Naccarato lifts Viking boys past Lewiston

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  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Lakeland’s Larry Johnson puts Scout Nash of Sandpoint in a hold in the 138 pound match at Lakeland High School Friday night.

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    LOREN BENOIT/Press Lakeland’s Dylan Knight puts up a layup against the Sandpoint Bulldogs on Friday night at Lakeland High School.

  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Lakeland’s Larry Johnson puts Scout Nash of Sandpoint in a hold in the 138 pound match at Lakeland High School Friday night.

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    LOREN BENOIT/Press Lakeland’s Dylan Knight puts up a layup against the Sandpoint Bulldogs on Friday night at Lakeland High School.


COEUR d’ALENE — Senior Joey Naccarato scored 20 of his game-high 32 points in the first half, sparking the Coeur d’Alene Vikings to a 67-65 win over the Lewiston Bengals in a 5A Inland Empire League game at Elmer Jordan Court on Friday.

“I thought we played really well as a team,” Coeur d’Alene coach Tony Hanna said. “I know Joey got most of our points, but thought he did a good job of getting everyone else open and involved. We had a lot of guys step up and do what we’ve been asking them to do tonight. It was good team basketball.”

Johnny Delbridge hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter and Sam Matheson finished the game 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minutes for Coeur d’Alene, which hit 9 of its final 10 from the foul line to close out the win.

“It’s a huge win for us,” Hanna said. “It kind of keeps us in the league race. There’s a big difference between No. 2 and No. 3, and I think it’s going to be a competitive league. We needed this for our confidence.”

Coeur d’Alene (5-7, 2-2 5A IEL) hosts Big Sky High of Missoula today.

Riley Way and Lewis-Clark State-bound Trystan Bradley scored 17 points each for Lewiston (8-5, 0-2).

Lewiston 13 18 14 20 — 65

Coeur d’Alene 18 11 17 21 — 67

LEWISTON — Driskill 8, Ahlers 0, Wilson 8, Phillips 0, Clarke 12, Way 17, Light 3, Bradley 17, Richardson 0.

COEUR d’ALENE — Delbridge 6, Kofmehl 3, Matheson 8, Yankoff 10, Bronson 5, Beggerly 0, Naccarato 32, I. Edwards 3, K. Edwards 0.

Lakeland 45

Sandpoint 42

RATHDRUM — Kaden Davis hit a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining to send the Hawks past the Bulldogs in the inaugural Battle for the Paddle spirit game at Hawk Court.

“It was a nice, dramatic ending to a new spirit game,” Lakeland assistant coach Bill Ryan said. “It was a really good battle with a loud environment. Every possession was a battle and it just came down to us getting the ball to the guy we wanted and it was a good spot on the court for him.”

Sandpoint tied the game with seven seconds remaining on a free throw by Patrick Rockwell. Dylan Vahey rebounded the second foul shot and got the ball to Davis for the game-winner in the left corner.

Dylan Knight scored 16 points for Lakeland (5-10, 1-1 4A Inland Empire League), which plays at Coeur d’Alene on Monday.

Alex Stockton had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Sandpoint (2-12, 0-2).

Sandpoint 8 14 3 17 — 42

Lakeland 9 10 13 13 — 45

SANDPOINT — Thompson 0, McLoughlin 8, Davis 3, Rockwell 7, Jones 0, Johnson 4, Stockton 17, Roos 3.

LAKELAND — Horne 0, Johnson 11, Cysewski 6, Vahey 2, Davis 10, Knight 16, Zubaly 0, Haaland 0.

Priest River 62

Cd’A Charter 30

PRIEST RIVER — Further details were not available.


Lewiston 49

Coeur d’Alene 43

COEUR d’ALENE — Kayla Fagan scored 19 points for the Vikings, who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half, but could not overcome the Bengals in a 5A Inland Empire League game at Elmer Jordan Court.

“In the first quarter, we came out too flat,” said Coeur d’Alene assistant coach Mallorie Franco, whose team fell behind 12-3 after the first quarter. “But we executed really well in the fourth quarter, but just couldn’t get there. We came out with a lot of energy in the second half. Lewiston’s a tough team ... They got hot from the 3-point line quick.”

Rey Louden had 13 points and seven rebounds for Coeur d’Alene (5-9, 0-5 5A IEL), which plays at Big Sky High of Missoula today.

Abbey Roy scored 12 points for Lewiston (12-4, 3-1).

Lewiston 12 18 9 10 — 49

Coeur d’Alene 3 15 9 16 — 43

LEWISTON — Randall 3, Ralstin 11, Cornelia 3, Roy 12, Kinzer 6, Ganzer 0, Cady 10, Eke 0, Stoddard 4.

COEUR d’ALENE — Minerath 1, Horvath 2, Fagan 19, Kane 3, Louden 13, Hollibaugh 5.

Cd’A Charter 38

Priest River 26

PRIEST RIVER — Kelly Ruebke scored 13 points and Mae Alexander added 12 for the Panthers in an Intermountain League win against the Spartans, the program’s first league victory since moving up to the 3A classification this season.

