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Boys basketball: Antoinne Holmes’ 3-pointer gives Cusick upset win over Curlew

Sophomore Antoinne Holmes’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Cusick a stunning come-from-behind win over Curlew in a Northeast 1B North League game Saturday in Cusick.

The Panthers trailed by 12 points at the end of the third quarter, but a 28-15 run, capped by Holmes’ winner, snapped the Cougars’ season-opening four-game winning streak.

Alec Bluff did most of the damage for Cusick. The senior had 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out seven assists.

Holmes finished with six points – all coming in the final quarter.

Gunner Brown led four Curlew (4-1, 1-1) players in double figures with 14 points.

Cusick improved to 3-2 overall and sits atop the league with a 2-0 record.

Northport 46, Republic 45: The Tigers’ fourth-quarter rally fell short and the Mustangs (2-2, 1-2) escaped with a win in Northport. Lino Belli scored 12 points for Northport. Taylor Campbell led Republic (2-1, 1-1) with 15 points.

Selkirk 73, Inchelium 55: Dominic Cain scored 23 points and Cole Dawson added 14 points and eight rebounds and the Rangers (3-1, 1-1) defeated the visiting Hornets (1-2, 1-2). Tristan Seymour scored 21 points, including 15 in the third quarter, for Inchelium.

Northeast 2B North

Springdale 62, Kettle Falls 37: Chandler Carr scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and the Chargers (3-3, 1-1) cruised past the visiting Bulldogs (0-5, 0-2). John Lynch added 10 points and 12 assists for Springdale, which outscored Kettle Falls 18-7 in the third to put the game away.

Wilbur-Creston 62, Davenport 53: Dorian Jaeger scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0) erased a seven-point halftime deficit to beat the host Gorillas (1-3, 0-2). Austin Zeller tallied a game-high 22 points for Davenport.

Northwest Christian 79, Reardan 52: Asher Cox had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Ryan Ricks added 24 points as the Crusaders (4-1, 2-0) routed the visiting Indians (1-2, 1-1). NWC hit 11 of 24 3-pointers.

Northeast 2B South

Liberty 67, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 40: Match Burnham made 12 of 23 shots and all 13 of his free throws and scored 40 points to guide the Lancers (3-0, 1-0) to a blowout-win over the Broncos (2-2, 0-1) in a league opener in Ritzville. Burnham also collected 17 rebounds. Cort Ruzicka led LRS with 18 points.

St. George’s 61, Tekoa-Rosalia 33: Cody Peplinski made four 3’s and finished with 17 points and four steals and the Dragons (4-2, 1-1) routed the Timberwolves (0-4, 0-1) at St. George’s. The Dragons’ Isaac Werkman added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Noah Halliburton-Link chipped in 10 points and nine boards.

North Star

Wallace 54, Lakeside 52: The Knights (3-2, 0-1) missed two potential game-winning shots and fell to the Miners (4-1, 1-0) in Plummer. Wallace had four players reach double-digit scoring. Brady Brantley led with 17 points, Dillon Browning added 14, Justin Bayers scored 11 and Jason Waters 10. Hunter Kolar scored 21 of his game-high 31 points in the second half for Lakeside.

Northeast 1B South

Odessa-Harrington 68, Wellpinit 52: Shane Whitacker hit three 3-pointers and finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds as the Titans (1-3, 1-0) pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat the Redskins (3-1, 0-1) in Harrington. Carsen Weber added 22 points and nine rebounds for O-H. Jason Holt led Wellpinit with 20 points.

Southeast 1B

Garfield-Palouse 71, Oakesdale 23: Gabe Cocking and Matt Holbrook combined for 25 points and the Vikings (3-0, 1-0) overwhelmed the host Nighthawks (0-3, 0-1). Cocking and Holbrook also combined to make 12 of 14 free throws.

Colton 60, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 14: Lane Moore scored 21 points and Grant Kinzer added 13 as the Wildcats (1-1, 1-0) routed the host Tigercats (0-1, 0-1).


Post Falls 74, Douglas (Nev.) 41: Max McCullough scored 14 points and the Trojans (4-0) erupted for 31 fourth-quarter points in a win over the Tigers in Minden, Nevada.

Coeur d’Alene 78, W.F. West 39: Joe Naccarato had 16 points and seven rebounds and Brody Lundblad added 13 points as the Vikings (4-2) overwhelmed the Bearcats in Chehalis, Washington.

Lakeland 64, Colville 38: The Hawks (5-0) set the tone with eight first-quarter steals and eased past the Indians (0-3) in Rathdrum. Auston Henry and Jay Plunkett combined for 23 points for Lakeland and Slader Ray chipped in nine points and nine rebounds.

Cheney 54, Timberlake 28: The Blackhawks (3-2) ended the game on a 21-0 run and beat the Tigers (0-6) at Spirit Lake. Cheney’s Ryan Smedley scored 12 of his 16 points in the Blackhawks’ decisive run. Keenan Williams also had 16 points for Cheney.

East Valley 69, Sandpoint 54: Dante Clayton hit four 3’s and finished with a game-high 16 points and the Knights (3-1) defeated the visiting Bulldogs (1-5). EV’s Gabe Bangroft added 12 points and 10 rebounds, including seven offensive boards.

Deer Park 64, Priest River 36: Nate Guske had 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Stags (2-3) scoared late and dumped the visiting Spartans (0-6). Carter Countryman and Connor Markham added 10 points apiece for DP.

Lakeside 47, Colfax 42: Ryan Quigley had 10 points and 15 rebounds and the Eagles (4-1) clipped the Bulldogs (3-1) in a back-and-forth game in Nine Mile Falls. Kasey Johnson tallied a game-high 16 points for Colfax.

Newport 46, Bonners Ferry 42: Kyler Zorica scored 20 points – all coming in the second half – and made four free throws in the final 20 seconds to power the Grizzlies (4-1) past the visiting Badgers (0-3). Bonners Ferry’s Wyatt Nelson had 17 points and 17 rebounds, but the Badgers managed just three fourth-quarter points.

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