PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Trojans fall by one in opener
SPOKANE — Post Falls led by five entering the final quarter, but Brett Zimmerman’s 3-pointer with some 30 seconds remaining capped a Lewis and Clark comeback as the host Tigers edged the Trojans 48-47 in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.
Post Falls had a chance to win, but turned the ball over with 2.8 seconds left. After a foul, Lewis and Clark missed two free throws — the second intentionally. The Trojans rushed the ball up the court, and Neil McCarthy launched a shot from midcourt just after the buzzer sounded — and it went in.
“Lewis and Clark came out in a very well-coached, well-executed matchup zone, and did a good job dictating tempo of the game,” Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. “They did a good job taking away our perimeter shooters, and did a good job cutting the court in half — they made it tough to reverse the ball. And they funneled us to some bad spots on the court.”
Junior Asher Bowie had 15 points and seven rebounds for Post Falls. Sophomore Tyras Blake added 11 points, and junior Troy Ostlund had six rebounds.
Senior Luke Marshall led Lewis and Clark with 14 points.
Post Falls plays a pair of games vs. Boise schools this weekend at Lewiston High, facing Borah on Friday and Boise on Saturday.
Post Falls 12 10 17 8 — 47
Lewis and Clark 12 11 12 14 — 48
POST FALLS — Anderson 2, Ostlund 4, McCarthy 3, Cameron 8, Craig 2, McKeown 2, Wolfe 0, Blake 11, Bowie 15.
LEWIS AND CLARK — Murray 6, Eastlund 10, Marshall 14, Monasmith 2, Jessup 2, Pincock 10, Zimmerman 5, Branson 0, Toure 2.
RATHDRUM — Freshman Draeden Taylor hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats the lead for good in a win over the Hawks in the season opener for both at Hawk Court.
Senior Kolby Luna had 19 points and his brother Riply Luna added 16 for Kellogg, which closed the first half on a 13-2 run to take a 25-24 lead.
“Kellogg just played really hard and we didn’t do what we wanted to offensively,” Lakeland coach Tony Hanna said. “We didn’t knock down any shots tonight and get into a rhythm tonight. Kellogg just beat us to the 50/50 balls and outworked us to come away with the win.”
Junior Ben Ryan scored 11 points for Lakeland, which plays at East Valley in the Border Clash on Friday.
Kellogg opens the Silver Valley Tournament against Timberline of Weippe at Kirby Krulitz Court in Wallace at 5:30 p.m.
Kellogg 12 13 14 11 — 50
Lakeland 13 11 13 8 — 45
KELLOGG — Miller 5, Whatcott 1, R. Luna 16, K. Luna 19, McLean 0, Coburn 0, O’Neill 0, Robinson 0, Hendrix 4, Taylor 5.
LAKELAND — Nowell 8, Cameron 4, Ferguson 0, Ryan 11, Hocking 9, Anderson 7, Harris 4, Locke 2.
With the Lakeland School District canceling school today due to the expected snowstorm, tonight's Timberlake at Riverside game has been postponed.
With school also canceled at Genesis Prep today, the Jaguars' game at Clark Fork tonight has been postponed.