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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings rally late, but fall at Lewiston

| December 16, 2020 1:20 AM

LEWISTON — Cameren Cope scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half and finished with 11 rebounds for Coeur d’Alene, which cut a 19-point deficit down to six in the fourth quarter before falling to the Lewiston Bengals 52-43 in an Inland Empire League game at Lewiston High on Tuesday.

“We had to go to Cameren more in the second half,” said Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams, whose team trailed 29-16 at halftime. “Our press started to get to them a little bit in the fourth quarter. We played well down the stretch, but didn’t execute on some free throws or turnovers we created. We just got started too late, but dominated the fourth quarter. We just got down too big in the first and second quarter.”

Chandler King and Owen Smith scored six points each for Coeur d’Alene (2-1, 1-1 IEL), which competes in the Tiger-Grizz Tournament in Idaho Falls Dec. 28-30.

Joel Mullikin scored 12 points for Lewiston (4-0, 3-0), which hosts Lakeland on Saturday.

Coeur d’Alene 7 9 6 21 — 43

Lewiston 11 18 10 13 — 52

COEUR d’ALENE — Bengtson 2, King 6, Prka 2, Larson 1, Ivankovich 0, Entzi 2, Gatten 0, Cope 16, Smith 6, Reyes 4, McLaughlin 4.

LEWISTON — Eke 3, McKarcher 7, Mullikin 12, Hottinger 3, B. Forsman 10, White 2, Goeckner 2, Forsmann 10.

Lakeside 91

Clark Fork 35

PLUMMER — Darren “Day Day” Higgins and Kenyon Spotted Horse scored 23 points each as the host Knights defeated the Wampus Cats in nonleague play at Ron Miller Court.

“We started out slow, and in the second quarter we started to wear on them,” Lakeside coach James Twoteeth said, referring to his team’s pressure defense.

Jayson “JJ” Hall added 15 points, Vander Brown 10 for Lakeside (3-1), which tallied 31 points in the third quarter to build a 76-25 lead.

Carter Sanroman led Clark Fork (0-2) with 10 points.

Lakeside plays host to the Post Falls junior varsity tonight at 6.

Clark Fork 7 12 6 10 — 35

Lakeside 22 23 31 15 — 91

CLARK FORK — Garcia 8, Sanroman 10, Reuter 7, Barnett 8, Howard 2, Bopp 0.

LAKESIDE — Brown 10, Abuan 8, Higgins 23, SiJohn 6, Q. Hall 2, J. Hall 15, Spotted Horse 23, Louie 4, Matt 0.

N.I. Christian 65

Kootenai Thunder 38

KOOTENAI — Malachi Bullington had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Royals in a Mountain Christian League win over Kootenai Thunder at Kootenai Elementary.

Kessler Johnson had four steals and Myles McKee 10 points for North Idaho Christian (10-1, 3-0 MCL), which plays in the Priest River Christmas Tournament on Friday.

Zeke Roop scored 11 points for Kootenai Thunder.

N.I. Christian 21 20 19 5 — 65

Kootenai Thunder 8 10 11 9 — 38

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Desrochers 4, Pilgrim 2, McKee 10, O’Brien 5, Alliano 5, Koontz 5, Mitchell 2, Johnson 5, Grassi 2, Bullington 20, Sakae 5, Bryan 0.

KOOTENAI THUNDER — Wickoff 6, Wilks 7, Gold 9, Osman 5, Smith 0, Roop 11, Palmer 0, Lockwood 0, Beck 0.

• POSTPONEMENTS

Timberlake has postponed its next three boys basketball games — tonight at Moscow, Thursday at Sandpoint and Saturday at Lakeside.

Lake City has added a nonleague boys game tonight at 6 at Moscow. The Timberwolves then continue south to play in a tournament at Middleton High starting Thursday.

Tonight's game pitting St. Maries at Priest River, already rescheduled from Monday, has been postponed and rescheduled for Jan. 21.

Mullan’s game against the Lakeside JV on Thursday was also postponed.