Visiting Clarkston, behind some late clutch free-throw shooting, rallied from a four-point deficit in the last 90 seconds to outlast Great Northern League rival Medical Lake 41-37 and maintain its share of the conference lead.
The Bantams (7-4, 6-0) were trailing 37-33, but sidestepped an upset loss by making eight free throws down the stretch. Clarkston’s Dustin McConnell, who finished with nine points, went 5 for 6 from the foul line in the Bantam’s stretch run.
Cody Brown finished with 13 points to lead Clarkston’s scoring, while Ray Erwin paced Medical Lake (6-6, 3-3) with 12 points.
Pullman 73, Colville 55: Jaime Fertakis scored 14 of his game-high 18 points and four of his teammates finished in double figures as the visiting Greyhounds (9-3, 6-0) raced past the Indians (4-7, 1-4) and set up a Friday night showdown at home against GNL co-leader Clarkston.
Zach Barnes scored 12 points for the winners, while Nate Swanger, Jared Byers and AJ Therrien each added 11. Therrien also pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists.
Bonners Ferry 56, Timberlake 49: Aaron Hoisington finished with 15 points and Rob Gust added 11 as the Badgers (3-6, 1-1) held off the visiting Tigers (3-8, 1-3), who got a game-high 18 points from Pat Lagrimanta.
Kellogg 60, St. Maries 55: Kyle Kenser dropped in five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as the Wildcats (6-6, 2-2) stunned the visiting and previously unbeaten Lumberjacks (9-1, 3-1), who lost despite 21 points from Marc Grubham.
Bi-County League 1B
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 80, Wilbur-Creston 31: Cody Jess finished with a game-high 19 points and Garrett Jess added 16 as the Warriors (11-4, 3-0) blasted the visiting Wildcats (5-5, 2-1) to take over sole possession of first place in the league.
Bi-County League 2B
Lind-Ritzville 66, Colfax 60: Cory Whitmore scored 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Broncos (9-5, 4-4) past the visiting Bulldogs (8-6, 5-3). Ryan Conrad scored 15 to pace Colfax, which scored 32 points in the final quarter.
Northwest Christian 64, Liberty 35: Chase Ramey poured in 17 points – 12 of them in the first half – and the unbeaten and top-ranked Crusaders (15-0, 7-0) went on to punish the visiting Lancers (7-7, 3-4), who got 10 points from Brett Lewis.
Davenport 51, Reardan 41: Morgan Scharff threw in 14 points and teammates Josh Zeiler and Chris Becker each added 12 as the Gorillas (8-4, 4-3) turned aside the visiting Indians (6-9, 3-5), who were paced by the 18 points of Grant Schultz.
Northeast A League
Chewelah 81, Kettle Falls 39: Stryker Smith dumped in a game-high 27 points and Jon Polm added 25 as the Cougars (11-6, 2-4) manhandled the visiting Bulldogs (3-9, 1-3).
Polm scored the majority of his points from beyond the 3-point arc, knocking down 7 of 8 long-range jumpers. Chewelah made 12 3-pointers as a team.
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 54, Newport 49: Brady Blankevoort threw in 17 points and teammate Jacob Hilsabeck added 16 to lead the visiting Eagles (8-8, 3-2) past the Grizzlies (9-9, 2-4), who fell despite getting 13 points each from Erik Weidermeir and Devon Willenbrock.
Inchelium 63, Columbia (Hunters) 29: Tony Louie stuffed the stat sheet with a game-high 24 points, nine rebounds and nine steals in leading the Hornets (4-9, 3-7) to an easy win over the visiting Lions (2-13, 2-10).
Brandon Kohler finished with 15 points for the winners, while teammate Tyrone Swan added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Cusick 55, Northport 44: Spencer Shanholtzer and Tyler Edwards combined for 27 points to lead the visiting Panthers (12-4, 9-4) past the Mustangs (3-11, 3-8), who fell despite the 17-point scoring effort of T’ien Tai Zemelka.
Louie Bluff had a game-high 12 rebounds for the winners.
Selkirk 73, Curlew 62: Zach Jensen finished with 24 points and teammates Colton Enyeart and Sawyer Pettis combined for 31 more as the visiting Rangers (11-3, 5-2) disposed of the Cougars (10-7, 6-7), who lost despite getting a game-high 25 points from Ethan Mannick and 24 more from Jordan Wakefield.
St. George’s 63, Republic 39: Fueled by eight first-quarter points from Sully Blake and Jordan Dickson, the Dragons (9-4) sprinted to a big early lead and breezed past the visiting Tigers (3-11). Dickson finished with 15 points, while Blake added 12.
Wellpinit 90, St. Michael’s 46: Wellpinit’s Kennedy Seyler went off for 29 points and three of his teammates finished in double figures as the league-leading Redskins (12-1, 10-0) cruised past the visiting Warriors (2-11, 1-9), who were paced by Kevin Johnson’s 15 points.
Billy Flett scored 18 points for Wellpinit, which also got 16 from Dakota Ford and 11 from Drake Wynne.
Kamiah 52, Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy 36: Mike Mitchell scored 12 points and teammate Bob Schrack added nine points and 12 rebounds to help guide the visiting Panthers (6-7) to a victory over Kamiah.
Colton 67, Lakeside (Plummer) 49: Nick Heitstuman poured in a game-high 25 points and teammates Spencer Jacobs and Josh Straughn each added 10 as the Wildcats (3-8) clubbed the visiting Eagles (3-9).
Rosalia 52, Touchet 45: Jim Maley scored 17 points and chased down 16 rebounds in leading the visiting Spartans (10-6) past the Indians.
Valley Christian 46, Sprague-Harrington 28: Gunner Kreese scored 10 points as Valley Christian’s only player in double figures, but the Panthers (2-11) still managed to roll over the visiting – and cold-shooting – Falcons (1-10), who made only 7 of 41 field-goal attempts
Tri-Cities Prep 50, St. John-Endicott 44: Warren Miller erupted for 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Eagles (7-4) from falling to the visiting Jaguars.
Liberty Christian 54, Tekoa-Oakesdale 53: Mark Wilson scored 26 points and Joey Lane added 14 as the visiting Patriots edged the Nighthawks (9-3).
Tekoa-Oakesdale, which got 22 points from Kelly Cook, missed a chance to win when Casey Cook’s last-second 3-pointer failed to fall.
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