St. George’s boys, NWC girls lead way
Seeds held firm in the boys division as the District 7 2B high school basketball tournament got underway Monday night.
Top-seeded St. George’s improved its record to 21-0 with an 84-46 win over Reardan at Mead as Dexter Sienko had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Erik Muelheims had 18 points and four steals. In the other game at Mead, No. 3 Northwest Christian held on for a 60-57 victory over Colfax after Kasey Johnson scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Colfax from a 14-point third-quarter deficit. Jonathan Morris scored 24 for NWC.
St. George’s and NWC meet in one semifinal Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Mt. Spokane while Colfax and Reardan play a loser-out game at 5 at Mead.
At Mt. Spokane, Connor O’Neill and Dylan Hartz each scored 17 points to lead No. 2 seed Lind-Ritzville/Sprague past Davenport 62-47. Match Burnham scored 22 and Ryan Thayer 19 for Liberty, which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Springdale 65-58.
LRS and Liberty play at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Spokane in a semifinal while Davenport and Springdale play a loser-out game at the same time at Mead.
Josh Anderson was 6 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 25 points for Springdale.
Unbeaten and top-seeded Northwest Christian (21-0) used a balanced attack, led by Mackenzie Gray’s 11 points and 10 rebounds, to push past Reardan 51-28 at Mead and lead the way in the District 7 2B girls division.
The Crusaders will meet Davenport in an 8 p.m. semifinal Wednesday at Mt. Spokane after the fifth-seeded Goriallas turned the tables on No. 4 St. George’s 51-50. When the teams met in a regular-season finale Friday, St. George’s had won by 22. Mikaela Goerig led a balanced Davenport offense with 12 points. Ceci Bergquist had 19 for St. George’s.
No. 2 Colfax had an 11-point advantage in the first quarter as it got past Springdale 42-25 at Mt. Spokane and will meet Lind-Ritzville/Sprague in a semifinal on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Spokane. LRS defeated Liberty. The score was unavailable.
Springdale and Liberty play at 6:30 at Mead in a loser-out game.
Whitworth saw a six-game winning streak come to an end as it closed out a California swing with a 4-1, 6-5 doubleheader loss at Cal Lutheran.
Sacha Clow singled in the Pirates’ run in the first game and had an RBI double to start the scoring in the second inning of the second game after the Regals scored six in the first inning. Peyton McMahon had a three-run double and Taylor Gilbert an RBI single in a four-run Whitworth (7-3) fifth. Relief pitcher Riley Fritz limited the Regals (2-0) to two hits in a four-inning stint.