“It was just a battle inside and neither team could get anything going in the first half,” Coeur d’Alene Charter coach Doug Grant said. “We were able to get to the basket and got more aggressive, and it paid off for us.”

Coeur d’Alene Charter (11-5, 1-4 IML) travels to Kootenai next Friday.

Morgan DeMent scored eight points for Priest River (4-11, 1-5).

Cd’A Charter 3 3 15 17 — 38

Priest River 2 6 12 6 — 26

COEUR d’ALENE CHARTER — Alexander 12, Johnson 0, Haag 2, Faulkner 4, Bartlett 5, Ruebke 13, Taylor 2, I. Bresee 0, L. Bresee 0.

PRIEST RIVER — Hurd 2, Downs 4, Krampert 5, Potthoff 3, Kren 0, Martin 0, Fink 1, DeMent 8, Akre 3, Petit 0.

Sandpoint 60

Lakeland 41

RATHDRUM — Tauna Kirk had nine points and five assists for the Hawks, who fell to the Bulldogs in 4A Inland Empire League play at Hawk Court in the inaugural Battle for the Paddle spirit game.

Trinity Golder scored 16 of her game-high 25 points in the first half for Sandpoint, which outscored Lakeland 22-13 in the second quarter.

“They just started knocking some shots down,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “Golder had a great first half. Sandpoint played a good game and their defense gave us fits. It was a crazy environment and tough to hear, but we just need to play with some more composure and take care of the ball better.”

Brittany Charles had seven rebounds for Lakeland (2-14, 0-2 4A IEL), which travels to Moscow on Tuesday.

Grace Kirscher scored 12 points for Sandpoint (7-10, 2-0), which visits Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.

Sandpoint 10 22 13 15 — 60

Lakeland 10 13 6 12 — 41

SANDPOINT — Matilla 9, Tamazich 4, Morgan 0, Kaul 3, Ward 3, Laybourne 0, Golder 25, Hicks 4, Kirscher 12.

LAKELAND — Cooper 3, Loutzenheiser 5, Schepf 6, Edinger 2, Farris 3, Elpers 5, Neff 0, Kirk 9, Charles 2, Leon 0, Boyer 2, Dowd 4.

Lakeside 61

Clark Fork 37

CLARK FORK — Lillian Rhea and Corin Peone combined for 32 points, and the Knights jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, downing the Wampus Cats in a North Star League game.

The hot-shooting Knights (11-1, 6-0 NSL) built a quick 35-13 halftime lead to earn the season sweep.

Sophomore Tessa Sutton had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals, Brooke Stevens added 11 points and freshman Ellie Kiebert 10 points and four steals for Clark Fork (1-11, 1-5).

Lakeside faces Genesis Prep tonight at Post Falls Middle School.

Lakeside 18 17 15 11 — 61

Clark Fork 4 9 11 12 — 37

LAKESIDE — Palmer 3, Rhea 17, SiJohn 4, Daman 2, T. Pakootas 14, Arthur 6, Peone 15.

CLARK FORK — Stevens 11, Lambert 4, Crumpton 0, A. Sutton 0, Simko 0, Young 0, Kiebert 10, T. Sutton 12.


Lakeland 54

Sandpoint 30

RATHDRUM — The Hawks won via pinfall in five weight classes and forfeit in another four to claim a dual victory over the Bulldogs in the inaugural Battle for the Paddle spirit match at Hawk Court.

Sam Edelblute (106 pounds), Tavis Woempner (113), William Edelblute (120), Larry Johnson (138) and Jared Walker (195) had pins for Lakeland, which competes against Mountain Home and Middleton on Thursday at Bear Den in Moscow.

“The kids wrestled tough,” Lakeland coach Rob Edelblute said. “It was a great night for the kids to get the fan participation they did for the Battle for the Paddle. We had four guys out of the lineup healing from injuries and illness (Brian Edelblute, Wyatt Gatten, Christian Brandt and Chandler Axtell), but for those guys in the lineup to come out and perform like they did was great. Our fans just got the momentum going tonight.”

Isaiah Fleck (160), Andrew Webster (170), Owen Stebbins (182) and Zach Alamillo (220) had pins for Sandpoint.

285 — Lucas Garnder, LL, by forfeit. 98 — Alex Edelblute, LL, by forfeit. 106 — Sam Edelblute, LL, p. Casey Olesen, :48. 113 — Tavis Woempner, LL, p. Mason Bangeman, 4:18. 120 — William Edelblute, LL, p. Malachi Fleck, 1:13. 126 — Luke Hellem, LL, by forfeit. 132 — Tucker Hall, Spt, d. Ryan Quimby, 7-2. 138 — Larry Johnson, LL, p. Scout Nash, 5:15. 145 — Logan Kelley, LL, by forfeit. 152 — Malachi Mazzare, Spt, d. Cage Hendry, by injury default. 160 — Isaiah Fleck, Spt, p. Curtis Johnson, 3:30. 170 — Andrew Webster, Spt, d. Jordan Plonka, 5-1. 182 — Owen Stebbins, Spt, p. Nathaneal Dansereau, 2:00. 195 — Jared Walker, LL, p. Calum Wilcox, 1:32. 220 — Zach Alamillo, Spt, p. Jack Peed, :43.

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