Sieler sparks Lumberjacks in Central Idaho opener

ST. MARIES — Jake Sieler had 15 points and six assists, making five of six from the free-throw line down the stretch as the St. Maries Lumberjacks beat the Grangeville Bulldogs 64-53 in the Central Idaho League opener for both schools Saturday.

Brady Martin had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Dakota Wilson 13 points, making six of seven from the foul line in the final quarter to seal the win for St. Maries.

“Those three did a really good job,” St. Maries coach Bryan Chase said. “Kiefer (Gibson) hurt his thumb and missed the entire second half, and they did a good job of picking him up. We’d been struggling from the foul line, but those guys shooting well late in the game seemed to help.”

St. Maries (6-3) hosts Orofino next Saturday.

Grangeville is 3-3.

Grangeville 10 10 14 19 — 53

St. Maries 17 14 19 14 — 64

GRANGEVILLE — Dreadfulwater 13, Stokes 15, Bush 2, Kennedy 0, Hunter 0, Schumacher 15, Rudlic 8.

ST. MARIES — Gibson 0, Sieler 15, Flach 3, Martin 15, Wilson 13, Asbury 6, Pritchard 5, Buell 3, Hammond 0, Howard 0, Sampson 0, McGregor 2.

West Valley 51

Sandpoint 27

SANDPOINT — Collin Sather and Cletis Hydrick combined for 30 points, leading the Eagles to a nonleague win over the Bulldogs in nonleague play at Les Rogers Court.

Sophomore Alex Stockton scored eight and Robbie Johnson added seven for the Bulldogs (2-9), who were getting great looks at the basket but struggled to make a host of inside looks, especially in the first and fourth quarters as only seven points were scored.

Sandpoint hosts Moscow next Saturday in the 4A Inland Empire League opener for both schools.

West Valley 11 10 19 11 — 51

Sandpoint 4 9 11 3 — 27

WEST VALLEY — Sather 16, Davis 2, Daniels 2, Andrews 4, Whitney 5, Hagelstein 2, Leifer 3, Daly 5, Hydrick 14.

SANDPOINT — Thompson 0, McLaughlin 5, Davis 2, Rockwell 2, Jones 0, Johnson 7, Stockton 8, Roos 3.

Hellgate 69

Coeur d’Alene 57

MISSOULA, Mont. — Joey Naccarato scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the first half in a losing effort for the Vikings against the Knights.

“One of the things we’ve been stressing is getting everyone involved, and I don’t thing we did a good job of that tonight,” Coeur d’Alene coach Tony Hanna said. “And Hellgate did. They had a lot of guys step up and contribute. For the most part, it was a evenly-matched game, but they just made more shots and outplayed us.”

Sam Matheson scored 13 points for Coeur d’Alene (4-5), which hosts Post Falls on Tuesday in a 5A Inland Empire League game.

Coeur d’Alene, which trailed 36-30 at halftime, was outscored 22-8 in the third quarter.

“We just couldn’t get anything going in the third quarter,” Hanna said. “By the fourth quarter, we stayed after it and did a good job of finishing the game.”

Rollie Worster scored 23 points for Hellgate.

Coeur d’Alene 19 11 8 19 — 57

Hellgate 17 19 22 11 — 69

COEUR d’ALENE — Kofmehl 0, Delbridge 3, Matheson 13, Yankoff 7, Bronson 5, Beggerly 0, Naccarato 29, I. Edwards 0, Bloom 0, K. Edwards 0.

HELLGATE — Youbles 6, Collins 12, Botsford 6, Oliver 2, Holst 6, Lunday 5, Deden 3, Worster 23, Liston 6.

Glacier 45

Post Falls 40

KALISPELL, Mont. — The visiting Trojans committed 16 turnovers — six above their average — and made just 9 of 26 shots in the lane in the loss to the Wolfpack.

“We got all the shots we wanted,” Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. “The difference was, we turned the ball over too much.”

Jake Pfennigs had 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals for Post Falls (7-2), which opens 5A Inland Empire League play at Coeur d’Alene. Tanner McCliment-Call added 11 points for the Trojans.

Of Post Falls’ 16 turnovers, 13 were unforced, McLean said. Glacier scored 14 points off Trojan turnovers in the first half.

Jaxen Hashley, a 6-6, 240-pound all-state defensive lineman who has signed with Montana State, scored 21 points to lead all scorers for Glacier, which slowed the pace.

“Obviously they were in no hurry to shoot, and fewer possessions made turnovers count for more,” McLean said.

Post Falls 16 5 10 9 — 40

Glacier 13 14 8 10 — 45

POST FALLS — Gennett 5, Thompson 3, McKeown 0, McCliment-Call 11, Walker 0, Bourgard 3, Fleming 2, Ballew 0, Pfennigs 14, Morris 2.

GLACIER — Okman 5, Rademacher 2, Jarvis 5, Hashley 21, O’Connell 4, Bowden 6, Zesmue 2.

Lake City 73

Eastmont 62

COEUR d’ALENE — Kenny Louie-McGee scored 13 of his 26 points in the first half as the host Timberwolves beat the Wildcats of East Wenatchee, Wash.

“Kenny was really solid today — offensively, defensively, ran the floor. He played really well,” Lake City assistant coach Kelly Reed said.

James Carlson scored all 19 of his points in the second half for Lake City (9-2). Kyle Manzardo had nine points and six rebounds, and Kodie Kolden had five assists.

J.R. Alvaraz lead Eastmont with 16 points. Anthony Lisson hit 5 of 10 3-pointers and added 15 points, and Alex Guerra also scored 15.

“The game was kind of ugly, but we found a way to get through the ugliness,” Reed said. “We came out in the second half with a much better defensive intensity, and as always, good defense leads to easy baskets.”

Lake City plays host to Lewiston on Tuesday in 5A IEL play.

Eastmont 16 15 15 16 — 62

Lake City 19 13 16 25 — 73

EASTMONT — Guerra 15, Mitchell 3, Wilson 9, Olmos 2, Alvarez 16, Lisson 15, Daniels 2.

LAKE CITY — Louie-McGee 26, Kolden 3, Womelduff 0, Butler 2, McCartin 7, Manzardo 9, Carlson 19, Schaffer 7, Neville 0, Street 0, Pollow 0.

Genesis Prep 75

Clark Fork 35

POST FALLS — Stephane Manzi scored 19 points to lead four Jaguars into double figures in a North Star League victory over the Wampus Cats at Post Falls Middle School.

Jonny Hillman added 13 points, Junior Williams 12, Luke Gonzales 10 for Genesis Prep (7-3, 3-0 NSL), which travels to Kootenai on Tuesday.

Spencer Jeffres scored 17 points, Kobe Banks 16 for Clark Fork (0-1 NSL), which plays host to Lakeside on Tuesday.

Clark Fork 6 11 6 12 — 35

Genesis Prep 25 19 22 9 — 75

CLARK FORK — Jeffres 17, Boudousquie 2, Wade 0, Banks 16, Heisel 0, Abbott 0, Icardo 0, Henderson 0.

GENESIS PREP — Shelton 6, Reidt 8, Williams 12, Schroeder 4, Hillman 13, Schultz 3, Manzi 19, Gonzales 10, Mwinuka 0.

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