PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lake City defeats Meridian in 5A title rematch

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MERIDIAN – Reigning 5A State Champion Meridian came out with something to prove in Tuesday’s non-championship game with the visit of Lake City.

Well, the Timberwolves too.

Junior point guard Kolton Mitchell scored 34 points, including 7 of his team’s 12 points in second overtime as the Timberwolves beat the Warriors 77-71 at Meridian High.

“Meridian came out loaded for the bear and on fire,” said Lake City coach Jim Winger, whose team trailed 23-16 after the first quarter. “They made five three-pointers in the first quarter and jumped on us. We did a great job with our defensive adjustments and retained some reason. They were totally on fire, but our kids never blinked and that’s how they’ve been all year.

Blake Buchanan had 14 points and eight rebounds, Nathan Hocking 15 points and Zach Johnson nine points and nine rebounds for Lake City (8-0), who plays Eagle tonight.

“We’ve taken the best shot from the teams all year, and that’s great for us,” said Winger. “I was really impressed with our composure and the way we handled things. It was a real quality victory for us. Riding a bus for seven hours, checking in at the hotel and picking up our uniforms, getting back on the bus and going to play, that was great to see.

Lake City was 17th of 20 from the free throw line.

Lake City 16 17 11 16 5 12 – 77

Meridian 23 16 6 15 5 6 – 71

LAKE CITY – Buchanan 14, Strawn 0, Jones 0, Miller 2, Kiesbuy 3, Hocking 15, Johnson 9, Mitchell 34.

MÉRIDIEN – Gwilliam 2, Pearce 18, Ramos 17, Kaden 14, Voegele 4, Hudgins 9, Sanor 7.

Eagle 66

Coeur d’Alene 51

EAGLE – Cameren Cope scored 14 points for the Vikings, who were outscored 42-24 in the second half of a loss to the Mustangs at Eagle High.

“We played really well in the first half, matched their physique and got them out of what they wanted to do,” said Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams, whose team led 27-24. at halftime. “Eagle is trying to tire you out and we broke their press and were able to get buckets out of it.” In the second half, we just had a lot of turnovers and missed free throws, and they got us tired. “

Landon White scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half for Eagle (6-1), which hosts Lake City tonight.

Logan Orchard scored 13 points for Coeur d’Alene (5-2), who plays Bishop Kelly tonight.

Coeur d’Alene 12 15 11 13 – 51

Eagle 18 6 20 22 – 66

COEUR d’ALENE – Entzi 2, King 0, Wellsandt 5, Nipp 8, Cope 14, Burgess 4, Orchard 13, G. Larson 0, C. Larson 5.

EAGLE – Lac 0, Madarieta 1, G. Jones 12, Pugh 0, Peters 0, Fleming 2, Elder 3, White 33, Turpin 0, Van Alfen 3, D. Jones 12.

Bishop Kelly 62

Chutes station 41

BOISE – Neil McCarthy scored 12 points for the Trojans, who returned the ball more than 21 times in a loss to the Knights of Boise.

“Bishop Kelly manages an extended lane pass of 2-3 and we really struggled with that tonight,” said Post Falls coach Mike McLean. “Bishop Kelly scored 22 points just after jumping into the passing lane. Our guys were a little hesitant and it played in their strength and they beat us on the boards. The game is a bit more physical here, and we struggled with that tonight. “

Post Falls (3-5) is playing Meridian tonight at 6 p.m. ET.

Blake Hawthorne scored 17 points for Bishop Kelly (6-1), who receives Coeur d’Alene tonight.

Post falls 7 14 12 8 – 41

Bishop Kelly 17 17 15 13 – 62

POST FALLS – Sciortino 4, Naylor 3, Shields 8, McCarthy 12, VonBruck 3, Craig 3, Bowie 4, Blake 3, Butler 1, Cooper 0.

BISHOP KELLY – Hunter 12, Dennis 8, McGarvin 2, Johnson 10, Cilek 2, Chipman 0, Lodge 5, Alves 2, Cammann 2, Foster 2, Hawthorne 17.

