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PREP BASKETBALL: Lake City girls win opener at Arizona tourney

| December 20, 2022 1:05 AM

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MESA, Ariz. — After their lead was trimmed to three points after three quarters, the Lake City Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter — mostly from behind the arc — to beat the Lynwood (Calif.) Knights 70-51 in their first game at the Nike Tournament of Champions on Monday at Bell Bank Park.

Junior Sophia Zufelt poured in 24 points for Lake City (11-0), and hit five of the Timberwolves’ 11 3-pointers. Senior Kameron Holzer hit three 3s — two of Lake City’s five in the fourth quarter— and added 11 points. Junior Avery Waddington also tallied 11 points.

“We ended on quite a run,” said Lake City coach James Anderson, whose squad outscored Lynwood 24-8 in the fourth. “Really proud with how we responded. Obviously Sophia was outstanding, and was really composed, because they played with a lot of pressure. Avery did a good job bringing the ball up for us, and she probably blocked five shots. And Kameron Holzer hit some big 3s.”

Lake City started strong, only to see Lynwood pull within one before Zufelt’s 3 gave the T-Wolves a four-point lead after one. Lake City led by 10 at halftime, only to see the Knights pull closer after three.

“We’re usually comfortable being pressed, but we haven't played too many teams who have tried to speed us up this year,” Anderson said. “Allie Bowman (a senior who added nine points) played her best game of the year. Our two senior guards stepped up a ton today, made a lot of little things happen for us.”

Junior Kimiko Kennedy led Lynwood with 15 points.

Lake City plays Lakeside School (4-1) of Seattle today at 3:30 p.m. PST.

Lake City 18 15 13 24 — 70

Lynwood 14 9 20 8 — 51

LAKE CITY — Kolden 2, Frazey 2, Pickford 2, Bowman 9, Zufelt 24, Waddington 11, McKellips 11, Reynolds 2, Zimmerman 3.

LYNWOOD — Castillo 5, Cruz 3, Dumas 0, Ewing 5, Young 4, Kennedy 15, Simmons 0, Young 8, Jones 0, Ruffin 10.

Coeur d’Alene 46

Fountain-Ft. Carson 29

LAS VEGAS — Teagan Colvin scored 17 points, Madi Symons 10 as the Vikings beat their opponents from Fountain, Colo., in the first round in the Diamond Bracket at the Tarkanian Classic at Durango High.

Coeur d’Alene (9-0) plays Vanden (Fairfield, Calif.) today at 4:30 at Orleans Arena.

Coeur d’Alene 22 24 — 46

Fountain-Ft. Carson 7 22 — 29

COEUR d’ALENE — Colvin 17, Mitchell 5, Awbery 0, Omlin 2, Symons 10, Lopez 1, Holecek 4, Legg 0, Carroll 7.

FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON — Evans 0, D. Bosman 1, Padilla 6, Mitchell 7, Ulmer 8, M. Bosman 2, Lynan 0.

Post Falls 65

Wenatchee 15

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Trojans pressed their way to a 49-9 halftime lead en route to the victory over the host Panthers in the first round of the Gesa Winter Shootout.

Sophomore Myckenzee Mitley scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the first half for Post Falls (9-0), which will play at Eastmont (1-4) of East Wenatchee tonight at 6. Capri Sims, who has signed with Central Washington, scored 15 of her 18 in the first half, and Kinlee McLean hit two 3s and added 12 points.

“We still haven’t played our best game yet, and we still won by 50,” Post Falls coach Brian Hall said. “We brought along a couple of freshmen, Olivia Hollenbeck and Jenasea Blodgett, and they got some good minutes tonight.”

Post Falls 24 25 13 13 — 65

Wenatchee 7 2 4 2 — 15

POST FALLS — McLean 12, Berg 4, Walton 2, McGowan 0, Blodgett 0, Sims 18, Asper 9, Mitley 20, Miller 0, Hollenbeck 0.

WENATCHEE — Roche 0, Cardona 2, Ramirez 0, Mendez 0, Johnson 0, B. Collyer 2, Bolyn 9, Valdovirous 0, Hansen 2, Miller 0, Mena 0, Fernandez 0, E. Collyer 0.

Timberlake 61

Deer Park 55

DEER PARK, Wash. — Jozee MacArthur scored a key basket in the fourth quarter for the visiting Tigers, Payton Young added a 3-pointer, and Malia Miller scored Timberlake’s last seven points to seal the nonleague win over the Stags.

Miller finished with 18 points for Timberlake (7-0). Ciara Soumas added 13 points, and Young finished with 11.

“It was a great game,” Timberlake coach Matt Miller said. “Deer Park played really well; it was two good teams going at it. Both teams needed a close games, and we both got a lot out of it.”

Darian Herring scored 18 points, Brooklyn Coe 16 for Deer Park.

Timberlake plays host to Lakeside tonight at 7.

Timberlake 19 9 19 14 — 61

Deer Park 13 13 14 15 — 55

TIMBERLAKE — C. Soumas 13, Dickinson 0, Young 11, Nelson 0, MacArthur 7, Needs 7, Miller 18, Chase 5.

DEER PARK — Chapman 0, Coe 16, Zimmerer 8, Gary 5, Reiter 4, Scott 4, Herring 18.

N.I. Christian 65

Pull. Christian 42

LIBERTY LAKE — Junior Symone Pilgrim had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Royals beat the Eagles in Mountain Christian League play at the HUB Sports Center.

