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Area boys: Asher Cox helps Northwest Christian stay undefeated in league

From staff reports

Asher Cox scored 22 points to help visiting Northwest Christian (11-1, 9-0) defeat Reardan (2-10, 1-8) 67-33 and stay undefeated in league and atop the Northeast 2B North Division 67-33 on Saturday.

Northwest Christian has a two-game lead over St. George’s, which also won on Saturday to keep pace.

Rolf Veenstra and Nolan Burns added 10 points apiece for NWC, which used a 29-6 second quarter to open this one up.

Reardan was led by Cade Francis with 13 points.

St. George’s 84, Tekoa-Rosalia 48: Erik Farias scored 33 points and Michell Ward chipped in 19 as the visiting Dragons (8-5, 7-2) romped past the Timberwolves (3-10, 1-9).

Devin Cripe had 22 points to lead T-R.

Colfax 61, Davenport 33: Danny Robinson scored 17 points and Jayden Soncarty added 14 and the Bulldogs (9-4, 7-2) beat the visiting Gorillas (4-6, 5-8) to tie idle Liberty (9-4, 7-2) atop the South Division .

Jared Kneale added 12 for Colfax, which used a 25-4 run in the third to salt this one away.

Jay Burt led Davenport with 10.

Springdale 70, Asotin 36: Austin Howder scored 29 points and the visiting Chargers (8-5, 5-5) edged the Panthers (5-3, 5-3).

Chandler Carr contributed 15 points for Springdale.

Eli Engledow led Asotin with 29 points and Chase Klappenbach added 10.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 51, Kettle Falls 39: Camden Smith scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Broncos (6-6, 4-4) defeat the visiting Bulldogs (3-10, 0-9).

Cade McKern scored 13 points to led the Bulldogs.

Northeast 1B

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 72, Inchelium 37: Payton Nielson scored 21 points to help the visiting Warriors (13-2, 10-0) stay perfect in league atop the South Division and defeat the Hornets (7-6, 7-4).

Mac Isaak added 16 points and Charles Hunt had 14 points for ACH.

Inchelium was led by Kobe Seymour with 10 points.

Selkirk 63, Wellpinit 61: Jacob Couch had 27 points with 14 rebounds to lead the North Division-leading Rangers (11-3, 8-2) past the visiting Redskins (11-2, 7-2) in a come-from-behind.

With Selkirk down by 13 after three quarters, Couch keyed the comeback, scoring 16 of his 27 points in the fourth. Couch hit a pair of free throws with four seconds left to seal it.

For Wellpinit, Cedric Bowen scored 20 points with six 3-pointers, and Brandon Flett scored 16 points with nine rebounds.

Odessa-Harrington 92, Republic 51: Ryan Moffet scored 27 points as the host Titans (7-5, 7-4) dominated a shorthanded Tigers (5-9, 3-8) squad.

After opening up a 64-17 lead in the first half, O-H benched their starters for most of the last two quarters. Jaden Hunt scored 13 points, Marcus King had 12 and Jayd Jennings chipped in 11 for O-H.

Joe Koepke led Republic with 20 points and Nico Rivera had 16.

Cusick 53, Valley Christian 37: Colton Hansen had 21 points to lead the visiting Panthers (5-9, 5-5) past Valley Christian (0-15 0-10).

After a back-and-forth first half Cusick took over in the third quarter, building a double-digit lead.

Ben Riehle led Valley Christian with 11 points.

Northport 53, Columbia 45: Aiden Middlesworth scored 22 points as the visiting Mustangs (6-8, 4-6) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Lions (2-10, 2-7).

Middlesworth scored all 22 of his points in the second half, after foul trouble limited his effectiveness early. Northport used a 21-8 fourth quarter to escape with the win.

Columbia was led by Riley McLain with 16 points and August Wagner added 11.

Southeast 1B

Pomeroy 59, Touchet 18: Jake Tewalt scored 18 points, and the Pirates (10-1, 8-0) stayed undefeated in league with a win over the visiting Indians (2-7, 1-6).

Pomeroy used a 21-point second quarter to build a 35-11 lead at intermission.

Waitsburg 66, Oakesdale 56: Kyle Gradwohl scored 30 points while Jacob Dunn added 15 points, 16 rebounds and six assists as the visiting Cardinals (5-2, 5-2) defeated the Nighthawks (5-8, 3-5).

The teams were evenly matched in the first half, but Waitsburg pounced in the third quarter, turning a two-point deficit into a 17-point advantage.

Kieron Anderson led Oakesdale with 18 points, 17 rebounds and five steals.

Garfield-Palouse 70, St. John-Endicott 38: Eli Hawkins had 24 points and Mason Bates added 16 points with 14 rebounds and the Vikings (7-4, 5-3) beat the visiting Eagles (2-10, 1-8).

Hawkins made four baskets in a row to start the game and it was all Garfield-Palouse from there.

Cooper Lundberg led SJ-E with 13 points and Adam Blakeley added 12.

4A Inland Empire League

Moscow 53, Sandpoint 48: Glen Gosse scored 17 points to help the visiting Bears (5-4, 2-0) defeat the Bulldogs (2-10, 0-1).

Cooper Stephens added 15 points for Moscow.

Spencer Thompson scored 18 points, Robbie Johnson had 15 and Alex Stockton scored 10 points with eight rebounds for Sandpoint.

Intermountain League

Timberlake 51, Priest River 46: Brenden Jessen had 16 points to lead the Tigers (5-3, 1-1) past the visiting Spartans (3-6, 0-1) in the annual Battle of the Buck.

The teams traded leads throughout the second half, but Timberlake managed to come out on top, despite making only 13 of 28 free throw attempts. Colton Counts and Brayden Menti added 11 points apiece.

Priest River’s Hunter Hartwig led all scorers with 21 points and Keagan Haegel added 11.

Central Idaho League

St. Maries 50, Orofino 26: Kiefer Gibson and Brady Martin scored 13 points apiece and the Lumberjacks (6-3, 2-0) defeated the visiting Maniacs (5-4, 1-1).

Bryant Asbury scored 11 points and Jacob Sieler added 10 points, five assists and five steals for St. Maries.

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