Lakeland 56

Riverside 44

SPOKANE VALLEY – In the first half, the Hawks played exactly as first-year coach Tony Hanna expected.

Abe Munyer had 10 points and 12 rebounds, Scotty Hocking had 14 points and Lakeland beat the Rams of Chatteroy, Wash. In the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High.

“I think that was the better half of basketball we’ve played all season,” said Hanna, whose team led 32-13 at halftime. “We like to go out and go, but we have to get some saves in defense to do that. We did a good job getting a few saves in the first half.

Grant Roth scored 11 points for Lakeland (3-5), who faces Toppenish today at 5 p.m.

Jordan Nortz scored 16 points for Riverside (1-6).

“I told our guys he was going to hit some shots,” Hanna said of Nortz, who played Priest River last year. “We have seen flashes of what we can be. We had a great first half. They had reduced it to seven in the fourth, but we weathered the storm which was good to see. “

Riverside 6 7 18 13 – 44

Lake District 21 11 10 14 – 56

RIVERSIDE – Graham 9, J. Nortz 16, Supanchick 2, Lyon 10, D. Nortz 0, Schneider 3, Schumacher 0, Jaeger 4.

LAKELAND – Nowell 0, Cameron 7, Rings 6, Henry 6, Munyer 10, Hocking 14, Roth 11, Haug 0, Loutzenheiser 0, Anderson 2.

Lapland 70

Kellogg 46

LEWISTON – Kolby Luna scored 17 points for Kellogg in a loss to Lapwai in the first round of the Avista Winter Classic at Lewis-Clark State College.

“They’re a good basketball team,” said Kellogg coach Mike Martin. “We played too passively and weren’t physical enough on the glass and they beat us pretty well. We reduced the lead to single digits in Q4, but we kind of drained the tank and didn’t have enough to get to the top.

Luke Miller and Tanner Groves scored eight points apiece for Kellogg (6-3), who faces loser Clarkston / Annie Wright in a consolation game today at noon.

Kase Wynott scored 27 points for Lapwai (6-0), who faces the winner in the semi-finals.

Kellogg 11 10 14 11 – 46

Lapwai 21 15 12 22 – 70

KELLOGG – Miller 8, Whatcott 0, R. Luna 7, K. Luna 17, Groves 8, Maciosek 0, Frohlich 4, Walker 2, Bristow 0.

LAPWAI – Ellenwood-Jones 5, T. Yearout 18, Taylor 7, M. Brown 0, Mitchell 7, C. 0, A. Yearout 2, Henry 2, Ellenwood 0, Wynott 27.

NI Christian 65

Flat Head Valley 48

HEART OF ALENE – Malachi Bullington had 11 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Royals in a non-championship win over the Flathead Valley Home School Association at Holy Family Catholic School.

Morgan O’Brien scored 15 points, shooting 5 of 8 to 3 points for North Idaho Christian (10-3), who faces the Christian Center on Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic School.

Dionte Johnson scored 20 points for Flathead Valley.

Flathead Valley 10 7 25 6 – 48

NI Christian 19 21 13 12 – 65

FLATHEAD VALLEY – M. Gwynn 2, Braun 0, Johnson 20, Hall 2, Caleb 0, Hall 14, Bandel 8, J. Gwynn 2.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN – Aliano 5, Adams 3, O’Brien 15 ,, McKee 9, Connelly 3, Dinkins 3, Smith 0, Koontz 4, Malinauskas 3, Heston 5, Grassi 4, Bullington 11, Sakai 0, Schlader 0.

Christian Center 49

Tête Plate Valley 35

HEART OF ALENE – Colton Smith scored 16 points for the Lions in a non-championship victory over Flathead Valley Home School Association at Holy Family Catholic School.

Devon Hansen scored 13 points for Christian Center (3-5), which faces North Idaho Christian next Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic School.

Only first names have been provided for Flathead Valley Home School.

Flathead Valley 10 9 9 7 – 35

Christian Center 16 7 12 14 – 49

CHRISTIAN CENTER – Jones 0, Colton Smith 16, Hansen 13, Hamblin 2, Porter 8, Badgley 6, McWhorter 2, Seacrest 0, Seirs 2.


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