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Freeman takes two-game lead in NEA

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Malcolm Soelberg scored 13 of his 29 points in the third quarter Friday night as Freeman spanked Kettle Falls 69-50 in a battle for first place in the Northeast A League in Kettle Falls.

Kevin Hatch added 12 points and Bryan Riggs 11 for Freeman (14-2, 4-0), which was 22 of 35 from the free-throw line. Robert Rosenthal led Kettle Falls (10-7, 2-2) with 17 points.

Colfax 59, Newport 35: Brian Danaher scored 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting as the Bulldogs (7-11, 2-2) routed the Grizzlies (4-12, 0-4) in Colfax. Colfax held the Grizzlies to 1-of-17 shooting and three points in the second quarter, taking the lead for good and winning going away. Myles Melendez and David McFall lead Newport with 13 points apiece.

Great Northern League

Wesley leads Cardinals

Steven Wesley scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Medical Lake outscored Chewelah 14-7 in the fourth en route to a 58-56 win at Medical Lake. Wesley added 14 rebounds and Andrew Richardson chipped in with a season-high 21 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (10-3, 3-3). Michael McCanna, who missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left that would have given Chewelah the lead, and A.J. Proszek each had 12 for the Cougars (8-6, 3-3). … Riverside 51, Deer Park 38: Pat Smart was 10 of 14 from the foul line and finished with 16 points as Riverside (10-5, 5-2) held Deer Park to 21 points through three quarters in a win over the Stags (6-8, 1-5) in DP. Smart was 6 of 8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Panorama League

Kroupa the key for Curlew

Cameron Kroupa scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Curlew outscored Wellpinit 20-11 in the fourth quarter to secure a 61-51 win in Curlew. Tyler Carsons added 17 for the Cougars (12-5, 9-3), who took a two-game lead over the Redskins (9-8, 7-5) for second place in the league’s North Division. T.J. Flett had 17 points for the Redskins. … Inchelium 67, Columbia 61: Richard Williams finished with a game-high 25 points and Lance Ragan added 21 and 11 rebounds as the Hornets (7-9, 5-6) held off the visiting Lions (4-11, 3-8). Inchelium’s Donnie Carson scored seven of his nine points in a third quarter that saw the Hornets outscore Columbia 21-12. Dustin Rempfher led Columbia with 17 points. … Republic 82, Northport 32: Northport started the game on an 8-1 run, but it was all Republic from there as the Tigers (16-1, 11-0) crushed the Mustangs (5-11, 2-9) in Northport. Zach Gianukakis and Gaeb Giddings, each with 15 points, led four Tigers in double figures. Chad Butorac led Northport with 12 points. … Cusick 70, Springdale 55: James Nenema scored 42 points to lead the Panthers (5-13, 4-8) past the Chargers (2-16, 1-11) in Cusick. Nenema was 15 of 25 from the field (3 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc) and 9 of 13 from the foul line. Jeff Vanderholm led Springdale with 18 points. … St. George’s 68, St. Michael’s 56: Henry Butler scored 16 of his 23 points in the third quarter as the visiting Dragons (9-8, 7-2) took advantage of Carlos Durazo’s absence to beat the Warriors (7-10, 5-7). Durazo had 20 points in the first half, but turned an ankle and sat for much of the second half.

Whitman County League

Nighthawks pull through in OT

Derek Flock had a game-high 21 points as Tekoa-Oakesdale outscored LaCrosse-Washtucna 12-4 in overtime en route to a 61-53 win in Tekoa between the league’s first -and second-place teams. Tyler Young added 15 for the Nighthawks (15-2, 8-2) as T-O shot 58 percent from the field. The Tigercats (11-4, 5-3), who shot just 39 percent, were led by Matt Martin’s 14 points. … Garfield-Palouse 80, Asotin 62: Nels Iverson led a strong showing by Garfield-Palouse as the Vikings (11-6, 6-3) upended the Panthers (13-5, 6-4) in Palouse. Iverson finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Garrett Parrish added 12 points and 10 assists for Gar-Pal. Tyler Swensen led Asotin with 26 points. … Colton 86, Rosalia 70: Kyle Schultheis finished with a triple-double – 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists – as the Wildcats (6-11, 2-7) beat the Spartans (4-13, 1-8) in Rosalia. Thomas Jacobs added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Colton. Shane Koppel led Rosalia with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Bi-County League

Broncos remain unbeaten

Aaron Weis chased down a rebound and hit a jumper at the buzzer to force overtime, but it wasn’t enough for Liberty as Nick Ashley scored four of his 12 points in the extra frame to lead undefeated Lind-Ritzville past the Lancers 56-51 in Liberty.

Jake Kragt had a game-high 14 points for the Broncos (15-0, 13-0). Weis and TJ Heiydt led Liberty (9-6, 9-4) with 12 points apiece.

Reardan 47, Valley Christian 46: Ian Wagner had a game-high 21 points as the visiting Indians (5-10, 4-9) held on to beat the Panthers (9-6, 8-5). VC had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but Nick Crooks’ shot bounced off the rim. … Odessa 71, Sprague-Harrington 51: David Johnson had 31 points and 16 rebounds and Drake Costlow scored 13 of his 20 points in the first quarter as the Tigers (4-11, 4-9) cruised past the Falcons (4-11, 3-10) in Odessa. Leigh Talkington led the Falcons with 14 points. … Wilbur-Creston 57, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 40: Cade Anderson had a game-high 14 points as the Wildcats (6-9, 6-7) routed the Warriors (7-8, 6-7) in Hartline. WC also got 10 points from Tyler Llewellyn in the first annual rivalry game between the two teams. … Northwest Christian 75, Davenport 31: Karl Richardson led four Crusaders in double figures with 19 points as NWC (14-2, 11-2) routed the Gorillas (2-13, 1-12) in Davenport.

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