Cheney overcame a slow start and thrived in overtime to beat East Valley 51-43 Tuesday night – a win that moved the Blackhawks into a tie for second place in the Great Northern League standings.
Alex Berman scored five points early in the overtime period to give Cheney the advantage.
H.D. Wyborney had 15 points and Keenan Williams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blackhawks (6-4, 2-1).
East Valley (6-5, 2-1), which missed a potential game-winning shot late in regulation, was led by James Brown and J.T. Phelan, who combined for 26 points.
West Valley 51, Colville 50: Devante Dickerson scored 13 points and Jake Love added 11 – including eight in the fourth quarter – as the Eagles (8-2, 1-1) held on late to beat the host Indians (4-6, 0-2). Matt Hubbard scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Colville. The Indians’ Jay Shoemaker made a field goal as time expired to bring Colville within a point.
Clarkston 62, Deer Park 40: Kage Sobotta scored 19 points and Trevor Sperry added 12 as the Bantams (7-3, 2-1) got out to a fast start and eased past the host Stags (4-7, 0-3). Caleb Guske tallied a game-high 20 points for Deer Park, which fell behind 16-7 in the first quarter.
Inland Empire 5A
Coeur d’Alene 64, Post Falls 52: The Vikings (8-3, 1-1) held off the Trojans (5-7, 0-1) furious comeback attempt and escaped with the win in Coeur d’Alene. The Vikings saw their 20-point third quarter lead dwindle to four with a couple minutes left to play, but they hit enough free throws late to save the win. Justin Carpenter scored 12 points and Devon Kluss and Colby Daniels added 10 apiece for Coeur d’Alene.
Lake City 60, Lewiston 30: J.J. Winger made 7 of 10 3-pointers, including a three-quarter court heave to end the first half, and scored 21 points to guide the Timberwolves’ rout of the Bengals (2-10, 0-1) in Coeur d’Alene. Justin Pratt and Riley Moreen added a combined 21 points and 10 assists for Lake City (10-3, 2-0).
Chewelah 47, Medical Lake 37: Ben Johnstone and Derek Smith combined for 27 points as the Cougars (9-3, 5-0) came alive in the second half and beat the host Cardinals (8-5, 5-1). Chewelah outscored Medical Lake 33-17 in the second half to erase a six-point halftime deficit.
Lakeside 53, Freeman 44: Conner Moffatt scored 16 points and Coleton Collins added 13 points and eight rebounds as the Eagles (4-9, 3-2) pulled away in the second half and beat the Scotties (1-11, 1-4) in Nine Mile Falls. Jake Paukert tallied a game-high 17 points for Freeman.
Riverside 49, Kettle Falls 41: Andrew Kramer had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Rams (3-9, 1-4) past the visiting Bulldogs (5-6, 1-4). Kettle Falls rallied in the second half, but couldn’t overcome a 17-point halftime deficit.
Colfax 56, Liberty 45: Brandon Gfeller made four 3-pointers and finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs (10-3, 5-2) beat the visiting Lancers (7-6, 3-4). Ryan Thayer and Zack Kunkel combined for 23 points for Liberty.
Northwest Christian 64, Reardan 56: Nick Kiourkas led three players in double figures with 20 points and the Crusaders (10-3, 5-2) edged the host Indians (4-9, 2-5). Nick Brockman tallied a game-high 30 points for Reardan.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 52, Davenport 39: The Broncos (11-2, 5-2) took control in the fourth quarter and beat the host Gorillas (6-7, 1-6). Dylan Hartz scored 15 points and Connor O’Neill added 10 for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, which made made 11 of 14 free throws in the fourth and outscored Davenport 19-7. Josh Likkel led the Gorillas with a game-high 24 points.
St. George’s 69, Springdale 23: Erik Muelheims led three players in double figures with 16 points and the Dragons (12-1, 7-0) overwhelmed the visiting Chargers (0-13, 0-7). Dexter Sienko added 14 points, 10 rebounds and six steals for St. George’s. Springdale was led by Josh Anderson’s 13 points.
Selkirk 58, Columbia 20: Dominic Cain scored 19 points and Avery Miller added 16 as the Rangers (8-3, 5-1) dumped the Lions (0-12, 0-7) in Hunters. Cole Dawson added nine points as Selkirk built a 33-11 lead at halftime.
Valley Christian 70, St. Michael’s 25: Bo Piersol scored 23 points and Nick Cox added 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Panthers (5-6, 1-2) overwhelmed the visiting Warriors (1-10, 0-3). Valley Crhistian held a 61-22 rebounding advantage.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 57, Odessa-Harrington 50: Thunder Wellhausen scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors (5-6, 1-2) held on to beat the visiting Titans (8-5, 2-1). Jake Johanson added nine points – all coming in the second quarter – for ACH. Stetson Sanford led three Odessa-Harrington players in double figures with 19 points.
Wellpinit 74, Wilbur-Creston 49: A.J. Kieffer had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Brodie Ford made 5 of 8 3-pointers and scored 23 points as the Redskins (10-3, 3-0) routed the host Wildcats (7-5, 2-1). Wellpinit opened the third quarter on a 17-0 run.
Garfield-Palouse 59, Colton 52: Freshman Matt Holbrook scored a team-high 20 points and added four steals and four rebounds as the Vikings (9-3, 6-2) beat the visiting Wildcats (8-4, 6-2). Jesse Lopez added 15 points, eight rebounds and seven steals for Garfield-Palouse. Colton’s Jake Straughan had 24 points and Dalton Patchen had 19 points and 20 rebounds.
Pomeroy 42, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 40: Tanner Feider’s short jumper with 3 seconds left gave the Pirates (9-2, 6-2) a win over the visiting Tigercats (11-1, 7-1). Pomeroy’s Riley Bott then blocked a deep 3-point attempt to preserve the win.
Timberlake 71, Newport 43: Trevor Masterson scored 13 points and John Thompson added 11 as the Tigers (9-2) routed the host Grizzlies (5-8). Jeron Konkright’s 14 points led Newport.