Dragons claim district title
Dexter Sienko had 18 points and 15 rebounds and St. George’s fended off Colfax’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Bulldogs 51-47 in the District 7 2B title game Saturday at Mead High School.
The win gave the Dragons (22-1) the top seed to the subregional tournament. Colfax (17-6) is No. 2.
St. George’s built a 12-point lead after three quarters. Colfax cut the deficit to two in the final minute, but St. George’s made enough free throws down the stretch to win.
Erik Muelheims added 12 points for the Dragons.
The Bulldogs were led by Brandon Gfeller, who had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Gfeller was held to a combined nine points in the teams’ two regular-season meetings.
Northwest Christian 73, Reardan 40: Jonathan Morris and Matt Kershinar scored 21 points apiece as the Crusaders (15-8) earned a berth to subregionals with a rout of the Indians (7-16) at Mt. Spokane High School.
Nick Kiourkas added 12 points and Tyler Stephens pulled down 16 rebounds for Northwest Christian, who will play Lind-Ritzville/Sprague on Monday at Mt. Spokane for seeding to subregionals.
Reardan will play Liberty in a loser-out game on Monday at Mt. Spokane.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 64, Liberty 49: Dylan Hartz made four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points and six assists as the Broncos (17-6) beat the Lancers (11-12) at Mt. Spokane.
Connor O’Neill added 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. Liberty was led by Ryan Thayer’s game-high 24 points.
Pullman 70, Colville 29: Corey Langerveld made 10 of 12 shots, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, and scored 25 points to power the Greyhounds’ rout of the visiting Indians (8-11, 4-7). Race Martin added 13 points for Pullman (19-1, 11-0), which forced 20 turnovers and won the rebounding battle 30-14.
Medical Lake 49, Lakeside 35: Seth Hanson, Tellas Johnson and Adam Paulson all scored 11 points and the Cardinals (14-7, 10-3) pulled away in the second half and beat the visiting Eagles (10-11, 9-4). Ryan Quigley tallied a team-high 11 points for Lakeside.
Colton 59, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 43: Jake Straughan scored 28 points and Dalton Patchen added 20 as the Wildcats (14-7, 12-4) beat the host Tigercats (15-5, 11-5). Jed Zimmer led the Tigercats with 14 points.
Touchet 64, Tekoa-Oakesdale 42: The Indians (7-9, 7-9) opened the game on a 20-8 run and beat the visiting Nighthawks (3-17, 2-14). Max Mueller tallied a game-high 23 points for Tekoa-Oakesdale.
Rosalia 58, Liberty Christian 43: Craig Nelson scored 20 points and Ryan Maley added 10 as the Spartans (11-9, 9-7) took the victory from the host Patriots (6-10, 6-10).
Inland Empire 5A
Coeur d’Alene 72, Post Falls 57: Colby Daniels led four players in double figures with 15 points and the Vikings (11-7, 3-3) beat the host Trojans (8-11, 1-4).
Alajah Tripp scored 13 points and Ryan Walde and Justin Carpenter added 11 apiece for Coeur d’Alene, which built a 12-point halftime lead.
Lewiston 48, Lake City 46: Sam Heitzman scored 17 points and Rafa Hewett-Steiger added 14 as the Bengals (5-14, 2-3) rallied in the fourth quarter and edged the visiting Timberwolves (13-5, 5-1).
Riley Moreen tallied a team-high 16 points for Lake City, which led by seven points at halftime.
Kellogg 47, St. Maries 42: Garret Wendt and Taylor Bircher scored 13 points apiece as the Wildcats (11-6) rallied in the second half and beat the visiting Lumberjacks (10-6). Cody Seaton added 10 points for Kellogg, which erased a seven-point halftime deficit. Warren Joiner tallied a game-high 15 points for St. Maries.
Wallace 53, Clark Fork 34: Brady Brantley scored 14 points and the Miners (8-7) came alive after halftime and dumped the visiting Wampus Cats (3-12). Wallace outscored Clark Fork 33-11 in the second half to erase a three-point halftime deficit.
Valley Christian 51, Coeur d’Alene Charter 47: Nick Cox scored 23 points as Valley Christian (12-8) edged visiting Coeur d’Alene Charter (10-6). Bryan Smith made four 3-pointers and led three Coeur d’Alene Charter players in double figures with 14 points.