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PREP BASKETBALL: Vikings battle, but fall to Lewiston

| January 27, 2021 1:15 AM

• BOYS

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Vikings trailed by 13 points at the half, took the lead early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold on as the Lewiston Bengals got hot late for a 65-59 victory in Inland Empire League play Tuesday at Viking Court.

Lewiston (8-5, 5-4 IEL) hit 11 3-pointers, including eight in the first half en route to a 40-27 lead.

Kash Lang hit six 3s for the Bengals, including three in the first half, and tallied a game-high 24 points.

Chandler King scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half for Coeur d’Alene (4-6, 3-3). He hit three of his four 3-pointers in the second half. But after the Vikings took the lead early in the fourth, Lang hit a 3 to tie it, then hit two more to give the Bengals some breathing room.

“Lang, he just torched us,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams said. “Down the stretch Lang hit some shots, and we couldn’t get the ball to fall. But I’m proud of our kids’ effort coming back.”

Coeur d’Alene plays host to Lake City on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the old gym (Jordan Court), as Viking Court is the site of a wrestling tournament that concludes that day.

Lewiston 18 22 2 23 — 65

Coeur d’Alene 16 11 11 21 — 59

LEWISTON — Eke 3, McKarcher 6, Lang 24, Mullikin 9, Hottinger 3, Hepburn 3, Forsman 6, Forsmann 11.

COEUR d’ALENE — Bengtson 0, King 14, Prka 0, Burgess 4, Larson 9, Entzi 0, Cope 15, Smith 6, Reyes 4, McLaughlin 7.

St. Maries 65

Priest River 50

ST. MARIES — Coming off an uncharacteristic 15 turnovers last Saturday at Orofino, the Lumberjacks cut that number in half in a nonleague win over the Spartans.

Tristan Gentry had 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter, also grabbing 13 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (13-0).

“We did a really good job of taking care of the ball tonight,” said St. Maries coach Bryan Chase, whose team forced 15 Priest River turnovers. “We focused on the full-court trap and constant pressure, which really sped them up in the first and third quarter.”

Eli Gibson scored 13 points and Colby Renner had six rebounds for St. Maries, which plays at Grangeville on Saturday.

Jordan Nortz and Blake Barrett scored 14 points each for Priest River (8-5), which hosts North Idaho Christian on Thursday.

Priest River 9 15 8 18 — 50

St. Maries 24 19 12 10 — 65

PRIEST RIVER — Mathews 0, Butler 4, J. Nortz 14, Marinello 2, Barrett 14, D. Nortz 5, Thompson 4, Yount 7.

ST. MARIES — Sands 6, Ross 5, Becktel 4, Badgett 0, Gentry 17, Stancil 6, Elliott 2, Wicks 2, Gibson 13, C. Renner 4, T. Renner 0, Ledbetter 2, McMaster 4.

Wallace 67

Mullan 44

MULLAN — Connor Denson scored 16 points for the Miners, who hit 11 3-pointers in a win over the Tigers at the Mullan Pavilion.

“Wallace shot the ball really well,” Mullan coach Paul Elston said. “We came out a little flat in the third quarter, but I liked how our kids played and we played fairly well. But Wallace just shot a little better tonight.”

Will Farkas scored 14 points for Wallace (3-8), which hosts Kellogg tonight.

Riley Trogden had 20 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, Luke Trogden 12 points and 10 rebounds for Mullan (4-4), which plays at the Timberlake C on Thursday.

Wallace 24 11 18 9 — 67

Mullan 10 15 5 14 — 44

WALLACE — Tesky 6, Farkas 14, Hogamier 7, Allison 2, Jaramillo 2, Bailey 11, Denson 16, Hull 8, Murdock 1.

MULLAN — R. Trogden 20, L. Trogden 12, Nelson 5, Layton 3, Lowman 2, A. Zingler 2, S. Pettit 0, L. Pettit 0, Haning 0, A. Trogden 0.

N.I. Christian 81

Cov. Christian 25

SPOKANE — Jordan Sakae had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Royals in a Mountain Christian League win over Covenant Christian at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Caden Smith had 13 points and eight rebounds and Kessler Johnson 10 points, seven steals and five assists for North Idaho Christian (15-8, 8-2 MCL), which travels to Priest River on Thursday.

Jacob McArdel scored 15 points for Covenant Christian.

N.I. Christian 25 24 8 24 — 81

Covenant Christian 4 5 13 3 — 25

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Derochers 2, Pilgrim 8, Smith 13, McKee 5, Alliano 8, Bryan 3, Johnson 10, Grassi 6, Sakae 21, Mitchell 5.

COVENANT CHRISTIAN — Olson 0, McArdel 15, Martin 0, Greene 3, Agnor 4, Blomgren 0, Limiwood 1, Gump 2, Roy 0.

• GIRLS

Lakeland 53

Kellogg 38

KELLOGG — Senior Katy Ryan scored 23 of her 27 points in the second and third quarter as the Hawks beat the Wildcats at Andrews Gymnasium.

