Treasure Farmer had 10 points and eight rebounds and Northwest Christian ran its season-opening win streak to nine games with a 45-41 win over Pullman at the Greg Larson Memorial Winter Classic Monday night in Freeman.
In the final minute, Farmer drove to the hoop and dished it to Melissa Guske, who hit a 3-pointer to give the Crusaders a four-point margin they wouldn’t relinquish.
Guske and Rachel Bozlee added nine points apiece for NWC and Courtney Gray chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.
Emily Drake scored 13 points for Pullman (3-4) and Savannah Paul grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Crusaders will play St. George’s today. The Dragons beat NWC 51-48 in last year’s third/fifth-place game at the State 2B tournament.
Pullman will play Freeman.
St. George’s 39, Freeman 27: The Dragons (5-4) dominated defensively in the first half and coasted past the Scotties (0-7) at the Greg Larson Memorial Winter Classic in Freeman.
St. George’s built a 12-point halftime lead by limiting Freeman to four points in each of the first two quarters. Hailey Higashi scored 12 points for the Dragons, while Anna Lee and Megan Stark grabbed six boards apiece for the Scotties.
Central Valley 68, Wenatchee 35: Madison Hovren hit 9 of 13 free throws and scored 21 points and closed in on CV’s career scoring record in the Bears’ rout of the host Panthers. Hovren needs eight points today against Richland to break Emily Westerberg’s mark of 1,460 points. Lacie Hull added 11 points for Central Valley (6-1).
Lake City 56, Sandpoint 26: Clarissa Smith and Whitney Meier combined for 27 points and Keara Simpson grabbed 10 rebounds as the Timberwolves (10-1) dumped the Bulldogs (7-5) at the Coeur d’Alene tournament in Coeur d’Alene. Karlee Williams led Sandpoint with 11 points.
Coeur d’Alene 43, Grangeville 39: Madisen Scholwinski had 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks and the Vikings (8-3) withstood the Bulldogs’ late rally and won at the Coeur d’Alene tournament. Coeur d’Alene’s Emily Callahan hit three 3-pointers and added 13 points.
University 47, Snohomish 29: Emma Kennedy had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as the Titans (4-3) took advantage of the cold-shooting Panthers in a win at the Lewis and Clark tournament at LC. Kaitlin Pannell and Claire Dingus added eight points apiece for University, which erased a four-point halftime deficit by outscoring Snohomish 35-13 in the second half. Madeline Smith led Snohomish with 18 points and seven rebounds, but the Panthers made just 1 of 22 3-pointers. University will play Glacier Peak today at 3 p.m. and Lewis and Clark will play Snohomish at 1 p.m.
Glacier Peak 55, Lewis and Clark 36: The Grizzlies soared ahead in the second half and routed the Tigers (4-3) at the Lewis and Clark tournament. Michaela Kay led Lewis and Clark with 10 points, but the Tigers made just 1 of 14 3-pointers and couldn’t keep pace with Glacier Peak.
Mt. Spokane 50, Hanford 27: Ari Newcomb had 11 points and seven assists as the Wildcats (4-3) pulled away in the second half and beat the Falcons at the Hanford Holiday tournament in Richland. Isabella Allard added 11 points for Mt. Spokane and Jordan Smith had 10 points and four assists.
Cashmere 60, West Valley 37: The Bulldogs opened the game on a 22-9 run and eased past the Eagles (2-5) at the West Valley tournament at West Valley. Rachel McGlothlen had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Higbie also had 11 points for the Eagles.
Lakeside (WA) 57, La Salle 46: Jocelyn Cook-Cox scored 11 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and the Eagles (7-1) topped the Lightning at the West Valley tournament. Kelsey Jones added nine points and Callie Best and Sonja Marikis each chipped in eight for Lakeside, which built a 13-point halftime lead.
Cheney 41, Riverside 13: The Blackhawks (3-4) forced 30 turnovers, opened the game on a 13-1 run and eased past the Rams (2-5) at the West Valley tournament. Cheney’s Kendyl Cone led all players with 13 points.
Bonners Ferry 53, Colville 36: The Badgers (5-2) shook off a sluggish start and raced past the Indians (3-5) at the West Valley tournament. Kerstin Oxford scored 12 points and came away with four steals to lead Bonners Ferry, which used aggressive man-to-man defense to limit Colville to just 12 second-half points.
Colton 64, Lake Roosevelt 33: Zoe Moser made all 11 of her free throws and scored 22 points and Savannah Chadwick made six 3-pointers and added 20 points as the Wildcats (7-0) beat the Raiders at the WV tournament. The score remained tight in the first half – a rarity for Colton – but the Wildcats outscored Lake Roosevelt 41-16 in after halftime.
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