PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Whittaker shoots Coeur d’Alene past CV in opener

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COEUR d’ALENE — Sophomore Mayson Whittaker hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2 minutes left, and the Coeur d’Alene Vikings went on to beat the Central Valley Bears 64-57 in the season opener for both teams Saturday at Elmer Jordan Court.

Sam Matheson scored a game-high 20 points for Coeur d’Alene, hitting 12 of 13 from the free-throw line. Kale Edwards added 13 points for the Vikings, some of which got a late start because of the length of the football season.

“All five of my starters tonight were football kids,” said second-year Coeur d’Alene coach Tony Hanna, who thought his team played pretty well, “for only a week and a half of practice, and for as much rust as I thought we would have.”

Grant Hannan, quarterback of the football team, led Central Valley with 12 points. CV, whose football season finished one week later than Coeur d’Alene’s, trailed by seven points after three quarters, then took a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

Coeur d’Alene travels to North Central on Friday.

Central Valley 17 13 13 14 — 57

Coeur d’Alene 16 16 18 14 — 64

CENTRAL VALLEY — Clay 8, Stocker 8, Simmons 9, Edwards 10, Wilson 2, Johnson 8, Hannan 12, Gilstrap 0.

COEUR d’ALENE — Henry 0, Leifer 0, Whittaker 4, Matheson 20, Friesz 0, Margo 0, Beggerly 5, Hostetter 3, Johnson 9, Dunteman 6, Bloom 4, Edwards 13.

West Valley 59

Lake City 52

SPOKANE — Nick Martin scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Timberwolves, but the Eagles pulled away late for the nonleague win.

“It was tied going into the fourth quarter, but just couldn’t get the big stops when we needed to,” Lake City assistant coach Kelly Reed said. “We just couldn’t get into a flow on offense all night and it felt like we were fighting uphill the entire way.”

James Carlson scored 14 points for Lake City (1-1), which travels to Rogers High in Spokane on Thursday.

West Valley is 1-0.

Lake City 11 12 10 19 — 52

West Valley 10 9 14 26 — 59

LAKE CITY — Street 0, Sensel 0, Irvin 2, McCartin 21, Manzardo 3, Carlson 14, Schaffer 10, Kiesbuy 2, Pollow 0, Spellman 0.

WEST VALLEY — Jordan 4, Sather 9, Davis 0, Jones 2, Whitney 15, Gallinger 2, Andrews 11, Hydrick 15, Kaiser 1.

Moscow 63

Timberlake 57

MOSCOW — Jordan Hardy scored 15 points, but the visiting Tigers (0-3) dropped another close one, falling to the Bears (1-0) in nonleague play at Bear Den.

Cooper Stephens had 16 points, Gabe Quinnett 14 for Moscow.

Jacob James added 13 points for Timberlake, which travels to Riverside on Tuesday.

Timberlake 7 15 17 18 — 57

Moscow 13 16 11 23 — 63

TIMBERLAKE — Hardy 15, Wilfong 8, Cramer 0, Meijerink 0, Kluss 3, James 13, Gardom 1, Kistler 1.

MOSCOW — Lopez 0, Stephens 16, Broenneke 3, Johnson 5, Haeder 0, Makamson 6, Quinnett 14, Rauch-Edwards 5, Smith 0, Becker 0, Postell 6, Pancheri 0, Kitchel 8.

Gonzaga Prep 62

Genesis Prep 33

SPOKANE — Trailing by 10 at halftime, the visiting Jaguars, coming off a state 1A Division II championship, were held without a field goal in the third quarter as the Bullpups, expected to challenge for the Washington 4A title, pulled away in the season opener for both teams.

“We had some foul trouble, and they took advantage of our foul trouble,” Genesis Prep coach Marsell Colbert said. “And our continuity on offense wasn’t what it should have been.”

Kon Ajang, a 6-foot-9 junior, picked up his third foul in the second quarter, and his fourth foul in the third quarter. Another big, 6-5 senior Luke Gonzales, rolled his ankle in the second quarter and did not return.

