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Boys basketball: Ferris edges Lapwai for title at Avista Holiday Tournament

 (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
(Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Damion Carter scored 17 points and tournament Most Valuable Player Michael Ervin added 11 Saturday as the Ferris Saxons (10-1) defeated the Lapwai Wildcats 62-61 in the championship game of the Avista Holiday Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Emmit Taylor III of Lapwai (10-2) hit six 3-pointers and scored 31 points. Both teams finished with nine 3-pointers.

North Central 43, Wenatchee 38: Leon Sayers scored 12 of his 17 points during the first quarter and the Indians (7-4) earned the third-place trophy by defeating the Panthers.

The Indians were scheduled to play Walla Walla, but Walla Walla had to drop out or risk playing too many game per state rules.

Lewiston 45, Clarkston 29: Braeden Wilson scored 16 points and Kyle VanBoeyen added 12 as the Bengals (5-4) topped the Bantams (4-4) in the fifth-place game.


Mt. Spokane 70, Cheney 44: Jerry Twenge hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points as the visiting Wildcats (8-2) cruised past the Blackhawks (3-6). Nicolas Berman led the Blackhawks with 12 points.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 72, Dayton 23: Easton Nelson led five players in double figures with 17 points to lead the Broncos (6-3) past the host Bulldogs (0-8). Junior Helm led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

Chewelah 76, Odessa 62: Dawson Youngblood and Gavin Parrot combined for 39 points and Griffin Stroyan sank six free throws in the final 3 minutes to help the host Cougars (4-3) defeat the Tigers (7-2).

Chewelah finished 14 of 18 from the line and Odessa was 24 of 30. Odessa’s Camden Weber scored a game-high 26 points.

Genesis Prep 48, British Columbia Christian Academy 46: Jonny Hillman scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars to a road win in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

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