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Girls roundup: West Valley surges late, tops Indians

West Valley buckled down defensively in the second half and moved into a tie with Clarkston atop the Great Northern League standings with a 46-37 win over Colville Friday night at West Valley.

Erin Higbie had 14 points and nine rebounds and Rachel McGlothlen added 11 points and nine rebounds for West Valley.

The Eagles (8-2, 2-0) led by two at halftime, but took control with a 10-3 third-quarter run.

Sadie Learn had eight points and seven rebounds to lead Colville (6-2, 0-1).

The win was West Valley’s fourth straight. The Eagles will host Cheney on Tuesday and East Valley next Friday.

East Valley 56, Cheney 35: Alex Rankin scored 19 points and Maddie Bastin added 11 as the Knights (8-2, 1-1) used a strong defensive performance to get past the visiting Blackhawks (2-6, 1-1). Bastin played in her first game of the year following an ankle dislocation suffered in the fall. Cheney’s Kendyl Cone scored 19 points.

Northeast A

Medical Lake 44, Newport 39: Cassidy Hagel scored 22 points and the Cardinals (4-6, 2-2) edged the visiting Grizzlies (8-3, 1-3). Newport was led by Holly Malsbury and Hadley Stratton, who combined for 27.

Freeman 62, Kettle Falls 34: Sierra McGarity scored 17 points and Sydney Sather added 15 as the Scotties (7-3, 3-0) took control from the outset and routed the host Bulldogs (6-5, 1-3). Katie Vold added 14 points for Freeman, which made 14 of 19 free throws.

Northeast 2B

Northwest Christian 61, Reardan 34: Chanel Knight scored 16 points and Treasure Farmer added six points, six assists and five steals as the Crusaders (14-0, 8-0) kept their perfect season intact with an easy win over the visiting Indians (2-11, 0-8). Reardan’s Maddie Johnson scored a game-high 17 points.

Colfax 45, Davenport 34: Nicole Sheer scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Amara Huber added 11 points as the Bulldogs (9-3, 6-1) surged late and beat the visiting Gorillas (7-6, 4-3). A 13-5 Colfax run in the fourth put the game out of reach for Davenport.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 66, Springdale 43: Mallory Kessler scored 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and the Broncos (7-4, 4-2) grabbed control from the outset in a win over the Chargers (2-12, 1-7) in Ritzville. Springdale couldn’t recover after falling behind 22-7 in the first quarter. Eilish Smith led the Chargers with 23 points.

St. George’s 55, Liberty 34: Maddie Ward and Ceci Berquist combined for 30 points and the Dragons (6-8, 4-4) dominated the boards in a win over the host Lancers (4-10, 3-5). St. George’s had a 38-19 rebounding advantage, which helped the Dragons pull away in the second half. Liberty’s Christine Denny tallied a team-high 10 points.

Northeast 1B North

Curlew 53, Columbia 27: Haleigh Gibson had 14 points and 16 rebounds to help propel the Cougars (5-5, 3-3) past the visiting Lions (3-7, 1-3). Curlews’s Lindsey Gibson scored a team-high 18 points and Kayleona Fanning chipped in 14.

Selkirk 64, Northport 18: Katie Couch had 19 points, 14 rebounds and nine steals as the Rangers (6-5, 3-2) overwhelmed the visiting Mustangs (0-12, 0-6). Lexy Ellsworth added 12 points and 15 rebounds for Selkirk.

Cusick 63, Inchelium 30: Nalene Andrews had 20 points and 11 rebounds – both game-highs – and the Panthers (7-3, 4-2) blew open a close game in the second half and dumped the visiting Hornets (4-3, 3-2). Cusick’s Caytlin Nenema added 12 points, eight steals and six assists and Jovahni Andrews added 12 points and five steals. Tasheena Kholer led Inchelium with 11 points.

Southeast 1B

Colton 66, LaCrosse-Washtucna 12: Zoe Moser scored 15 points and Jackie Warner added 14 as the five-time defending champion Wildcats (9-0, 4-0) trounced the host Tigercats (1-7, 0-5). Colton led 43-8 at halftime before easing up in the second half.

Tekoa-Oakesdale 40, St. John-Endicott 25: The Nighthawks (8-1, 5-0) jumped out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and went on to beat the Eagles (7-3, 5-1) in Tekoa. Mattie Jo Johnson scored 11 points and Jacey Johnson added eight for Tekoa-Oakesdale. Emily Jones tallied a team-high nine points for SJE. The win gave the Nighthawks sole possession of first place in the league standings.

Rosalia 41, Liberty Christian 19: Mackenzie Reddish had 15 points and nine rebounds and Stacey Carrothers added 11 points as the Spartans (6-3, 3-2) dominated defensively in a win over the host Patriots (1-5, 1-5). Liberty Christian was held to four first-half points.


Lake City 48, Moscow 42: Hailey Jackson scored 10 points and Madi Farrell added eight points and 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves (9-6) pulled away late to beat the host Bears (0-10). Moscow’s Jada Simpson led all scorers with 18 points.

Lewiston 72, Clarkston 33: Lynzee Wilson hit six 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as the Bengals (11-1) dominated from the opening tip in an easy win over the visiting Bantams (4-6).

Republic 70, Chewelah 35: A pair of impressive freshmen led the Tigers (10-1) past the visiting Cougars (3-8). Republic’s Shania Graham scored 27 points and added nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists. Sophomore post Savannah Bowe added 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Tigers.

Wilbur-Creston 74, Bridgeport 22: Jessica Boyer, Mason Jaeger and Kaelee Reed scored 16 points apiece as the Wildcats (11-0) overwhelmed the host Mustangs.

Pateros 50, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 31: Lori Ledoux scored 21 points and the Billygoats topped the Warriors (5-5) in Coulee City. Reinnee Rockett led ACH with 10 points.

Post Falls JV 41, Coeur d’Alene Charter 36: American Ellison scored 15 points and Post Falls’ junior varsity squad forced 33 turnovers in a narrow win over the host Panthers (4-5). Sarah Haman led Coeur d’Alene Charter with 12 points.

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