Ryan had nine rebounds and four blocked shots, Addie Kiefer nine points and nine rebounds and Abbey Neff seven assists and seven rebounds for Lakeland (7-8), which plays at Sandpoint on Thursday.

“We might have become a little complacent,” said Lakeland coach Steve Seymour, whose team led 21-9 at halftime. “Kellogg beared down and made a run on us in the second half.”

Hailey Cheney scored 21 points for Kellogg (6-7), which hosts Timberlake on Friday.

Lakeland 6 15 23 9 — 53

Kellogg 5 4 17 12 — 38

LAKELAND — Sterling 2, Thomson 0, Neff 3, Hostettler 0, Ryan 27, Simon 10, Woempner 2, A. Kiefer 9, L. Kiefer 0.

KELLOGG — VanHoose 0, Jerome 7, Coe 2, Hill 3, Nearing 2, H. Cheney 21, Reed 2.

St. Maries 43

Priest River 35

PRIEST RIVER — Sami Badgett scored seven points for the Lumberjacks in a win over the Spartans.

Stacie Mitchell and Kirsten Miller scored six points each for St. Maries (6-9), which plays at Grangeville on Saturday.

Makia Fitzmorris scored 14 points for Priest River (3-13), which hosts North Idaho Christian on Thursday.

St. Maries 6 10 11 16 — 43

Priest River 9 12 6 8 — 35

ST. MARIES — Sines 2, Badgett 7, McGreal 4, Christensen 5, Rimel 4, Chappell 0, Spray 0, Watkins 3, Mitchell 6, Holder 5, Miller 6, Hammond 3.

PRIEST RIVER — Rantala 0, Freitas 2, Pound 3, Burgess-Duquette 0, Fitzmorris 14, Thompson 0, Palfrey 7, Kingery 0, White 0, Barton 7, Shockey 2.

Lakeside 53

Wallace 47

PLUMMER — Ashlee Holt scored 18 points, Jolissa Holt 16, and both hit key free throws down the stretch as the Knights held off the Miners in Scenic Idaho Conference play at Ron Miller Court.

After Wallace (4-7, 0-1 SIC) pulled to within one point in the fourth quarter, Ashlee Holt made four free throws, and her sister Jolissa hit 3 of 4 free throws for Lakeside (7-7, 2-0).

Wallace led 30-28 at halftime, but sparked by a 3-pointer by freshman Martina Rivera, Lakeside outscored the Miners 12-6 in the third quarter, despite the Holt sisters being in foul trouble and four Knights starters total on the bench.

“We had some subs hop in at key moments,” Lakeside coach Chris Dohrman said. “She (Rivera) made a 3, got some key rebounds, played some good defense, did some good things.”

Ashlee Holt hit four 3-pointers, including 3 of 4 in the second quarter. Arianna Havier-Gorr chipped in a pair of big baskets in the fourth, Dohrman said.

Chloe Cielke scored 13 points, Jaden House 11 for Wallace, which plays host to Clark Fork on Thursday.

“We came out strong in the first half, but had a poor offensive third quarter,” Wallace coach Nichole Farkas said. “Lakeside has some good shooters and quick guards.”

Lakeside travels to Genesis Prep on Friday for a Scenic Idaho Conference game.

Wallace 14 16 6 11 — 47

Lakeside 9 19 12 13 53

WALLACE — Specht 0, Cielke 13, House 11, Phillips 5, Welsh 7, Burmeister 5, Hemphill 0, Hunter 6, Bergem 0.

LAKESIDE — A. Holt 18, Havier-Gorr 7, J. Holt 16, Twoteeth 4, Wienclaw 0, Rivera 3, Marchand 0, Matt 2, Lowley 0, Peters 3, Allen 0.

Mullan 36

Troy (Mont.) 32

MULLAN — Talowa Fallingwater had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers in a win over the Trojans at the Mullan Pavilion.

Emily Dykes scored nine points and Jazzmyn Nelson had six points for Mullan (7-6), which travels to the Timberlake C team on Thursday.

“Jazzmyn had a great start and played tough defense,” Mullan coach Sherry Leitz said. “Emily played well inside to slow the inside game down. It was great team play at the end of the game to keep the lead.”

Izzy Tunison scored 11 points for Troy.

Troy 4 11 5 12 — 32

Mullan 8 12 8 8 — 36

TROY — Becquart 7, Tunison 11, Folkerts 6, Car 0, Boardman 0, Jayl. Leighty 0, Johnson 0, Jayd. Leighty 8.

MULLAN — Waters 2, Haig 0, Nelson 6, Stahle 0, Fallingwater 19, Charvez 0, Dykes 9.

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HAYDEN — Illness on the part of the visiting team caused the game to be rescheduled for next Tuesday at North Idaho Christian School.

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JASON ELLIOTT/Press Coeur d'Alene point guard Steven Burgess takes a charge on a jumper by Lewiston's William White during the first quarter of Tuesday's game at Viking Court.