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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Dragons’ Sienko stellar in win

Junior Dexter Sienko’s big night propelled St. George’s to a 60-44 Northeast 2B League win at Northwest Christian on Tuesday night and kept the Dragons perfect on the basketball season.

Sienko scored 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting – including 10 of 12 from the free-throw line – and added 19 rebounds, 10 blocks and five steals.

Erik Muelheims and Will Tender added 14 points apiece for the Dragons (9-0, 5-0), who pulled away in the second half to seal the win.

Nick Kiourkas led three Northwest Christian (5-2, 3-2) players in double figures with 14 points.

Colfax 50, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 45: Brandon Gfeller scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Bulldogs (6-3, 3-2) handed the visiting Broncos (5-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season. Dylan Hartz scored 12 points and Colby Starring added 10 points and nine rebounds for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.

Reardan 47, Davenport 44: Nick Brockman scored 16 points and Daniel Peone added 14 as the Indians (3-6, 2-3) beat the host Gorillas (5-4, 1-4). Josh Likkel scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Davenport.

Liberty 58, Springdale 31: Match Burnham and Ryan Thayer scored 15 points apiece and Zack Kunkel added 14 as the Lancers (5-3, 2-3) routed the host Chargers (0-8, 0-5). Liberty made 25 of 30 free throws.

Northeast A

Chewelah 63, Riverside 46: Derek Smith scored 15 points and handed out six assists as the Cougars (3-3, 2-0) got out to a quick start and beat the visiting Rams (2-5, 0-2). Brandon Smith had 15 points, Ben Johnstone added 12 and Caleb Wiebe chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for Chewelah. The Rams were led by Tyler Axtell’s game-high 21 points.

Freeman 51, Newport 43: Jacob Phipps made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as the Scotties (1-5, 1-0) clipped the visiting Grizzlies (2-5, 1-2). Jeron Konkright scored 14 points for Newport.

Medical Lake 65, Kettle Falls 36: Austin Garza scored 16 points and Adam Paulson added 12 as the Cardinals (4-3, 2-0) turned up the intensity in the second half and raced past the host Bulldogs (4-4, 0-3). Tyler Johnson had nine points for the Bulldogs.

Northeast 1B

Curlew 60, Columbia 32: Dalton Drennan scored 18 points and Gunner Brown and Aaron McCullough added 11 apiece as the Cougars (3-6, 1-3) beat the Lions (0-7, 0-4) in Hunters. Dustin Wyborney scored 11 points for Columbia.

North Star

Kootenai 66, Mullan 41: Jake Pfeiffer had 17 points and nine rebounds and Morgan Willms added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists as the Warriors (4-2, 2-0) beat the visiting Tigers (1-7, 0-2). Ben Whipple added 11 points for Kootenai. T.J. Placencio tallied a team-high 15 points for Mullan.


Timberlake 65, East Valley 46: Johnny Hayden led four players in double figures with 16 points as the Tigers (5-1) pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat the host Knights (3-4). Trevor Masterson and Keegan Scott both had 13 points and John Thompson added 12 for Timberlake. The Tigers iced the game in the fourth by making 14 of 15 free throws. J.T. Phelan scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for East Valley.

Pullman 60, Lakeland 46: Corey Langerveld scored 25 points and Race Martin added 14 as the Greyhounds (5-1) defeated the Hawks (4-3) in Rathdrum. Scott Simpson had 12 points and nine rebounds for Lakeland.

Wilbur-Creston 48, Republic 43: Nick Densley scored 15 points and Garet Townsend added 14 as the Wildcats (4-2) edged the host Tigers (4-3). Saxon Brown tallied a game-high 18 points and Dan Slagle had seven points and 15 rebounds for Republic.

Valley Christian 56, Cusick 39: Bo Piersol scored 14 points and grabbed 14 boards and Nick Cox added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Valley Christian (3-2) beat visiting Cusick (7-1).

Selkirk 68, St. Michael’s 50: Dominic Cain and Avery Miller scored 25 points apiece and the Rangers (5-2) beat the host Warriors (0-6). Gabe Durazo scored 19 points for St. Michael’s.