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Clarkston holds off North Central boys

The Spokesman-Review

Clarkston started fast and held home court against North Central, scoring a 52-46 Greater Spokane League boys basketball victory on Saturday.

The Bantams doubled up on North Central in the first quarter, staking themselves to an 18-9 lead.

Collin Castellaw scored 11 points to lead Clarkston (5-6, 2-2). Louis Hurd led NC (4-7, 1-3) with 14.

Great Northern League

Cards fly through second half

Medical Lake started the second half on a 9-0 run and rolled to a 60-42 victory over visiting Colville (3-8, 0-4). Steven Wesley scored 26 to lead the Cardinals (8-2, 1-2) a day after putting up a career-high 43 against Newport, and coupled his scoring effort with 16 rebounds and five assists. … Pullman 53, Deer Park 39: The Greyhounds broke out of the starting gate fast and never looked back, building a 30-14 lead at intermission. Pullman (9-3, 4-0) was led by Ashton Gantt’s 10 points. Deer Park fell to 6-5, 1-2.

Panorama League

Cusick comes back

Cusick needed a 28-point fourth quarter to secure the come-from-behind 68-55 victory at Northport. James Nenema poured in 29 points to lead Cusick (4-10, 3-5). Chad Butorac had 21 to lead the Mustangs (4-9, 2-7). … Republic 67, St. Michael’s 39: The Tigers came south held a decided advantage on the boards, 32-19, and shot 46 percent from the floor to down the host Warriors. Gaeb Giddings scored 20 points and Zach Gianukakis added 14 to lead Republic (12-1, 7-0). Ben Czapla led St. Michael’s (5-8, 3-5) with 11 points. … Curlew 50, St. George’s 42: Cameron Kroupa scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Cougars (9-4, 6-2), who held a 31-17 edge on the boards. Henry Butler canned 5 3-point field goals to lead the Dragons (7-6, 6-1) with 19 points. … Selkirk 76, Inchelium 51: Travis Zimmerman scored 13 points, Clint March 12 and Tyler Scherf 11 in the Rangers’ (9-5, 7-1) victory over the host Hornets (5-9, 3-6).

Bi-County League

Broncos hand NWC first loss

In a battle of unbeaten teams, Lind-Ritzville rolled into Colbert and handed Northwest Christian its first loss of the season, 48-42. Cameron Stevenson hit a 3-pointer to give the Broncos (10-0, 8-0) the lead with 20 seconds left in the game and finished with a team-high 22 points. Karl Richardson had 16 points to lead NWC (11-1, 8-1). … Davenport 61, Sprague-Harrington 58: The Gorillas won at home for their first league victory. The Falcons missed a 3-point attempt to tie with 9 seconds left. Chad Overmeyer’s 18 points paced Davenport (2-10, 1-9). Josh Adams put up 20 points to lead S-H (4-8, 3-7). … Liberty 44, Reardan 40: Andy Hodgson posted 17 points, 10 in the fourth quarter on 6-of-7 shooting from the line to lead the Lancers (8-3, 8-2) at Reardan. Eric Everett had 15 points to lead Reardan (2-9, 1-8). … Valley Christian 67, Wilbur-Creston 42: Valley Christian used a 20-10 advantage in rebounds to turn away the visiting Wildcats. Justin McNamara dished off 11 assists to lead the Panthers (8-4, 7-3) while Nick Crooks and Vitaliy Kozubenko both scored 16 points. Michael Johnson scored 12 for W-C (4-7, 4-5).

Whitman County League

Parrish’s 3 rescues Vikings

Garrett Parrish’s 3-pointer with 16 seconds left lifted Garfield-Palouse to a 64-62 win over visiting LaCrosse-Washtucna. Parrish finished with 22 points to lead the Vikings (8-5, 4-3), with Nels Iverson adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lepper led all scorers with 27 points to lead the Tigercats (8-3, 4-2). … Asotin 49, Tekoa-Oakesdale 46: The Nighthawks recovered from a 13-point halftime deficit by going on a 23-13 run through the third quarter at Asotin, but still couldn’t catch the Panthers. Chaz Appleton tossed in 18 points to lead Asotin (10-4, 4-3). Derek Flock scored 16 points to lead Tekoa-Oakesdale (11-2, 5-2). … St. John-Endicott 75, Colton 63: The Eagles took care of the ball and hit their shots in the fourth quarter, taking command of a game that was even after three quarters. Jesse Butcher and Brent Leifer scored 25 and 22 points, respectively, to lead St. John-Endicott (9-5, 4-3). Joe Smetana and Kyle Schultheis scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, to pace the Wildcats.


Cougars start fast

Chewelah drained five 3-pointers in the first quarter and rolled to a 65-39 non-league victory over visiting Newport. Michael McCanna had 14 points and Jesse Garner scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter to lead the Cougars (6-5). Myles Melendez and David McFall both scored 10 points to lead the Grizzlies (4-8).

