Chewelah defeats Riverside, stays alive
Lars Berger scored 17 points and Brandon Smith added 12 as Chewelah staved off elimination with a 55-47 win over Riverside in a 1A Bi-District boys basketball elimination game Saturday at West Valley.
The Cougars, who fell to Chelan on Friday, outscored the Rams 15-8 in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead into the fourth.
Tyler Axtell tallied a team-high 24 points for Riverside, which was eliminated.
Chewelah will play Lakeside on Friday in a loser-out game.
Brewster 48, Lakeside 35: The Bears overcame an early deficit and beat the Eagles (12-12) at West Valley. Coleton Collins scored a team-high nine points for Lakeside. The Eagles led 14-7 after the first quarter but were outscored 41-21 the rest of the way.
Cashmere 74, Medical Lake 45: The Bulldogs put the game out of reach with a 24-8 third-quarter run and went on to beat the Cardinals (15-9) at West Valley. Adam Paulson tallied a team-high 10 points for Medical Lake, which saw its season come to an end.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 80, Asotin 57: Connor O’Neill made 9 of 14 shots, including three 3-pointers, and finished with 21 points and four steals as the Broncos (19-6) routed the Panthers. Tyler Frederick added 19 points and eight rebounds and Dylan Hartz chipped in 11 points and 12 assists for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, which outscored Asotin 22-9 in the final quarter to seal the win.
Northwest Christian 73, Walla Walla Valley 46: Austin Friedly led five players in double figures with 16 points as the Crusaders (16-9) cruised to the win. Nick Kiourkas added 15 points, Matt Kershinar had 12 and Tyler Stephens and Jeremiah Sander added 10 apiece for Northwest Christian. The Crusaders outscored Walla Walla Valley 22-11 in the second quarter to take a 40-20 lead at halftime.
St. George’s 70, Reardan 35: Erik Muelheims had 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals and Dexter Sienko added 21 points and 12 boards as the Dragons (23-1) walloped the Indians (8-17). The Dragons held a 46-18 advantage in rebounds. Grant Wagner tallied a team-high nine points for the Indians.
Colfax 69, DeSales 39: Brandon Gfeller scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Brady Ellis added 20 points to guide the Bulldogs (18-6) past the Irish. Skylar Simonson pulled down nine rebounds for Colfax.
District 7 1B
Odessa-Harrington 60, Cusick 52: Cade Weber scored 17 points and the Titans (15-7) earned a spot in next weekend’s district title game with a win over the Panthers (18-3) in Deer Park. Justin Hunt added 16 points for Odessa-Harrington, which will play Wellpinit for the district title on Saturday in Deer Park. Both teams will advance to state.
Wellpinit 54, Selkirk 45: Kyle McCrea scored 15 points and Brodie Ford added 11 as the Redskins (17-5) topped the Rangers (14-6) in Deer Park. Avery Miller tallied a game-high 19 points for Selkirk.
Valley Christian 55, Republic 37: Nick Cox scored 18 points and Bo Piersol added 15 as the Panthers (13-9) stayed alive with a win over the Tigers (10-11) in Deer Park. Saxon Brown and Dan Slagle scored 11 points apiece for Republic.
Lake City 62, Moscow 43: Drew Hocking made 7 of 8 shots and scored 19 points and Riley Moreen added 11 points and seven assists as the Timberwolves (15-5) beat the host Bears (14-5) in a regular-season finale. Moscow was led by Nick Ellison’s 13 points.