Kendalyn Brainard led three players in double figures with 16 points and Coeur d’Alene shook off a slow start against Lapwai on Monday to run away with a 66-50 victory at the CdA Holiday Inn Express Invitational at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
Nathance Spencer led the Wildcats (8-1) with 25 points, but it was the collective effort of the Vikings (11-0), who saw nine players finish with points. Lapwai will play Post Falls today at 11:30 a.m.
Walla Walla 49, Lake City 43: The Timberwolves (8-2) led the Blue Devils for all but two minutes, but after the Devils went ahead 42-40, they held on until the final whistle to advance in the winner’s bracket of the tournament against Coeur d’Alene at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. Jamie Weisner scored 30 points for the Blue Devils in the win.
Walla Walla will play Coeur d’Alene today at 1 p.m., followed by Lake City vs. Shadle Park at 2:30.
Seattle Prep 52, Gonzaga Prep 51: Tia Presley scored 21 points for the Bullpups (4-2), but as a team they shot just 6 of 20 from the free throw line, which ultimately cost them against the Panthers (5-2) in Seattle. The Bullpups had the ball for the last possession, but could not get off a shot before time expired.
Greg Larson Memorial Christmas Classic
Freeman 56, Bonners Ferry 39: Megan McIntyre tallied a game-high 21 points and the Scotties (9-0) pushed out to an 18-point halftime lead, cruising to a win over the Badgers (4-4) in Freeman.
Lake City JV 50, Priest River 46: The young Timberwolves held off the Spartans (7-2) as their eight-point halftime lead never fell in Freeman. Taylor Stewart scored 20 points for the Spartans in the loss.
Spartan Holiday Tournament
Liberty 57, Asotin 36: The Lancers (6-2) dominated the post against the Panthers (4-5) with Teara Cornmesser and Katra Browning combining for 33 points down low, with Browning adding 12 rebounds to her 16 points in Rosalia.
Rosalia 46, Coeur d’Alene Charter 30: Briann Maley’s 17 points and five rebounds paced the Spartans (4-5) in their win over the Panthers (2-6) in Rosalia. The Spartans will play Liberty in the championship game of the tournament at 6 p.m. and the Panthers will play Asotin at 3.