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West Valley Beats Riverside, Clinches Tie For League Crown

Frontier League

A combination of defense, balanced scoring and offensive rebounding has led West Valley to its first Frontier League girls basketball title in 15 years.

Gabby McClintock and Stacey Roberts combined for 18 rebounds Saturday as the visiting Eagles (15-2, 10-0) beat Riverside 57-44 at Chattaroy to clinch at least a tie for their first title since 1981-82.

With the Rams dropping to 12-7, 8-3, Cheney is the lone team that could tie WV.

WV, winner of 15 straight, forced 19 turnovers and totaled 11 offensive rebounds in the first half. The Eagles have five players who have scored 8 points per game or more in league games.

West Valley 12 22 13 10 - 57 Riverside 12 10 8 14 - 44

WEST VALLEY - Kallas 3 0-0 7, Shollenberger 2 1-2 7, Simpson 0 0-0 0, McClintock 4 0-1 9, Salfer 5 2-5 15, Sowers 3 0-0 6, Roberts 5 1-3 11, Pedey 0 0-0 0, Vermeers 0 0-0 0, Huffman 1 0-2 2. Totals 23 4-13 57.

RIVERSIDE - Lamarche 1 0-0 2, N.Snyder 2 1-2 5, Koesel 0 0-0 0, Rizzuto 0 0-0 0, H.Wood 3 2-3 8, Stime 3 4-5 10, A.Wood 6 1-4 13, McMurphy 3 0-2 6, Olson 0 0-2 0, Lorenz 0 0-0 0, B.Snyder 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-18 44.

3-point goals - Kallas, Shollenberger 2, McClintock, Salfer 3. Total fouls - WV 18, Riverside 16. Fouled out - A.Wood.

Cheney 56, Clarkston 44

Kara Weitman hit a 3-pointer right before halftime and Anna Getz added another at the third-quarter buzzer to send the fifth-ranked Blackhawks (16-2, 8-2) over the host Bantams (3-13, 2-7).

Getz, a junior, pulled within 11 points of 1,000 for her career. Clarkston’s Heather Haight had seven rebounds.

Cheney 11 14 11 20 - 56 Clarkston 6 15 9 14 - 44

CHENEY - Ewing 1 4-6 6, Conrath 0 0-0 0, Weitman 6 3-6 18, Getz 7 3-6 19, Pischel 1 2-4 4, Edgett 0 0-0 0, Van Matre 4 1-2 9, Boline 0 0-0 0, Krogh 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 13-24 56.

CLARKSTON - Blankinship 3 0-2 6, King 4 7-10 16, Tucker 1 0-0 2, Heytvelt 1 0-2 2, Jones 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 3-4 3, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, Anderson 2 3-4 7, Fazzari 0 0-0 0, Haight 3 2-4 8, Murray 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 15-26 44.

3-point goals - Weitman 3, Getz 2, King. Total fouls - Cheney 21, Clarkston 22. Fouled out - Tucker. Technicals - none.

East Valley 48, Pullman 45

Breanna Combs made 6 of 8 field goals and sank two free throws with 15 seconds left as the Knights (5-13, 2-8) beat the visiting Greyhounds (4-14, 2-8) to snap a nine-game losing streak and tie for sixth.

The top six teams advance to district. EV holds the tiebreaking edge on Pullman by sweeping the season series, but Clarkston and Colville (3-7) also figure into the formula.

EV’s Jessica Conard and Malea Schumacher had seven assists apiece. Christina Brossman had 11 rebounds for Pullman, which went the final 6 minutes without a field goal.

Pullman 11 15 10 9 - 45 East Valley 13 12 12 11 - 48

PULLMAN - Brossman 3 8-11 14, Pedersen 3 0-0 6, Schlettert 0 0-3 0, Rydbom 3 3-5 9, Couch 0 0-0 0, Curry 0 0-0 0, Wilde 6 3-6 16. Totals 15 14-25 45.

EAST VALLEY - Conard 3 0-0 6, Mackey 0 0-0 0, Hobbs 0 0-0 0, Tomblin 2 0-0 4, Neal 0 0-0 0, Stookey 4 1-2 10, Schumacher 3 0-0 6, Triplett 3 2-2 8, Myers 0 0-0 0, Combs 6 2-2 14. Totals 21 5-6 48.

