Brie Holecek dropped 19 points to help East Valley (9-6, 6-1) top visiting Cheney (8-6, 3-3) 49-39 on Tuesday.
East Valley leads Clarkston (7-5, 4-2) by 2 1/2 games in the Great Northern League. Cheney falls 3 1/2 games back in the standings.
Holecek had eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the fourth quarter to help East Valley hold on.
Holly Flynn led Cheney with nine points.
Northeast A League
Medical Lake 49, Riverside 41: Jayda Noble scored 16 points and the visiting Cardinals (12-2, 8-0) defeated the Rams (2-12, 0-8).
Lexi Redell added 14 points for Medical Lake, which raced out to a 16-4 lead after one and led 28-9 at halftime.
Riverside’s Brittany Nortz scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Rams as they nearly made the comeback with a huge second half. Amanda Antels and Olivia Willis added 10 points apiece.
Lakeside (WA) 37, Chewelah 35: Sienna Swannack drilled two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to lift the visiting Eagles (9-5, 6-2) over the Cougars (9-4, 5-3).
Swannack finished with 10 points and Sonja Marikis added 10 points. Lakeside led 24-13 at halftime, but Chewelah stormed back with a 10-2 run in the third quarter.
The Cougars were led by Krislyn Koler with 12 points and Krystan Miller added seven.
Freeman 43, Newport 36: Isabelle Miller scored 21 points to lead the Scotties (4-10, 3-5) over the visiting Grizzlies (4-10, 3-5).
Miller scored 12 of her 21 points off 3-pointers – all in the first half. Grace Holt added eight points for Freeman, which led 19-10 after the first quarter and by 11 at halftime, then withstood Newport’s charge.
Macy Luhr swished four big free throws, her only points of the game, that helped seal the deal for the Scotties.
Sydni Lewis led Newport with 10 points and Jocelin Nenema added nine points.
Liberty 64, Northwest Christian 39: Christine Denny eclipsed the 1,500 point mark in her four-year career to help the visiting Lancers (14-0, 10-0) defeat the Crusaders (6-7, 4-6).
Denny scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had seven assists to help keep Liberty undefeated for the season.
Denny, who received a full-ride scholarship to Carroll College, scored 23 points on Saturday in a 79-45 win over Kettle Falls and 24 points on Jan. 10 as the Lancers routed Wilbur-Creston 60-36. She’s averaged 19.6 points in five games in 2017.
The senior point guard has led the NE2B in scoring and was named to the all-league team in each of her prior three seasons.
The Lancers put up a 23-point first quarter, then outscored Northwest Christian 28-15 in the second half to win going away.
Maisie Burnham led Liberty with 23 points and Madelynne Flaig added 12.
Savanna Morash scored 11 points and came down with 13 rebounds for the Crusaders, while Natalie Smith added 10.
Republic 62, Curlew 34: Shania Graham scored 14 points for the Tigers (15-1, 11-0) in a victory over the Cougars (8-6, 6-5).
Michelle VanSlyke added 13 points and Morgan Allen had 12 for the Tigers, which led 13-6 after the first quarter then used a 19-11 run in the fourth to cement it.
Korin Baker led the Cougars with 10.
Valley Christian 58, Columbia 34: Kaleen Pope scored 24 points to help the visiting Panthers (9-7, 8-3) top the Lions (0-13, 0-8).
Phoebe Trigsted also scored in double figures for the Panthers with 20 points.
Lexi Nelson, Columbia’s eighth grader, scored a career-high 18 points and Gabreanna Singer added 10.
Northport 76, Inchelium 73: Hailey Young scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had five assists to help the Mustangs (3-12, 2-8) defeat the visiting Hornets (7-5, 5-5) in triple overtime.
Northport was helped out by Margarita Weiner with 17 points, Kylie Corcoran with 10 and Ashtyn Baribault with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Jaylene Lelone led Inchelium with 27 points and Rylee Desautel added 16.
North Star League
Lakeside (ID) 53, Kootenai 34: Lillian Rhea scored 18 points and the visiting Knights (8-1, 5-0) dropped the Warriors (2-6, 1-3).
Corin Peone scored 12 points for Lakeside, which raced out to a 16-1 lead after one. Tommia Pakootas added eight points.
Kaili Gentry finished with a double-double for Kootenai as she scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and four steals.
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