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Freeman knocks Riverside into tie for title

Senior Colin Ayers, playing in his final home game, recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as Freeman stopped Riverside from winning the Northeast A League title outright with a 56-48 victory.

Freeman trailed 26-21 at halftime before rallying.

Jacob Phipps and Jack Paukert combined for 24 points as the Scotties (11-8, 8-4) claimed third place in the league.

Tyler Axtell scored a game-high 18 to lead the Rams (17-3, 10-2), who tied for first place with Lakeside.

Lakeside 82, Kettle Falls 49: Ryan Quigley scored 21 points and Cameron Gay added 18 as the visiting Eagles (15-5, 10-2) defeated the Bulldogs (6-14, 1-11) to tie Riverside for the league title.

Connor McKern led Kettle Falls with 14 points.

Newport 65, Chewelah 63: Jeron Konkright scored 35 points and Joe Weltzin finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the host Grizzlies (10-10, 6-6) held off the Cougars (5-15, 2-10).

Chewelah was fouled on a shot from near halfcourt at the buzzer. The first free throw was good, but the final two were off target.

Great Northern League

Clarkston 57, Pullman 51: CJ Johnson scored 15 points and DePaul Blunt added 14 as the second-place Bantams (16-2, 8-2) kept the visiting Greyhounds (15-2, 9-1) from clinching the league title outright.

Pullman’s David Ungerer scored a game-high 26 points.

West Valley 64, East Valley 54: Jake Love scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half as the visiting Eagles (13-5, 6-4) moved into third place by defeating the Knights (11-8, 6-5).

Love added 13 rebounds and six assists. WV’s Alex Hall had 18 points, including four 3-pointers. J.T. Phelan led the Knights with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Colville 64, Cheney 40: Matt Hubbard had 21 rebounds and 19 points as the host Indians (9-8, 4-6) used a 26-9 fourth quarter to pull away from the Blackhawks (4-15, 1-10).

Tevyn Holling added 16 points and Lukyn Holling 15 for Colville. Alex Berman topped the Blackhawks with 19 points.


Post Falls 67, Sandpoint 54: Dalton Thompson scored 24 points and the host Trojans (11-6) overcame a one-point halftime deficit to beat the Bulldogs (8-8).

PF finished 15 of 16 from the line.

Sandpoint’s Jeremiah Gagnon hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points.

Lakeland 80, Timberlake 58: Tyrel Derrick scored 23 points and Jacob Plunkett added 22 as the visiting Hawks (10-7) pulled away from the Tigers (4-11) at Spirit Lake.

Lakeland’s Derek Bayley added 12 points, all on 3-pointers. Austin Allen hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 for the Tigers. Timberlake’s Keegan Scott contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Lewiston 51, Moscow 49: Jayden Kauffman scored 23 points and the visiting Bengals (5-13) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the Bears (6-9).

Nick Ellison led the Bears with 18 points.

Kootenai 60, Coeur d’Alene Charter 38: Jake Pfieffer had 21 points and six rebounds as the host Warriors toppled the Panthers at Harrison.

Anthony Ausman scored 20 for Kootenai, and Colson Schultz added eight points and eight rebounds. The Panthers’ Christian Johnson had 21 points.

Lakeside 86, Mullan 39: Marcus Pluff scored 21 points and Jordan Meshell added 18 as the host Knights (12-3) stormed past the Tigers at Plummer.

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