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Boys basketball roundup: East Valley edges West Valley

Jeremiah Hillard scored 14 points and DeVonte Gorman added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists as East Valley edged West Valley 52-49 in a Great Northern League game Friday night at East Valley.

Tanner Jacobs added 10 points and Dante Clayton chipped in nine points and nine rebounds for the Knights, who held the Eagles (7-4, 1-2) to 29 percent shooting.

The win moved East Valley (7-4, 2-1) into a tie with Pullman for second place in the GNL.

West Valley’s Brennen Folkins had 12 points and seven rebounds and Johnny Sage, Daniel Wee and Austin Yoakum each added 10 points.

The teams meet again Jan. 21 at East Valley.

Clarkston 65, Cheney 36: Trevon Allen scored 21 points and Jett Sobotta added 15 as the Bantams (10-0, 3-0) routed the host Blackhawks (4-5, 0-4). Cheney’s Jamiel Worthem scored 13.


Kellogg 63, Priest River 41: Toby Colburn scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half and added eight rebounds to lead the Wildcats (6-2, 1-0) past the visiting Spartans (4-5, 0-1). Chase Jermone added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists and Ryan Martin chipped in 12 points and five steals for Kellogg. Priest River’s Hunter Hartwig scored 13.

Northeast A

Newport 53, Medical Lake 41: Kyle Zorica made 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored 22 points and the Grizzlies (7-3, 3-2) upset the Cardinals (6-3, 4-1) in Medical Lake. Donte Brown scored 13 points for Medical Lake, but the Cardinals were outrebounded by 20. Medical Lake fell into a three-way tie for first place in the NEA League with Lakeside and Freeman.

Lakeside 61, Deer Park 46: Cameron Gay made 11 of 16 free throws and scored 17 points and Jacob Gifford added three 3-pointers and 11 points as the Eagles (8-3, 4-1) topped the Stags (4-7, 3-2) in Nine Mile Falls. Deer Park’s Joel Overton and Austin Wisinger combined for 21 points.

Chewelah 48, Riverside 44: Gavin Parrott scored 16 points as the Cougars (2-9, 1-4) edged the visiting Rams (1-9, 0-5). Riverside’s Thaddeus Trepanier scored 17 points and Kory Cross added 10.

Northeast 2B

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 53, Davenport 42: Jacob Saetre made five 3-pointers and scored 29 points and the Broncos (6-5, 5-2) won a back-and-forth affair against the Gorillas (5-7, 3-5) in Ritzville. A 17-6 second-quarter run gave LRS the advantage at halftime, but Davenport responded with an 18-3 charge in the third quarter. The Broncos responded again in the fourth, outscoring the Gorillas 23-6. Davenport’s Layne Smith scored 21.

Northwest Christian 52, St. George’s 36: Asher Cox had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Crusaders (9-2, 7-0) got out to a quick start and beat the host Dragons (8-5, 3-3). Ryan Ricks added 13 points and David Olds chipped in 10 for Northwest Christian, which built a 27-15 halftime lead. St. George’s Collin Cremers had nine points and nine rebounds.

Colfax 61, Springdale 47: Danny Robinson had 18 points and nine rebounds and Keith Gfeller added 17 points and nine boards as the Bulldogs (8-4, 3-3) pulled away after halftime and beat the visiting Chargers (8-4, 2-4). Colfax led by two at the half, but outscored Springdale 31-19 in the second half. The Chargers’ John Lynch had 16 points and seven assists and Chandler Carr added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Liberty 65, Wilbur-Creston 36: Jake Pottratz made 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Chase Burnham added 16 points as the Lancers (12-0, 6-0) forced 29 turnovers in an easy win over the visiting Wildcats (4-6, 2-5). Liberty led 29-4 after the first quarter. Wilbur-Creston’s Dorian Jaeger had 20 points and six rebounds.

Tekoa-Rosalia 39, Reardan 34: Cooper Angelo scored 29 points to guide the Timberwolves (3-9, 1-5) past the Indians (2-9, 1-4) in Rosalia. Dustyn Rettkowski scored 13 points and Wyatt Thurman added 11 for Reardan, which couldn’t recover after falling behind by seven in the first quarter.

Northeast 1B

Wellpinit 67, Curlew 58 (OT): Brandon Flett had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Clayton Flett added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Redskins (7-2, 3-1) outlasted the short-handed Cougars (7-3, 4-3) in Curlew. Wellpinit outrebounded Curlew 16-8 in the second half to help overcome a six-point halftime deficit. Curlew’s Gunner Brown made 11 of 16 free throws and scored 21 points and Daniel Tresham added 15 points and 10 rebounds, but Tresham fouled out early in the fourth quarter.

Cusick 58, Odessa-Harrington 29: Joe Cutshall scored 20 points and the Panthers (3-6, 3-3) used a 22-0 third-quarter run in a win over the Titans (1-8, 1-3) in Odessa. Tyson Shanholzter added 12 for Cusick and Colton Hunt led Odessa-Harrington with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Valley Christian 47, Northport 37: Chase Strunk scored 19 points and James Segalla added 13 as the Panthers (5-5, 3-2) forced 29 turnovers in a win over the visiting Mustangs (0-8, 0-5). Northport’s Aiden Middlesworth scored 16.

Republic 69, Columbia 30: Adrian McCarthy scored 18 points and Aaron Fritts added 13 as the Tigers (9-2, 5-1) jumped ahead from the outset in an easy win over the Lions (0-8, 0-5) in Hunters. Columbia’s J.R. Steele and Corbin Nelson combined for 21 points.

Southeast 1B

Oakesdale 45, St. John-Endicott 39: Dustin Warwick had eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and the Knighthawks (3-8, 1-4) edged the visiting Eagles (2-8, 0-4). St. John-Endicott’s Adam Blakeley had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Griffin Parrish added 13 points.

Colton 70, Touchet 56: Carter Dahmen made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Grant Kinzer and Brady Chadwick added 17 apiece as the Wildcats (1-8, 1-3) made 11 3-pointers in a win over the visiting Indians (4-6, 2-3). Touchet’s Carlos Rincon scored 23.


Lake City 49, Moscow 47: Garrett Flolo scored 13 points and the Timberwolves (3-8) erased a 10-point first-quarter deficit and beat the host Bears. Lake City, which made 20 of 29 free throws, outscored Moscow 18-8 in the fourth quarter. Cooper Stephens scored 14 points and Jason Myler added 12 for the Bears.

Post Falls 59, Glacier 49: Zach Hillman had 22 points, five rebounds and three steals and didn’t commit a turnover in the Trojans’ win over the visiting Wolfpack. Jacob Pfennigs added 13 points and nine rebounds for Post Falls (8-5). Taden Gilman hit three 3-pointers and scored 28 for Glacier.