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PREP ROUNDUP: Walton wins it for Post Falls girls; Jessen drops 31 for Timberlake

| December 31, 2020 1:15 AM

• GIRLS

IDAHO FALLS — When the play that Post Falls coach Marc Allert drew up was taken away by the defense, junior Kaysha Walton improvised.

Walton scored on a layup as time expired, sending the Post Falls Trojans past the Bonneville Bees 62-60 in the final game of the Thunder Ridge Tournament to finish 2-1.

“We drew up a play at the end, and Bonneville did a good job of taking it away,” Allert said. “Kaysha just made the right play. She’d hit a big 3-pointer right before that as well, and she played really well today. It was a good back and forth game.”

Dylan Lovett scored 12 points, Maya Blake seven points and Hanna Christensen seven points — all in the fourth quarter — for Post Falls (5-2), which hosts Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.

Sydnee Hunt scored 17 points for Bonneville (4-9).

Post Falls 10 13 23 16 — 62

Bonneville 13 20 8 17 — 60

POST FALLS — Nichols 3, Lovett 12, Brandt 3, Sims 10, Buckley 0, Crane 7, Magnuson 2, Walton 11, Blake 7, Christensen 7.

BONNEVILLE — Shaw 3, Kofe 10, Sorenson 16, Faulkner 4, Hunt 17, Spence 2, Train 6, Shurtleff 2.

Coeur d’Alene 57

Burley 43

BURLEY — Sophomore Madi Symons scored 19 points and senior Emma Whiteman added 17 points for the Vikings in a win over the Bobcats, finishing the Thunder Ridge Tournament with a 2-1 record.

Jaelyn Brainard-Adams scored six points for Coeur d’Alene (9-1), which plays at Post Falls on Tuesday.

Amari Whiting scored 22 points for Burley (7-4), which claimed the state 4A consolation championship in February.

Coeur d’Alene 12 13 14 18 — 57

Burley 6 10 13 14 — 43

COEUR d’ALENE — Matheson 2, Brainard-Adams 6, Whiteman 17, Symons 19, Johnson 2, Younker 3, Chavez 2, Phenicie 0, Burke 3, Mitchell 3.

BURLEY — Whiting 22, Seibold 0, Hege 4, Gonzales 2, Pope 9, L. Searle 2, S. Searle 0, Cook 2, B. Hege 0, Hill 0, Cook 0, Chapa 2.

Rigby 47

Lake City 31

IDAHO FALLS — The Timberwolves shot 12 of 48 on the day, falling short to the Trojans to conclude the Thunder Ridge Tournament with a 2-1 record.

Senior Brooklyn Rewers had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Lake City (5-3), which is scheduled to travel to Moscow on Jan. 5. Senior Jaya Miller had four steals for Lake City.

Brooke Donnelly scored 20 points for Rigby (9-2), which beat Post Falls 60-35 to open the tournament on Monday.

Rigby 9 16 5 17 — 47

Lake City 12 6 6 7 — 31

RIGBY — Nunez 2, Jones 7, Boone 0, Williams 2, Briggs 0, Barber 8, Good 8, Donelly 20, Kennedy 0, Youngstrom 0.

LAKE CITY — Pickford 9, Miller 3, Zufelt 0, Bowman 0, Shanley 5, Reynolds 0, Roberts 0, Rewers 12, Jenkins 2, Parks 0, Hawkins 0.

Timberlake 60

Lakeland 47

RATHDRUM — Brooke Jessen scored a game-high 31 points, Taryn Soumas added 19 points and the Tigers beat the Hawks at Hawk Court.

“We let them get out of the gates a little too quickly, and they executed pretty well,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “We were scrambling to account for those two girls, and they were just terrific tonight, especially Jessen. She played a phenomenal game. I wish it would have been against someone else. Timberlake was sharp tonight, but our kids kept battling and working hard.”

Katy Ryan had 12 points, seven rebounds, six blocked shots and three assists for Lakeland (5-5), which travels to Lewiston on Tuesday.

Timberlake (8-2), which had its Jan. 8 Intermountain League opener against Kellogg postponed due to COVID, hosts Bonners Ferry on Jan. 12.

Timberlake 18 20 11 11 — 60

Lakeland 12 13 6 16 — 47

TIMBERLAKE — T. Soumas 19, Hammond 0, Kronenberg 7, C. Soumas 0, Carhart 3, Jessen 31, Bain 0, Jeffs 0.