“When we got into foul trouble, they had a little more size on the inside,” Colbert said. “We gave up too many transition baskets, and we got outrebounded.”

Junior guard Jonny Hillman led Genesis Prep with 12 points.

Junior Anton Watson, a Gonzaga commit and former Coeur d’Alene resident, led all scorers with 21 points for Gonzaga Prep.

Genesis Prep returns to action Saturday at home vs. Kootenai at Post Falls Middle School in its North Star League opener.

After hosting Mt. Spokane on Tuesday, Gonzaga Prep plays at Post Falls on Thursday.

Genesis Prep 6 14 2 11 — 33

Gonzaga Prep 12 18 18 14 — 62

GENESIS PREP — Shelton 0, Mwinuka 0, Reidt 0, Williams 9, Schroeder 1, Hillman 12, Schultz 4, Ajang 7, Gonzales 0.

GONZAGA PREP — Costello 0, Lloyd 10, Lockett 7, Ni. Drynan 0, Jones 14, Watson 21, No. Drynan 6, Sonneborn 0, Few 2.

Lakeside 63

Logos 37

PLUMMER — Kenyon Spotted Horse had 20 points, 12 steals and seven rebounds to lead the Knights of Plummer past the Knights of Moscow at Ron Miller Court.

Lakeside (2-1) outscored Logos 23-7 in the second quarter to pull away.

“We started to drive to the basket a little more and did a little better with our shot selection,” Lakeside assistant coach Jess Arthur said. “In the fourth quarter, we were getting good pressure on the ball at the top of the lane and created some turnovers.”

Bryar Sanchez had 10 points, six steals and five rebounds and Day Day Higgins 11 points for Lakeside, which competes in the Lapwai Shootout next Friday and Saturday.

Logos 6 7 18 6 — 37

Lakeside 9 23 5 26 — 63

LOGOS — Blum 2, Minueri 10, Schlect 7, Miller 8, Euhus 10.

LAKESIDE — Higgins 11, Twoteeth 2, Sanchez 10, Fanning 3, Abuan 0, Wienclaw 0, Hall 8, Spotted Horse 20, White 9.

Kellogg 69

Mullan 52

MULLAN — Chase Jerome scored 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter, and the visiting Wildcats jumped out to a 26-12 lead after one quarter en route to beating the Tigers in the championship game of the Silver Valley Tournament at the Mullan Pavilion.

Tyler Gibbons added 12 points, Grant Nearing 11 for Kellogg (2-0).

“After the first quarter we got outhustled,” Kellogg coach Jeff Nearing said. “Mullan shot the ball really well in the second half. They had three 3-pointers, but it seemed like 14 from where I was sitting. Mullan played well, they hustled — and we didn’t after the first quarter.”

Gryphen Todd led Mullan (1-1) with 15 points.

Kellogg travels to Shadle Park on Friday.

Kellogg 26 9 14 20 — 69

Mullan 12 6 15 19 — 52

KELLOGG — Gibbons 12, Samuelson 0, Jerome 17, Atkins 0, Mueller 4, Hammerberg 0, Bumgardner 8, Nearing 11, Jennings 3, Finlay 2, Morgan 7, Luna 4.

MULLAN — S. Trogden 6, Gallaway 12, Crandall 0, Holling 0, Todd 15, R. Trogden 6, Dechand 13, Haning 0.

N.I. Christian 58

Cov. Christian 44

COEUR d’ALENE — Garrett White had 26 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Royals in a Mountain Christian League win over the Warriors of Spokane at Holy Family Catholic School.

Cross Pilgrim had nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals for North Idaho Christian (4-0, 1-0 MCL), which faces Classical Christian on Monday at Holy Family.

Covenant Christian 4 9 11 20 — 44

N.I. Christian 16 14 20 8 — 58

COVENANT CHRISTIAN — Syratchen 9, Russing 15, Nickerson 14, Hoch 4, Trotta 2.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — D. Kelly 6, Benzinger 2, Connelly 2, Deak 2, Winde 4, C. Pilgrim 9, Thorness 3, J. Kelly 4, White 26.

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