ROCHESTER, Minn. — Members of the Post Falls High wrestling team learned a little bit about the program with a third Tri-State Invitational title in four years two weeks ago.
After two days at The Clash at the Rochester Regional Sports Complex, they received a little more of a lession as the calendar turns to 2018.
Post Falls beat Hastings 41-24 and Owatonna 48-29 before losing to Kaukauna 33-31 in their bracket championship match, finishing 17th in the tournament on Saturday.
“It was a really, really great experience and the kids have had a great time traveling out here,” Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. “This trip has been a great experience competition wise and to see some of these teams that are so good, it challenges our kids to raise the bar. It’s been eye-opening, but our kids really stepped up and we showed we can compete against these kinds of teams.”
Jordan Grimm (120 pounds), Ridge Lovett (126), Matt McLeod (138) and Isaac Jessen (113) went unbeaten on the weekend for Post Falls, which returns to action at the Rollie Lane Invitational next Friday and Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
“Our kids really competed well today and got after it,” Reardon said. “They rose to the challenge and competed well. Anytime you try something new, you can’t help but feel changed and get better from it.”
St. Maries fifth at
Freeman Winter Classic
ROCKFORD, Wash. — Sam Martin (113 pounds) won his weight class and Myles Hanson finished second at 106 for the Lumberjacks in the Freeman Winter Classic.
Chad Dickerson was third at 182, Matt Morris fourth at 132 and Caden Hall fourth at 160 for St. Maries, which hosts the Chad E. Ross Memorial tournament next Friday and Saturday.
• BOYS BASKETBALL
Genesis Prep 48
B.C. Christian 46
SAN DIEGO — Junior Williams hit a jumper with 2.4 seconds remaining to send the Genesis Prep Jaguars past British Columbia Christian 48-46 at The Holiday Classic at Santa Fe Christian High on Saturday.
Genesis Prep finished the tournament 2-2, beating El Cerrito (Calif.) 52-50 on Thursday.
“Our guys were tired, but all nine contributed big time today,” Genesis Prep coach Marsell Colbert said. “It was early in the morning, playing against a decent team that had a height advantage in four of five spots. You push, push, and we finally broke through on Junior’s shot. It was a total team effort and both Jake (Shelton) and Smith (Mwinuka), as well as Jacob Schultz played a big role in the game.”
Jonny Hillman scored 18 points for Genesis Prep (6-4), which travels to Kootenai on Thursday.
Amir Rahimzad scored 14 points for British Columbia Christian of Vancouver, B.C.
Genesis Prep 12 11 16 9 — 48
B.C. Christian 9 11 16 10 — 46
GENESIS PREP — Ajang 5, Gonzales 1, Reidt 0, Schultz 3, Williams 13, Hillman 18, Mwinuka 2, Schroeder 0, Shelton 6.
BRITISH COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN — Oghomienor 3, Milosevic 11, Onyemordi 0, Hunter 13, Adderly 2, Akgov 3, Rahimzad 14.
• GIRLS BASKETBALL
Lake City 39
LEWISTON — Brooklyn Rewers scored 11 points for the Timberwolves, but a 24-point day by Gracey Meyer sent the Bears to a win in the Avista Holiday Classic at the Lewis-Clark State Activity Center.
“We had a great tournament,” said Lake City coach James Anderson, whose team went 1-2 on the weekend and lost 50-47 in a semifinal on Friday to Clarkston. “We are looking forward to starting league play. We were really pleased with the play of two of our young players (sophomore Aubrey Avery, who averaged eight points per game with five 3-pointers in the tournament) and Brooklyn Rewers (a freshman that averaged 14 points per game and five rebounds). They really stepped up and played well this week.”
Senior Keara Simpson, who averaged nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals a game, was named to the all-tournament team for Lake City (7-6), which visits Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday to open 5A Inland Empire League play.
Lake City 10 5 20 4 — 39
Moscow 11 18 10 14 — 53
LAKE CITY — Avery 3, Barber 6, Mitchell 4, Teets 0, Rieken 7, Wilson 0, Zufelt 0, Halliday 3, Rewers 11, Simpson 5.
MOSCOW — Watson 0, Broyles 5, Clavs 4, Carscallen 11, Meyer 24, Waters 0, Jung 3, Kitchel 6.
Genesis Prep 43
CLARKSTON — Bella Murekatate and Rachel Schroeder scored 18 points each for the Jaguars in a loss to the Saxons in a consolation game at the Avista Winter Classic at Clarkston High.
Genesis Prep (2-6) travels to Rogers High of Spokane on Wednesday.
Genesis Prep 6 11 16 10 — 43
Ferris 14 15 8 17 — 54
GENESIS PREP — Morrow 3, Schroeder 18, Greiner 0, Imanzi 0, Scribner 3, Martinez 0, Kim 0, Martin 1, Murekatete 18.
FERRIS — Uphus 15, Campbell 0, Lyden 3, Wermiea 3, Summers 0, Figg 4, Kiepe 1, L. Scott 4, M. Scott 22, White 2.