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Boys basketball roundup: McCullough, Trojans survive Vikings’ rally

Max McCullough scored 20 points and Post Falls withstood Coeur d’Alene’s second-half charge in a 50-49 Inland Empire League 5A victory Tuesday night in Post Falls.

The Trojans led 31-17 at the half, but the Vikings (10-2, 1-1) rallied to make things interesting. Post Falls hit enough free throws down the stretch to win it.

Jacob Pfennigs added nine points for the Trojans (9-5, 1-0). Coeur d’Alene’s Sam Matheson scored 14 points and Joey Naccarato added 11.

Lewiston 60, Lake City 50: Trystan Bradley had 19 points and six rebounds and the Bengals used a 19-4 second-quarter run to gain control in a win over the visiting Timberwolves (3-9, 0-2). Kenny Louie-McGee had four 3-pointers and scored 19 points for Lake City.

Great Northern

Clarkston 76, East Valley 57: Jett Sobotta scored 11 of his 23 points in the decisive third quarter and Trevon Allen added 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Bantams (11-0, 4-0) topped the host Knights (7-5, 2-2). Clarkston led by a point at halftime, but outscored East Valley 29-14 in the third quarter. The Bantams made 11 of 19 3-pointers and shot 58 percent from the floor. East Valley’s Eli Holecek scored 14.

Northeast A

Lakeside 90, Medical Lake 68: Cameron Gay had 29 points and eight rebounds and the Eagles (9-3, 5-1) forced 27 turnovers in a win over the Cardinals (6-4, 4-2) in Nine Mile Falls. Blayne Baerwald added 17 points for Lakeside, which made 12 of 17 3-pointers. Medical Lake’s Jaleon Stith scored 16 and Donte Brown and Cooper James added 11 apiece.

Colville 68, Riverside 45: Alberton Cisneros made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Indians (3-7, 2-4) past the host Rams (1-10, 0-6). Devin Lembcke added 15 points and Jack Hinds chipped in 13 for Colville, which built a 14-point halftime lead. Jacob Harms and Wyatt Redmond scored 10 apiece for Riverside.

Freeman 63, Chewelah 44: Ryan Maine led three players in double figures with 16 points and the Scotties (9-3, 5-1) opened the game on a 17-2 run and beat the host Cougars (2-10, 1-5). Freeman’s Michael Coumont added 16 and Nate Jacobus chipped in 12. Chewelah’s Chayse Frizzel scored 12.

Newport 52, Deer Park 45: Koa Pancho scored 18 points, Ty McDaniel added 13 and the Grizzlies (9-3, 4-2) forced 18 turnovers in a win over the host Stags (4-8, 3-3). Deer Park led 15-10 after the first quarter, but scored just 14 points through the next two quarters. Dante Myers led the Stags with 12 points and Carter Countryman and Connor Markham added 10 apiece.

Northeast 2B

Northwest Christian 73, Kettle Falls 34: Asher Cox scored eight of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter and added 10 rebounds in the Crusaders’ win over the visiting Bulldogs (3-9, 2-6). Ryan Ricks chipped in 13 points and six assists and Rolph Veenstra added 12 points for Northwest Christian (11-2, 9-0), which jumped ahead 24-8 in the first quarter. The Crusaders committed just two turnovers. Daniel Truque scored 11 for Kettle Falls.

Springdale 60, Tekoa-Rosalia 39: Chandler Carr scored 18 points and Enoch Clemmer added 17 as the Chargers (9-4, 3-4) used a hot start in a win over the visiting Timberwolves (3-10, 1-6). Springdale’s Austin Howder added nine points and 10 rebounds and John Lynch added 11 assists and five steals.

Liberty 60, Davenport 21: Chase Burnham scored 19 points and Isaak Ottmar added 12 as the Lancers (13-0, 7-0) dominated from the outset in an easy win over the host Gorillas (6-8, 3-6). Davenport’s Nathan Hopkins scored seven.

Northeast 1B

Republic 49, Selkirk 47: Aaron Fritts hit three 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points as the Tigers (11-2, 7-1) came from behind to beat the Rangers (8-5, 4-4) in Republic. Adrian McCarthy added 13 points for the Tigers, who outscored Selkirk 18-12 in the fourth. Cole Dawson led the Rangers with 17 points. Selkirk had a chance at the end, but couldn’t convert.

Wellpinit 80, Odessa-Harrington 47: Clayton Flett scored 18 points and Alfonso Salinas added 16 as the Redskins (9-2) built a 22-point first-half lead and eased past the Titans (1-10) in Harrington. Odessa-Harrington’s Colton Hunt had 21 points and eight rebounds.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 71, Valley Christian 26: Dallas Isaak and Payton Nielsen scored 16 points apiece and the Warriors (11-0, 7-0) dumped the host Panthers (5-7, 3-4). Almira/Coulee-Hartline opened the game on a 22-4 run and led 46-8 at halftime. Valley Christian’s James Segalla scored 13.

Curlew 70, Northport 27: Daniel Tresham scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in the first half and added 10 rebounds as the Cougars (8-3) dumped the visiting Mustangs (0-10). Tresham made 10 of 11 shots in the first two quarters. Curlew’s Justin Hanks added 14 and James Reynolds and Kieran Poore each added 10.


Kellogg 60, Lakeland 55: Toby Colburn had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Wildcats (7-2) edged the Hawks (3-9) in Rathdrum. Lakeland’s Caden Davis had 17 points and Forest Zubaly added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Sandpoint 63, Timberlake 39: Davan Norris made 3 of 6 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds as the Bulldogs (3-9) topped the Tigers (2-6) at Spirit Lake. Kyle Perry added 13 points and three assists for Sandpoint, which held Timberlake scoreless in the fourth. Timberlake’s Daniel Smith and Brayden Menti combined for 21.

St. Maries 49, Garfield-Palouse 47: Kiefer Gibson had 14 points and seven rebounds and Jake Sieler tacked on 13 points, six steals and five assists as the Lumberjacks (10-1) edged the visiting Vikings (9-2). Matt Holbrook and Ian Neibergs had 11 points apiece for Garfield-Palouse.

Colton 55, Kamiah 47: Grant Kinzer made all eight of his fourth-quarter free throws and finished with 19 points as the Wildcats (3-8) topped the visiting Kubs (3-6). Brady Chadwick added 11 for Colton.

Prescott 70, St. John-Endicott 58: Travis Crockett poured in 30 points and the Tigers pulled away with a 23-12 third-quarter run and beat the Eagles (2-10) in St. John. St. John-Endicott’s Adam Blakeley scored 18.

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