Lakeside topples Freeman for title
Jenna Widman scored 12 points and Lakeside edged a short-handed Freeman team for the District 7 1A title Tuesday night at Freeman.
The Eagles scored the first six points of the game and held on in the final seconds. The Scotties had the ball with 3 seconds left, but the inbounds pass was knocked away as time expired.
Freeman was missing two key contributors – Katie Vold and Molly McIntyre – due to injuries.
Alisha Sorensen tallied a game-high 16 points for the Scotties (19-2), who lost the rebounding battle 27-13.
The win was Lakeside’s second over Freeman this season. The Eagles (17-4) beat the Scotties 46-39 on Jan. 29 with Vold and McIntyre in the lineup.
Lakeside earned the top seed to the 1A bi-district tournament, which starts Friday at West Valley. Freeman is No. 2.
Newport 52, Kettle Falls 25: Holly Malsbury had 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Grizzlies (13-8) claimed the third seed to the bi-district tournament with a win over the visiting Cardinals (8-13). Josie Stanard tallied a game-high 16 points for Kettle Falls, which was eliminated.
Riverside 47, Medical Lake 35: Courtney Davis had 11 points, 10 blocks and eight steals as the Rams (11-9) claimed the fourth and final seed to bi-districts with a win over the visiting Cardinals (8-13). Kelby Wegner finished with a game-high 16 points for Medical Lake, which was eliminated.
Pullman 65, East Valley 51: Emily Drake scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and the Greyhounds (15-5, 11-1) ensured themselves at least a share of the league title by beating the host Knights (13-7, 7-5). Anna Guo made 4 of 6 3-pointers and added 16 points for Pullman in its final regular-season game of the season.
West Valley 55, Clarkston 51: Erin Higbie had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Natalie Noble made four 3-pointers and added 18 points as the Eagles (14-5, 10-1) edged the host Bantams (4-15, 2-9). West Valley can move into a tie with Pullman with a win at winless Deer Park on Thursday.
Colville 36, Deer Park 19: Sadie Learn scored 10 points and the Indians (10-10, 6-6) jumped ahead by 12 points in the first quarter and coasted past the visiting Stags (0-19, 0-11). Courtney Rainer added six points and six steals for Colville.
District 7 1B
Cusick 72, Odessa-Harrington 39: Caytlin Nenema scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds – with six coming on the offensive end – and the Panthers (19-2) routed the visiting Titans (5-16).
Wilbur-Creston 57, Columbia 33: Kaelee Reed led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points and added 11 rebounds as the Wildcats (17-4) took control in the second quarter and eased past the visiting Lions (12-8). Wilbur-Creston took control with a 25-7 second-quarter run. Columbia was led by Elizabeth Larrew’s 11 points.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 60, Selkirk 38: Kinzie Ashley had 19 points and eight rebounds and Karlee Martin added 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the Warriors (16-5) routed the Rangers (8-12) in Coulee City. Jessika Reiber tallied a game-high 28 points for Selkirk.
Republic 42, Wellpinit 29: Savannah Bowe had 12 points and seven rebounds and Brianna Brown added 11 points and 11 boards as the Tigers (16-4) beat the visiting Redskins (10-11).
Colton 82, Pomeroy 26: Payton Meyer led four players in double figures with 17 points and the Wildcats (19-1, 16-0) dumped the visiting Pirates (6-13, 4-12). Mackenzie Monahan tallied a team-high 16 points for Pomeroy.