DePaul Blunt scored 22 points Thursday as the Clarkston Bantams (18-2, 10-2) locked up second place in Great Northern League boys basketball by defeating the visiting Cheney Blackhawks 76-47.
Clarkston earned a bye during the first round of the District 7 2A tournament, which begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with No. 6 Deer Park at No. 3 West Valley and No. 5 Colville at No. 4 East Valley. Pullman, the No. 1, and Clarkston will host second-round games on Thursday.
Alex Berman scored 17 points for Cheney (4-16, 1-11), which saw its season come to an end.
West Valley 74, Deer Park 61: Jake Love accounted for 26 points and eight rebounds as the host Eagles (14-6, 7-5) wrapped up third place in the GNL by defeating the Stags (6-14, 2-10). WV’s Alex Hall and Martin Herford combined for 25 points. Avery Miller led DP with 21 points.
District 9 1B
Rosalia 54, Touchet 47: Craig Nelson scored 33 points as the host Spartans (12-9) defeated the Indians. Touchet’s Elias Martinez and Ruben Butler combined for 27 points. Rosalia will visit host Garfield-Palouse at 6 p.m. Saturday. Touchet will play a loser-out game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colfax.
Colton 71, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 25: Dalton Patchen and Austin Meyer combined for 34 points as the host Wildcats (11-5) defeated the Tigercats (8-9). Colton will play at Pomeroy at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Tigercats will play at loser-out game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colfax.
2B subregional play-in
Asotin 47, Colfax 40: Blake Magnuson and Beau Magnuson combined for 19 points as the Panthers eliminated the Bulldogs (10-15) at Waitsburg. Colfax’s Keith Gfeller scored 12 points. Asotin will meet St. George’s at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Dayton.
Clarkston 51, Cheney 42: Charlie Dimke, Riley Denton and Jayd Eke combined for 26 points as the host Bantams (11-9, 9-3) defeated the Blackhawks (5-14, 3-9) to tie Colville for second place. Cheney’s Kendyl Cone scored 16 points. The District 7 2A tournament begins Monday with GNL No. 6, either Cheney or Pullman, playing at the No. 3, either Colville or Clarkston. The No. 4, West Valley will host the No. 5, either Cheney or Pullman. Both loser-out games are at 7 p.m. No. 1 East Valley and the No. 2 have byes.
West Valley 67, Deer Park 28: Rachel McGlothlen had 14 points and seven rebounds as the Eagles (14-6, 8-4) rolled past the visiting Stags (1-19, 0-12). Natalie Noble scored 13 and Erin Higbie added 12 points and seven boards for the Eagles, the No. 4 seed to district. DP’s season is finished.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 59, Tri-Cities Prep 34: Randi York, Tommi Swannack and Mallory Kessler combined for 36 points as the Broncos (15-9) eliminated the Jaguars at Waitsburg. LRS will meet Northwest Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waitsburg.
1A Division I
Lakeside 54, Wallace 38: Shailee Zachary scored 11 points and Cailyn Dohrman had nine rebounds as the Knights (8-10) used a 19-4 fourth quarter to top the Miners (14-5) at Lake City and win the best-of-3 series. Lakeside travels to St. Maries on Saturday to face either Genesee or Clearwater Valley in a state play-in game.
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