Rylee Overturf added 13 points and eight rebounds for North Idaho Christian (12-1, 2-0 MCL). Chelsey Cate had 12 points and 18 rebounds, Danica Kelly 11 points and seven assists for the Royals, who play the Kootenai Thunder tonight at 5:45 at Kootenai Elementary.

Annie Goetze led Pullman Christian with 12 points.

Pull. Christian 4 4 13 21 — 42

N.I. Christian 26 16 11 12 — 65

PULLMAN CHRISTIAN — Wright 3, Mack 0, Ray 0, Weaver 8, Carrier 2, Anderson 4, Olson 3, Fritz 10, Goetze 12.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Peterson 5, Cate 12, Salaiz 3, Kelly 11, Overturf 13, S. Pilgrim 16, Sanwald 3, Y. Pilgrim 2.

BOYS

Coeur d’Alene 73

Weston Ranch 69

LAS VEGAS — Carter Rupp scored 16 points to lead four players into double figures for the Vikings, who rallied from nine points down in the first half to win their first-round game in the Spalding Bracket at the Tarkanian Classic at Bishop Gorman High.

Alexander Nipp had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Coeur d’Alene (5-1). Logan Orchard had 14 points, Steven Burgess 12, including a pair of free throws late to ice it.

“This was a really good game for us,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams said. “Weston Ranch plays in-your-face, full-court pressure, and we had not been put under that level of duress.”

A complete box score was not available.

Coeur d’Alene plays Jones of Orlando, Fla., today at 3 at Bishop Gorman.

Lakeland 74

Timberlake 72

SPIRIT LAKE — Scotty Hocking drilled a jumper from the elbow at the buzzer to lift the visiting Hawks past the Tigers in nonleague play.

After a Timberlake turnover, Hocking drove for a layup to tie the game. The Tigers then missed a short shot for the lead, and Lakeland rebounded and converted at the buzzer.

“I told the team I’m going to take this one on my shoulders,” Timberlake coach Mike LaFountaine said. “We had a two-point lead, and I should have called a timeout.”

Hocking led all scorers with 21 points for Lakeland (2-5), which returns to action next Tuesday at the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley. Nick Nowell added 20.

Raj Olivieri and Hunter Higgins each scored 19 for Timberlake (3-5), which plays host to West Valley on Wednesday.

Lakeland 13 15 26 20 — 74

Timberlake 25 19 11 17 — 72

LAKELAND — Nowell 20, Cameron 4, Ferguson 7, Tebbe 3, Rothrick 0, Loutzenhiser 15, Hocking 21, Anderson 0, Harris 0, Locke 4.

TIMBERLAKE — Olivieri 19, McLuskie 10, Yetter 2, Vallieres 14, H. Higgins 19, V. Higgins 3, MacArthur 5.

Kellogg 63

Newport 43

NEWPORT, Wash. — Riply Luna hit five 3-pointers on the game and scored 22 of his 33 points in the first half as the Wildcats beat the Grizzlies in nonleague play.

Luna also had seven rebounds, four steals, five assists and two blocked shots for Kellogg (4-1).

“He was all over the place,” Kellogg coach Mike Martin said. “It was just a night our defense turned into offense, and we were able to speed them up.”

Kolby Luna added 15 points, five rebounds and five steals for Kellogg, which plays Lewiston next Tuesday in the first round of the Avista Holiday Tournament in Lewiston.

Kellogg 9 26 13 13 — 63

Newport 10 11 14 8 — 43

KELLOGG — Miller 2, Whatcott 2, R. Luna 33, K. Luna 15, McLean 3, Coburn 2, Maciosek 0, O’Neill 2, Robinson 0, Hendricks 4, Taylor 0.

NEWPORT — Mendoza 2, Smith 6, Mackey 2, C. Loosier 3, N. Loosier 3, Brown 2, Kinney 2, Sherman 17, Owen 3, Becker 3.

N.I. Christian 74

Pull. Christ. 67

LIBERTY LAKE — Larry Fendich hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points as the Royals beat the Eagles in Mountain Christian League play at the HUB Sports Center.

Caden Smith added 17 points, Carson Malinauskas 16 for North Idaho Christian (7-4, 3-0 MCL), which returns to action Dec. 27 vs. Flathead Valley Home School Association at Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d’Alene.

Pull. Christian 13 21 14 19 — 67

N.I. Christian 29 10 16 20 — 74

PULLMAN CHRISTIAN — Cimijotti 18, S. Hathaway 6, C. Gleason 0, N. Fotofili 0, J. Fitzgerald 6, B. Olson 0, L. Fitzgerald 23, J. Brown 0, Coldiron 14.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Fendich 28, Barnett 1, Hunter 3, Smith 17, Ca. Malinauskas 16, Scott 0, Antone 9, Thacker 0, Co. Malinauskas 0, Winde 0.

Spo. Ath. Co-op 49

Chr. Center 42

LIBERTY LAKE — Colton Smith had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions in the nonleague loss at the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake.

Christian Center School (4-2) plays Coeur d’Christ tonight at 6 at Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d’Alene.

Spo. Ath. Co-op 11 13 14 11 — 49

Chr. Center 6 8 13 15 — 42

SPOKANE ATHLETIC CO-OP — Vermeer 10, Severn 16, We. Madden 15, Wy. Madden 3, Tishenko 0, Halterman 3, Picker 0, Hughes 0, Ott 0, Hebers 2.

CHRISTIAN CENTER — Smith 16, C. McWhorter 3, Jones 2, Marshall 2, May 7, Mametiff 2, Tesky 10, Siers 0, Stark 0, Wymer 0, L. McWhorter 0, Coppinger 0.