LAKELAND — Sterling 7, Thomson 0, Neff 9, Hostetler 0, Ryan 13, Simon 2, Woempner 5, A. Kiefer 11, L. Kiefer 0.

NICS at Bonners Ferry

• BOYS

Green Canyon 54

Lake City 52

IDAHO FALLS — On Tuesday, Lake City coach Jim Winger wasn’t happy with how his team performed at the foul line down the stretch.

Wednesday, the Wolves of North Logan, Utah got the best of the Timberwolves of Coeur d’Alene, but there’s still plenty to build on in Winger’s eyes going forward.

“It was a well-played game on both sides,” said Winger, whose team had three losses come down to a single possession. “All three games, we had a chance, but came up short. Both of these trips (including a 2-1 showing in the Ripley’s Christmas Tournament at Middleton High Dec. 17-19) have been great for us. It’s a four month season, and if you get wrapped up in a few bumps, it’s going to last with you. I was really pleased with how we played, especially defensively.”

Kolton Mitchell scored 16 points for Lake City (4-5), which hosts Moscow next Wednesday.

Cade Deboard scored 21 points for Green Canyon, which finished the tournament 3-0.

Lake City 13 11 17 11 — 52

Green Canyon 10 13 12 19 — 54

LAKE CITY — Buchanan 12, Janke 0, Irvin 5, Kiesbuy 7, Johnson 6, Mitchell 16, Meredith 6.

GREEN CANYON — Deboard 21, Anderson 14, Reesen 7, Smith 5, Lundin 7, Blotter 0, Echols 0.

Thunder Ridge 75

Coeur d’Alene 68

IDAHO FALLS — As a coach, you never count a loss as a win.

But for the Vikings, this one might come back to help down the road.

Cameren Cope scored 26 points, Luke McLaughlin added 17 for the Vikings, who trailed by two points with under a minute remaining, but couldn’t overcome a 28-point night by Titan Lloyer Driggs at Skyline High.

“Driggs, he’s awesome and scored 18 in the first half,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams said. “We shut him down in the second half, and might be as good of a player as we’ve seen all year. Thunder Ridge might be the best team in the state, but we played tough, physical and with a lot of energy. We never let up, and just kept coming back. We had a lot of fight, and that was good to see.”

Coeur d’Alene (2-4) travels to Post Falls on Tuesday.

Thunder Ridge is 7-1.

Coeur d’Alene 13 21 18 16 — 68

Thunder Ridge 17 23 23 12 — 75

COEUR d’ALENE — Bengtson 7, King 6, Prka 0, Burgess 6, Larsen 4, Entzi 0, Gatten 2, Cope 26, Reyes 0, McLaughlin 17.

THUNDER RIDGE — Briggs 2, Driggs 28, Johnson 8, Godfrey 7, Brizzee 2, Potter 8, Hawkes 4, Scoresby 4, Harris 2, Marlow 10.

Idaho Falls 56

Post Falls 51, OT

IDAHO FALLS — For years, whenever there was a weird bounce, the Trojans came up with it.

For this week at least — it has been going the other way for Post Falls.

Dylan Seeley scored 19 points for the Tigers, who outscored the Trojans 8-3 in overtime of an East Idaho Holiday Tournament game.

“It comes down to execution, rebounding and defending as a team,” Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. “We’ve got to make our free throws, and we shot 53 percent from the foul line and shot 3 of 19 from the 3-point line, and that’s how you lose games on the road. We were 31 percent for the game, and that’s just not good enough.”

Isaac Ballew and Caden McLean scored 12 points each for Post Falls (3-3), which faces Pocatello today in a nonleague game at 10 a.m. PST. The Trojans beat Pocatello 44-41 in the opening game of the Ridley’s Christmas Tournament at Middleton High.

“We’ve got another challenging game tomorrow,” Mike McLean said. “We’ve got to figure something out tomorrow and get right quickly.”

Idaho Falls is 5-4.

Post Falls 19 7 12 10 3 — 51

Idaho Falls 15 14 8 11 8 — 56

POST FALLS — McLean 12, Hauser 0, Rodriguez 4, Peterson 0, Rutherford 7, Ballew 12, Sciortino 0, Lee 10, Horning 6, Shields 0.

IDAHO FALLS — Rose 3, Rodel 4, Seeley 19, Jones 5, Sorenson 14, Jensen 10, Olsen 1.

NICS at Bonners Ferry