3-point goals - Wilde, Stookey. Total fouls - Pullman 13, EV 17. Fouled out - Conard.

Boys

Cheney 73, Clarkston 56

Paul Malisani scored 21 and the visiting Blackhawks (12-6, 7-3) shot 54 percent from the floor to topple the Bantams (12-4, 5-4) and remain tied for second place with West Valley.

Cheney, bouncing back from two consecutive league losses, is one game behind first-place Colville (8-2) with two left. Cheney and Colville still must play WV.

Cheney 15 21 24 13 - 73 Clarkston 13 14 12 17 - 56

CHENEY - Stiffler 0 0-0 0, Eggart 0 0-0 0, Waller 2 2-3 9, Urdahl 6 3-3 19, Goetz 1 0-0 2, Donnelly 0 0-0 0, Reser 0 0-0 0, Parker 5 0-0 10, Malisani 10 0-0 21, Stoddard 1 0-0 2, Sobotta 5 0-0 10. Totals 31 5-7 73.

CLARKSTON - Nielson 2 4-4 9, Johnson 3 2-4 8, Cunningham 4 2-4 10, Legg 1 0-0 2, Fleishinger 1 0-0 2, Stiffarm 2 0-0 4, Burns 3 1-3 7, Norland 0 0-0 0, Jelinek 3 2-7 11, Olson 1 1-2 3. Totals 20 14-24 56.

3-point goals - Urdahl 4, Waller, Malisani, Nielson, Jelinek. Total fouls - Cheney 19, Clarkston 16. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.

West Valley 62, Riverside 59

Josh Sweet hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 1:30 to help the visiting Eagles (12-5, 7-3) clinch their win over the Rams (6-13, 4-7) at Chattaroy.

For Riverside, Jerod Frowick hit four of his five 3-pointers in the first half and Danny Leaf had seven rebounds.

West Valley 13 15 21 13 - 62 Riverside 13 16 10 20 - 59

WEST VALLEY - Cardwell 3 3-4 10, Sweet 4 4-4 13, Groh 2 1-1 5, Mortensen 1 1-2 3, Gerrells 4 4-5 12, Gregorak 3 1-2 9, Pecht 4 2-2 10. Totals 21 16-20 62.

RIVERSIDE - Otto 0 0-0 0, Monroe 6 4-4 19, Daubel 2 2-2 6, Frowick 5 0-0 15, Leaf 2 0-1 4, Crance 2 4-8 8, Kapelke 0 2-2 2, Miller 2 0-0 5. Totals 19 12-17 59.

3-point goals - Cardwell, Sweet, Gregorak 2, Monroe 3, Frowick 5. Total fouls - WV 17, Riverside 19. Fouled out - Leaf. Technicals - none.

Pullman 73, East Valley 65

Pete Holmes hit five consecutive baskets in the fourth quarter and the visiting Greyhounds (10-8, 4-6) made five free throws in the final minute to eliminate the Knights (1-17, 0-10) from the playoffs.

Pullman’s Ryan Harms scored 22. Mitch Johnson of EV scored 18 of his 23 in the first half, on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor.

Pullman 24 21 8 20 - 73 East Valley 24 11 21 9 - 65

PULLMAN - Linehan 0 0-0 0, Randall 0 0-0 0, Brown 1 0-0 3, Harms 9 4-6 22, Holmes 5 5-8 18, Svingen 3 0-0 8, B.Cummings 3 3-3 9, A.Cummings 4 1-3 9, Marong 2 0-1 4. Totals 27 13-21 73.

EAST VALLEY - McCarty 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Johnson 10 0-0 23, Anderson 5 7-11 18, Harris 2 0-0 4, Sams 0 0-0 0, Shogren 1 0-0 2, Hansen 4 0-0 10, Burgess 3 1-3 8. Totals 25 8-14 65.

3 point goals - Holmes 3, Svingen 3, Brown, Johnson 3, Hansen 2, Anderson, Burgess. Total Fouls - Pullman 14, EV 18. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.

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