Hill scores 28 points as Trojans beat Ferris
POST FALLS - Connor Hill had 28 points and six rebounds as the Post Falls Trojans defeated the Ferris Saxons 72-67 in a nonleague game on Saturday at The Arena.
Post Falls limited Ferris to three offensive rebounds in the second half after allowing eight in the first two periods.
"We talked to the team about limiting their shots in the second half," Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. "At home, we can't let them rule the paint on our glass."
Marcus Colbert had 11 points and six assists for Post Falls (3-0), which travels to Moses Lake on Tuesday.
"It was a really high-intensity game for the start of the season," McLean said. "We just executed down the stretch. Our speed caused them some issues. We executed, they executed, but we just came out on the right end tonight."
Jordan Tonani had 24 points for Ferris, which had some players joining the team this week after winning a state football title last weekend.
Ferris 14 17 15 21 -67
Post Falls22111920 72
FERRIS - Galgalo 9, Karstetter 2, Head 2, Wilson 5, Haack 4, Tonani 24, Stockton 15, Hahn 0, Kamitomo 6, Marr 0.
POST FALLS - English 6, Gonzales 0, Hill 28, Anderson 5, Valente 0, Thoreson 10, Colbert 11, Hillman 10, Lickfold 2.
PENDLETON, Ore. - Three Bulldogs notched double figures in points, and Sandpoint bounced back from its first loss of the season to down Pasco in the third-place game of the Pendleton tournament.
Cole Fuhrman scored 16, Jacob Carothers added 13 and Jackson Olin 12 for the Bulldogs, who out-rebounded Pasco 54-31 and committed just 12 turnovers.
On Friday night, the Bulldogs (3-1) were plagued by turnovers in a tournament-opening 80-57 loss to host Pendleton. Blaine Shultz went off for a team-high 23 points and Fuhrman added 13, as the Bulldogs shot a tidy 52 percent from the field.
Unlike the crisp play against Pasco, the Bulldogs committed 25 turnovers in the opener, which proved their undoing. Sandpoint coach Tyler Haynes said he loved the adjustments and improvements his team made from the first game to the second.
"I like seeing that they can take some bad play in the first game and come back and correct it," Haynes said. "That's what we're here for, to get ready for that state tournament environment."
Sandpoint travels to Kellogg on Saturday.
MOSCOW - No other information was available from the 4A Inland Empire League opener for both teams at Bear Den.
St. Maries 64
SPIRIT LAKE - Zach Lehman scored 16 points to lead the Lumberjacks past the Tigers in the Intermountain League opener for both schools.
"We came out strong from the get-go," St. Maries coach Craig Wicks said. "We played some good man to man pressure and got some good defense going."
Jake Mercer scored 14 points for St. Maries (4-0), who host the Lake City JV on Monday.
Cooper Simpson scored 14 points for Timberlake (0-5), which travels to Pullman on Tuesday.
"They came out and punched us in the face in the first quarter," Timberlake coach Jim Simpson said. "I was really proud of the kids to battle back like we did. St. Maries is a good basketball team and I'm proud of my kids for how hard they worked."
St. Maries 19 12 13 20 - 64
Timberlake 1 10 15 12 - 38
ST. MARIES - Joiner 8, Schetzle 10, Sampson 2, Lehman 16, Guidry 2, Mercer 14, Sempel 0, Anderson 2, Kennelly 0, Heath 6, Cordell 4.
TIMBERLAKE - Cronnelly 3, Chamberlin 4, Hayden 10, Masterson 4, Lane 0, Thompson 0, Paige 3, Simpson 14, Scott 2.
Bonners Ferry 42
KELLOGG - Nick Serrano had 12 points and seven assists as the Wildcats defeated the Badgers in the Intermoutain League opener for both schools at Andrews Gymnasium.
"This was a huge win for us," Kellogg coach Jeff Lambert said. "We really needed this one. Anytime you can get a league win, it's good."
Aaron Moe scored 20 points for Bonners Ferry (1-2), which travels to the Lake City JV on Tuesday.
Ryan Beggerly scored 11 points for Kellogg (4-2), which hosts Sandpoint on Tuesday.
Bonners Ferry 9 8 4 21 - 42
Kellogg 13 16 12 14 - 55
BONNERS FERRY - Owinyo 0, Ray 0, Moe 20, Zarate 9, C. Woods 3, Everhart 2, Lopez 5, Awbrey 3, Peycke 0, M. Evans 0.
KELLOGG - Garner 3, Wendt 3, Orsburn 2, Hulstrom 8, Reed 0, Beggerly 11, Serrano 12, Fields 2, Morgan 9, McDonald 5.
WALLACE - No report was received from the championship game of the North Star League Tournament.
WALLACE - Jake Zarpentine had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six steals for the Warriors in the third-place game at the North Star League tournament.
Greg Wallace had 14 points and six steals for Kootenai (1-2), which lost 61-46 to Lakeside in the first round despite 24 points and 17 rebounds from Zarpentine.
Justin Scheel scored 18 points for Mullan, which plays host to Kootenai on Tuesday.
"They are a much improved team from last year," Kootenai coach Andrew Whipple said of Mullan. "They made a run at us in the fourth quarter, and we withstood their rally."
Mullan 9 11 5 12 - 37
Kootenai 14 11 10 16 - 51
MULLAN - Tr. Henderson 11, Rolstreoar 1, Ty. Henderson 0, Trogden 4, Garitone 4, Scheel 18.
KOOTENAI - Zarpentine 24, Wallace 14, Myhre 5, Andersen 0, Whipple 4, Carman 11, Pfeiffer 0, Bornitz 1.
Christian Center 60
N.I. Christian 37
COEUR d'ALENE - Colin Burgeson scored 17 points and grabbed six offensive rebounds to lead the Lions in the Mountain Christian League game at Canfield Middle School.
Dennis Chekota added 13 points for Christian Center (3-1, 3-1 MCL), which plays host to Kootenai Community on Thursday at River City Middle School in Post Falls.
Cory LaFollett scored 13 points and Sebastian Jara added nine points and seven rebounds for North Idaho Christian (1-4, 1-3), which travels to Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., on Thursday.
Christian Center 19 11 23 7 - 60
N.I. Christian 12 8 4 13 - 37
CHRISTIAN CENTER - S. Howard 6, Welch 10, Burgeson 17, Storm 8, Chekota 13, Hansen 1, Kuchenski 3, Lewis 2.
NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN - Thompson 4, Jara 9, LaFollett 13, Smeltzer 8, Childers 3, Haag 0, Kuetemeyer 0, Holmes 0, Jesensky 0.