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Holbrook leads Spartans to Newport title

| December 19, 2010 8:00 PM

NEWPORT, Wash. - Eric Holbrook ended his night in the third quarter just an assist shy of a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Priest River easily defeated Newport 86-61 in the championship game of the Newport holiday tournament Saturday.

Jaden Barrett helped out with 16 points for the (3-1) Spartans, who host Freeman on Tuesday.

Jake Wiley scored 19 to go along with seven rebounds and five blocked shots for Newport (4-4).

Priest River 26 20 28 12 - 86

Newport 12 13 20 16 - 61

PRIEST RIVER - Barrett 16, K. Peterson 4, Douglas 9, Bach 8, Salesky 8, T. Peterson 4, Holbrook 30, Mortenson 0, Bradbury 3, Huddleston 2, Swaffard 0, Storlie 2.

NEWPORT - Konkright 7, Rapp 0, Coulson 0, Neufeldt 3, Exkano 14, Schultz 0, Rainey 3, Martin 2, Wiley 19, Storms 0, Douglas 13.

Kellogg 56, Timberlake 50: Ryan McDonald had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for the host Tigers, who built a 32-16 halftime lead in the Intermountain League clash at Andrews Gymnasium.

"We lost intensity in the second half (on defense)," Kellogg coach Jeff Lambert said. "We can play better than that."

Brian Cronnelly scored 25 points for Timberlake (0-7, 0-2), which plays host to Newport on Tuesday.

Kellogg (6-2, 2-0) plays Coeur d'Alene Charter in the first round of a holiday tournament Dec. 28 in Kellogg.

Timberlake 9 7 15 19 - 50

Kellogg 15 17 12 12 - 56

TIMBERLAKE - Hayden 5, Cronnelly 25, Paulsen 0, Chamberlin 0, Masterson 3, Blayne 0, Page 4, Zanoni 0, Simpson 13, Scott 0.

KELLOGG - Lafreniere 3, Wendt 9, Orsburn 2, Hulstrom 0, Reed 2, Beggerly 10, Serrano 10, Morgan 8, McDonald 11, Hadley 1.

Coeur d'Alene 61, Mt. Tahoma 52: Deon Watson scored 19 points and held Idaho signee Xavier Bazile to 10 as the Vikings finished 2-1 on their road trip with the nonleague win in Tacoma, Wash.

Bazile scored 32 on Friday night for Mt. Tahoma, which beat Lincoln of Tacoma by 17 earlier in the season. Lincoln edged Coeur d'Alene by four points Thursday night.

"I think it was a big win for our basketball team," Coeur d'Alene coach Kent Leiss said. "I told Deon, you're going to be a college player someday, so you might as well go out and do a number on him."

Chad Chalich added 16 points for Coeur d'Alene, which trailed 15-9 before switching to a zone defense.

The Vikings return to action Dec. 28 vs. Priest River at the Coeur d'Alene Holiday Inn Express Tournamant at North Idaho College.

Coeur d'Alene 10 20 14 17 - 61

Mt. Tahoma 15 8 17 12 - 52

COEUR d'ALENE - Matheson 9, Dunn 0, Chalich 16, Roletto 0, Loy 0, Sutton 0, Higbie 9, Baracco 8, Watson 19.

MT. TAHOMA - Smitherman 20, Burst 4, Baines 2, Rollins 0, Bazile 10, Wilson 12, Traylor 2.

West Valley 70, Sandpoint 44: West Valley guard Brady Bagby dropped in a game-high 23 points to lead the Eagles over the host Bulldogs at Les Rogers Court.

Cole Fuhrman and Blaine Shultz combined for 20 points and Jacob Carothers added six points and six boards for the Bulldogs (4-3), who kept the game within striking distance until the fourth quarter.

"We knew we'd have an idea of where we're at," Sandpoint coach Tyler Haynes said. "You're either going up, or you're going down, and we're going up."

Sandpoint is at East Valley in a makeup game on Dec. 30.

West Valley 10 17 18 25 - 70

Sandpoint 9 11 13 11 - 44

WEST VALLEY - Davis 3, Gassman 6, Duke 8, Bagby 23, Vandermark 6, Shields 7, Martin 9, Byrd 3, Wells 5.

SANDPOINT - Williams 1, Hawkins 6, Nikssarian 2, Kennedy 1, Rains 0, Olin 5, Lewis 2, Shultz 9, Fuhrman 11, Carothers 6, Gavin 1.

Cd'A Charter 56, Valley Christian 51: No report was received.

Logos 56, North Idaho Christian 47: Josiah Rosendahl poured in 30 points to lead the visitors past the Royals in Mountain Christian League play at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d'Alene.

Shawn Thompson scored 16 points, Cory LaFollett 13 for North Idaho Christian (2-6, 1-5 MCL), which returns to action Jan. 4 at Canfield vs. Kootenai Community Church.

Logos 11 14 14 17 - 56

N.I. Christian 14 8 9 16 - 47

LOGOS - Shaw 10, Rosendahl 30, Spencer 4, C. Whitling 6, J. Whitling 6, Courtney 0.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN - Thompson 16, Jara 5, Smeltzer 6, LaFollett 13, Haag 0, Holmes 0, Childers 6, Kuetemeyer 1.

Christian Center 69, Christian Heritage 41: Derek Hansen took advantage of a chance to start and scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lions to the Mountain Christian League victory at River City Middle School in Post Falls.

