Watkins delivers top seed to Eagles
Cody Watkins hit a 3-pointer to break a tie with 30 seconds left and Lakeside held on to beat Riverside 63-59 in the District 7 1A title game Tuesday night at Riverside.
The win gave the Eagles (16-5) the top seed to the bi-district tournament, which starts Friday in Okanogan and Omak. The Rams (17-4) claimed the second seed.
Watkins finished with a team-high 14 points and Dominique Watson added 13.
Riverside’s Jesse Anselm hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Rams keep pace. Anselm finished with 12 points.
Tyler Axtell, who fouled out in the final minute, tallied a game-high 29 points for Riverside.
Freeman 68, Chewelah 35: Jacob Phipps scored 19 points and Aaron Mettler added 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Scotties (12-8) dumped the visiting Cougars (5-16) to claim the third seed to the bi-district tournament. Chewelah was eliminated. Ryan Maine also had 10 points for Freeman.
Newport 65, Medical Lake 61: Jeron Konkright scored 32 points and the Grizzlies (11-10) slid past the visiting Cardinals (7-14) to claim the fourth and final seed to the bi-district tournament. Jordan Rohweder and Tellas Johnson scored 18 points apiece for Medical Lake, which was eliminated.
Pullman 77, East Valley 55: Race Martin had 27 points and 10 rebounds and A.J. Miles drained seven 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as the Greyhounds (17-2, 11-1) wrapped up the regular season with an easy win over the visiting Knights (11-9, 6-6). David Ungerer dished out 10 assists for Pullman, which pulled away in the second and third quarters, outscoring East Valley by 20 points. J.T. Phelan tallied a team-high 16 points for the Knights.
Clarkston 75, West Valley 57: DePaul Blunt made all nine of his free-throw attempts and finished with 24 points and the Bantams (17-2, 9-2) secured second place in the league with a win over the host Eagles (13-6, 6-5). West Valley’s Martin Herford and Alex Hall combined for 28 points.
Colville 51, Deer Park 37: Matt Hubbard scored 24 points and Tevyn Holling added 10 as the Indians (10-9, 5-7) jumped ahead early and beat the host Stags (6-13, 2-9). Deer Park’s Canyon Nielson and Nate Guske scored 10 points apiece.
District 7 1B
Wilbur-Creston 55, Curlew 44: Colton Magers scored eight of his game-high 21 points in the decisive second quarter and the Wildcats (14-7) beat the Cougars (11-7) in a first-round game in Curlew. Garet Townsend added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Wilbur-Creston. Curlew’s Aaron McCullough scored a team-high 14 points.
Odessa-Harrington 53, Republic 41: Jacob DeWulf scored 19 points and the Titans (15-6) overcame poor free-throw shooting to defeat the Tigers (9-11) in Odessa. Republic’s Taylor Campbell and Garrett Weller combined for 23 points.
Valley Christian 58, Selkirk 36: Nick Cox scored 24 points and the Panthers (14-7) pulled away after halftime and routed the visiting Rangers (10-11). Selkirk’s Dominic Cain scored a team-high 12 points.
Touchet 77, Tekoa-Oakesdale 32: Carlos Rincon scored 15 points and Ruben Butler added 14 as the Indians (7-7, 7-7) routed the host Nighthawks (1-16, 1-14). Cooper Angelo led Tekoa-Oakesdale with 11 points.
Lake City 77, Sandpoint 68: Nick Hancock made all seven of his shots from the field and finished with 15 points as the Timberwolves (14-5) beat the host Bulldogs (8-10). Sandpoint’s Jeremiah Gagnon was 10 of 10 from the free-throw line and led all scorers with 28 points.
Lakeland 70, Kellogg 65: Tyrel Derrick and Derek Bayley combined to make four free throws in the final minute and the Hawks (12-7) held on to beat the Wildcats (10-6) in Rathdrum. Lakeland’s Jake Ram scored 17 points, Derrick had 15 and Bayley added 14. Kellogg’s Tucker Gust tallied a game-high 19 points.
Timberlake 46, St. Maries 44: Mason Cramer’s tip-in with 2 seconds left gave the Tigers (5-11) a win over the Lumberjacks (6-9) at Spirit Lake. Cramer finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds and teammate Keegan Scott added 11 points and 11 boards. St. Maries’s Leighton Gertje scored a game-high 16 points.