Brennan hits another game-winner for Post Falls


COEUR d’ALENE — Bayley Brennan sank her second game-winner in four days Tuesday, a jumper from the left baseline with 7 seconds left to lift the Post Falls Trojans past the Coeur d’Alene Vikings 46-44 in 5A Inland Empire League play at Elmer Jordan Court.

Brennan finished with 11 points for Post Falls (14-1, 3-0 5A IEL), ranked fourth in the most recent state media poll. Melody Kempton finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Trojans.

Coeur d’Alene (5-7, 0-3) had a chance for the tying basket, but Kempton came up with a blocked shot as time expired.

“This is the way I expect ’em all to be,” Post Falls coach Marc Allert said of league play. “I thought Coeur d’Alene was great; they played harder than we did, they played smarter than we did. I thought Kayla Fagan (Viking guard) played very well. She made some big shots and handled our pressure real well.”

Fagan scored 16 points for Coeur d’Alene. Halle Kane added nine points, including a fast-break basket that gave the Vikings a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Taryn Horvath’s 3-pointer with 40 seconds left tied the game at 44 for Coeur d’Alene.

“Honestly, all we’ve been talking about is effort,” Coeur d’Alene coach Scott Stockwell said. “Effort on the offensive end, effort on the defensive end. That’s what I was most pleased with. Our point guards, Kayla Fagan and Halle Kane, did a great job breaking their press.”

On Friday, Post Falls travels to Lewiston, and Coeur d’Alene visits Lake City in the Fight for the Fish spirit game.

Post Falls 11 11 10 14 — 46

Coeur d’Alene 5 11 15 13 — 44

POST FALLS — Morris 6, Gardiner 0, Brennan 11, T. McCliment-Call 2, J. McCliment-Call 6, Robinson 0, Kempton 17, Parks 4.

COEUR d’ALENE — Minerath 0, Horvath 6, Fagan 16, Horning 5, Kane 9, Louden 2, Hollibaugh 6.

Timberlake 58

Cd’A Charter 13

SPIRIT LAKE — Shelby Starr scored 13 points to lead the Tigers past the Panthers in an Intermountain League game.

“Defensively, we were able to turn them over a little bit and limited their shots and field goals in the first half,” said Timberlake coach Matt Miller, whose team held Coeur d’Alene Charter to three field goals in the first half. “We did a good job on the defensive end and really moved the ball around well tonight.”

McKeeley Tonkin and Keelie Lawler scored nine points each for Timberlake (13-2, 4-0 IML), which hosts Priest River on Saturday in the annual Battle for the Buck spirit game.

Mae Alexander scored seven points for Coeur d’Alene Charter (9-5, 0-4), which hosts Kootenai on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic School.

Cd’A Charter 4 2 5 2 — 13

Timberlake 22 20 12 4 — 58

COEUR d’ALENE CHARTER — Alexander 7, Haag 0, Faulkner 2, Bartlett 0, Ruebke 4, Taylor 0, Bresee 0.

TIMBERLAKE — Tonkin 9, Kelley 5, Kronenburg 6, Mallet 2, Starr 13, Jezek 3, Cheevers 4, Kirby 7, Bronson 0, Lawler 9.

St. Maries 53

Wallace 19

WALLACE — Kaylee Auer had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Lumberjacks in a win over the Miners at Kirby Krulitz Court.

“St. Maries played great defense,” Wallace coach Chris Lund said. “They took us out of our game from the very beginning.”

Kelsey Auer had 13 points and six rebounds for St. Maries (10-3), which hosts Orofino on Saturday.

Maryssa Hogamier had 10 points and two steals for Wallace (6-6), which faces Genesis Prep on Friday at Post Falls Middle School.

St. Maries 17 13 12 11 — 53

Wallace 5 4 5 5 — 19

ST. MARIES — Sines 2, Peet 1, Borgman 0, Haeg 7, Cordell 6, Wilson 0, Kel. Auer 13, Holder 8, Kay. Auer 16.

WALLACE — Oertli 0, K. Krous 5, Hayman 1, T. Krous 0, H. Sheppard 0, C. Sheppard 0, Brantz 1, Hogamier 10, Howard 2.


N.I. Christian 54

Cd’A Charter 44

COEUR d’ALENE — Brandon Schwintek scored 20 points for the Royals in a win over the Panthers at Holy Family Catholic School.

“We played really well throughout the game,” Coeur d’Alene Charter coach Steven Zamora said. “The third and fourth quarter, the shots just weren’t falling. We played hard as a unit and a team and are continuing to get better as the season progresses.”

Jacob Rutherford scored 12 points for Coeur d’Alene Charter (2-6), which travels to Kellogg for an Intermountain League game next Tuesday.

Kobe Cottier scored 14 points for North Idaho Christian (16-2), which plays the Kootenai Thunder on Thursday at Kootenai Elementary.

N.I. Christian 13 19 11 11 — 54

Cd’A Charter 16 14 6 8 — 44

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Schwintek 20, White 8, Cottier 14, Pilgrim 5, Brennan 3, Kelly 1, Fish 3, Hunter 0.

COEUR d’ALENE CHARTER — Phillips 0, Putren 10, Stellflug 6, Rutherford 12, Croom 2, Judd 4, Benzinger 8.

Clark Fork 54

Lakeside 36

CLARK FORK — Kobe Banks had 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Wampus Cats in a North Star League win against the Knights.

Individual scoring for Lakeside (3-5, 0-1 NSL), which travels to Mullan on Friday, was not available.

Clark Fork (4-4, 2-1) hosts Kootenai on Saturday.


The boys and girls basketball games between Lewiston and Lake City, as well as the Genesis Prep at Kootenai games were postponed due to weather on Tuesday afternoon. The Lewiston-Lake City games will be made up next Tuesday. No makeup date has been announced for the Genesis Prep-Kootenai games.

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