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Colbert lifts Trojans in opener

| December 2, 2010 8:00 PM

POST FALLS - Junior Malcolm Colbert had 27 points and six assists as the Post Falls Trojans defeated the Shadle Park Highlanders 82-66 in the nonleague opener for both schools on Wednesday at The Arena.

"I was very pleased with our second half execution," Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. "In the first half, we came out a little amped up and missed eight layups we should have made. Marcus did a great job of running the show tonight. Connor (Hill) had a quiet 19 points and I was pleased with how Luke Thoreson played against Brett Boese and the way Michael Hillman rebounded for us."

Hillman finished with 12 rebounds for Post Falls, which host Mead on Wednesday.

Boese scored 21 points for Shadle Park.

Shadle Park 13 11 15 27 - 66

Post Falls 11 19 24 28 - 82

SHADLE PARK - Johnson 14, Moborney 3, Millican 2, Brown 6, Munson 2, Before 0, Boese 21, Meghan 6, Bettison 12.

POST FALLS - English 1, Gonzales 3, Hill 19, Anderson 4, Valente 4, Thoreson 2, M. Colbert 27, Benner 2, Hillman 8, Lickfold 12, Shelton 0.

Cd'A Charter 47

St. Michael's 37

SPOKANE - Greg Roman had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Panthers defeated St. Michael's Academy in their nonleague opener.

"We got out to a little bit of a slow start tonight," Coeur d'Alene Charter coach Brian Childs said. "For our first game on the road, we had a half of nerves we had to get them out. After the half, we played well after turning up the defensive intensity."

Bryan Smith scored 8 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter for Coeur d'Alene Charter, which faces Kellogg in the opening round of the Silver Valley tournament on Friday at Kellogg.

Cd'A Charter 6 14 13 14 - 47

St. Michaels 9 8 7 13 - 37

COEUR d'ALENE CHARTER - Petterson 1, Bowlin 5, Rinaldi 0, Crandell 0, Peters 8, Roman 15, Redline 3, Shapiro 0, Smith 14, Simon 1.

ST. MICHAELS - scoring information not provided.

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