Eagles, Indians move on in GNL
West Valley and Colville kept their seasons alive with wins Monday night in loser-out games that opened the Great Northern League boys basketball tournament.
West Valley 67, East Valley 50: The Eagles (15-6) jumped on top early, leading by 24 points at halftime, and cruised to a victory that eliminated the visiting Knights (8-13).
Jake Love led three Eagles in double figures with 15 points, six in the second quarter. Terryce Duke had 13 and Brady Bergman 10. JT Phelan had a game-high 20 points for EV.
WV will play at No. 2 Clarkston (14-6) Wednesday at 7 p.m. when the double-elimination portion of the tournament begins.
Colville 63, Cheney 57: Tevyn Holling hit a 3-pointer just before halftime to give the visiting Indians (10-11) a two-point lead, a lead they never surrendered the rest of the way in ousting the Blackhawks (10-11).
Holling scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, including eight in the fourth quarter that included six free throws as Colville held off Cheney. Matt Hubbard added 12 points and eight rebounds. HD Wyborney led Cheney with 17 points.
The Indians play at top-seeded Pullman (20-1), also on Wednesday at 7.
North Star League
Lakeside 68, Wallace 56: Doug Schatz had 22 points, six rebounds and a blocked shot to lead the Knights (8-10, 3-1 NSL) past the visiting Miners (9-8, 4-1). Joe Brown added 14 points and Jordan Meshell 13 for Lakeside.
Wallace was led by Brock Arthun with 21 points, Brady Brantley with 12, and eight rebounds, and Gavin Rasmussen with 11 points and seven rebounds.
St. Maries 52, Coeur d’Alene Charter 35: Warren Joiner had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Linnemeyer 12 points, nine rebounds, four steals and six assists to lead the Lumberjacks (12-7, 5-1) to a victory over the Panthers (11-7, 2-4) that clinched the league title for St. Maries.
The Panthers, led by Bryan Smith’s 12 points, trailed by just three, 33-30, after three quarters.