PREP BASKETBALL: Simpson sparks Lake City to win over Cd’A

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• GIRLS

COEUR d’ALENE — Keara Simpson totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds and four steals as the Lake City Timberwolves opened 5A Inland Empire League play with a 52-23 victory over the host Coeur d’Alene Vikings on Tuesday night at Elmer Jordan Court.

Aubrey Avery added 13 points, Brooklyn Rewers 10 points and three blocked shots for Lake City (8-6, 1-0 5A IEL), which jumped out to a 14-1 lead after one quarter, and led 44-20 after three quarters. Dejah Wilson had five steals for the T-Wolves.

Rey Louden scored 11 points for Coeur d’Alene (4-8, 0-2), which managed just six points total in the first, third and fourth quarters.

“In the first quarter, we came out and played a little timid,” Coeur d’Alene assistant coach Nicole Symons said. “We settled in and made a run into halftime, but came out a little hesitant in the second half and got a little tight. We’re getting better each game, but just need some more productivity.”

Coeur d’Alene plays host to Post Falls on Thursday.

Lake City is home vs. Lewiston on Friday.

Lake City 14 13 17 7 — 52

Coeur d’Alene 1 17 2 3 — 23

LAKE CITY — Avery 13, Barber 0, Mitchell 2, Teets 0, Rieken 5, Muehlhausen 1, Hawkins 0, Wilson 4, Zufelt 0, Halliday 0, Rewers 10, Simpson 17.

COEUR d’ALENE — Minerath 0, Morton 0, Brainard-Adams 3, Matheson 0, Chavez 8, Whiteman 1, Younker 0, Louden 11, Breen 0.

N.I. Christian 33

The Oaks 21

SPOKANE VALLEY — Imelda Bresee totaled four points, 16 rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals as the visiting Royals beat the previously unbeaten Oaks squad in a nonleague game.

Savannah Seeley scored all 14 of her points in the second half for North Idaho Christian (7-7). Mary Schlader had eight blocked shots.

Rachel Schlect led The Oaks with 10 points.

North Idaho Christian plays Stillwater Christian on Friday in Kalispell, Mont.

N.I. Christian 4 9 8 11 — 33

The Oaks 5 5 7 4 — 21

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Parks 4, Gwin 2, Anderson 1, Malinauskas 4, Bresee 4, Schlader 4, Seeley 14.

THE OAKS — Severn 6, Netjes 4, Schlect 10, Love 1, Mannion 0, Modderman 0, Palpant 0.

• BOYS

Lake City 60

Moscow 49

MOSCOW — James Carlson and Hunter Schaffer had 20 points each for the Timberwolves in a nonleague win over the Bears at Bear Den.

“Overall, the entire night we played solid,” Lake City assistant coach Kelly Reed said. “Our energy on defense was great and offensively we moved the ball around really well and got some good looks.”

Carlson had eight rebounds and Schaffer five rebounds, three assists and three steals for Lake City (5-5), which held Gabe Quinnett to eight points after he scoring 20 in the previous matchup on Dec. 20 in Coeur d’Alene.

“Defensively, to hold them to two 3-pointers and Quinnett to none, it was a great effort on defense,” Reed said. “Our defensive energy was solid all night.”

Lake City hosts Lewiston Friday.

Lake City 16 17 17 10 — 60

Moscow 15 9 11 14 — 49

LAKE CITY — Street 0, Sensel 0, McCartin 3, Manzardo 5, Carlson 20, Schaffer 20, Kiesbuy 10, Pollow 2.

MOSCOW — Lopez 0, Stephens 20, Broenneke 6, Johnson 3, Haeder 2, Quinnett 8, Rauch-Edwards 2, Smith 0, Postell 6, Kitchell 2.

Mt. Spokane 50

Post Falls 48

SPOKANE — Tanner McCliment-Call scored 17 points, but the shorthanded Trojans came up short in the nonleague loss to the Wildcats.

