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Post Falls girls run away from Gonzaga Prep for nonleague victory

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

 (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
(Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

POST FALLS – Tyler McCliment-Call scored 14 points, Bayley Brennan added 12 and the Trojans (5-0) ran away from the visiting Bullpups (1-2) in a nonleague matchup.

The Trojans’ Melody Kempton, bound for Gonzaga next season, scored 11 points with six blocks and didn’t play much in the second half.

“We got a little sloppy toward the end a little bit, but I though everybody did a nice job for us. Everybody kind of played their role,” Post Falls coach Marc Allert said.

“I thought defensively we were really good.”

Post Falls came out pressing and broke out to a quick 9-2 lead, with most of the points coming on layups in transition. G-Prep made a pair of free throw off a bench technical and a 3-pointer by Leah Carney cut it to 14-9.

G-Prep’s Makena Dodson nailed a 3 right before the end of the quarter and Post Falls led 16-12 after one. Kempton had four blocks in the first frame.

“The faster we can make it, the better,” Allert said of his early press. “Sometimes it looks pretty chaotic, seems a little chaotic at times, but we kind of thrive in that situation.”

The Trojans put together a six-point spurt at the start of the second, including a pair of short jumpers by McCliment-Call, to go up 23-12. McCliment-Call’s reverse layin with 1 1/2 minutes left in the half put Post Falls up by 14, and the Trojans took a 33-18 lead at the break.

Post Falls took over in the third. After Carney made the first bucket of the quarter, the Trojans ran off 17 consecutive points. Brennan had eight in the quarter, including back-to-back layups to make it a 25-point game. Post Falls led 53-22 at the end of the stanza to force a running clock in the fourth.

“We got a few transition baskets in the third quarter and got out a little bit,” Allert said.

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