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PREP ROUNDUP: Lakeland boys run past Lapwai

| December 22, 2020 1:00 AM

LAPWAI -- Perennial 1A powerhouse Lapwai forced visiting Lakeland to play at its frantic pace, but the 4A Hawks showed they have the athletes to run the floor, too.

The host Wildcats kept the game close through three quarters before Lakeland reeled off 30 fourth-quarter points en route to a 91-65 nonconference win on Monday.

"The fast pace was an adjustment for our guys, but once we got into a rhythm, we started rolling on offense," Hawks assistant coach Tyrel Derrick said.

Helping Lakeland's cause were its twin towers of 6-foot-8 Noah Haaland and Jalen Skalskiy. The senior duo each recorded a double-double, with Haaland scoring a season-high 25 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, while Skalskiy returned from an injury to tally 15 points and 10 rebounds.

"They play off each other, and have a lot of fun out there," Derrick said of the senior forwards. "It was nice to have Jalen back."

Lapwai junior Titus Yearout led all scorers with 33 points.

"He's a phenomenal player -- everything flows through him," Derrick said of the Wildcat guard. "If he played up here, he'd be a great player at the 4A or 5A level."

Grant Roth added 14 points for Lakeland (3-3), which returns to action in two weeks, hosting Lewiston on Jan. 5.

Lakeland 17 27 17 30 -- 91

Lapwai 15 19 15 16 -- 65

LAKELAND -- Hocking 4, Rings 0, Seay 9, Henry 4, Abe Munyer 12, Haaland 25, Roth 14, Waddington 8, Skalskiy 15, Boettcher 2.

LAPWAI -- T. Ellenwood-Jones 14, T. Yearout 33, Taylor 3, Mitchell 2, Kash Kash 2, Wynott 11, A. Yearout 2, A. Ellenwood 0.

Girls basketball

Coeur d'Alene 61, Lakeland 40

RATHDRUM -- The visiting Vikings got off to a quick start and forced the Hawks into turnovers after they closed the gap in the second half.

Coeur d'Alene senior guard Jaelyn Brainard-Adams scored 15 points as the Vikings (7-0 overall, 5-0 Inland Empire League) opened a 22-9 lead after one quarter.

The Hawks, behind Addy Kiefer's 15 points and Katy Ryan's 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, rallied to within 10 points in the third quarter before Cd'A forced 12 fourth-quarter turnovers, Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said.

"The kids played hard, but Coeur d'Alene's really good," Seymour said. "We looked a little bit tired ... and with Coeur d'Alene, you'd better have your legs underneath you, because they can run."

Abbey Neff added five points and four assists for the Hawks (5-4, 3-3), who host Timberlake on Dec. 30.

Madison Symons added 12 points for Coeur d'Alene, which competes in the Thunder Ridge tournament in Idaho Falls on Dec. 28.

Coeur d'Alene 22 12 16 11 -- 61

Lakeland 9 10 14 7 -- 40

COEUR d'ALENE -- Matheson 3, Brainard-Adams 15, Whiteman 9, Symons 12, Johnson 2, Younker 8, Chavez 4, Burke 8.

LAKELAND -- Sterling 3, Thomson 0, Neff 5, Hostetler 2, Ryan 10, Simon 3, Woempner 2, A. Kiefer 15, L. Kiefer 0.