Talk about making a statement in a league opener.
The Post Falls boys basketball team, favored to capture the 5A Inland Empire League championship, jumped all over defending state champ Lewiston at Booth Hall.
Behind a career night from 6-foot-4 guard Shawn Reid, the Trojans (11-1) outscored the Bengals (6-4) 41-21 in the second half for a 68-47 decision Saturday.
The Montana State University-bound Reid scored 35 points and didn’t miss a shot from the 4:02 mark of the second quarter. From that point, he made 8 of 8 field goals and 5 of 5 free throws. He was 4 of 4 from 3-point range and 13 of 19 overall. He also had eight rebounds and four steals.
Marcus Colbert chipped in 20 points and Connor Hill had nine rebounds and four assists for Post Falls.
The Trojans had struggled on defense through their first 11 games before swarming the Bengals.
Justin Podrabsky led Lewiston with 16 points.
Moscow 51, Lakeland 44: Mac Stannard and Nick Clyde combined for 33 points to lead the Bears (9-1, 2-0) past the visiting Hawks (5-5, 0-1). Joel Underdahl led Lakeland with 15.
Pullman 58, Riverside 33: The Greyhounds (3-5, 2-0) had six players score eight or more points in the easy win over the visiting Rams (2-5, 0-2). Austin Drake led Pullman with 12 points and Wade Meyer had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kelly Vaughn led Riverside with 11 points.
Clarkston 49, Colville 47: Dustin McConnell made two free throws in the final seconds to lift the Bantams (5-2, 2-0) over the visiting Indians (1-7, 0-2). Zach Hull tied it with 54 seconds remaining before McConnell’s free throws. Tommy Sperry led Clarkston with 12 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Jordan Anderson led Colville with 15 points.
Republic 56, St. Michael’s 37: The Tigers (7-3, 3-3) took control in the second quarter, causing several turnovers as they topped the visiting Warriors (2-6, 2-5). Tyler Bowe hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the second quarter. Clay Thompson led Republic with 16 points and Chris Shelly led St. Michael’s with 12.
Cusick 69, Northport 42: Four Panthers (10-2, 7-0) had 11 points apiece in the easy win over the visiting Mustangs (2-8, 0-7). Tyler Edwards and Louie Bluff had 11 each to go with seven rebounds apiece. Matt Owings led Northport with 19 points.
St. George’s 55, Curlew 29: The visiting Dragons (9-4, 5-2) forced more than 50 turnovers as they cruised past the Cougars (0-10, 0-7). Karl Muelheims led St. George’s with 17 points and Tanner Somday had 18 for Curlew.
Springdale 54, Columbia 27: Tomaz Symonowiez had 20 points and Rodney Abrahamson had 12 assists as the Chargers (8-6, 4-4) strolled past the visiting Lions (1-11, 1-7). Springdale finished with 41 rebounds and 11 steals. Gabe Jones led Columbia with 11 points.
Wellpinit 89, Selkirk 61: Kennedy Seyler had 31 points and Cody Flett chipped in 25 as the visiting Redskins (10-2, 7-0) overwhelmed the Rangers (10-4, 7-2) at Ione. Hunter Enyeart led Selkirk with 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals.
St. Maries 52, Timberlake 47: Trailing 31-19 at halftime, the visiting Tigers (5-6, 0-3) pulled within two in the second half but the Lumberjacks (5-1, 2-0) fended off the rally. Zach Lehman scored a game-high 29 points to go with seven rebounds and six steals. Travis Porter and Brian Cronnelly had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Timberlake.
North Star League
Lakeside 47, Kootenai 42: The Knights (5-6, 2-1) rotated their zone defense well and stopped the visiting Warriors (5-6, 2-1) at Plummer. Nate Weaselhead led Lakeside with 19 points and Dillon Zarpentine had 14 for Kootenai.
Central Idaho League
Kamiah 44, Coeur d’Alene Charter 33: Jack Nygaard had 20 points to lead the visiting Kubs past the short-handed Panthers (2-9, 0-2). Wes Billingslea led CdA Charter with 15.
Liberty 54, Valley Christian 35: The host Lancers (3-8, 1-4) held the Panthers (1-10. 0-5) to two points in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Ross Collins led Liberty with 13 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Tipke led VC with 13 points.
Northwest Christian 57, Lind-Ritzville 42: Kwinn Hanson led four players in double figures with 14 points as the Crusaders (9-2, 5-0) prevailed at home. James Stevenson led the Broncos (8-3, 3-2) with 21 points.
Wilbur-Creston 55, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 53: Austin Snavely got a putback with 0.2 seconds left to lift the host Wildcats (10-2, 3-0) over the Warriors (6-6, 2-1) in a battle for first. Snavely finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Brandon Boutain and Cody Jess had 11 points apiece for the Warriors.
District 9 North
Rosalia 71, St. John-Endicott 38: Jim Maley scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as the visiting Spartans (13-0, 4-0), the last remaining unbeaten boys team in the Inland Northwest, cruised past the Eagles (3-7, 0-4). Dylan Schmick led the Eagles with 10.
Tri-Cities Prep 44, LaCrosse-Washtucna 25: Antonio Ledesma had 10 points, 14 rebounds, eight steals and three blocks to lead the Jaguars past the visiting Tigercats (3-8). Jeff Zimmer accounted for 17 of the Tigercats’ 25 points.
Caribou Trail League
Cascade 63, Lake Roosevelt 49: The Kodiaks (9-1, 3-1) used a 23-12 surge in the final quarter to beat the Raiders (5-5, 2-2) at Leavenworth. Tanner Loe led LR with 11 points.
Waitsburg-Prescott 62, Tekoa-Oakesdale 32: The Nighthawks (4-5) shot just 19 percent in the blowout road loss. Earl Gaines led the Nighthawks with 11 points.
Garfield-Palouse 71, DeSales 55: Gavin Burt had 19 points, eight rebounds, five steals and five assists to lead the Vikings (6-2) past the Irish at Walla Walla.
Wilson Creek 54, Sprague-Harrington 42: Five players combined to account for Wilson Creek’s points in the road win (1-10). Stetson Sanford led the S-H Falcons with 12.
Davenport 71, Odessa 43: Morgan Scharff had 13 points to lead the Gorillas (5-6) past the visiting Tigers (6-7).