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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Thomas powers Timberlake into district title match

| October 20, 2021 1:15 AM

SPIRIT LAKE — Some players save their best for last.

In the case of Timberlake senior Ashliana Thomas, Tuesday’s 3A District 1 tournament match was just her night.

Thomas had 15 kills, 14 digs, four aces and one block, only committing three hitting errors on the night as the second-seeded Tigers beat the third-seeded Bonners Ferry Badgers 25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22 to advance to the championship match tonight in Kellogg.

“She’s just a consistent player,” Timberlake coach Michelle Garwood said. “She’s hard working, not flashy, but really consistent. And she just makes it look easy when it’s not. She’s just where she needed to be the entire time.”

Timberlake (11-6) travels to Kellogg (12-2) for the championship match tonight. Kellogg defeated Coeur d’Alene Charter 25-15, 25-9, 25-10 in the other semifinal match.

Jaycie Pratt had nine digs, 11 kills and served an ace to close out the match, Sami Wilfong had 39 assists, Mckennah Kronenberg had seven digs, six kills, three blocks and two aces and Emma Patrick had eight digs for Timberlake.

Bonners Ferry (8-7) hosts Coeur d’Alene Charter (4-12) in a loser-out match tonight at 6.

“Bonners did a nice job the entire night and played well,” Garwood said. “We had a rough third set, but they were forcing us into some errors. Luckily, we came back and were able to hang on, but Bonners did a good job of keeping the pressure on. It was a good match for both teams.”

Kellogg d.

Coeur d’Alene Charter

KELLOGG — Leandra Norcini had eight assists and three aces, Raeanna Kendra seven assists and three blocks for the fifth-seeded Panthers in a 25-15, 25-9, 25-10 loss to the top-seeded Wildcats in a 3A District 1 tournament match at Andrews Gymnasium.

Coeur d’Alene Charter (4-12) travels to third-seeded Bonners Ferry in a loser-out match tonight at 6.

Moscow d.

Sandpoint

MOSCOW — The second-seeded Bears defeated the third-seeded Bulldogs 25-14, 25-11, 25-15 in a loser-out match in the 4A Region 1 tournament at Bear Den.

Moscow (8-7) advances to face top-seeded Lakeland (19-13) in the championship match at Hawk Court on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Sandpoint finishes 3-11.

Genesis Prep d.

Lakeside

COEUR d’ALENE — The Jaguars upended the Knights in the semifinal of the 1A Division I District 1 tournament at North Idaho College.

Further details were not available.

Genesis Prep (7-7) will face Wallace in the district championship match at NIC on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Lakeside finishes 4-9.

Mullan d.

Kootenai

COEUR d’ALENE — The Tigers swept the Warriors in the semifinal match of the 1A Division II District 1 tournament at North Idaho College.

Further information was not available.

Mullan will face Clark Fork in the district championship match at North Idaho College on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Kootenai finishes 0-14.

Kootenai Thunder d.

N.I. Christian

COCOLALLA — Leah Yovichin had 16 digs for the Royals in a 25-19, 22-25, 25-7, 25-21 loss to Kootenai Thunder in a Mountain Christian League match at Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp.

Olivia White had eight assists and five aces and Symone Pilgrim five kills and one block for North Idaho Christian (8-6, 4-6 MCL), which faces Classical Christian on Friday at Holy Family Catholic School.

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