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Area girls: Taylor Garcia scores 18 points and Colfax edges Liberty to forge tie in division

Jan. 31, 2017 Updated Tue., Jan. 31, 2017 at 11:58 p.m.

From staff reports

Taylor Garcia scored 17 points to help visiting Colfax (13-5, 12-2) edge Liberty (16-2, 12-2) 53-52 on Tuesday to move the teams into a first-place tie in the Northeast 2B South Division with two games to play.

Colfax, ranked 10th in state 2B before the game, forced a turnover in the game’s final moments, took it the length of the court and drew a foul to go up by one on free throws. Carmen Gfeller scored 11 points for Colfax.

Liberty’s Christine Denny had one final look with a half-court shot but couldn’t find the net and Colfax squeaked by with the win.

Maisie Burnham scored 18 points to pace Liberty, ranked fifth in state pregame, despite fouling out after three quarters. Denny finished with 13 points and six steals while Madelynne Flaig added 11 points with eight rebounds.

St. George’s 48, Kettle Falls 27: Lydia Bergquist scored 15 points and the North Division-leading Dragons (16-2, 13-1) handled the visiting Bulldogs (4-14, 3-12).

Hailey Higashi scored 11 points with five steals for St. George’s, ranked third in state 2B. The Dragons used a 19-10 fourth-quarter run to pull away and forced Kettle Falls into 35 turnovers.

Kennedy McKern led Kettle Falls with eight points.

Davenport 51, Wilbur-Creston 20: Sydney Zieler scored 15 points and the visiting Gorillas (16-2, 12-2) trounced the Wildcats (9-9, 7-7).

Davenport, ranked eighth in state 2B, led 19-6 at halftime and used a 24-11 run in the third to salt it away. Sydney Abbott added 12 points for the Gorillas.

Alicia Johnson led the Wildcats with nine points.

Davenport stayed one game behind St. George’s in the North Division with two games to play, including a head-to-head matchup on Saturday. W-C remained in third in the division

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 59, Reardan 44: Peyton Curtis scored 17 points, Tessa Jantz added 15 and the visiting Broncos (10-8, 8-6) defeated the Indians (7-11, 4-10).

LRS outscored Reardan 37-16 in the middle two quarters.

Maiya Martinez paced the Indians with 15 points and Kimberly Dewey chipped in 13.

Asotin 56, Tekoa-Rosalia 36 : Adrienne Washington and Kylan Hernandez scored 17 points apiece and the Panthers (7-11, 5-9) beat the visiting Timberwolves (5-12, 3-11).

Tekoa-Rosalia used a 14-6 second-quarter run for a six-point lead at halftime. Asotin changed its attack to overwhelm the Timberwolves 37-11 in the second half. Samantha Nicholas scored nine points and Myka Lee added eight for Asotin.

The Timberwolves were led by Hannah Beach with 13 points.

Northwest Christian 57, Springdale 19: Steffanie Kiourkas scored 20 points and the visiting Crusaders (9-9, 6-8) crushed the Chargers (1-17, 0-14).

Mattea Nelson scored 16 points and Elie Frey added 10 for NWC, which limited Springdale to single digits in all four quarters.

Nichole Beckman led Springdale with eight points.

Great Northern

Cheney 60, Pullman 46: Maggie Smith scored 14 points and the visiting Blackhawks (10-9, 5-6) beat the Greyhounds (3-15, 0-10).

Brette Draper added 13 points and Kristie McGourin grabbed nine rebounds for Cheney, which rode a 26-11 first-quarter lead the entire way.

Rian Clear and Kelsey Nestegard scored 12 points apiece for Pullman.

Clarkston 49, West Valley 38: Riley Denton and Auna Taylor scored 11 points apiece, Alea Wohl added 10 and the Bantams (10-8, 7-4) topped the Eagles (11-8, 5-6).

West Valley was led by Kelsie Sinclair with seven points.

