Sydney Williams scored 13 points and Caelyn Orlandi added 12 points and five assists as Coeur d’Alene earned a spot in the 5A state girls basketball tournament with a 51-40 win over Boise in a state play-in game in Grangeville, Idaho.
Brittany Tackett added nine points and six rebounds for the Vikings, who pulled away in the fourth by outscoring Boise 16-9.
Coeur d’Alene will play Rocky Mountain on Thursday at The Idaho Center in Nampa.
Idaho 3A play-in
Priest River 43, Kimberly 40: The Spartans (16-7) built a big first-half lead and held off a late rally to beat the Bulldogs at McCall-Donnelly.
Steffie Pavey scored 12 points and Kelsie Fink added nine points and 11 rebounds for Priest River, which led 25-14 at halftime. Jill Weimer added nine points and nine assists for the Spartans. Priest River was ahead by 19 points late in the third quarter before Kimberly closed the gap. The Spartans will play Snake River Thursday at Skyview High School.
Idaho 2A play-in
Melba 43, Coeur d’Alene Charter 36: The Mustangs went on a 14-6 second-quarter rally and eliminated the Panthers (18-5) in Grangeville. Anna Verhaeghe scored 13 points and Jacklyn Jensen added eight points and 13 rebounds for Coeur d’Alene Charter.
Idaho 1A play-in
Riverside 54, Freeman 46: Courtney Davis erupted for 30 points and the Rams (12-10) shocked the Scotties (19-4) at West Valley High School. Freeman, which started the season by winning its first 18 games, was eliminated. Marisa Pace added 10 points for Riverside and the Rams had 17 steals. Alisha Sorensen tallied a team-high 10 points for Freeman, last year’s state runner-up.
Lakeside (WA) 50, Newport 27: Jocelyn Cook-Cox had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Jenna Widman added 10 points and nine boards as the Eagles (18-5) topped the Grizzlies (13-10) at West Valley. Lakeside outscored Newport 15-4 in the final quarter to put the game away. Holly Malsbury tallied a team-high 10 points for the Grizzlies, who were eliminated.
Reardan 71, St. George’s 38: Kelsey Moos scored 27 points and added eight steals and seven rebounds as the Indians (23-1) dumped the Dragons (12-14) in Waitsburg. Katy Burge added 11 points and Chantel Heath chipped in 10 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for Reardan.
Colfax 50, Dayton 36: Amelie Bruya scored 18 points and Amara Huber pulled down nine rebounds to guide Colfax (21-4) past Dayton in Waitsburg. Colfax outscored Dayton 18-7 in the first quarter and led 33-14 at halftime. Colfax will play Reardan Friday at Walla Walla Community College in the semifinals of the District 7-9 subregionals.
District 7 1B
Wilbur-Creston 49, Cusick 43: Hannah Haglin came off the bench and scored all 13 of her points in the decisive third-quarter and the Wildcats (18-4) earned a spot in next weekend’s district title game with a win over the Panthers (19-3) in Deer Park. Wilbur-Creston trailed by 10 points at the half, but outscored Cusick 21-4 in the third to take control. Jessica Boyer added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven steals for the Wildcats.
Republic 56, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 52: Brianna Brown scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Tigers (17-4) held on late to beat the Warriors (16-6) in Deer Park. Savannah Bowe added 15 points and eight boards and made four free throws late in the fourth to seal the win for Republic. Almira/Coulee-Hartline was led by Brynna Stevens’ 17 points. Republic will play Wilbur-Creston next Saturday in Deer Park to decide the district championship and seeding to the state tournament.
Columbia 47, Odessa-Harrington 29: The Lions (13-8) opened the game on a 9-2 run and cruised past the Titans (5-17) in Deer Park. Elizabeth Larrew scored 12 points and Kaitlin Jones added nine points and 12 boards for Columbia, which forced 31 turnovers. Kendall Todd tallied a team-high 10 points for Odessa-Harrington, which was eliminated.
Wellpinit 58, Selkirk 28: Kyra Antone had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Andreya Colvin added 16 points as the Redskins (11-11) stayed alive with a win over the Rangers (8-13) in Deer Park. Katie Couch scored 15 points for Selkirk, which was eliminated.