Boys roundup: Deer Park upsets West Valley
Avery Miller scored 16 points and Deer Park hit key free throws down the stretch to upset West Valley 52-45 in a Great Northern League boys basketball game Friday night in Deer Park.
The win snapped the Stags’ six-game losing streak.
The Eagles lost their second straight after beginning the season 10-2.
Deer Park’s stifling defense made all the difference. The Stags (6-9, 2-5) held West Valley standout Jake Love to just two points.
Alex Hall scored 13 points and Brennen Folkins chipped in 10 for the Eagles (10-4, 3-3).
Pullman 56, Colville 47: Race Martin scored 18 points, David Ungerer added 15 and the Greyhounds (12-1, 6-0) responded after falling behind in the first half and beat the visiting Indians (8-5, 3-3). Pullman outscored Colville 15-0 in the third quarter to regain control. Colville’s Matt Hubbard scored 19 points, Lukyn Holling had 11 and Tevyn Holling chipped in 10.
Clarkston 63, Cheney 38: Kage Sobotta and Ryan Adams scored 11 points apiece and the Bantams (12-2, 4-2) routed the host Blackhawks (4-11, 1-6). Cheney’s Alex Berman scored 10 points.
Inland Empire 5A
Lake City 36, Post Falls 35: Kyle Guice’s layup off his own missed free throw in the closing seconds gave the Timberwolves (10-4, 3-1) a comeback win over the Trojans (7-6, 0-2) in Coeur d’Alene. Post Falls built a 10-point first quarter lead, but Lake City slowly got back into it. Dalton Thompson led the Trojans with 10 points.
Coeur d’Alene 58, Lewiston 48: Devin Kluss and Tony Naccarato scored 15 points apiece and the Vikings (11-2, 3-1) pulled away late to beat the host Bengals (3-11, 0-2). Lewiston’s Jayden Kauffman made 12 of 14 free throws and finished with a game-high 24 points.
Riverside 74, Chewelah 50: Josh Rux led five Rams players in double figures with 18 points and Riverside (14-2, 7-1) defeated the host Cougars (4-12, 1-7). Riverside’s Andrew Kramer added 17 points and Dallas Shuler, Kevin Huggins and Tyler Axtell each chipped in 10. Mason Miller and Nic Grimm scored a combined 25 points for Chewelah.
Freeman 56, Newport 42: Jack Paukert scored 14 points and dished out 10 assists as the Scotties (7-7, 4-3) grabbed control in the third quarter and defeated the visiting Grizzlies (7-9, 3-5). Michael Pierce added 14 points and Jacob Phipps chipped in 10 points and five rebounds for Freeman, which outscored Newport 17-3 in the third. Newport’s Jeron Konkright led all scorers with 21 points.
Medical Lake 66, Kettle Falls 47: Jordan Rohweder made eight 3-pointers, including five in the first quarter, and finished with 26 points to guide the Cardinals (6-10, 4-4) past the host Bulldogs (6-9, 1-7). Connor McKern tallied a team-high 17 points for Medical Lake.
St. George’s 68, Springdale 27: Erik Muelheims had 25 points, five steals and four assists and Dexter Sienko added 23 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as the Dragons (18-0, 12-0) dumped the visiting Chargers (4-14, 3-9). Springdale’s Josh Anderson scored 15 points.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 59, Liberty 45: Dylan Hartz had 21 points and nine rebounds and Connor O’Neill added 13 points and eight steals as the Broncos (14-2, 9-2) used a second-quarter surge to get past the Lancers (14-4, 8-4) in Ritzville. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague trailed by two after the first quarter, but outscored Liberty 21-10 in the second. The Lancers’ Ryan Thayer had 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Northwest Christian 59, Colfax 47: Chris Hartis scored 17 points and Jeremiah Sander added 12 points and 14 rebounds as the Crusaders (12-6, 7-5) defeated the visiting Bulldogs (8-10, 5-7). Jonathan Morris chipped in 11 points for NWC, which led 30-19 at the half. Colfax got 19 points from Brent Becker.
Central Idaho 2A
Orofino 68, Coeur d’Alene Charter 15: Brendan Judd made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points as the Maniacs overwhelmed the visiting Panthers.
Northeast 1B North
Curlew 78, Inchelium 53: Mathan Knapp scored 19 points and Coby Grumbach added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Cougars (8-5, 6-2) routed the visiting Hornets (2-7, 2-5). Tristan Seymour scored 15 points and Thomas Cohen added 11 rebounds for Inchelium.
Republic 63, Columbia 29: Aaron Fritts led three players in double figures with 18 points and the Tigers (7-9, 5-4) rolled past the Lions (3-14, 1-8) in Hunters. Alex Rivera added 16 points and Trevor Remien chipped in 10 for Republic. Columbia’s Kurtis McDowell scored nine points.
Cusick 67, Northport 31: Cameron Bauer scored 15 points and Chad Browneagle added 13 as the Panthers (13-2, 8-0) dominated from the outset in an easy win over the host Mustangs (1-15, 1-9). Cusick outscored Northport 22-3 in the first quarter and led 36-10 at the half.
Northeast 1B South
Valley Christian 70, Wellpinit 64 (OT): Nick Cox and Bo Piersol combined for 11 points in overtime and the Panthers (11-4, 4-0) beat the host Redskins (8-8, 1-5). Cox finished with 30 points and Piersol had 19. Wellpinit trailed 23-12 at the half, but outscored Valley Christian 35-18 in the third quarter to take the lead. Wellpinit’s Triston Andrews and James Best combined to hit seven of the teams’ nine 3-pointers in the quarter.
LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 61, Rosalia 57: Darcy Stamper made 12 of 15 free throws and finished with 36 points and the Tigercats (6-6, 5-5) edged the host Spartans (7-7, 5-5). LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus outscored Rosalia 29-18 in the second half to erase a seven-point halftime deficit. Rosalia’s Craig Nelson scored 34 points.
Garfield-Palouse 54, Touchet 38: Jesse Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Tyler Thurman added 15 points, three assists and three steals as the Vikings (13-2, 9-2) pulled away after a competitive first quarter and beat the Indians in Palouse. Touchet’s Elias Martinez tallied a team-high 16 points.
Wallace 80, Mullan 34: Brock Arthun scored 35 points and pulled down eight rebounds to guide the Miners to a rout over the visiting Tigers. Gavin Rasmussen added 15 points for Wallace, who outscored Mullan 24-6 in the second quarter to take a 26-point lead into the half. T.J. Placencio led the Tigers with 17 points.