Northeast A

Medical Lake 50, Lakeside 47: Lexi Redell scored 13 points and the visiting Cardinals (17-2, 13-0) edged the Eagles (12-7, 9-4).

Medical Lake led 43-25 after three quarters but Lakeside came back with a 22-7 fourth to make it close. Jayda Noble and Michaela Peterson added 10 points apiece for ML.

Hallie Jensen and Joelle Mahowald paced Lakeside with 10 points apiece.

Chewelah 37, Riverside 22: Krystan Miller led a balanced attack with eight points and the Cougars (13-5, 9-4) beat the visiting Rams (3-17, 1-12).

Chewelah had nine players score and used a 9-2 spurt in the third quarter to take control.

Riverside was led by Brittany Nortz and Olivia Willis with six points apiece.

Freeman 55, Deer Park 42: Carol Ann Edwards scored 14 points and the visiting Scotties (6-13, 5-8) defeated the Stags (9-10, 6-7).

Freeman used a 16-7 third-quarter run to seize momentum. Jenna Russell added 10 points for the Scotties.

Deer Park was led by Elli Pierce with 15 points.

Colville 58, Newport 57 : Hayden Hartman scored 22 points and the Indians (6-13, 5-8) edged the visiting Grizzlies (5-14, 4-9).

Colfax rallied back from a nine-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and stole the lead. Hallie Cox went 3 of 4 on free throws down the stretch to ice the game. Josie Cox added 11 points.

Jocelin Nenema scored 25 points to pace Newport.

Northeast 1B

Republic 74, Northport 28: Michelle VanSlyke scored 24 points with 11 steals and five assists and the Tigers (19-1, 16-0) cruised over the visiting Mustangs (4-16, 3-13).

Shania Graham added 20 points, nine rebounds and eight steals and for the Tigers, first in the North Division and ranked third in state 1B.

Hailey Young led the Mustangs with 14 points.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 74, Columbia 23: Berlyn Hunt scored 21 points and the visiting Warriors (17-3, 13-1) crushed the Lions (0-18, 0-14).

Tiffany Boutain scored 16 points and Sarah Bradshaw added 15 for ACH, first in the South Division and ranked fourth in state 1B. The Warriors led 34-0 after one quarter.

Gabreanna Singer led the Lions with 14 points.

Selkirk 43, Inchelium 39: Jenna Couch scored 22 points and the visiting Rangers (17-3, 12-3), ranked ninth in state 1B, swatted the Hornets (9-9, 7-8) in overtime.

Gabi Rick added 11 points for Selkirk, second in the North Division.

Rylee Desautel led the third-place Hornets with 19 points and Meika Heth added 13.

Valley Christian 57, Wellpinit 43: Phoebe Trigsted scored 22 points with seven steals to lead the Panthers (12-8, 11-4) over the visiting Redskins (9-9, 6-7).

Kendra Pope scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and Kaleen Pope scored nine points with 11 rebounds for Valley Christian, which pulled away with a 24-15 fourth quarter.

Christina Carden-Flett led the Redskins with 18 points.

Inland Empire 4A

Sandpoint 62, Lakeland 21: Grace Kirscher scored 20 points with eight assists, four steals and four blocks and the Bulldogs (9-11, 3-0) routed the visiting Hawks (3-16, 1-3).

Trinity Golder added 11 points for Sandpoint, which limited Lakeland to single digits in each of the four quarters.

Nonleague

Timberlake 58, Moscow 26: Keelie Lawler led four in double figures with 13 points and the Tigers (17-2) routed the visiting Bears (5-11).

Timberlake led 19-4 after the first and 40-9 at intermission. Shelby Starr scored 11 points while Allison Kirby and McKeeley Tonkin added 10.

Moscow was led by Claire Haeder with nine points.

Timberlake, first in the Intermountain League, can finish an undefeated league season against second-place Bonners Ferry on Friday.

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