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Freeman girls stay unbeaten

The third-ranked Freeman Scotties remained undefeated, completing a busy week by picking up their third road win, a 51-44 decision over Northeast A contender Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) Friday night.

The week started with a win in the inaugural SunDome Showdown in Yakima on Monday, a 48-32 win over Granger, which had shocked the Scotties in the first round of the State 1A tourney last season. Freeman (15-0, 5-0) came back the next night and rolled Chewelah 79-33.

Against Lakeside, MacKenzie Taylor had seven of her 14 points in the first quarter as Freeman broke to a 15-6 lead, which proved to be the difference. Taylor had 51 points in the three games.

Leslie Stillar had 14 for the Eagles (8-7, 2-2).

Newport 57, Chewelah 44: The Grizzlies (11-6, 2-3) hit 17 of 31 free throws, forced 22 turnovers and Miranda Frederick led three players in double figures with 18 points for the road win over the Cougars (2-14, 0-5), who only got to the foul line for four points. Amber Lewis and Halie Scott combined for 27 points. Samantha Beamer had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Chewelah.

Great Northern

Pullman 56, West Valley 48: The Greyhounds (9-2, 5-0) built a 13-point lead after one quarter and used 15 points and 12 rebounds from Shelby Cheslek to defeat the Eagles (9-2, 3-2) in Pullman. Shaniqua Nilles led WV with 17 points.

Colville 58, Deer Park 35: Jordan Brons had 16 points as the Indians (6-4, 3-1) defeated the visiting Stags (1-10, 0-5). Stacia Obert had 13 for DP.

Riverside 42, Medical Lake 37: The visiting Rams (1-10, 1-5) charged back from a seven-point deficit after three quarters to beat the Cardinals (3-6, 1-4). Rheanna Kaley led the winners with 10 points. Kaitlin McNeil had 11 for ML.

Clarkston 58, Cheney 35: At Clarkston, Kellie McCann Smith had 22 points, four assists and four steals in less than three quarters and freshman K.C. McConnell added 12 points as the Bantams (8-3, 5-0) throttled the Blackhawks (3-8, 2-3). Allie Brown led Cheney with 15 points.


St. Maries 50, Orofino 34: Jade Whemhoff had 14 points and eight rebounds to help the host Lumberjacks (7-8, 4-2) overcome the loss of injured Doris Sines, their second-leading scorer, against the Maniacs (0-12, 0-7).

District 9 North

Colton 51, Tekoa-Oakesdale 27: The top-ranked 1B Wildcats (12-0, 6-0) overcame a slow start and used a stifling defense to roll past the Nighthawks (7-4, 3-3). Colton trailed 12-7 after one quarter and only allowed 15 points the rest of the way. Kelsey Moser led the winners with 13 points, and Courtney Druffel and Molly Kramer split 24. Shelby Puckett had 12 for T-O.

LaCrosse-Washtucna 42, Rosalia 38: At Rosalia, Gladys Martinez broke a tie with a clutch 3 with less than 2 minutes to play to give the Tigercats (3-7, 1-4) the win over the Spartans (5-10, 1-6). She finished with 11 points and Kelly Zimmer had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Katelyn Maley had 16 points and Meaghan Reddish nine rebounds for Rosalia.

Pomeroy 47, Garfield-Palouse 44: Kaci Uto scored 18 points and Taelor Braun 17 to help the Pirates (9-4, 3-3) hold off the second-ranked 2B Vikings (10-3, 3-3) at Pomeroy. Tianna Woltering had 15 points and Elisha Lopez 12 for G-P.

St. John-Endicott 77, Asotin 59: At Asotin, Elly Van Lith had 17 points, Kelsey Simon and Emma Raynor 16 each, Alli Winters added 13 and Alyssa FitzGerald 12 as the No. 2 1B Eagles (9-1, 4-1) flew past the Pirates (4-8, 1-2).

Bi-County 2B

Lind-Ritzville 56, Reardan 47: Kelsey Arlt scored all 16 of her points in the second half, hitting five 3-pointers, as the Broncos (9-4, 5-2) rallied to defeat the visiting Indians (7-7, 3-4). Emmy Bouwman had seven rebounds, four steals and 10 points for the Broncos, who outscored Reardan by 15 in the second half. Aly Peone and Ashley Perlebergs split 22 points for Reardan.

Davenport 51, Liberty 49: At Davenport, Mariah Mielke made a steal and fed Maranda Brantley for the winning basket with 15 seconds left as the Gorillas (7-4, 4-2) nipped the Lancers (8-5, 2-4). Mielke led the way with 15 points with Alysha Brantley adding 12 and 13 rebounds. Heather Kjack led Liberty with 17 points.

Colfax 63, Valley Christian 29: The fifth-ranked Bulldogs (12-1, 7-0) got 15 points and four steals from Brittney Burke and 5-2 freshman guard Morgan Willson had seven rebounds in rolling past the Panthers (1-11, 0-7) in Colfax. Katie Worley had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for VC.

Bi-County 1B

Sprague-Harrington 60, Odessa 32: The Falcons (3-8, 2-1) drained seven 3-pointers and clamped down on defense in the second half to soar past the Tigers (2-9, 1-2) at Odessa. Katlyn Lohman led S-H with 17 points with Lacey Hirst and Justyne Talkington adding 13 apiece. Corrine Kinney had 13 for Odessa.


Springdale 67, Selkirk 43: Shelbea Rainbolt scored the first seven points of the third quarter when the Chargers (12-2, 6-2) took charge and had 16 of her 18 points in the second half in the win over the host Rangers (8-5, 5-1) at Ione. Kelsey Fitzgerald had seven of her 12 points in the first quarter and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Chargers. Haley Goad had 11 points and 10 boards for Selkirk, with Karinne Smith nabbing six steals.

St. George’s 48, Curlew 27: Lizzie McQuade scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Dragons (7-5, 6-1) parlayed 14 steals into a comfortable win over the visiting Cougars (7-9, 4-8).

Columbia 68, Northport 24: The host Lions (13-1, 11-0) forced 29 turnovers, 22 of them steals, six by Salena Osborne, to defeat the Mustangs (0-13, 0-10) at Hunters. Lindsay Loe had 12 rebounds, 11 offensive, to go with 10 points and Krista Colvin had nine points, seven assists, five boards and four steals. Shyanne Wilson had 14 points for Northport.

Cusick 45, St. Michael’s 36: Holley Edwards had 10 of her 19 points in the third quarter when the visiting Panthers (11-3, 9-3) broke away from a 20-20 tie to defeat the Warriors (3-9, 2-8).

Inchelium 67, Wellpinit 51: Serena Condon scored 20 of the Hornets’ (7-5, 5-4) 31 points in the first quarter and went on to pour in 39 to kick-start the road win over the Redskins (2-10, 1-8). Nikki Fry added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Lauren Flett hit six 3-pointers for 22 points for Wellpinit.

North Star

Mullan 24, Kootenai 21: Despite going scoreless in the third quarter, the Tigers (3-12, 2-4) charged back to defeat the host Warriors at Harrison.

Lakeside 58, Clark Fork 40: Saundra Curley hit 6 of 8 3-pointers for 23 points, Ruth Brunelle had 13 points and Joelle Miller six assists as the Knights (9-1, 6-0) defeated the visiting Wampus Cats (2-8, 2-3) at Plummer.


Northwest Christian 63, Wilbur-Creston 35: Dane Dami had 19 points, Jessica Dahm 17 and Colbi Neal 14 as the Crusaders (8-6) dispatched the visiting Wildcats (0-9).

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