Dustin McConnell finished with a game-high 12 points and hit 7 of 7 from the free-throw line to push Clarkston (9-3, 6-1) past Pullman (6-7, 5-2) 52-40 Tuesday, and back into sole possession of first place in the Great Northern League.
Trey Sobotta had 11 points for the Bantams, while a block by Tommy Sperry with five minutes remaining sparked a run by the Bantams that ended with them outscoring Pullman 17-8 in the fourth quarter.
Cheney 53, Medical Lake 36: DeAngelo Jones’ 13 points and 12 rebounds paced the Blackhawks (8-5, 4-3) and Daniel Ibginoba added 12 points – with 10 coming at the free-throw line – to knock off the Cardinals (1-12, 0-7) in Medical Lake.
Newport 56, Lakeside 54: Chaize Exkano and Jake Wiley combined for 37 points, with Wiley adding 13 rebounds and the Grizzlies (6-12, 2-4) upset the host Eagles (7-11, 3-3) in Nine Mile Falls. Jake Erickson had 22 points and five boards for the Eagles, but they couldn’t convert on four consecutive shot attempts down two points with 11 seconds left.
Chewelah 71, Kettle Falls 45: Josh Christian led all scorers with 18 points, Dallas Garner was a close second with 17 and the Cougars (12-6, 4-2) went on a 20-4 run to start the game, shooting 26 of 49 from the floor for the game against the Bulldogs (1-14, 0-5) in Kettle Falls.
Bonners Ferry 54, Kellogg 49: Aaron Moe scored 10 of his 20 points in the first quarter and hit four 3-pointers in the game to lead the Badgers (5-8, 2-2) to a win over the Wildcats (10-6, 3-2) in Kellogg. Cody Lewis scored six of his 11 points in the third quarter to help the Wildcats pull within eight, but they could not finish the comeback.
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St. John-Endicott 61, Colton 49: Dylan Schmick tallied 15 points and seven rebounds and Warren Miller added 15 points as the host Eagles (6-9, 1-5) beat the Wildcats (6-9, 2-4) for their first league win.
Republic 48, Curlew 40: Clay Anderson scored 15 points and Justin Wilson hit eight of his 14 points in the third quarter as the Tigers (10-7, 6-7) outlasted the Cougars (0-16, 0-13) in Curlew.
Cusick 59, Selkirk 36: Tyler Edwards had 21 points with 11 boards and six steals and Jacob Prine added a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards as the Panthers (14-4, 10-2) rolled the Rangers (11-7, 8-5) in Cusick.
Springdale 90, St. Michael’s 85 (OT): Tomaz Symonowiez had 23 points and Rodney Abrahamson added 17 for the Chargers (11-8, 7-6), including a bucket at the buzzer to send the game into overtime at St. Michaels.
The Warriors (2-12, 2-11) were led by Michael Ochoa’s 25 points and 20 from Gabe Durazo, but they committed six turnovers in the overtime period and were outscored 13-8.
Inchelium at Northport: The game between the Hornets and Mustangs was postponed and will be played Monday in Northport.
Lake Roosevelt 72, Tonasket 54: Ty Egbert notched 21 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double and Cade Egbert added 18 points to lift the Raiders over the Tigers in Tonasket. Corbin Moser led the Tigers with 16 points and they hit seven 3-pointers to stay close through most of the game.
LaCrosse-Washtucna 46, Sprague-Harrington 42: After scoring just 13 points in the first half, including two in the first quarter, the visiting Tigercats (7-10) roared back, outscoring the Falcons (2-15) 33-20, led by Jeff Zimmer, who scored 16 of his 20 points after the break.
Colfax 54, Tekoa-Oakesdale 36: James Robinson scored eight of his 16 points in the first half as the Bulldogs (11-5) built a 31-12 lead by halftime to handle the Nighthawks (2-13) in Colfax. Dustin Huber added 12 points for the Bulldogs.
Coeur d’Alene Charter 35, Wallace 34: Rory Ruskovich tallied 13 points and Bob Schrack scored the last four of his 11 points with 30 seconds remaining to push the Panthers (11-6) past the visiting Miners (6-7). Zach St. Clair led the Miners with 11 points, but missed free throws allowed CdA Charter to earn the comeback victory.
Garfield-Palouse 73, Potlatch 56: Gavin Burt finished with a triple-double, logging 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and four Vikings (11-3) finished in double figures in their win over the Loggers in Palouse. J.B. Lange and Blake Slocum each added 12 for the Vikings.