Girls basketball

Bantams defeat NC

Clarkston staked its case in the first quarter, building a 21-9 lead over visiting North Central, to earn a 67-59 GSL victory in an otherwise even game. Kristin Wilson led four players into double figures, canning 19 points to lead the Bantams (7-4, 2-2). NC’s (8-3, 1-3) Ashlee Michelson led all scorers with 27 points.

Great Northern League

Stags finally beat Pullman

Deer Park earned its first girls basketball victory over Pullman in 13 years, 51-48, at Deer Park. Trailing by a point going into the fourth quarter, the Stags finished their comeback when Rachel McNeil stole the ball and was fouled with 3 seconds left in the game, sinking both free throws. Laura Gibson had 22 points to lead Deer Park (9-2, 2-1). Kelli Davis paced the Greyhounds (7-5, 2-2) with 10 points while Jamie Thornton had seven points and 10 rebounds. … Medical Lake 58, Colville 54: The Cardinals held off a late Colville rally by making free throws on their home court. Miranda Spilker scored a career-high 23 points, hitting 9 of 10 from the line, and Caitlin Smith added 19 points to lead Medical Lake (5-5, 1-2). Raylynn Martin’s 20-point, 10-rebound effort paced Colville (1-10, 0-4).

Bi-County League

Free throws lift Falcons

Sprague-Harrington’s Stacie Shields and Abby Hatten made free throws down the stretch to hold off Davenport, 55-50, in a game at Davenport. Shields led the Falcons (11-1, 10-0) with 25 points. Stephanie Morrison and Kari Klaas both scored 12 points to lead the Gorillas (6-6, 5-5). … Almira/Coulee-Hartline 46, Odessa 22: ACH staked Odessa to a 10-3 lead after one quarter, then limited the Tigers to 12 points the rest of the way. Kami Clark popped in 20 points to pace the Warriors (7-2, 6-1). … Liberty 41, Reardan 31: Liberty (7-4, 7-3) rode Shawn Hennessey’s 22 points to the win at Reardan. Brook Ferderer’s 10 points paced Reardan (2-9, 1-8). … Valley Christian 58, Wilbur-Creston 43: Emily Oliver erupted for a season-high 27 points, hitting 9 of 14 shots from the field and 9 of 12 from the line, to lead the host Panthers (4-8, 3-7). Maddisen Peterson had 12 points to lead the Wildcats (4-7, 4-5).

Panorama League

Chargers zap Lions

Springdale (4-10, 2-6) rode the 14 points of Stephanie Sulgrove and the 12 points of Amanda Creig to score a 49-35 win at Columbia-Hunters. Jaysanna Kemmerer had 12 points to lead the Lions (1-10, 1-7). … Inchelium 81, Selkirk 53: The Hornets posted 46 points in the second half. Chelsi Pakootas had 21 points to lead four players in double figure scoring for Inchelium (10-4, 6-2). Chelsi Shaw had 17 to lead the Rangers (7-7, 5-3). … Cusick 77, Northport 41: Kimberly Bluff, Jael Johnston and Cara Shepherd each scored 14 points to lead the Panthers (13-1, 8-0) at Northport. Kaprina Goodwin scored 19 points for the Mustangs (1-11, 0-8). … Curlew 58, St. George’s 43: Nicole Miller scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and 7-for-7 shooting from the line to lead the Cougars (13-0, 8-0) in Spokane. Jessee Rouse had 22 points to lead the Dragons (5-7, 4-4). … Republic 65, St. Michael’s 28: Republic used 28 St. Michael’s turnovers to score the win in Spokane. Randi Beck and Karissa Lehn each scored 11 points to lead the Tigers (7-5, 5-3). Nicole South had 11 points for the Warriors (2-9, 1-7).

Whitman County League

Nighthawks double up Asotin

Tekoa-Oakesdale had three players score in double figures to earn a 62-31 victory at Asotin. Mallory Puckett scored 21 points and Casey Smith and Darcie Chappell added 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Nighthawks (9-3, 6-1). Kacey Martin had 11 points to lead the Panthers (3-11, 1-6). … Garfield-Palouse 53, LaCrosse-Washtucna 44: Brenda Hershaw and Monica Boone scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead the Vikings (13-1, 6-1) to the homecourt win. Jennifer Ayers-Stamper paced the Tigercats (7-4, 3-3) with 17 points. … St. John-Endicott 54, Colton 48: Jessie Mansell and Ellen Miller each scored 14 points as the Eagles (10-4, 5-2) won at home. Casey Riedner had 14 points to lead Colton (4-8, 2-4).


Chewelah turns away Newport

Chewelah built its lead through the first three quarters and coasted to a 60-42 non-league win over visiting Newport. Nikki Nelson’s 18 points paced the Cougars (10-1). Megan Stanley’s 15 points led the Grizzlies (6-6).


Knights finish second at Kelso

East Valley placed second at the six-team Kelso Invitational. The Knights (221 points) finished 28 points behind champion Sedro Woolley. Fred Arnold (160 pounds) was EV’s lone champion. Jared Imes (130), Matt Hanson (135), Bryce Fisher (145) and Tyler Jolley (215) all finished second for EV. The Knights also had five third-place finishers.