SPIRIT LAKE Sophomore Dustin Carlson bumped up a weight and recorded a pin midway through the second period at 220 pounds, helping Timberlake defeat Bonners Ferry 47-30 on Thursday night to win the Intermountain League title for the second straight year.
Trailing in the match, Carlson used a move weve been working on for weeks, said Tigers coach Kelly Amos, whose team did not have a regular 220-pounder. Hes been improving so much in the last couple of weeks; I wouldnt have bumped him up if I didnt see him competing there.
Brayden Herbert (98), Isaiah Evans (120), Caleb Miller (145), Joey Follini (170) and Reise Peightal (285) all recorded pins for Timberlake (3-0 IML).
It was a great dual between two evenly matched teams, Amos said.
Bonners Ferry finished 2-1 in league.
Next up for Timberlake is the 3A District 1 tournament Feb. 17 at Lakeland.
98 Brayden Herbert, TL, p. Austin Madden, 1:36. 106 Evan Barajas, BF, by forfeit. 113 Tyler Beazer, BF, by forfeit. 120 Isaiah Evans, TL, p. Mason Knapp, 2:33. 126 Ethan Jerome, TL, d. Ben Tadlock, 8-2. 132 Chad Maas, BF, d. Noah Herbert, 7-6) 138 Denton Eby, BF, d. Trey McCorkle, 4-2) 145 Caleb Miller, TL, p. Preston Coon, 3:11. 152 Ian Broxson, TL, md. Nathaniel Varelman, 11-3. 160 Jesse Sandelin, BF, p. Josh Yanez, 5:36. 170 Joey Follini, TL, p. Connor Underhill, 1:54. 182 Connor Yanez, TL, md. Taiga DeLeon, 15-2. 195 Gabe See, BF, p. Jeremy McLemore, 4:56. 220: Dustin Carlson, TL, p. Shayne Walker, 2:54. 285 Reise Peightal, TL, p. Larry Hoehne, 0:23.
• GIRLS BASKETBALL
St. Maries 52
GENESEE The top-seeded Lumberjacks forced the action on offense and played better defense than the previous night, and evened up the best-of-3 series for the 2A District 1-2 title at one game apiece.
We took the ball to the basket a lot better tonight, and drew a lot of fouls, St. Maries coach Jay Sines said. They were in foul trouble, so it put a damper on what they could do inside.
St. Maries (14-6) went 26 for 46 from the line. Kaylee Auer made 7 of 10 free throws and finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kaci Haag hit 7 of 12 and added 11 points and 13 boards. Madison Cordell got to the line 21 times, making nine, and finished with 13 points.
Devyn Wilson added five steals.
One night after allowing Grangeville to shoot 55 percent from the field, St. Maries held the Bulldogs to 21-percent shooting from the field.
We changed up our defense so we could put a little more pressure on their shooters, Sines said.
Paige Lindsley led Grangeville (11-10) with 16 points.
Game 3, for a berth to state, is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Genesee High.
Grangeville 10 9 11 15 45
St. Maries 6 19 14 13 52
GRANGEVILLE Hill 4, Lindsley 16, Deford 3, Lutz 1, Lutz 5, Norman 10, Roberts 0, Ruzicka 2, Canaday 4.
ST. MARIES Sines 2, Borgman 2, Haag 11, Cordell 13, Becktel 5, Wilson 6, Auer 13.
Genesis Prep 47
RATHDRUM The top-seeded Jaguars fended off a game effort by the fourth-seeded Warriors to advance to tonights championship game of the 1A Division II District 1 tournament at Lakeland Highs Hawk Court.
Hats off to Kootenai for playing great tonight, Genesis Prep coach Brandon Haas said. They really made us play hard and work for every bucket.
Bella Murekatete had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Genesis Prep (12-9), which faces second-seeded Lakeside (10-11) in the title game tonight at 6 at Timberlake High in Spirit Lake.
Lakeside defeated Clark Fork (8-9) 44-38 in the other semifinal. Since Genesis Prep went undefeated in North Star League play, Lakeside has to beat Genesis Prep twice to win the district title.
Rachel Schroeder added 15 points and eight assists for the Jaguars, who eased away from a 17-all halftime tie.
Kaili Gentry scored a game-high 28 points for Kootenai, which finished 4-13.
Kootenai 9 8 7 14 38
Genesis Prep 9 8 14 16 47
KOOTENAI Napierala 9, Lamb 0, Greene 1, Wine 0, Gentry 28, Grange 0.
GENESIS PREP Morrow 5, Schroeder 15, Greiner 0, iManzi 0, Scribner 3, Martinez 0, Kim 0, Murekatete 24.
Clark Fork 38
RATHDRUM Tommia Pakootas scored 16 points as the second-seeded Knights beat the third-seeded Wampus Cats in a loser-out semifinal at the 1A Division II District 1 tournament at Lakeland Highs Hawk Court.
Lakeside (10-11) plays top-seeded Genesis Prep (12-9) tonight at 6 at Timberlake High in the championship game, needing to beat the Jaguars twice to advance to state.
Brooke Stevens scored a game-high 18 points for Clark Fork (8-9).
Clark Fork 5 15 5 13 38
Lakeside 9 13 13 9 44
CLARK FORK Stevens 18, Banks 6, Simko 5, A. Sutton 2, Kiebert 5, Hathaway 2, T. Sutton 0, Shelton 0.
LAKESIDE SiJohn 6, Peters 8, Allen 7, T. Pakootas 16, Olson 1, Hendrickx 6.