Will Tender scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as host St. George’s completed a perfect basketball season in the Northeast 2B League with a 59-41 win over Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Saturday.
The Broncos’ loss, coupled with Colfax’s win over Springdale, put LRS in third place and Colfax in second.
Dexter Sienko scored 12 points and Erik Muelheims added seven points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for St. George’s (19-1, 14-0), which outscored the Broncos 17-9 in the first quarter and led by 15 at halftime.
Connor O’Neill and Dylan Hartz scored 10 points apiece for LRS (15-5, 9-5).
Colfax 68, Springdale 39: Brady Ellis made six 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as the Bulldogs (15-5, 10-4) dominated from the get-go and cruised past the visiting Chargers (0-20, 0-14).
Brandon Gfeller added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Colfax, which built a 38-7 halftime lead. Springdale was led by Chase Fitzgerald’s nine points and seven rebounds.
Davenport 60, Northwest Christian 51: Connor Van Pevenage led four players in double figures with 15 points and the Gorillas (10-10, 5-9) upset the visiting Crusaders (13-7, 8-6). Josh Likkel added 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Davenport. Northwest Christian, which finished fourth in league, was led by Nick Kiourkas’ game-high 18 points.
Colville 47, Clarkston 46: Nevin Thompson’s free throw with a few seconds to play gave the Indians (8-8, 4-4) a win over the visiting Bantams (11-5, 5-3). Thompson missed the second free throw on purpose and Clarkston missed a half-court heave as time expired. Matt Hubbard scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Colville. The Indians led by 11 points at the half and narrowly held off Clarkston’s second-half rally. C.J. Johnson and Colton Kelley scored 10 points apiece for the Bantams.
Medical Lake 47, Cheney 45: Adam Garza’s bucket in the final minute proved to be the difference as the Cardinals topped the visiting Blackhawks. Garza finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Medical Lake. Cheney was led by H.D. Wyborney’s 19 points.
Timberlake 70, Bonners Ferry 51: Johnny Hayden scored 17 points as the Tigers (12-2, 4-0) got out to a quick start and beat the Badgers (5-10, 1-3) at Spirit Lake. Trevor Masterson scored 12 points and Keegan Scott added 10 for Timberlake, which outscored Bonners Ferry 18-6 in the first quarter. Brenden Evans and Ryan Farrens scored 13 points each for Bonners Ferry.
Northeast 1B North
Cusick 76, Curlew 40: Alec Bluff made 11 of 19 shots and finished with 25 points and Ryan Sample added 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting as the Panthers (16-2, 11-0) routed the host Cougars (6-10, 4-7). Cusick forced 22 turnovers, which led to many easy points. The Panthers outscored Curlew 26-2 in the third quarter to take a 72-28 lead into the fourth. The Cougars were led by Dalton Drennan’s 11 points.
Inchelium 56, Columbia 47: Quentin Holford led three players in double figures with 20 points and the Hornets (4-10, 4-8) beat the Lions (0-18, 0-12) in Hunters. Thomas Cohen had 12 points and Edward Stensgar chipped in 11 for Inchelium. Dustin Wyborney scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Columbia.
Selkirk 46, Republic 34: Avery Miller scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds – including seven offensive rebounds in the second half – as the Rangers (13-4, 10-1) pulled away late and beat the visiting Tigers (10-8, 6-5). Dominic Cain added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists for Selkirk, which outscored Republic 17-9 in the fourth quarter.
Northeast 1B South
Wellpinit 72, St. Michael’s 29: A.J. Kieffer had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Redskins (14-5, 7-2) opened the game on a 23-0 run and eased past the visiting Warriors (1-17, 0-8). Brodie Ford added 15 points and James Best had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Wellpinit.
Valley Christian 53, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 45: Bo Piersol tallied a game-high 20 points and Grant Marchant added 12 as the Panthers (10-8, 5-4) beat the host Warriors (9-7, 5-3). Freshman Dallas Isaak scored 15 points to lead Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Odessa-Harrington 61, Wilbur-Creston 56: Stetson Sanford scored 15 points and Justin Hunt and Cade Weber added 11 points apiece as the Titans (12-7, 6-3) edged the host Wildcats (9-10, 3-6). Sanford and Hunt combined for 15 of Odessa-Harrington’s 22 fourth-quarter points. Wilbur-Creston’s Dorian Jaeger and Garet Townsend both notched career-bests with 15 points apiece.
Tekoa-Oakesdale 68, St. John-Endicott 67: Max Mueller erupted for 38 points and 28 rebounds and the Nighthawks (2-15, 1-12) edged the visiting Eagles (2-16, 2-12). Ten of Mueller’s rebounds came on the offensive end. Marcus Pluff added 13 points and six assists and Jesse Johnson chipped in nine points and 11 boards for Tekoa-Oakesdale. Zach Hollingsworth scored 26 points and Kaleb Simon added 19 for St. John-Endicott.
LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 50, Pomeroy 38: Joey Guske and Darcy Stamper combined for 27 points as the Tigercats (14-4, 10-4) built a 15-point first-half advantage and cruised past the visiting Pirates (12-5, 9-4). Riley Bott tallied 16 points for Pomeroy.
Colton 55, Touchet 47: Jake Straughan scored 21 points and Dalton Patchen added 18 points as the Wildcats (12-6, 10-3) beat the visiting Indians (4-9, 4-9).
Moscow 49, Coeur d’Alene 37: Kyle Snyder scored 18 points and Nick Ellison added 14 as the Bears (9-4, 3-0) gained an early advantage and held on to beat the visiting Vikings (10-6, 2-3). Alajah Tripp tallied a team-high 10 points for Coeur d’Alene.
Post Falls 63, Lakeland 55: Nick Hall and Tim Mueller combined for 30 points to guide the Trojans (7-9) past the visiting Hawks (7-9). Matt Horne tallied a game-high 18 points for Lakeland.
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