Kellogg, Bonners Ferry win 3A District 1 openers
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Chase Jerome scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Kellogg came back from 11 points down in the third quarter and beat Timberlake 50-44 in the 3A District I boys basketball tournament at North Idaho College on Monday night.
Kellogg moves on to face Bonners Ferry, which beat Priest River 67-53, in a winner-to-state game at 6:15 on Wednesday night while Timberlake plays Priest River in a loser-out game at 4:30. Both are at NIC.
Tyler Gibbons added 12 points for the Wildcats. Brandon Hausladen and Brayden Menti scored 14 points apiece to lead Timberlake.
Bonners Ferry forced 13 second-half turnovers and pulled away in the third quarter to beat Priest River.
Caleb Harrington scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Badgers. Chris Sabin and Caleb Blackmore added 13 points apiece.
Hunter Hartwig had a game-high 25 points to lead the Spartans.
2A, Region II: St. Maries used its advantage in the post to build an early lead and the Lumberjacks went on to defeat Coeur d’Alene Charter 67-39 in an opening-round game of the tournament at Troy.
The Lumberjacks’ game plan was to work the ball inside and post players Brady Martin and Nate Masterson responded. Martin had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Masterson had 8 points and 5 rebounds. The first half was key as St. Maries built a 38-17 lead.
Point guard Dakota Wilson added 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the Lumberjacks.
Jacob Rutherford scored 13 points to lead the Panthers.
In the other game, Orofino defeated Grangeville 58-39.
CdA Charter will play Grangeville in a loser-out game Tuesday at 6 p.m. St. Maries plays Orofino in a semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Both games are at Troy.
4A, Region I: Sandpoint stayed alive with a 57-31 win over Moscow at NIC.
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