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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shutdown second pushes Lakeland past Sandpoint

| January 22, 2022 1:10 AM

RATHDRUM — It was when the Hawks found themselves scattered that they eventually took the upper hand for good.

Lila Kiefer scored six points, all from the free-throw line in the second quarter for Lakeland, which held visiting Sandpoint scoreless in the second quarter on the way to a 40-34 Inland Empire League win at Hawk Court in the Battle for the Paddle spirit game.

“Defensively, we just did a good job of scrambling,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “(Lakeland senior) Addie (Kiefer) picked up a couple of fouls early in the second quarter, and Lila knocked down some shots to keep us either tied or slightly ahead, which allowed us to keep Addie on the bench. We made some good rotations defensively and were able to get out and run the floor a little bit. It was a good quarter for us.”

Kenna Simon had nine points and 10 rebounds, Addie Kiefer 11 points and Lia Kiefer four assists for Lakeland (7-6, 2-4 IEL), which is scheduled to play at Moscow on Thursday.

“It was a good win for us,” Seymour said. “Sandpoint’s a good team and plays physical. Kenna had a really good game. Those 10 boards were huge.”

Kelsey Cessna and Daylee Driggs scored 12 points each for Sandpoint (8-7, 1-4), which hosts Lakeland on Jan. 29.

Sandpoint 11 0 11 12 — 34

Lakeland 9 9 14 8 — 40

SANDPOINT — Cessna 12, Driggs 12, Reinick 3, Tomko 0, Owens 2, Strock 2, Lyons 1, Platte 2.

LAKELAND — Terzulli 0, Sterling 3, L. Kiefer 6, Knowles 0, Richardson 0, K. Simon 9, A. Kiefer 11, Munyer 4, L. Simon 7.

Post Falls 61

Lewiston 26

POST FALLS — Americus Crane scored 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers for the Trojans in a romp of the Bengals in an Inland Empire League game at The Arena.

“Our goal was to play faster, and we did that tonight,” Post Falls coach Marc Allert said. “We played at our tempo, which we liked and got out to a good start in the first and third quarter. We played really well in transition.”

Capri Sims had 10 points, 16 rebounds and six assists and Lexi Heath 11 points for Post Falls (15-4, 5-2 IEL), which hosts Coeur d’Alene on Thursday.

Karli Taylor had 10 points for Lewiston (7-11, 1-6).

Lewiston 1 8 10 7 — 26

Post Falls 16 15 21 9 — 61

LEWISTON — Collins 5, U’Ren 0, Wessels 3, Riddle 0, Kessinger 2, Ortiz 5, Taylor 10, DeGroot 1, Burke 0.

POST FALLS — McLean 2, Nichols 4, Heath 11, Grant 0, Brennan 5, Sims 10, Asper 4, Crane 16, Walton 4, Christensen 5.

Clark Fork at Kootenai, all 5:30 p.m.;

Stillwater Christian 43

N.I. Christian 31

KALISPELL, Mont. — Symone Pilgrim had nine points, 10 rebounds and four steals for the Royals in a nonleague loss to the Cougars.

Rylee Overturf had 10 points and four rebounds for North Idaho Christian (22-4), which faces Flathead Valley Home School today at Lakeside (Mont.) Elementary School.

Emma Linn scored 14 points for Stillwater Christian (8-5).

N.I. Christian 7 6 10 8 — 31

Stillwater Christian 14 8 14 7 — 43

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Garn 2, Cate 3, Kelly 3, Overturf 10, S. Pilgrim 9, Malinauskas 4, Bullington 0, C. Pilgrim 0, Knight 0.

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN — Sullsbacker 12, Schwartz 0, Trewitt 4, Stillow 0, E. Linn 14, Z. Linn 8, Anderson 2, Zenacky 2, Pound 0, Paolini 1, Crose 0.