For Cusick, Friday’s Panorama League game was about holding onto the slim hope of a No. 1 seed in the league’s 1B tournament, needing two Wellpinit losses. But the Redskins had bigger plans, remaining unbeaten in league and clinching the best record in the Panorama with a 70-61 victory in Cusick.
Trailing the Panthers (14-5, 10-3) by 12 going into the final frame, the Redskins (16-2, 13-0) battled back behind three 3-pointers from Cody Flett, who had 11 of his 13 points in the fourth, taking the lead and the game with a 32-11 edge to close the game.
St. George’s 72, Springdale 47: Jordan Dickson had 16 of his 37 points in the first quarter and hit seven 3-pointers as the Dragons (15-4, 11-2) scored 50 points in the first half against the Chargers (11-9, 7-7) in Springdale.
Inchelium 77, Curlew 52: Tony Louie paced all scorers with 30 points on 12-for-22 shooting, scoring 16 in a 30-point first quarter for the Hornets (12-5, 9-4), who built a 43-22 lead over the Cougars (0-17, 0-14) by halftime in Curlew.
Selkirk 59, Republic 48: Hunter Enyeart tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds and Zach Jensen led all scorers with 14 points as the host Rangers (12-7, 9-5) held off the Tigers (10-8, 6-8) at Ione to earn the No. 2 2B seed in the North division.
Northport 53, Columbia 34: Matt Owings scored six in the first and six in the third to lead the Mustangs (6-10, 4-9) with 16 points in their win over the host Lions (3-16, 3-11) in Hunters.
Deer Park 57, Riverside 56: Trailing the Rams (5-8, 2-5) by one, Jared Pyeatt converted a pair of free throws with 34 seconds remaining to lift the Stags (10-3, 6-1) to a win in Riverside. Pyeatt had 13 points in the game, while Jordan Wood and Kelly Vaughn each had 18 for the Rams.
Cheney 55, Pullman 46: DeAngelo Jones scored all 17 of his points in the second half and gave the Blackhawks (9-5, 5-3) the lead for good against the Greyhounds (6-8, 5-3) in the first minute of the third quarter on a free throw and a field goal in Cheney. Daniel Igbinoba added 16 points and 10 boards for Cheney.
West Valley 52, Colville 45: Matt Bauman hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and the Eagles (7-6, 4-3) shot 50 percent from 3-point range for the game, outgunning the Indians (2-11, 1-6) in Colville.
Trailing by 17 to start the second half, Colville battled to within two by quarter’s end, but Bauman hit two of his six shots from long distance in the fourth to push the lead back to eight.
Lake City 56, Coeur d’Alene 43: Mark Smyly logged a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Chris Wheelock added 16 points and five assists and the Timberwolves (10-5, 3-1) built a seven-point halftime lead before closing the visiting Vikings (11-5, 2-2) out in the fourth, hitting 11 of 12 from the free-throw line.
Freeman 50, Chewelah 47 (OT): Peter Heinen and Taylor Vold each led the Scotties (14-4, 6-0), with 12 points with Vold hitting a pair of free throws to give them a 3-point lead in overtime. Carson Stroyan’s buzzer- beating 3-point attempt for the Cougars (12-7, 4-3) was off target in Chewelah.
Josh Christian had 14 to lead the Cougars and his layin at the end of regulation forced the OT.
Newport 59, Kettle Falls 41: Chaize Exkano and Clint Hunt each had 16 points and the Grizzlies (7-12, 3-4) forced 29 turnovers by the Bulldogs (2-15, 0-6) in Kettle Falls. Kasey Morgan had 11 points and 10 rebounds for KF.
District 9 North
St. John-Endicott 68, LaCrosse-Washtucna 57: The Eagles (7-9, 2-5) earned their second league win behind 18 points from Cole McCanna and 17 from Dylan Schmick, knocking off the visiting Tigercats (7-11, 2-6).
Rosalia 47, Colton 42: Jim Maley finished with a double-double for the Spartans (18-0, 8-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Wildcats (6-10, 2-5) fell just short despite 14 points from Dustin Patchin and 11 from Josh Straughan in Colton.
Asotin 53, Garfield-Palouse 41: Ben Servatius led all scorers with 21 points, Zach Lohman added 15 points and the Panthers (10-6, 2-2) held off the Vikings (11-4, 3-1) in Asotin.
Davenport 60, Valley Christian 27: The Gorillas (14-3, 7-3) held the host Panthers (2-15, 0-9) to 10-for-47 shooting and hit eight 3-pointers for the win, despite not having a player score in double digits.
Reardan 66, Liberty 58: Trever Peone hit four shots from 3-point range and finished with 18 points, Grant Schultz added 16 points and the Indians (8-9, 4-6) held off a late run by the Lancers (5-12, 1-8) in the fourth quarter in Reardan. Terry Veile had 18 points for the Lancers.
Colfax 55, Northwest Christian 47: After cruising through their first eight league games, the Crusaders (14-3, 8-1) hit their first road bump, losing to the Bulldogs (12-5, 7-3) in Colfax. James Robinson had 16 points for the Bulldogs, who held NWC to one point in the third quarter to take a 10-point lead.
Wilbur-Creston 44, Odessa 24: In his first game back from injury, Austin Snavely scored 16 points with 16 rebounds and seven blocks to help the Wildcats (11-7, 4-2) snap a five-game losing streak in beating the visiting Tigers (7-11, 1-3).
Mullan 45, Clark Fork 42: The Tigers (5-7, 2-3) beat the Wampus Cats (0-14, 0-5) in Clark Fork.
Lake Roosevelt 58, Brewster 48: Cade Egbert led with 21 points and after allowing 16 points to the Bears’ Stockton Taylor in the first half, the Raiders held him to five in the second, outscoring the Bears 13-2 in the fourth quarter in Brewster.
Kootenai 58, Project CdA 30: Jacob Zarpentine finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Hayden Kraack added 13 points and the host Warriors (7-9) raced out to an early lead, up 11 after one quarter and building a 28-point lead by the fourth quarter in Harrison.
Lind-Ritville 56, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 48: James Stevenson had 25 for the Broncos (13-4) to ouduel the host Warriors’ (11-6) Derek Isaak, who finished with 20 points. The Broncos put the game away on an intentional foul with a three-point lead in the final minute.
Clarkston 54, Lewiston 45: Dustin McConnell’s 20 points sparked the Bantams (10-3) to a win over the Bengals (7-7) in Lewiston. After just nine points in the first quarter, the Bantams turned things up, scoring 45 points from then on.
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