Clarkston’s Cody Brown connected on 7 of 11 field-goal attempts, finishing with 18 points, and teammate Bryce James added 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field Friday night as the visiting Bantams slapped down cold-shooting Pullman 56-50 in a battle of Great Northern League powers.
The win kept Clarkston (8-4 overall, 7-0) unbeaten in league play and moved the Bantams into sole possession of first place in the GNL standings, a game ahead of the Greyhounds (9-4, 6-1), who suffered their first league loss, despite getting 18 points and six rebounds from A.J. Therrien.
Pullman won the rebounding battle 25-15, but made only 16 of 49 field-goal attempts and finished 0 for 9 from beyond the 3-point line. Clarkston trailed 36-34 after three quarters but outscored the Greyhounds 22-14 in the final period in its comeback. Pullman got nine points and a game-high nine rebounds from Jaime Fertakis.
Cheney 54, Medical Lake 50 (OT): DeAngelo Jones dumped in 18 points and chased down 12 rebounds, and teammate Mike Sprengler connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as the Blackhawks (5-8, 3-4) turned back the visiting Cardinals (6-7, 3-4) in overtime.
Sprengler opened the extra period with a 3-pointer and scored five of Cheney’s 12 points in overtime, while Ray Erwin paced Medical Lake with 17 points.
Deer Park 61, Riverside 47: Tevin Hines scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Stags (2-11, 1-6) posted their first league win of the year by brushing aside the visiting Rams (4-8, 2-5), who fell despite getting a game-high 23 points from Joey Nyberg. Deer Park, which also got 12 points each from Dallin Lundgren and Dan Hutchinson, roared to a 30-14 halftime lead and never let the Rams back into the game.
West Valley 65, Colville 50: Matt Roth dumped in a game-high 30 points and yanked down 17 points in sparking the Eagles (9-4, 5-2) past the visiting Indians (4-9, 1-6), who were paced by Cruz Thompson’s 10 points. Jordan Lupfer-Graham finished with 15 points for WV.
District 9 North League
St. John-Endicott 37, LaCrosse-Washtucna 28: The visiting Eagles (9-5, 6-2) outscored the Tigercats (2-10, 0-7) 15-4 in the final period to overcome some serious foul problems and dig out a victory. Warren Miller and Cole McCanna each finished with eight points for the winners.
Garfield-Palouse 69, Asotin 38: Jordan Palmer dumped in 17 points and the visiting Vikings (13-1, 7-0) forced 21 turnovers in racing past the Panthers (4-10, 1-5). Palmer also had five rebounds and three steals, while Drew Heitstuman and Mathew Small each scored 12 points for Asotin.
Rosalia 49, Colton 38 (OT): Jim Maley scored 18 points and yanked down 12 rebounds as the Spartans (12-6, 6-3) outscored the visiting Wildcats (3-9, 1-7) 11-0 in the extra period to earn the win.
Curlew 65, St. Michael’s 49: Curlew’s 6-foot-9 center Jordan Wakefield posted a triple-double – 34 points, 15 rebounds and 12 blocked shots – to lead the Cougars (11-7, 7-7) past the visiting Warriors (2-13, 2-11), who were paced by Michael Ochoa’s 23 points.
Ethan Mannick finished with 15 points for Curlew.
St. George’s 77, Columbia (Hunters) 35: Jordan Dickson tossed in 14 points to lead a quartet of double-figure scorers for the visiting Dragons (10-5, 9-0), who raced to a 42-19 halftime lead and were never seriously threatened. Connor Deife finished with 13 points for the winners, followed by Sully Blake with 12 and Grant Evans with 11. Jay Curd scored a game-high 15 points for the losing Lions (2-14, 2-11).
Republic 66, Inchelium 50: Clay Anderson finished with 22 points and teammate Kaleb Koontz added 12, with eight of those coming in the second quarter, and the visiting Tigers (4-11, 3-7) went on to thump the Hornets (5-10, 4-8), who got a game-high 23 points from Tony Louie.
Selkirk 84, Northport 64: Trevor Turpin scored 17 points and came up with three steals as the Rangers (12-4, 6-3) rolled over the visiting Mustangs (3-13, 3-10) at Ione. Selkirk fell despite getting a game-high 22 points from Marseilles DeAugero.
Wellpinit 62, Springdale 52: Cody Flett and Drake Wynne each scored 22 points as the visiting Redskins (14-1, 12-0) remained unbeaten in league play by dumping the Chargers (10-6, 7-3), who got 16 points from Ryan Presho.
St. Maries 55, Bonners Ferry 34: Aaron Corsi scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the visiting Lumberjacks (11-1, 5-1) thumped the Badgers (3-9, 1-4).
Bi-County 2B League
Lind-Ritzville 63, Valley Christian 54: Jordan Bilodeaux threw in a game-high 18 points and teammates Jamie Stevenson and Cory Whitmore each added 12 as the visiting Broncos (11-5, 5-4) dumped the Panthers (2-13, 0-7), who remained winless in league despite Jeff Pope’s team-high 13 points.
Northwest Christian 57, Reardan 36: Chase Ramey scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring attach and the visiting Crusaders (16-0, 8-0) remained unbeaten by defeating the Indians (6-10, 3-5).
Davenport 68, Colfax 62: Taylor Morgan pumped in 25 points and teammate Morgan Scharff added 20 as the visiting Gorillas (11-4, 6-3) held off the Bulldogs (8-8, 5-4), who got a combined 37 points from Caleb Bravard and Ryan Conrad.
Bi-County 1B League
Wilbur-Creston 35, Sprague-Harrington 30: Austin Snavely returned from a three-game injury hiatus by scoring a game-high 18 points and leading the Wildcats (6-6, 3-1) past the Eagles (1-11, 0-4).
Northeast A League
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 72, Kettle Falls 57: Jacob Hilsabeck tossed in a game-high 30 points and teammate Brady Blankevoort added 21 as the visiting Eagles (9-8, 4-2), throttled the Bulldogs (3-11, 1-5).
Freeman 52, Newport 39: Chris Miller put together a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double and teammate Luke Matthews finished with 12 points and four steals as the league-leading Scotties (16-1, 7-0) drilled the host Grizzlies (10-10, 3-5).
Caribou Trail League
Lake Roosevelt 60, Brewster 56 (OT): Ed Wolfe’s 20 points paced the host Raiders, who outscored the Bears 6-2 in the extra period at Coulee Dam. Stockton Taylor paced Brewster with 15 points.
Wallace 65, Kellogg 50: Wallace’s Nick Arthun torched the visiting Wildcats (7-7) for 30 points and teammate Jared Bilaski added 26 and 11 rebounds in a lopsided win for the Miners (6-4).
Odessa 44, Liberty 43: Nick Campbell scored 12 points and Kramer Schutz and Ryan King each finished in double figures as the visiting Tigers (4-9) overcame the absence of starter Andy Read and edged the Lancers (7-9). Liberty got 15 points from Ross Nesbitt, but it made only 1 of 18 attempts from 3-point range.