Dalton Rausch’s steal in the final seconds helped Riverside edge Deer Park 52-50 in a nonleague boys basketball game on Saturday at Riverside.
The Stags (4-3) staged a furious second-half comeback but fell short against their former Great Northern League rivals.
Riverside’s Tyler Axtell led all scorers with 20 points and Rausch pulled down 12 rebounds.
Canyon Nielsen tallied a team-high 15 points for Deer Park.
Riverside improved to 7-0.
Ferris 77, Coeur d’Alene 51: Cody Benzel made 5 of 7 3-pointers and finished with 34 points to guide the Saxons (6-0) past the visiting Vikings (4-1). Ferris shot 62 percent from beyond the arc and built a 41-21 lead at the half. Devin Kluss led the Vikings with 11 points.
Sandpoint 70, East Valley 47: A 17-4 second-quarter run gave the Bulldogs (5-2) all the momentum in an easy win over the visiting Knights (3-3). Thomas Edwards scored 24 points for Sandpoint and J.T. Phelan scored 17 for East Valley.
Colville 81, Chewelah 50: Twin brothers Lukyn and Tevyn Holling combined for 50 points to lead the Indians’ rout over the host Cougars (1-5). Colville (3-2) came alive after falling behind by four points in the first quarter. McKenzie Miller scored 20 points for Chewelah.
Lakeside (Wash.) 71, Cheney 55: Cameron Gay scored 21 points and Dominique Watson and Ryan Quigley added 11 apiece as the Eagles (5-1) topped the host Blackhawks (1-5). Cheney’s Ty Graham and Keenan Williams combined for 24 points.
Newport 71, Selkirk 52: The Grizzlies (4-3) hit 13 3-pointers and pulled away after halftime to defeat the Rangers (1-6) at the Priest River tournament. Jeron Konkright scored a game-high 21 points for Newport. Shawn Mailly led three Rangers in double figures with 16 points.
Odessa-Harrington 36, Curlew 33: Jacob DeWulf had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Sam Shafer added 14 points and 10 boards as the Titans (4-2) thwarted the Cougars’ comeback attempt and won in Curlew. Gunner Brown led the Cougars (5-1) with 11 points.
Wellpinit 73, Cusick 59: Brodie Ford had 31 points and nine rebounds to guide the Redskins (5-1) past the Panthers (5-2) at the Wellpinit Christmas tournament in Wellpinit. Alec Bluff scored 27 for Cusick.
Grangeville 46, St. Maries 42: The Bulldogs pulled away late after a back-and-forth first half and beat the visiting Lumberjacks (1-3). Jacob Greer and Cody Posselt combined for 24 points for St. Maries.
Oroville 60, Columbia 28: Bryce Glover scored 17 points and Joe Sarmiento added 15 and the Hornets dismantled the Lions (2-6) in Hunters. Noah Zehetmir tallied a team-high 10 points for Columbia.
Kellogg 48, Bonners Ferry 43: Tucker Gust led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points and added six rebounds as the Wildcats (4-2, 1-0) built an 11-point halftime lead and held on late to beat the visiting Badgers (0-5, 0-1) in a league opener. Wyatt Nelson led Bonners Ferry with 14 points and 10 boards.
St. George’s 63, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 41: Dexter Sienko scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds to guide the Dragons (8-0, 5-0) past the visiting Broncos (3-1, 2-1). Erik Muelheims added 17 points for St. George’s. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague was led by Connor O’Neill’s 20 points.
Northwest Christian 67, Davenport 41: Chris Harris scored 23 points and the Crusaders (7-1, 3-1) used a 19-3 run in the second quarter to power past the host Gorillas (3-4, 0-3). Davenport’s Austin Zellar scored 12 and Wyatt Evers added 10.
Colfax 51, Reardan 50: Brent Becker scored 13 points and Keith Gfeller and Kasey Johnson added 11 apiece as the Bulldogs (4-2, 3-1) erased an early 13-point deficit and edged the host Indians (2-5, 0-4). Reardan had the ball in the final seconds, but Colfax’s suffocating defense prevented a potential game-winning shot.
Liberty 59, Springdale 42: Match Burnham scored 23 points and Ryan Thayer had 22 as the Lancers (8-1, 3-1) topped the host Chargers (0-9, 0-4). The Chargers were led by John Lynch’s 12 points.
Rosalia 89, St. John-Endicott 53: Craig Nelson erupted for 37 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Spartans (1-3, 1-1) overwhelmed the visiting Eagles (0-5, 0-3). Robert Staples and Adam Blakeley combined for 34 points for St. John-Endicott.
Touchet 54, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 40: Carlos Rincon scored 14 points and the Indians (1-2, 1-2) recovered after falling behind early and beat the visiting Tigercats (2-2, 1-1). The Tigercats were led by Darcy Stamper, who scored 19.
Pomeroy 45, Colton 37: The Pirates (7-0, 3-0) surged after a scoreless first quarter and beat the host Wildcats (1-1, 1-1). Riley Bott tallied a team-high 11 points for Pomeroy. Carter Dahmen and Dalton Patchen scored 11 points apiece for Colton.
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