LC clinches at least share of IEL 5A title
Lake City rallied after falling behind by 10 points in the opening quarter and beat host Post Falls 58-56 in overtime Friday night to secure no worse than a share of the Inland Empire League 5A boys basketball title.
Kyle Guice scored a game-high 25 points for Lake City (11-4, 4-0).
Dalton Thompson, whose shot with 2 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, scored a team-high 16 points for the Trojans (5-9, 0-2).
Clarkston 55, Cheney 42: C.J. Johnson scored 20 points and Kage Sobotta added 16 – with 14 coming in the first half – as the Bantams (10-4, 4-2) dominated the third quarter and cruised past the host Blackhawks (7-6, 3-3). Clarkston outscored Cheney 17-2 in the third to take a 15-point lead into the fourth.
Pullman 59, Colville 23: Corey Langerveld led three players in double figures with 20 points and the Greyhounds (14-1, 6-0) routed the host Indians (6-8, 2-4). Race Martin had 15 points and David Ungerer added 10 for Pullman.
West Valley 62, Deer Park 32: Jake Love scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Eagles (10-4, 3-3) jumped ahead early and eased past the visiting Stags (4-10, 0-6). Hunter Wells and Brady Bergman added 10 points each for West Valley, which forced turnovers and scored several easy buckets to gain an early 23-8 advantage. Reese Ferguson scored a team-high 13 points for Deer Park.
Freeman 49, Newport 46: Jacob Phipps hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help the Scotties (2-13, 2-5) hold on to beat the host Grizzlies (5-11, 2-6). Phipps scored 21 points and Jack Paukert added 15 for Freeman. Jeron Konkright tallied a team-high 22 points for Newport. The win snapped the Scotties’ eight-game losing streak.
Liberty 44, Davenport 43: Ryan Thayer scored 24 points and the Lancers (9-8, 5-6) edged the host Gorillas (7-10, 2-9). Connor Van Pevenage tallied a team-high 18 points for Davenport.
Medical Lake 64, Kettle Falls 45: Adam Paulson and Austin Garza combined for 22 points and the Cardinals (10-5, 7-1) jumped ahead early and coasted past the visiting Bulldogs (6-9, 1-7). Tyler Johnson tallied a game-high 15 points for Kettle Falls.
Chewelah 60, Riverside 29: Derek Smith scored 17 points and Brandon Smith added 13 as the Cougars (12-3, 8-0) routed the host Rams (4-11, 2-6). Deylin Peone added 11 points for Chewelah, which led 36-15 at the half.
Colfax 66, Northwest Christian 47: Brandon Gfeller made six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points and seven rebounds as the Bulldogs (13-4, 8-3) routed the visiting Crusaders (12-5, 7-4) in a rematch of last year’s State 2B title game. Nick Kiourkas tallied a team-high 14 points for Northwest Christian, which trailed 62-33 after three quarters.
St. George’s 68, Reardan 46: Dexter Sienko led three players in double figures with 18 points and the Dragons (16-1, 11-0) coasted past the visiting Indians (5-12, 3-8). Erik Muelheims and Mark Kenney added a combined 30 points for St. George’s, which built a 39-16 halftime lead. Skyler Peone tallied a team-high 11 points for Reardan.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 55, Springdale 34: Tyler Frederick scored 14 points and Connor O’Neill added 10 as the Broncos (14-3, 8-3) routed the host Chargers (0-17, 0-11). Lind-Ritzville/Sprague outscored Springdale 16-8 in the second quarter and led by 14 points at the half. Chase Fitzgerald tallied a team-high 10 points for the Chargers.
Northeast 1B North
Curlew 64, Northport 62: Dalton Drennan nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cougars (6-7, 4-4) an overtime win over the host Mustangs (8-6, 4-5). Doug Hermann scored 19 points for Curlew, which saw its 10-point halftime-lead evaporate due to Northport’s third-quarter rally. The Mustangs were led by Jeremiah Johnson, who scored a game-high 21 points.
Republic 67, Inchelium 52: The Tigers (7-7, 4-3) erupted for 28 first-quarter points and held on to beat the visiting Hornets (1-9, 1-7). Saxon Brown scored 17 points and Adam Leonard added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Republic. Inchelium was led by Thomas Cohen and Quentin Holford, who combined for 26 points.
Selkirk 53, Columbia 15: Avery Miller scored 20 points and Cole Dawson added 15 as the Rangers (11-3, 8-1) overwhelmed the visiting Lions (0-15, 0-10).
Northeast 1B South
Valley Christian 61, Wellpinit 50: Nick Cox led four players in double figures with 17 points and the Panthers (7-7, 3-3) upset the visiting Redskins (12-4, 5-1). Grant Marchant had 14 points, Brad Gage added 13 and Bo Piersol chipped in 11 for Valley Christian. Wellpinit was led by A.J. Kieffer’s game-high 24 points.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 55, Wilbur-Creston 40: Dallas Isaak scored a season-high 16 points and the Warriors (8-6, 4-2) beat the host Wildcats (8-8, 2-4). ACH opened the game on a 16-7 run. Dorian Jaeger tallied a team-high 10 points for Wilbur-Creston.
Odessa-Harrington 66, St. Michael’s 34: Markus Smith led four players in double figures with 14 points as the Titans (10-6, 4-2) topped the host Warriors (1-14, 0-6). Odessa-Harrington jumped ahead 18-4 in the first quarter.
Garfield-Palouse 50, Touchet 47: Wyatt Mitchell’s jumper late in the fourth turned out to be the difference in the Vikings’ win over the host Indians (2-7, 2-7). Touchet’s half-court attempt at the buzzer was off the mark. Tyler Thurman led Garfield-Palouse (12-3, 9-2) with 14 points.
Colton 64, Tekoa-Oakesdale 23: Jake Straughan scored 25 points and the Wildcats (9-6, 7-3) dumped the visiting Nighthawks (1-14, 0-11). Max Mueller tallied a team-high 11 points for Tekoa-Oakesdale.
Rosalia 45, LaCrosse-Wasthtucna/Kahlotus 40: Craig Nelson scored 19 points and Micah Pittsley added 11 as the Spartans (9-6, 7-4) erased a nine-point halftime deficit and upset the Tigercats (13-2, 9-2) in Washtucna.
Liberty Christian 49, St. John-Endicott 41: Jared Hoey had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Patriots (3-7, 3-7) past the visiting Eagles (2-13, 2-9).