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Boys basketball roundup: Republic edges Wellpinit

Taylor Campbell made three free throws with 0.8 seconds left to send Republic past Wellpinit 65-62 in a Northeast 1B League game Friday night in Republic.

After sinking the first free throw, a technical foul was called on the Redskins’ coach, giving Campbell two additional free throws.

Adrian McCathy scored 22 and Aaron Fritts added 17 for the Tigers (12-2, 8-1), who won their fourth straight and secured at least a share of the Northeast 1B North division title.

Wellpinit’s Cedric Bowen scored 16, Brandon Flett had 13 and Jason Holt chipped in 10. The Redskins fell to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in the Northeast 1B South.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 61, Cusick 34: Dallas Isaak scored 18 points and the Warriors (12-0, 8-0) pulled away after a competitive first quarter and beat the host Panthers (5-7, 5-4). Logan Bohnet added 10 for ACH, which made eight 3-pointers and forced 16 turnovers. Cusick’s Spirit White scored 12 and Joe Cutshall added 10.

Curlew 56, Columbia 35: Gunner Brown scored 20 of his game-high 33 points in the second half and the Cougars (9-3, 6-3) defeated the Lions (1-9, 1-6) in Hunters. Columbia’s Corbin Nelson scored 10.

Inchelium 74, Odessa-Harrington 64: Kenny Lelone led four players in double figures with 18 points and the Hornets (3-7, 2-6) used a 19-11 second-quarter run to get past the Titans (1-11, 1-6) in Odessa. Inchelium’s Terrence Holford had 17, Winston Finley had 16 and Jaden Erickson chipped in 10. Odessa-Harrington’s Colton Hunt had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Selkirk 54, Valley Christian 39: Jacob Couch and Logan Miller scored 15 points apiece and the Rangers (9-5, 5-4) pulled away in the fourth quarter and snapped a three-game losing skid in a win over the host Panthers (5-8, 3-5). Cole Dawson added 14 points for Selkirk, which outscored Valley Christian 21-10 in the fourth. The Panthers’ Braydon Oliver scored 13.

Northeast A

Newport 43, Chewelah 36: Chayse Frizzel had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies (10-3, 5-2) built an 11-point halftime lead and held on in the second half to defeat the visiting Cougars (2-11, 1-6). Chewelah’s Kyler Zorica, Robert Owen and Danny Bradbury scored eight points apiece.

Freeman 74, Deer Park 31: Ryan Maine had 20 points and five assists and the Scotties (10-3, 6-1) made 10 of 14 3-pointers in an easy win over the visiting Stags (4-9, 3-4). Jack Pauckert added nine points, seven assists and four rebounds for Freeman, which outscored Deer Park 30-6 in the first quarter. The Stags’ Connor Markham scored 11.

Northeast 2B

Liberty 73, Reardan 44: Chase Burnham scored 18 points and Isaak Ottmar added 13 as the Lancers (14-0, 8-0) pulled away after a competitive first quarter and dumped the host Indians (2-11, 1-7). Liberty led by a point after the first, but outscored Reardan 26-8 in the second quarter. Reardan’s Wyatt Thurman scored 14.

Colfax 58, Wilbur-Creston 44: Keith Gfeller hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 25 points to lead the Bulldogs (9-5, 4-4) past the Wildcats (4-7, 2-6) in Creston. Kenton Lyman added 13 points for Colfax, which led 42-21 at the half. Wilbur-Creston’s Dorian Jaeger had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 59, Springdale 35: Jacob Saetre scored 15 points, Wyatt Roettger added 14 and the Broncos (8-5, 7-2) used a 25-2 first-quarter run in a win over the host Chargers (9-5, 4-5). Dylan Becker and Alan Field added nine points apiece for LRS, which made 10 of 16 shots in the decisive first quarter. Springdale’s Chandler Carr and John Lynch combined for 23.

Kettle Falls 72, Tekoa-Rosalia 56: Daniel Truque had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Bulldogs (4-9, 3-6) used hot starts in the first and third quarters to get past the visiting Timberwolves (3-11, 1-7). Kyle Keenan added 19 points for Kettle Falls, which made 19 of 23 free throws. Tekoa-Rosalia’s Cooper Angelo led all scorers with 26.

Southeast 1B

Colton 55, Oakesdale 50: Brady Chadwick scored 14 points and Carter Dahmen and Grant Kinzer added 13 apiece as the Wildcats used a 19-6 first-quarter run to get past the host Nighthawks (3-10, 1-6). Oakesdale’s Parker Perry led all scorers with 22.

Pomeroy 65, St. John-Endicott 51: Oscar Morfin led three players in double figures with 13 points and the Pirates (8-5, 4-2) made 12 of 16 free throws in a win over the visiting Eagles (2-10, 0-6). Pomeroy’s Ryan Wolf scored 12, Hogan Heytvelt added 11 and Jake Tewalt chipped in 10. St. John-Endicott’s Cooper Lundberg scored 19 and Griffin Parrish added 15.

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