Post Falls (6-5) played without two starters, including sophomore guard Colby Gennett, who suffered an ankle injury in the Trojans’ last game, last Friday vs. Mead at the Lake City Holiday Classic.

“We are struggling to find any consistency,” said Post Falls coach Mike McLean, who said he is optimistic Gennett can return next week. “This team and Columbia River (whom the Trojans played last Wednesday) tried to take (Jake) Pfennings out of the game. And we need to find other ways to score, other than relying on one or two guys.”

Pfennigs, the Trojans’ top scorer, had eight points. Matt Fleming, coming off an injury of his own, scored 10 for the Trojans.

Jerry Twenge scored 14 points to lead Mt. Spokane (9-2).

Post Falls opens 5A Inland Empire League play Thursday at Coeur d’Alene.

Post Falls 14 5 9 20 — 48

Mt. Spokane 11 14 9 16 — 50

POST FALLS — Buer 0, McCliment-Call 17, Walker 0, Bourgard 9, Fleming 10, Ballew 2, Pfennigs 8, Morris 2.

MT. SPOKANE — Brooks 4, Twenge 14, Smith 11, Hattenburg 11, Degenhart 10, Wendle 0.

Lewiston 68

Lakeland 60

LEWISTON — The visiting Hawks trailed by 17 points in the second quarter, then battled back to within 3 with 2 1/2 minutes left, before the Bengals made their free throws to salt away the nonleague win at Booth Hall.

Dylan Vahey had 12 points and four assists for Lakeland (6-2). Dylan Knight added 12 points, and Josiah Haaland had eight points and 12 rebounds.

“We didn’t come out very well,” Lakeland assistant coach Bill Ryan said. “They took it at us in the first quarter. We challenged our guys in the second half, and our guys took that to heart. We defended them better, rebounded better, and were a lot more aggressive.”

Kyle VanBoeyen had eight of his 13 points in the first quarter for Lewiston (6-4). Donaven Santana scored a game-high 31 points for the Bengals, and Cody McKenzie added 17.

Lakeland plays host to Priest River on Friday.

Lakeland 10 12 13 25 — 60

Lewiston 21 17 9 21 — 68

LAKELAND — Taylor 0, Zubaly 2, Johnson 9, Knight 12, Vahey 12, Davis 7, Skalskiy 8, Neilson 2, Haaland 8.

LEWISTON — McKenzie 17, Chapman 0, Wallace 1, Wilson 3, Ruddell 2, Santana 31, Forsman 0, VanBoeyen 13.

St. Maries 46

Genesee 24

ST. MARIES — Jackson Pritchard scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, as the host Lumberjacks jumped out to a 27-13 halftime lead en route to the nonleague victory over the Bulldogs.

Pritchard hit 4 of 7 3-point attempts in the first half for St. Maries (6-1), and finished 5 of 11 from behind the arc.

Glover Buell added 13 points and six rebounds for the Lumberjacks. Kaden Hammond had four steals, Kevin Duffield three assists.

“I thought our defense was a lot better tonight,” St. Maries coach Bryan Chase said. “Genesee is like a football team — a bunch of big, strong brutes. I thought we rebounded hard; we didn’t back down at all.”

Jeffrey Waisanen scored 15 points for Genesee.

St. Maries opens Central Idaho League play Saturday at Grangeville.

Genesee 5 8 5 6 — 24

St. Maries 12 15 8 11 — 46

GENESEE — Lindquist 0, Moser 0, Carter 2, Spence 0, Becker 0, Waisanen 15, Vestal 0, Woods 0, Allen 2, Stout 5, Sperber 0.

ST. MARIES — Gibson 2, Basset 0, Duffield 0, Green 0, Sands 2, Pritchard 18, Hill 3, Buell 13, Hammond 2, Howard 6.

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N.I. Christian, ppd.

COEUR d’ALENE — The Mountain Christian League game at Holy Family Catholic School was postponed.

No makeup date was announced.

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