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Freeman stays unbeaten in NEA play

Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

Katie Vold scored 20 points and Freeman used a big third-quarter run to beat Riverside 43-36 in a Northeast A League game Friday night in Riverside.

The Scotties scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to break open a game that was deadlocked at the half.

The Rams (4-10, 1-5) regrouped in the final quarter, limiting Freeman (10-3, 6-0) to just four points, but couldn’t come all the way back.

Riverside’s Marisa Pace led all scorers with 21 points.

Newport 53, Chewelah 41: Holly Malsbury scored 25 points and Jolie Frederick added 19 as the Grizzlies (10-4, 3-3) topped the host Cougars (3-11, 1-5). Newport set the tone with a 17-6 first-quarter run. Chewelah rallied back, cutting the deficit to two heading into the fourth, but Newpot regained control. The Cougars’ Maggie Cobb scored 10 points.

Great Northern

East Valley 49, West Valley 42: Alex Rankin had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Knights (10-3, 3-2) grabbed control from the outset and led throughout in a win over the host Eagles (9-3, 3-1). West Valley cut into the gap late, but the game was never in doubt. West Valley’s Erin Higbie scored 18 points and secured 16 rebounds. The teams meet again Feb. 6 at East Valley.

Clarkston 61, Pullman 42: Charlie Dimke and Jaclyn Meyers scored 12 points apiece as the Bantams (6-6, 4-0) dominated early and cruised past the host Greyhounds (6-6, 2-2). Clarkston led 32-10 at the half, putting Pullman in a hole it couldn’t climb out of.

Colville 54, Cheney 40: McKenna Cabbage scored 15 points and Jessi Wittmeyer added 11 as the Indians (8-3, 2-2) topped the host Blackhawks (2-9, 1-4). Cheney’s Kendyl Cone and Megan McDowell combined for 24 points.

Northeast A

Lakeside (WA) 51, Kettle Falls 31: The Eagles (12-2, 5-1) built a commanding halftime lead and eased past the Bulldogs (7-6, 2-4) in Nine Mile Falls. Kelsey Jones scored 11 points and Ashley Cook-Cox added 10 points for Lakeside. The Eagles forced 28 turnovers. Erin Johnson scored 12 points for Kettle Falls.

Colfax 40, Springdale 17: The Bulldogs (11-4, 8-2) used stiffling defense to build a comfortable halftime lead and eased to a win over the host Chargers (2-14, 1-9). Springdale was held scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 21-6 at the half.

Northeast 2B

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 44, Reardan 34: The Broncos (10-4, 7-2) opened the game on a 14-3 run and held on in the final three quarters to defeat the host Indians (3-13, 1-9). Tessa Jantz scored 10 points for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. Kira Frolov led Reardan with 12 points.

Northwest Christian 60, St. George’s 43: Rachel Bozlee scored 15 points, Chanel Knight 14 and Treasure Farmer 11 as the Crusaders (16-0, 10-0) defeated the host Dragons (6-10, 4-6). Hailey Higashi scored 21 points for St. George’s.

Northeast 1B North

Republic 78, Inchelium 34: Shania Graham had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals and seven assists as the Tigers (12-1, 6-0) overwhelmed the visiting Hornets (4-5, 3-4). Republic’s Makenna Weltz added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Lily Beckwith added 12 points.

Curlew 43, Northport 21: Kayleona Fanning scored 16 points and Lindsey Gibson added 12 as the Cougars (6-6, 4-3) dominated defensively in an easy win over the visiting Mustangs (0-14, 0-8). Curlew outscored Northport 17-4 in the third to erase any doubt.

Northeast 1B South

Odessa-Harrington 41, Wellpinit 36: The Titans (7-8, 2-1) made 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth and escaped with a win over the host Redskins (4-7, 1-2). Wellpinit trailed by 11 at the half, but outscored Odessa-Harrington 16-8 in the third to set up a tight final quarter. Sydnee Kieffer scored 11 points for the Titans. The Redskins got 15 points from Kyra Antone.

Wilbur-Creston 72, Valley Christian 25: Jessica Boyer scored 14 points and the Wildcats (14-0, 3-0) dominated throughout in an easy win over the host Panthers (1-8, 0-2). Wilbur-Creston won the rebounding battle 47-16.

Southeast 1B

Tekoa-Oakesdale 48, Pomeroy 35: Mattie Jo Johnson scored 16 points and Kim Groom added 14 as the Nighthawks (11-1, 8-0) surged ahead for good in the third quarter and beat the host Pirates. Pomeroy’s Ireland Mayfield scored 11 points.

Colton 68, Rosalia 23: Zoe Moser and Savannah Chadwick combined to hit 11 3-pointers and the Wildcats (12-0, 7-0) eased past the visiting Spartans (6-6, 3-5). Moser finished with a game-high 24 points.

St. John-Endicott 53, Garfield-Palouse 26: The Vikings (4-9, 2-7) struggled in spurts and fell to the Eagles (8-4, 6-2) in Garfield. Garfield-Palouse scored one point in the second quarter and two in the fourth. Rachel Gfeller and Gracie Dickerson scored 14 points apiece for St. John-Endicott. Taylor Redman led Garfield-Palouse with 10 points.

Liberty Christian 45, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 30: Sarah Croskrey scored a game-high 19 points and the Patriots used big runs in the first and third quarters to get past the Tigercats (1-10, 0-8) in LaCrosse. Lindsey Miller tallied 10 points for LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus.

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