Visiting Pullman got 12 points from Shelby Cheslek as part of a balanced scoring attack and survived a late Colville rally to post an important 50-38 Great Northern League girls basketball win that kept Greyhounds (10-2, 6-0) tied with Clarkston for the league lead.
Colville (6-5, 3-1), which got a team-high 10 points from Jordan Brons, sliced Pullman’s once-comfortable lead to three points with 2 minutes left in the game, but could not close the deal.
Cheslek scored six of her points in the fourth quarter and teammate Jordan Levenseller finished with 10 points as the only other Greyhound in double figures.
Clarkston 56, Medical Lake 54: Medical Lake threw a major scare into GNL co-leader and visiting Clarkston (9-3, 6-0) but the Cardinals (3-7, 1-5) were unable to overcome the offensive output of the Bantams’ Kellie McCann-Smith and K.C. McConnell, who combined for 34 points.
McCann-Smith connected on nine of 12 free-throw tries and finished with 19 to lead all scorers, and McConnell added 15 as Clarkston remained unbeaten in league play and kept pace with Pullman atop the conference standings. Medical Lake was paced offensively by Gabrielle Dailey, who finished with 17 points.
Bonners Ferry 52, Timberlake 39: Markayle Accord tossed in 14 points and teammate Erin Hiatt addeded 12 points, five assists and nine steals as the Badgers (10-4, 5-2) handed the visiting Tigers (10-4, 5-1) their first conference loss and edged past them into first place in the IML standings.
Bonners Ferry outscored Timberlake 31-18 in the second half to win easily. Timberlake’s Cassie Thompson finished with 16 points to lead all scorers.
St. Maries 55, Kellogg 43: The visiting Lumberjacks (8-8, 5-2), who led by as many as 27 points at one time, rode the scoring of Karly Truscott and Jade Whemhoff to an easy win over the Wildcats (4-12, 2-6). Truscott finished with 22 points and seven steals for St. Maries, while Whemhoff added 17 points.
Northeast A League
Kettle Falls 59, Chewelah 44: Chelsea Brisbois tossed in 24 points to lead the visiting Bulldogs (9-6, 3-1) past the Cougars (2-15, 0-6), who fell despite getting 24 points from Liz Cobb.
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 48, Newport 35: The visiting Eagles (8-8, 3-2) scored the game’s first 10 points and then used Leslie Stillar’s 15 points to make sure they stood up against the Grizzlies (11-5, 2-4), who were hurt by 25 turnovers.
Bi-County League 2B
Colfax 55, Lind-Ritzville 53 (OT): Kayla Johnson scored 26 points and hit the game-winning basket in overtime, carrying the league-leading and visiting Bulldogs (13-1, 8-0) to a win over the Broncos (9-5, 5-3), who got 20 points from Emmy Bouwman.
Liberty 52, Northwest Christian 45: Kelly Hennessey and Katy Collins combined for 23 points and teammate Jordan Reckord scored all eight of her points in the final quarter as the visiting Lancers (9-5, 3-4) squeezed past the Crusaders (8-7, 2-5), who fell despite the 19-point, 10-rebound double-double posted by Bryanna Bailey.
Davenport 46, Reardan 34: Miranda Mielke scored 17 points and Mariah Mielke added 14 as the Gorillas (8-4, 5-2) dumped the visiting Indians (7-8, 3-5).
Bi-County League 1B
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 62, Wilbur-Creston 6: Madeline Isaak scored 13 points and teammates Nikki and Megan Osborne each added 11 as the league-leading Warriors (13-1, 3-0) wasted the visiting and winless Wildcats (0-10, 0-3), who failed to score in the second half.
Columbia (Hunters) 52, Inchelium 36: Julie Ann Larrew led a balanced scoring attack with 13 for visiting Columbia, as the league-leading Lions (14-1, 12-0) roared away from the Hornets (7-6, 5-5) to post a lopsided victory. MacKenzie Parrow finished with 12 points for the winners, while teammate Casey Kieffer added 11.
Inchelium’s Serena Condon led all scorers with 17 points, and teammate Nikki Fry pulled down 10 rebounds and made six steals.
Selkirk 53, Curlew 37: Maria Villegas scored 16 first-half points in helping visiting Selkirk (9-5, 6-1) build a 36-21 halftime lead and finished with a game-high 19 in the Rangers’ lopsided victory.
Curlew (7-10, 4-9) was paced by Chanel Somday’s 13 points.
St. George’s 48, Republic 35: Lena Leverett-Standal finished with a game-high 17 points – 11 of which came in the first half – and teammate Alicia Burns added 11 as the Dragons (8-5, 7-1) sprinted past the visiting Tigers (3-12, 2-7), who were paced by Charlotte Mills’ 10 points.
Wellpinit 49, St. Michael’s 36: Lauren Flett knocked down 5 of 8 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 17 points as the Redskins (3-10, 2-8) turned back the visiting Warriors (3-10, 2-9). Teammate Niquie Ali added 14 points, going 8 for 8 from the foul line, while Katie Drass paced St. Michael’s with 10 points.
Rosalia 53, Touchet 39: Katelyn Maley scored 14 points and Meaghan Reddish added 13 in leading the visiting Spartans (6-10, 2-6) over the Indians.
St. John-Endicott 72, Tri-Cities Prep 35: Alyssa Fitzgerald scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the first half as the Eagles (10-1) sprinted to a 43-21 halftime lead and breezed past the visiting Jaguars.
Kelly Van Lith finished with 12 points and six rebounds for the winners, while Janell Lemieux paced Tri-Cities Prep with 14 points.
Colton 74, Lakeside (Plummer) 51: Kelsey Moser threw in 19 of her game-high 21 points in the second half and teammate Courtney Druffel scored 14 of her 19 in the first half to lead the unbeaten Wildcats (13-0) past the visiting Knights (9-2), who came in ranked No. 5 in Idaho.
Lakeside was paced by Hannah Donnerberg’s 15 points and Rian Miller’s 10.
Tekoa-Oakesdale 50, Liberty Christian 30: Shelby Puckett swamped the visiting Patriots with a 26-point, 10-rebound effort and the Nighthawks (8-4) coasted to an easy win. Teammate Desiree Chappell finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Valley Christian 29, Sprague-Harrington 13: Katie Worley scored seven of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and teammate Brittany Croft pulled down nine rebounds as the Panthers (2-11) tripped the visiting Falcons (3-9).
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