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PREP BASKETBALL: Sandpoint girls capture Silver Valley Tournament

| November 20, 2022 1:15 AM

• GIRLS

KELLOGG — Kelsey Cessna scored 16 points to lead four Sandpoint players into double figures as the Bulldogs beat Bonners Ferry 60-46 in the championship game of the Silver Valley Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Andrews Gymnasium.

Karlie Banks added 15 points, Daylee Driggs 13, Aliya Strock 11 for Sandpoint (2-1), which opened the season with three games in three days, starting Thursday vs. 5A Lake City.

“What we saw over the last three days is that all of our girls stepped up,” Sandpoint coach Will Love said.

Sandpoint scored 19 points in the first quarter, then used a 2-2-1 press on Bonners Ferry.

Markynn Pluid scored 15 points to lead Bonners Ferry, and Asha Abubakari added 12.

“Our girls did a good job at handling Bonners Ferry and not letting them get too close,” Love said. “We have a lot of respect for their program and knew it was going to be a tough game.”

The Bulldogs topped off their win with a fro-yo stop on the way home. It was an unfulfilled promise from last year that carried into this season.

“I promised them that if they got the win they’d get fro-yo,” Love said.

Sandpoint returns to action Dec. 2 at West Valley.

Bonners Ferry 13 13 7 13 — 46

Sandpoint 19 24 9 8 — 60

BONNERS FERRY — Petesch 2, Villaluz 2, Kimball 0, Pluid 15, Peterson 0, Hinthorn 0, Blackmore 6, Abubakari 12, B. Bayer 6, Flack 0, Thompkins 0, Sumpter 3, A. Bayer 0.

SANDPOINT — K. Cessna 16, De. Driggs 0, Da. Driggs 13, David 0, P. Cessna 0, Richardson 5, Tuinstra 0, Bleckwenn 0, Strock 11, Laybourne 0, Banks 15, Thaete 0, David 0.

Post Falls 70

Lakeland 42

POST FALLS — Junior Brooklynn Brennan scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, hitting 4 of 5 3-pointers to send the Trojans past the Hawks in an Inland Empire League game at The Arena.

Junior forward Letti Asper scored 17 points, senior forward Capri Sims 15 for Post Falls (2-0, 2-0 IEL).

“Brooklynn’s play was pretty impressive tonight,” Post Falls coach Brian Hall said. “Letti did a great job and those three really stepped up and played well offensively.”

Kenna Simon scored 11 points for Lakeland (1-2, 0-1), which travels to Kellogg on Tuesday.

Post Falls visits Lewis and Clark on Nov. 29.

Lakeland 6 10 12 14 — 42

Post Falls 17 16 21 16 — 70

LAKELAND — L. Simon 9, K. Kiefer 6, Terzulli 0, Munyer 1, Knowles 3, Gallus 0, Holte 0, K. Simon 11, L. Kiefer 3, Sterling 9.

POST FALLS — McLean 3, Berg 3, Walton 0, McGowan 2, Brennan 24, Sims 15, Gilmor 0, Asper 17, Mitley 6, Miller 0.

Kellogg 58

Wallace 30

KELLOGG — Macy Jerome scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second quarter for the Wildcats in a win over the Miners in the consolation game of the Silver Valley Tournament at Andrews Gymnasium.

“Our offense just opened up for Macy to do her thing today,” Kellogg coach Jana Nearing said. “When she wasn’t getting an open look, she was able to make some important passes.”

Jerome also had seven rebounds and six steals, Emily Coe had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds and Makaila Groth six rebounds for Kellogg (1-1), which hosts Lakeland on Tuesday.

Britany Phillips scored 11 points for Wallace (1-2), which hosts St. Maries on Nov. 29.

Wallace 9 9 6 6 — 30

Kellogg 11 26 6 15 — 58

WALLACE — Birdsell 1, Striker 0, Berry 0, Lewis 2, K. Phillips 7, Br. Phillips 11, O. Berry 0, Hasz 0, Hull 0, Be. Phillips 2, Hendrick 7.

KELLOGG — Jerome 23, Groth 0, Dechand 0, Coe 10, Karst 4, Reynoldsen 0, A. Groth 9, Bening 6, Potts 6.

N.I. Christian wins Helena tourney

HELENA, Mont. — Danica Kelly had 25 points, nine assists and five steals in the championship game as North Idaho Christian defeated Great Falls Christian 55-44 to win the Helena Thanksgiving Shootout.

Earlier Saturday, North Idaho Christian beat Yellowstone Country Christian 39-16 in the semifinals.

In the title game, Simone Pilgrim had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Royals, who trailed by 10 points in the first half before avenging a loss to Great Falls Christian in the semis of last year’s tourney.

Jennifer Peterson had 10 points, seven assists and five steals for North Idaho Christian (4-0), and Chelsey Cate had nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

In the semis, Pilgrim had 13 points, 13 rebounds and six steals for the Royals. Cate had 10 rebounds, and Kelly had eight assists and three steals.

North Idaho Christian plays host to Lakeside on Tuesday at the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake.

N.I. CHRISTIAN 39,

YELLOWSTONE CHRISTIAN 16

N.I. Christian 19 20 — 39

Yellowstone C.C. 2 14 — 16

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Peterson 7, Cate 8, Kelly 4, S. Pilgrim 13, Overall 2, Sanwald 2, Y. Pilgrim 3, Salaiz 0.

YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY CHRISTIAN — Angel 3, Briar 0, Soat 4, Fredrickson 0, Onna 9, Raya 0, Hall 0, Mercy 0.

N.I. CHRISTIAN 55,

GREAT FALLS CHRISTIAN 44

N.I. Christian 34 21 — 55

G.F. Christian 27 17 — 44

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Peterson 10, Cate 6, Salaiz 0, Kelly 25, S. Pilgrim 12, Sanwald 2.

GREAT FALLS CHRISTIAN — Stensland 0, Reiman 0, Eddleman 3, E. Doyon 9, A. Doyan 6, Vosen 2, Presley Holmquist 14, Gliko 6, G. Holmquist 4, Rap 0.

• BOYS

N.I. Christian falls in overtime

in Helena tourney title game

HELENA, Mont. — Sam Hoback scored 19 points for Flathead Valley Home School, which held off the Royals in overtime of the Helena Thanksgiving Shootout at East Valley Middle School.

Larry Fendich had 21 points for North Idaho Christian, which missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Earlier, Fendich scored 25 points for the Royals in a 64-48 win over Petra Academy in the semifinals.

Carson Malinauskas scored 11 points against Petra Academy for North Idaho Christian (2-1), which visits Bonners Ferry next Saturday.

N.I. CHRISTIAN 64,

PETRA ACADEMY 48

Petra Academy 28 20 — 48

N.I. Christian 36 29 — 64

PETRA ACADEMY — Rosenstock 14, Masic 3, Terry 10, Glover 0, Ford 10, Stumbo 9, Zandella 2.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Fendich 25, Barnett 9, Hunter 9, Smith 8, Ca. Malinauskas 11, Sakae 3, Scott 0, Winde 0, Backer 0, Co. Malinauskas 0, Sullivan 0.

FLATHEAD VALLEY HOME SCHOOL 57, N.I. CHRISTIAN 56, OT

N.I. Christian 21 30 5 — 56

Fl. Valley 24 27 6 — 57

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Fendich 21, Barnett 8, Hunter 8, Smith 7, Ca. Malinauskas 12.

FLATHEAD VALLEY HOME SCHOOL — Gwynn 0, Cott 8, W. Gwynn 6, Schneller 0, Mathiason 4, Williams 2, Hoback 19, Bartel 18, Flander 0.

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