Pullman wins 2A district crown
Pullman rallied after a slow start and secured the top seed to the subregional tournament with a 67-57 win over Clarkston in the District 7 2A title game Friday night in Pullman.
Corey Langerveld made 12 of 18 shots and finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, six blocks and five assists for the Greyhounds (22-1).
Race Martin added 19 points of 7-of-11 shooting.
Pullman was held to four points in the first quarter, but outscored the Bantams 63-47 the rest of the way.
C.J. Johnson led four Clarkston (15-7) players in double figures with 18 points.
The Bantams will host West Valley at 4 p.m. today for the other spot in the subregional tournament.
West Valley 58, Colville 55: Jake Love scored 21 points – including four late free throws to seal the deal – and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Eagles (16-7) stayed alive with a win over the visiting Indians (10-13). Terryce Duke added 12 points for West Valley. Matt Hubbard tallied a game-high 28 points for Colville, which was eliminated.
Chewelah 53, Lakeside 50: Ben Johnstone scored 20 points and the Cougars (19-5) stormed from behind in the fourth and beat the Eagles (12-13) in an elimination game at Okanogan. Brandon Smith added 12 points and Lars Berger pulled down 12 rebounds for Chewelah. The Cougars outscored Lakeside 18-9 in the final quarter to erase a six-point deficit. Colton Collins tallied a team-high 18 points for Lakeside. Chewelah plays Cashmere at 4 p.m. today in Omak in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
St. George’s 57, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 43: Dexter Sienko made 8 of 10 shots, including all six of his free throws, and finished with 22 points and eight rebounds as the Dragons (24-1) beat the Broncos (19-7) at Whitman College. Will Tender added 11 points and seven boards and Erik Muelheims dished out six assists for St. George’s. Dylan Hartz tallied a team-high 20 points for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.
St. George’s plays Colfax at 7:30 tonight at Whitman for the top two state seeds. LRS plays Walla Walla Valley Academy at 4 p.m. in a loser-out game.
Colfax 56, Northwest Christian 47: Brandon Gfeller scored 22 points and Keith Gfeller added 10 as the Bulldogs (19-6) used an 18-7 second-quarter run to get past the Crusaders (16-10) at Walla Walla CC. Jonathan Morris and Nick Kiourkas scored a combined 25 points for NWC, which plays Reardan at 12:30 p.m. today at Whitman in a loser-out game.
Reardan 61, Asotin 53: Skyler Peone scored 16 points and Nick Brockman 15 as the Indians (9-17) avoided elimination with a win over the Panthers at Walla Walla CC.
District 9 1B
LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 60, Pomeroy 51: Alec Fleming and Darcy Stamper scored 13 points apiece to guide the Tigercats (18-5) past the Pirates (16-7) in the title game at Colfax. Stamper made 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth to help ice the game. The win gave the Tigercats the top seed to state. Pomeroy will play Rosalia tonight at 6 in Colfax for the other state-tournament seed.
Rosalia 60, Garfield-Palouse 49: Craig Nelson scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the first half and the Spartans (13-10) stayed alive with a win over the Vikings (16-7) in Colfax. Rosalia led by 15 points in the first half and fended off the surging Vikings.