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Freeman scores a first at Colfax

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Freeman boldly went where no Scotties team has gone before.

Freeman, ranked No. 2 in the latest 1A poll, rolled into Colfax and beat the Bulldogs for the first time in school history, 51-36, during Friday’s Northeast A League play.

Junior Jessie DePell pumped in 25 points to lead Freeman (9-2, 2-0), which outrebounded Colfax 29-19.

Katie Burns led the defending state champion Bulldogs (8-6, 1-1) with 10 points.

Great Northern League

Greyhounds get bench help

Pullman overcame early foul trouble to score a 42-34 victory over visiting Riverside. The Greyhounds (7-4, 2-1) turned to their bench for extended minutes and got quality play from Ashley Scourey, Katie Spangenberg, Anna Albrecht and Kim Heston. Kelli Davis paced the Greyhounds with 11 points. The Rams (8-2, 1-2) got 14 points from Angela Hartill. … Chewelah 55, Colville 35: The Cougars forced 27 Colville turnovers en route to the road victory. Nikki Nelson scored 14 points and Brooke Schanzenbach added 13 to lead Chewelah (9-1, 3-0). Melissa Rice (13) and Raylynn Martin (12) combined to score 25 points for the Indians (1-9, 0-3). … Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls 79, Deer Park 60: The Eagles started fast, taking a 23-9 lead after one quarter, to turn back the visiting Stags. Lakeside (10-2, 3-1) got 18 points from Tiffany Corigliano and 17 from Tiffany Thain. Kaytee Clough scored 15 points for the Stags (8-2, 1-1).

Caribou Trail League

Lake Roosevelt rolls

Lake Roosevelt, the state’s 10th-ranked 1A team, rolled at Okanogan, scoring a 71-55 victory. Jessica Loe scored 23 points and Amanda Marchand added 19 to lead the Raiders (7-4)

Bi-County League

Fast start sparks ACH

Third-ranked Almira/Coulee-Hartline staked itself to a 16-9 lead after one quarter in Spangle, turning that advantage into a 55-48 victory over Liberty Michelle Balcom pumped in 21 points and made four 3-pointers, and teammate Kami Clark added 17 points, to lead the Warriors (6-2, 5-1). Shawn Hennessey’s 20 points led the Lancers (6-4, 6-3). … Northwest Christian 57, Wilbur-Creston 44: Krystal Pitkonen and Jessica McFaul each pumped in 10 points in the first quarter to spark the visiting Crusaders. McFaul finished with 16 points for Northwest Christian (4-6, 3-5). Kaitlyn Reidt tossed in 17 points to lead Wilbur-Creston (4-6, 4-4). … Davenport 49, Odessa 29: The Gorillas (6-5, 5-4) outscored visiting Odessa by 12 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Four Davenport (6-5, 5-4) players scored in double figures, led by Kaylee Semprimoznik and Stephanie Morrison, who each scored 12 points. Jessica Jasman led the Tigers (2-8, 2-7) with 12. … Sprague-Harrington 70, Reardan 38: Stacie Shields scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Abby Hatten added 14 points and 10 steals to lead the host Falcons (10-1, 9-0). Brook Ferderer led the Indians (2-8, 1-7) with 18 points. … Lind-Ritzville 48, Valley Christian 41: The Broncos (4-5, 4-3) held off visiting Valley Christian by connecting on 21 of 47 shots from the floor, led by Jenna Kragt, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Emily Oliver paced the Panthers (2-8, 2-7) with a game-high 16 points.

Panorama League

Strandberg tops 1,000 points

Why wait? Curlew’s Brittany Strandberg entered the game with visiting St. Michael’s needing 19 points to eclipse 1,000 in her high school career. She scored 21 in the first quarter, igniting an 84-36 victory for the Cougars (12-0, 7-0). Strandberg finished with 28 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the floor, and contributed 13 steals and 11 assists. Patty Urann paced the Warriors (2-8, 1-6) with 14 points. … Cusick 58, Inchelium 43: Cara Shepherd scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the host Panthers (12-1, 7-0), who got 14 points from Christina Heinen as well. Chelsi Pakootas led the Hornets (9-4, 5-2) with 22 points. … Selkirk 57, Northport 17: At Ione, the host Rangers (7-6, 5-2) collected 17 steals rolled behind Holly Newman’s 12 points. Kaprina Goodwin’s eight points led the Mustangs (1-10, 0-7). … Republic 50, St. George’s 28: The Tigers took control early and never let go, rolling to the comfortable win at Republic by amassing 22 steals. Lindsey Krausse pulled down nine rebounds and Randi Koontz grabbed eight more caroms and scored a team-high 13 points for Republic (6-5, 4-3). Kristen Fix had 16 points for the Dragons (5-6, 4-3). … Wellpinit 55, Springdale 39: The Redskins held the Chargers without a field goal in the first quarter and rolled to the road victory. Samantha Flett tossed in 14 points to lead Wellpinit (7-6, 4-4).

Whitman County League

Sophomores lead T-O

Sophomore posts Kelsi Graffis (17) and Britni Bohara (13) combined for 30 points to lead Tekoa-Oakesdale to a 77-36 victory over visiting Rosalia (3-11, 0-6) Graffis was 6 of 7 from the floor and 5 of 8 from the line for the Nighthawks (8-3, 5-1). … LaCrosse-Washtucna 69, Asotin 43: The Tigercats (7-3, 3-2) forced 31 turnovers and made the most of their free throws, outscoring the visiting Panthers 22-8 from the line. Jennifer Ayers-Stamper scored 19 to lead L-W. Ali Uhlenkott scored 17 to lead Asotin (3-10, 1-5). … Garfield-Palouse 65, St. John-Endicott 37: Holli Holbrook’s 14 points, eight steals and seven assists led the visiting Vikings (12-1, 5-1), who checked St. John-Endicott on just 21 points through three quarters. The Eagles (9-4, 4-2) were led by Ellen Miller’s eight points.


Clarkston rules over Lewiston

The annual Golden Throne rivalry game drew 3,600 fans into the Clarkston gym to watch the Bantams earn a 67-59 win over the Bengals. Two runs determined the game. Lewiston went on an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter to take a four-point lead. After a time out, the Bantams immediately embarked on a 10-0 run to retake the lead for good. Kathryn DeVleming picked off eight steals and scored 14 points to lead Clarkston (6-4). Ashley Zenner paced the Bengals (8-8) with a game-high 23 points. … Newport 64, Medical Lake 62: Maria Barranco scored a career-high 38 points to lift the Grizzlies (6-5), shooting 12 for 21 from the field, 11 of 14 from the line, grabbing six rebounds and making eight steals. Nicole Johnson had 17 to lead ML (4-5).

New girls coach at Kettle Falls

Kettle Falls girls basketball coach Ted Pancoast resigned following his team’s loss at Liberty Bell last Saturday. Pancoast was in his first season as head coach of the Bulldogs.

“There were some problems that I was aware of,” Kettle Falls athletic director Don Fox said. “But I didn’t think it was anything that couldn’t have been worked out.”

The school’s junior varsity coach, Tyler Edwards, moves up to coach the varsity.

“Tyler is our coach,” Fox said. “I don’t want to make things any more difficult for him than they already are by making him an interim coach or anything like that. He’s the coach and we’re going to go from there.”