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Freshman Mike Ervin leads Ferris to nonleague boys basketball victory

Freshman Mike Ervin scored a career-high 28 points and Ferris erased a nine-point first-quarter deficit with a dominating second-half surge to beat Chiawana 73-61 in a nonleague game Monday at Ferris.

The Saxons (2-4) hit 5 of 7 3-pointers in the second half and outscored the Riverhawks by 20 after halftime.

Ferris’ Murphy Butte added 22 points and Jace Van Lierop hit three 3-pointers as part of his 15-point effort. Ervin and Butte grabbed eight rebounds apiece.

David Torres led Chiawana with 21 points.

Hanford 73, Mt. Spokane 48: The Wildcats (1-5) went ice cold in the second half and fell to the Falcons in Richland. Mt. Spokane trailed by a point at halftime, but was outscored 40-16 in the second half. Kyle Griffiths made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats.

Coeur d’Alene 70, Ridgeview (Redmond, Oregon) 65: Tony Naccarato had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Vikings (6-2) surged in the fourth quarter and prevailed in overtime at the Coeur d’Alene tournament in Coeur d’Alene.

Down by 11 entering the fourth, the Vikings outscored the Ravens 19-8 to force overtime. CdA’s Joe Naccarato added 12 points and seven boards and had a momentum-swinging steal and transition bucket in the fourth. The win was the Vikings’ sixth straight after opening the season with two losses.

Post Falls 82, Vanier (Vancouver, B.C.) 32: Max McCullough scored 17 points and Jack Millsap added 14 as the Trojans (8-0) overwhelmed Vanier at the Coeur d’Alene tournament. Dalton Thompson hit three 3-pointers and added 12 points for Post Falls, which plays Lapwai today.

Kentridge 51, Lake City 46 (OT): Micah Simmons tallied a game-high 17 points and the Chargers edged the Timberwolves (2-4) at the Lake City tournament in Coeur d’Alene.

Joe Pasquale had 12 points and 10 rebounds for LC, which rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime.

West Valley 64, Cashmere 51: Martin Herford scored 14 points and Anthony Rice added 10 as the Eagles (4-2) closed the game out from the free-throw line in a win at the West Valley tournament. The Eagles made 17 of 24 free throws in the fourth.

Colfax 69, Tonasket 32: Keith Gfeller and Kasey Johnson scored 16 points apiece and the Bulldogs (7-2) won their fourth straight with a victory over the Tigers at the West Valley tournament. Danny Robinson added 11 points and eight rebounds and Mark Webber had seven assists for Colfax.

San Lorenzo Valley 50, Riverside 46: The Rams (7-1) struggled offensively in the fourth quarter and fell to the Cougars at the Surf ’N Slam tournament in San Diego. Tyler Axtell led three Riverside players in double figures with 18 points, but the Rams committed 18 turnovers and scored just seven fourth-quarter points.

St. George’s 55, Freeman 47: Felix Tsai made 7 of 10 shots and had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals to guide the Dragons (5-4) past the Scotties (2-5) at the Greg Larson Memorial tournament at Freeman.

Cody Peplinski added 14 points for St. George’s. Jesse Unfred led Freeman with 14 points. St. George’s will play Pullman in today’s championship game and Freeman will take on Northwest Christian.

Pullman 80, Northwest Christian 59: A.J. Miles led four players in double figures with 18 points and the Greyhounds (6-1) dumped the Crusaders (7-2) in the other game at the Greg Larson Memorial tournament.

Jake Cillay and Micah Lagerquist added 17 points apiece for Pullman, which led by 16 at the half. Northwest Christian’s Ryan Ricks led all scorers with 26 points.

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