Sophomore Cody Benzel was 3 for 3 from 3-point range and scored nine of his 13 points in the first half as the Ferris Saxons built a 15-point first-half lead in their 63-46 victory over the Lewis and Clark Tigers in the Rubber Chicken game on Wednesday night at the Arena. The game was the Greater Spokane League regular-season finale for both teams.
Chase Haack led Ferris (14-6, 12-6) with 21 points, scoring 19 in the second half. He added 12 rebounds.
Matt Dovall led Lewis and Clark (12-8, 10-8) with 20 points and Austin Damon added 13 rebounds.
The Saxons finished as the No. 3 seed heading into the District 8 4A tournament, which begins Tuesday. They will play at Gonzaga Prep at 7:15 p.m., while Lewis and Clark will play at top-seeded Central Valley at 7:15.
District 7 1A
Colville 42, Chewelah 35: Matt Hubbard scored 18 points, including 9-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line in the second half, to lift the Indians (14-9) past the Cougars (15-6) at Mead.
Freeman 56, Newport 48: Kellen Miller had 18 points and the Scotties (14-7) defeated the Grizzlies (12-10) at Mead.
The Scotties will play Colville on Friday at Mead for the district title and Chewelah and Newport will play in a loser-out contest.
Kellogg 69, Priest River: Ryan McDonald led the host Wildcats (14-2) to victory with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Garret Wendt added 12 points and six steals. Austin Glazier scored 15 points to lead Priest River (5-11).
Bonners Ferry 61, Lakeland 53: Andre Zarate finished with a game-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Badgers (6-9) past the host Hawks (4-15) at Rathdrum.
Coeur d’Alene Charter 54, Wallace 36: Bryan Smith’s 22 points led the Panthers (10-7) past the visiting Miners (7-9).
Brittney Johnson was 6 for 10 from 3-point range and Ferris shot 40 percent from the field as the Saxons (8-12, 6-12) upended the Lewis and Clark Tigers 58-45 in the Rubber Chicken game at the Arena in the GSL regular-season finale for both.
Nakia Arquette finished with a double-double – 13 points and 10 rebounds – to lead the Tigers (10-10, 10-8), who will play at top-seeded Central Valley on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the opening round of the District 8 4A tournament. LC is the No. 4 seed.
The Saxons’ season is finished.
District 9 1B
Tekoa-Oakesdale 51, Pomeroy 30: Courtenay Perry led all players with 15 points as the Nighthawks (14-6) beat the visiting Pirates (5-14). Kayler Dub and Kimberly Groom had 10 points apiece for Tekoa-Oakesdale, which plays Rosalia at 6 p.m. Friday. Pomeroy plays the loser of the Colton and Garfield-Palouse game on Tuesday.
Garfield-Palouse 40, St. John-Endicott 32: Kaycie Adair scored 26 points and finished with six steals and Terrie Taylor pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Vikings (9-9) past the host Eagles (11-8). Devan Bafus led St. John-Endicott with 14 points. The Vikings will play at top-seeded Colton on Friday at 6 p.m., while the Eagles await a Tuesday game with the loser of Tekoa-Oakesdale and Rosalia.
District 7 1B
Columbia 73, Inchelium 21: Elizabeth Larrew scored 22 points and Krista Colvin pitched in 19 as the Lions (22-1) trounced the visiting Hornets (8-12) at Hunters. Columbia advances to play Wellpinit, while Inchelium will face Odessa-Harrington in a loser-out game. Both games are Saturday at Deer Park.
Wellpinit 43, Odessa-Harrington 38: Sami Jo Parr’s 11 points led the Redskins (9-13) past the host Titans (9-12). Chelsea Fisher finished with six points and 13 rebounds for the Titans.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 69, Selkirk 47: Madeline Isaak scored 24 points, Miranda Porterfield added 14 points and 12 rebounds and the host Warriors (18-3) topped the Rangers (15-8). Annie Couch paced Selkirk with 24 points. ACH will face Cusick next, while Selkirk will take on Wilbur-Creston in a loser-out contest. Both games are at Deer Park on Saturday.
Cusick 57, Wilbur-Creston 40: Andrea Heinen poured in 20 points and added 16 rebounds and five steals and teammate Caytlin Nenema added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in the host Panthers (14-7) win over the Wildcats (8-11).
Idaho 2A District I-II
Grangeville 64, Coeur d’Alene Charter 27: Sheyenne Stewart scored 16 points in the Bulldogs’ win over the Panthers (5-12) in a loser-out matchup at Lapwai.