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PREP BASKETBALL: Reigning state champion Lakeside boys open with victory

| December 2, 2020 1:20 AM


POST FALLS — Lakeside had it going last year, running away with the 1A Division II state championship.

The Knights, which moved up to 1A Division I this year, got back to their pressing ways again on Tuesday.

Kenyon Spotted Horse scored 17 points for the Lakeside Knights in a 53-28 win over the Post Falls JV team at The Arena in the season opener for both schools.

“Their press got to us and turned us over quite a bit,” Post Falls JV coach Brian Carlson said. “They took away the passing lanes, and it threw us for a loop. Lakeside, they’ve got a good team and won 25 in a row last year, and they’ve got it going again. They did a good job defensively and took us out of what we wanted to do.”

Vander Brown scored 12 points for Lakeside, which travels to St. Maries on Dec. 10.

Neil McCarthy hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the Post Falls JV, which faces Kellogg on Friday in the Silver Valley Tournament at Wallace High.

Lakeside 16 14 19 4 — 53

Post Falls JV 3 6 9 10 — 28

LAKESIDE — Brown 12, J. Abuan 2, Higgins 9, Q. Hall 2, J. Hall 9, SpottedHorse 17, Louie-Francis 2.

POST FALLS JV — Smith 4, Naylor 2, Shields 3, McCarthy 15, Tebbe 0, Jacobson 2, Bowie 0, Gunderson 0, Craig 0, Cooper 0, Summers 2.


Lake City 46

Lewiston 39

LEWISTON — Defense led the Timberwolves in their season opener, as visiting Lake City held the Bengals to one 3-pointer and a free throw in the final quarter, closing out the Inland Empire League victory.

"Collectively, everyone defended really, really well," Lake City coach James Anderson said. "We've had some disruptions with getting players on the floor, with the whole COVID situation, so we struggled at times with our scoring.

"But I'm really pleased with how we played defense."

The Timberwolves had balanced scoring, with six players scoring between 5 and 9 points.

Brooklyn Rewers had 9 points and 10 rebounds, and Sophia Zufelt added 9 points and six steals. Hailey Jo Parks scored 8 points and Kendall Pickford had five assists.

Lake City, which had its opening game with Moscow canceled due to COVID-19 precautions, hosts Timberlake on Friday.

Lake City 4 26 11 4 — 46

Lewiston 7 13 15 4 — 39

LAKE CITY — Pickford 5, Miller 6, Zufelt 9, Bowman 2, Shanley 0, Roberts 0, Rewers 9, Jenkins 2, Parks 8, Hawkins 5.

LEWISTON — Collins 13, O'Ren 1, Foss 4, Hill 0, Bursch 0, Wessels 10, Barney 6, Ortiz 0, McRoberts 3, Taylor 2.

Lakeland 48

Kellogg 23

RATHDRUM — Katy Ryan had 14 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three blocked shots as the Hawks held the Wildcats to seven first-half points in the nonleague win at Hawk Court.

“Defensively we were pretty solid, rotated, closed out to shooters pretty well,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “We did a real good job of running the floor and filling the lanes. It was a fun game to watch. The only positive going on in our viral-infectious world was they wanted to share the ball — they passed up good shots for really good shots.”

Addie Kiefer had nine points, Lila Kiefer five rebounds for Lakeland (1-2), which plays host to 4A IEL foe Moscow on Saturday.

Hailey Cheney scored nine points for Kellogg (1-2), which visits Post Falls on Thursday.

Kellogg 0 7 5 11 — 23

Lakeland 11 10 21 6 — 48

KELLOGG — Ally VanHoose 2, Jerome 0, Emma VanHoose 6, Coe 2, Hill 2, Nearing 0, Hailey Cheney 9, Reed 0.

LAKELAND — Sterling 2, Neff 6, Hostetler 5, Ryan 14, Simon 6, Woempner 4, A. Kiefer 9, L. Kiefer 2.

Timberlake 60

Lakeside 25

PLUMMER — Lakeside focused on slowing down Timberlake’s two all-state players, Taryn Soumas and Brooke Jessen.

But Timberlake displayed its other weapons as well.

McKenna Kronenberg hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter as the 3A Tigers pulled away to a 37-14 halftime lead en route to the victory over the 1A Division I Knights at Ron Miller Court.

“Offensively it was hard for us to get some scoring, especially without a shooter (Ashlee Holt, out with an injury) to spread things out,” Lakeside coach Chris Dohrman said. “But I was excited with our effort tonight; we stuck with Timberlake for a while. We played scrappy; we gave up a ton of size.”

Soumas and Blayre Jeffs finished with 12 points each for Timberlake (3-1), which hit eight 3-pointers, two by Soumas and Kati Bain. Jessen added 10 points for the Tigers, who play at Sandpoint on Thursday.

Jolissa Holt scored a game-high 16 points for Lakeside (1-2), which travels to Mullan on Thursday.

Timberlake 18 19 18 5 — 60

Lakeside 5 9 9 2 — 25

TIMBERLAKE — Soumas 12, Hammond 0, Kronenberg 9, Wall 2, Carhart 9, Jessen 10, Bain 6, Jeffs 12.

LAKESIDE — Havier-Gorr 3, J. Holt 16, Twoteeth 0, Rivera 4, Peters 2, Marchand 0, Allen 0.

St. Maries 54

Wallace 23

WALLACE — No other information was available.