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Girls basketball: North Central claims tournament title in unexpected way

It’s not every tournament that produces a champion that lost in the semifinals.

But that’s what happened Saturday with the North Central girls.

Tournament Most Valuable Player Quincy McDeid scored all 14 of her points in the second half to carry NC (7-4) past Clarkston 48-39 in the championship game of the Avista Holiday Tournament at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston.

NC lost to Walla Walla on a buzzer-beater during Friday’s semifinals, but Walla Walla had to skip the final day of the tournament to avoid playing too many games per state rules.

NC finished 16 of 18 from the free-throw line, including 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter. Adria Blocker was 4 for 4 from the line in the fourth quarter and 7 for 8 overall.

Moscow 53, Lake City 39: Gracey Meyer scored 24 and the Bears (4-5) used an 18-5 second-quarter advantage to pull away from the Timberwolves (6-6) in the third-place game. Moscow stepped in to fill the spot left by Walla Walla’s absence.

Lewiston 74, Wenatchee 54: Cameron Cady scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures and Alyssa Ralstin hit four 3-pointers as the Bengals (11-2) defeated the Panthers (4-7) for fifth place.

Ferris 54, Genesis Prep 43: Mayson Younger scored 22 points and Katie Uphus added 14 as the Saxons (1-10) defeated the Jaguars (2-6) to place seventh.

Cam Jam Clash

Central Valley 67, Woodinville 50: The tournament-host Bears (9-0) trailed 15-7 after one quarter but rallied past the Falcons (7-2).

Woodinville made four 3-pointers in the first quarter, but Camryn Skaife made four 3-pointers in the second quarter to help the Bears take a 31-23 lead at halftime. Skaife finished with 22 points and her six 3-pointers were one shy of the school record.

Lexie Hull had 17 points and 12 rebounds for CV, which finished 3-0 during the event.

Stanwood 65, Mead 45: 12:30 p.m. Ashley Alter hit four 3-pointers and scored 29 points and the Spartans (7-3) defeated the Panthers (3-8) at the Cam Jam Clash.

Nonleague

Chewelah 49, Odessa 32: Krislyn Koler scored 15 points as the Cougars (3-3) rode a big first half to get past the visiting Tigers (3-6). McKennah Davison led the Tigers with 11 points.


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