St. George’s boys take 2B subregional crown
Dexter Sienko scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and St. George’s took charge in the fourth quarter and beat Colfax 54-38 in the 2B subregional title game Saturday night at Whitman College in Walla Walla.
The Dragons outscored the Bulldogs 18-3 in the final quarter to claim the top seed to the state tournament’s round of 16.
Mark Kenney added 11 points for St. George’s (25-1), which beat defending state-champion Colfax (19-7) for the fourth time this season.
Brandon Gfeller scored 16 points for the Bulldogs.
Northwest Christian 63, Reardan 45: The Crusaders (17-10) grabbed control from the get-go and secured a spot in the state tournament with a win over the Indians (9-18) at Whitman College. Jonathan Morris scored 18 points and Nick Kiourkas added 14 for NWC, which outscored Reardan 21-8 in the first quarter. Austin Friedly added seven points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Crusaders. Nick Brockman tallied a game-high 22 points for Reardan, which was eliminated.
NWC will play Lind-Ritzville/Sprague on Monday at 6:30 at Whitman for the third and fourth seeds.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 60, Walla Walla Valley 52: Connor O’Neill had 18 points and seven steals and Dylan Hartz added 16 points and seven assists as the Broncos (20-7) topped the Knights in an elimination game at Whitman. Hartz made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth to help ice the game.
District 7 2A
Clarkston 86, West Valley 58: Kage Sobotta made all six of his 3-pointers and finished with 18 points as the Bantams (16-7) thrived at halftime and dumped the Eagles (16-8) in an elimination game in Clarkston. DePaul Blunt and C.J. Johnson each added 14 points for Clarkston, which outscored West Valley 28-9 in the final quarter. Jake Love led three Eagles in double figures with 13 points. The win earned the Bantams a spot in the regional tournament.
Cashmere 73, Chewelah 47: The hot-shooting Bulldogs made 9 of 12 3-pointers and raced past the Cougars (19-6) in Omak. Cashmere outscored Chewelah 28-10 in the second quarter to take control. Derek Smith had 17 points, six steals, six rebounds and four assists to lead the Cougars, who were eliminated.
District 7 1B
Odessa-Harrington 50, Wellpinit 46: Justin Hunt had 18 points and seven rebounds and Stetson Sanford added 10 points as the Titans (16-7) edged the Redskins (17-6) in the district title game at Deer Park. A.J. Kieffer and Kyle McCrea scored 12 points apiece for Wellpinit, which rallied in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback. Odessa-Harrington earned the top seed to state. Wellpinit is No. 2.
Valley Christian 56, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 50: Nick Cox scored 19 points and Bo Piersol added 16 as the Panthers (15-9) claimed the third and final seed to state with a win over the Warriors (12-10) in Deer Park. Thunder Wellhausen scored 16 points and Drew Isaak added 14 for ACH, which saw its season come to an end.
District 9 1B
Pomeroy 42, Rosalia 30: Tanner Feider scored 14 points as the Pirates (17-7) pulled away in the fourth quarter and secured a spot in the state tournament with a win over the Spartans (13-11) in Colfax. Craig Nelson tallied a team-high 11 points for Rosalia, which was eliminated.