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Wynne scores 30 in win

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Preston Wynne capped his first week back from injury by leading Wellpinit to a 71-57 upset win at St. George’s in Panorama League boys basketball Saturday.

Wynne scored 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and collected four steals to lead Wellpinit (8-7, 6-4). Matt and Davis Vaughn scored 17 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Dragons (8-7, 6-2).

Republic 76, Selkirk 41: The top-ranked Tigers used 18 Ranger turnovers to score the win at Selkirk. Tyler Orestad pumped in 19 points and Zach Gianukakis added 18 to lead the Tigers (14-1, 9-0). Travis Zimmerman scored 18 points to lead Selkirk (9-7, 7-3). … Springdale 56, Northport 46: The Chargers finished strong to score the win at Northport. Geno Longoria had 17 points to lead Springdale (2-14, 1-9). Chad Butorac had a dozen points to lead the Mustangs (5-10, 2-8). … St. Michael’s 66, Columbia 45: The Warriors (6-9, 4-6) shot 48 percent from the field on their home court. Carlos Durazo poured in 37 points to lead St. Michael’s. Dustin Rempfher had 12 points to lead the Lions. … Curlew 70, Cusick 57: Cameron Kroupa’s play inside, which netted 31 points and 14 rebounds, spelled the difference for Curlew (11-4, 8-2). The Cougars pulled down 36 rebounds, half that number off the offensive glass. James Nenema led all scorers with 24 points for Cusick (4-12, 3-7).

Bi-County League

ACH upsets Valley Christian

Almira/Coulee-Hartline slipped into Spokane Valley and upset Valley Christian, 63-51 in a Bi-County League game.

The Warriors (6-6, 5-5) got 23 points from Greg Giese, who drilled three 3-pointers and was 4 of 7 from the line.

Vitaliy Kozubenko had 23 points to lead the Panthers (9-5, 8-4).

Lind-Ritzville 70, Sprague-Harrington 42: The ninth-ranked and undefeated Broncos (13-0, 11-0) took control early and cruised to the win at Ritzville. Jake Kragt put up 18 points to lead Lind-Ritzville. Josh Adams scored 19 points to lead the Falcons (4-10, 3-9). … Liberty 51, Wilbur-Creston 49: The Wildcats’ Cade Anderson tied the game at 49 with 23 seconds left in the game and fouled the Lancers’ Andrew Canning 5 seconds later. Canning drilled both free throws and Wilbur-Creston missed a half-court shot at the buzzer. Patrick Johnson led the Wildcats (5-8, 5-6) with 17 points. Andy Hodgson poured in 23 points to lead the Lancers (9-4, 9-3). … Northwest Christian 72, Odessa 48: Karl Richardson scored 12 of his game-high 26 points in the first quarter to spark the Crusaders (13-1, 10-1) to the win at Odessa. The Tigers cut the NWC lead to single digits in the third quarter, but turnovers sabotaged the comeback. Drake Costlow had 14 points to lead Odessa (3-10, 3-9). … Reardan 73, Davenport 69: Reardan held off a fourth-quarter comeback to earn the victory at Davenport. Ian Wagner had 25 points to lead Reardan (3-10, 2-9). Luke Rodenbough had 20 points to lead the Gorillas (2-12, 1-11).

Northeast A League

Azzarito’s treys power Kettle Falls

Kettle Falls got 24 points from Jason Azzarito to romp past Colfax, 63-46, in a Northeast A League game at Kettle Falls. Azzarito was 4 for 4 from 3-point range in the third period, 5 for 8 overall, sparking Kettle Falls (10-6, 2-1) to a 21-3 run in the third quarter. Brian Danaher scored 15 points to lead Colfax (5-11, 1-2).

Whitman County League

Garfield-Palouse 57, Rosalia 38: The Vikings allowed Rosalia few open looks at the basket, building a 30-13 halftime lead at Garfield. Nels Iverson scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Garfield-Palouse (10-5, 5-3) while teammate Luke Louden tallied 13 points and 17 boards. Nick Bronowski had a season-high 15 points to lead the Spartans (4-12, 1-7). … Tekoa-Oakesdale 53, St. John-Endicott 47: The Nighthawks were 12 of 15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to earn the win at home. Austin Cook scored 14 points to lead Tekoa-Oakesdale (13-2, 7-2). Brent Leifer had 16 points to lead the Eagles (10-7, 4-5). … Asotin 86, Colton 57: Tyler Swensen scored 15 of his game-high 30 points in the first quarter and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Asotin (13-4, 6-3). The Panthers shot 58 percent form the field. Kyle Schultheis scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats (4-11, 1-7).


Perfect start lifts Tigercats

LaCrosse-Washtucna was perfect from the field in the fourth quarter to turn away visiting Genesee, 48-44 in a non-league game. The Tigercats (9-4) were 6 for 6 from the floor in the final 8 minutes, during which Matt Martin scored eight of his game-high 18 points. … Freeman 75, Priest River 51: The teams combined to commit 49 turnovers, but the Scotties’ 51-28 rebounding advantage proved the difference. Bryan Riggs collected six steals and scored 14 points to lead fifth-ranked Freeman (12-2), which started the game on a 12-4 run. … Lake Roosevelt 61, Oroville 56: Jarred Erickson and Nick Barnaby scored 19 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Raiders to the win at home.


Sandpoint wins Clearwater Classic

Sandpoint topped Clarkston to capture the Clearwater Classic wrestling tournament at Lewiston. The Bulldogs scored 192 team points and crowned a pair of individual champions and had eight wrestlers place. Clarkston had 168.5 points had eight wrestlers place, with a pair of individual champions: Matt Babino at 103 and Randy Earl at 152. Gonzaga Prep was ninth with Chris Katus winning at 130 pounds. Colfax was 10th in the 15-team tournament with Derk Hall winning at 135. … Pullman 52, Deer Park 24: The Greyhounds dominated from 130 pounds up to win the Great Northern League match at Deer Park. The Stags’s Aaron Anderson and Lindel Serrin won by pin at 125 and 119 pounds, respectively, to help Deer Park win the first three matches of the night. Pullman then won 10 straight matches, seven by pin. Cole Bryan earned one of those pins at 275.

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