Colin Burgeson added 16 points and 11 rebounds, Ranson Storm had 15 points, Seth Howard had 12 assists and Dennis Chekota grabbed 13 rebounds for Christian Center (5-1 MCL, 5-1), which plays in a one-day holiday tournament Dec. 29 in Edwall, Wash.

Christian Heritage 4 8 8 21 - 41

Christian Center 14 27 16 12 - 69

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Bodeau 19, Klein 5, Meyer 2, Regan 3, Huntwork 4, Wagner 3, Cousins 2, Herron 3.

CHRISTIAN CENTER - S. Howard 8, Burgeson 16, Storm 15, Chekota 8, McLeod 0, A. Howard 1, Hansen 19, Kuchenski 2, Laws 0.

Newport 52, Priest River 43: Miranda Frederick scored 17 and Taylor Lewis 16 to help keep the Grizzlies a perfect 8-0 on the season after beating Priest River in the championship game of the Newport holiday tournament.

Priest River (1-5) was led by 11 points and 14 rebounds by Liz Halcro. The Spartans host Freeman on Tuesday.

Priest River 12 10 7 14 - 43

Newport 11 12 13 16 - 52

PRIEST RIVER - Luckey 0, Weimer 5, Trost 9, Pavey 8, Stewart 3, Oscarson 2, Bradbury 2, Halcro 11, Hirst 3.

NEWPORT - Lewis 16, Bush 2, Wiese 11, J. Frederick 0, M. Frederick 17, Young 0, Odell 4, Morse 0, Newcomb 0, Pancho 2.

West Valley 52, Sandpoint 25: Twin tower senior posts Shaniqua Nilles and Hannah Love took the game over in the second half, leading the Eagles over the host Bulldogs at Les Rogers Court.

Maggie Kirscher tallied 10 points and three assists, freshman Hailey Olin five points, six boards and three dimes, and Natasha Roop grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in defeat for the Bulldogs (4-7), who trailed by only six points at half against one of the top 2A teams in Washington.

"They have two all-state post players," Sandpoint coach Lance Bruce of Nilles and Love. "West Valley had 17 offensive rebounds, and that just wears us out."

The Bulldogs host Bonners Ferry in a makeup game on Jan. 3.

West Valley 14 11 17 10 - 52

Sandpoint 10 9 6 0 - 25

WEST VALLEY - Schoesler 4, Ashley-Meek 8, Sanchez 0, Martin 0, Welch 2, Lofton 2, Nilles 14, Love 22.

SANDPOINT - Van Ooyen 0, Chatburn 5, Kirscher 10, N. Roop 2, Tucker 0, Speelmon 1, Bruce 2, Olin 5.

Timberlake 43, Kellogg 38: The host Wildcats pulled within one point in the fourth quarter but the Tigers, ranked third in 3A, held on to win the Intermountain League game at Andrews Gymnasium behind 19 points from Cassie Thompson and 15 from Kara Wenstrom.

Marah Ashcraft had 18 points and five rebounds for Kellogg (3-6, 0-2 IML), and Lauren Cooper had seven points and nine rebounds.

"I'm very excited with how my team played; we got Timberlake a little flustered," Kellogg coach Patricia Hoeck said.

Timberlake (7-3, 2-0) plays host to Newport on Tuesday.

Kellogg hosts a holiday tournament Dec. 28-29.

Timberlake 8 9 8 18 - 43

Kellogg 7 7 5 19 - 38

TIMBERLAKE - Wenstrom 15, Malloy 5, Mason 0, Hoffman 0, Nichols 1, Thompson 19, Peters 2, George 1.

KELLOGG - Garner 0, Pouttu 0, Flores 0, Huber 3, Stewart 0, Rainio 0, Sheppard 4, Cooper 7, Arthur 1, Reed 5, Ashcraft 18.

Coeur d'Alene Charter 42, Valley Christian 40: Lexi Turkenburg hit two free throws with 3 seconds left to break a 40-all tie and lift the Panthers to the victory in Spokane Valley.

Paige Kelly scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for Coeur d'Alene Charter (8-3). Turkenburg had 14 rebounds, Brittany Urbaniak 12.

The Panthers play Wallace on Dec. 28 in the first round of a holiday tournament at Kellogg.

Cd'A Charter 3 16 1 22 - 42

Valley Christian 11 8 6 15 - 40

COEUR d'ALENE CHARTER - Turkenburg 10, Goodsen 6, Kelly 26, Winzer 0, Uribe 0, Urbaniak 0, Rinaldi 0.

VALLEY CHRISTIAN - Ayala 6, La. Riggan 17, Heden 1, Li. Riggan 7, Westberg 1, Bogart 8.

Wallace at Clark Fork: No report was received.

Christian Heritage 39, Christian Center 37, OT: Sabrina Stone's basket with 30 seconds left in overtime gave Christian Heritage a one-point lead, and the visitors made it stand up in the Mountain Christian League game at River City Middle School in Post Falls.

Nina Klein led Christian Heritage with 19 points.

Lindsey Howard scored 11 points, Carlina Kramer 10 for Christian Center (3-2 MCL, 3-2), which plays in a holiday tournament Dec. 28-29 at The HUB in Spokane Valley.

Christian Heritage 12 9 4 11 3 - 39

Christian Center 12 10 9 5 1 - 37

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Dehler 1, Klein 19, Havers 0, Stone 4, Yoder 15, Michael 0, Wollweder 0, Huong 0.

CHRISTIAN CENTER - Howard 11, Lund 5, B. Harryman 4, Kramer 10, Kuetemeyer 7, L. Harryman 0.

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