitney Meier scored 15 points as the Timberwolves (6-2) opened up a 17-4 first-quarter lead and eased past the Bears in Coeur d’Alene. Jada Simpson led Moscow (0-8) with 17 points.
Sandpoint 54, Timberlake 46: Hailey Olin scored 17 points as the Bulldogs (5-5) defeated the visiting Tigers (5-3). Olin and Maryah Delgado combined for six 3-pointers. Madison Schoening added 12 points for Sandpoint. Jessica Norlander put up 17 points for the Tigers.
East Valley 57, Lakeland 17: Hannah Burland tallied 17 points and nine steals as the Knights (5-0) dominated defensively in a win over the visiting Hawks (3-8). Jordan Phelan pulled down 14 rebounds for East Valley, which led 29-10 at the half.
Kellogg 35, Lakeside 33: Jessi Gibbons scored 10 points, Makenna Stewart and Kenadie Arthur each added eight and the Wildcats (4-2) battled back to beat the Knights (3-4) in Plummmer. Avery Brown-Sonder led Lakeside with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Kellogg protected its lead throughout the fourth, with Lakeside coming closest to regaining the advantage at the end of the game when Francine Hendricks desperation heave from half court rattled out as the buzzer sounded.
Freeman 53, Deer Park 24: The Scotties (1-1) opened with a 15-3 run and eased past the host Stags (0-6). Katie Vold scored a game-high 19 points for Freeman, which made 19 of 35 field goals and 11 of 15 free throws.
Garfield-Palouse 36, Valley Christian 14: Chandler Pfaff recorded a double-double for the Vikings (3-2), putting up 14 points and hauling in 10 rebounds, as Garfield-Palouse locked down defensively and routed the host Panthers (0-4). Pfaff also had seven steals. Sammi Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds for Garfield-Palouse.
Tekoa-Oakesdale 63, Asotin 38: The Nighthawks had three players score in double figures and stayed undefeated in an easy victory over the host Panthers. Kim Groom scored 18 points, Olivia Pakootas added 16 and Alexa Lindgren chipped in 14 for Tekoa-Oakesdale (4-0). Asotin was led by Brielle Whittaker’s 11 points.
Wilbur-Creston 59, Bridgeport 22: The host Wildcats (6-0) capitalized on the Mustangs’ 35 turnovers and cruised to the easy win. Kaelee Reed had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats.