PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tonkin, Soumas lead Timberlake past Lakeland

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RATHDRUM — McKeeley Tonkin scored 19 points and Taryn Soumas added 17 as the visiting Timberlake Tigers broke on top early en route to a 55-41 victory over the Lakeland Hawks in nonleague play Tuesday night at Hawk Court.

“We just had a hard time with dribble penetration,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “They made some pretty tough shots look easy. Their two guards, Tonkin and Soumas, are just tough off the dribble, so you’re kind of picking your poison, staying with the posts or helping.

Brooke Jessen added 14 points for Timberlake (9-1)

“We saw some good things there,” Seymour said. “I think some of us realized at the end we were capable of making it a closer game than it was.”

Lauryn Cooper hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points and five rebounds for Lakeland (4-5).

“Lauryn Cooper shot the ball well,” Seymour said. “She’s been passing more than shooting, which we’ve asked her to, and a couple days ago we said we need for you to score some more points, and I thought she competed well.”

Katy Ryan added 10 points and six rebounds for Lakeland.

On Friday, Timberlake plays host to Sandpoint, and Lakeland is home vs. Bonners Ferry.

Timberlake 15 14 18 8 — 55

Lakeland 7 9 14 11 — 41

TIMBERLAKE — Tonkin 19, Soumas 17, Hammond 0, Carhart 0, Jessen 14, Willis 5, Suko 0, Kronenberg 0, Sande 0.

LAKELAND — Boyer 0, Cooper 12, Kime 0, Elpers 4, Loutzenhiser 7, Kirk 4, Ryan 10, Pruitt 2, Neff 2.

Clarkston 58

Post Falls 44

POST FALLS — Ashlyn Wallace scored 30 points for the Bantams, who pulled away in the fourth quarter to top the Trojans in a nonleague game at The Arena.

“We played pretty well at times, then we’d have a spurt of three or four turnovers,” Post Falls coach Marc Allert said. “We came back and took the lead in the third quarter, then had a series of turnovers that just killed us. Clarkston did a good job. They forced us into some stuff and capitalized on it.”

Sandy Faulkner scored 11 points and Ali Carpenter added 10 for Post Falls (2-8), which opens 5A Inland Empire League play at Lake City on Thursday.

Clarkston 8 24 7 19 — 58

Post Falls 13 13 13 5 — 44

CLARKSTON — Wallace 30, Jackson 11, Pickett 5, Hill 0, Sobotta 6, Johnson 4, Henry 2.

POST FALLS — Johnson 0, Blake 4, Gardiner 4, Gleaves 8, Smith 0, LaFountaine 2, Faulkner 11, Lovett 5, Carpenter 10.

Lakeside 53

Kootenai 9

HARRISON FLATS — Glory Olson scored 10 points and 11 Knights scored in a victory over the host Warriors in the North Star League opener for both teams.

“Offensively, they executed well,” Kootenai coach Doug Napierala said of Lakeside (3-6). “Defensively, they had high ball pressure that we didn’t handle well early in the game. Defensively, I thought we played a pretty good game; we just have our struggles against pressure.”

Lakeside returns to action Dec. 27-28 at the Wellpinit (Wash.) Holiday Tournament.

Jacey Grange had seven rebounds for Kootenai (0-4), which returns to action Jan. 4 at home vs. Wallace.

Lakeside 17 10 21 5 — 53

Kootenai 0 6 2 1 — 9

LAKESIDE — Daniels 2, J. Holt 3, Twoteeth 8, S. Pakootas 2, SiJohn 2, Olson 10, Adrian 8, T. Pakootas 8, Bybee 0, Peters 6, Marchand 0, A. Holt 3, Hendrickx 1.

KOOTENAI — Ducommun 0, Maitland 2, Addington 0, Thaut 1, Wine 2, Tiller 2, Grange 2.

N.I. Christian 61

Kootenai Thunder 36

COEUR d’ALENE — Savannah Seeley scored 28 points, a school record, to lead the Royals past Kootenai Thunder in a Mountain Christian League game at Holy Family Catholic School.

Imelda Bresee had 24 points, 19 rebounds, nine blocked shots and six steals for North Idaho Christian (7-2, 3-0 MCL), which plays The Oaks on Thursday in Spokane Valley.

Libby Koch scored 16 points for Kootenai Thunder.

Kootenai Thunder 7 7 14 8 — 36

N.I. Christian 16 14 12 19 — 61

KOOTENAI THUNDER — Osman 7, H. Jones 1, McCarthur 2, Barnhart 2, T. Jones 4, Ditts 4, Koch 16.

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — Monaghan 0, Choi 0, Whiteman 0, Ward 6, Malinauskas 3, Bresee 24, Seeley 28.

Pullman Christian 61

Christian Center 48

SPOKANE VALLEY — Rebekah Cashen scored 18 points and Cece Kramer added 10 for the Lions in a loss to the Eagles in Mountain Christian League play at the Spokane Fitness Center.

Christian Center School (2-2, 2-2 MCL) plays Classical Christian on Friday at the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake.

Pull Christian 11 21 17 12 — 61

Chr. Center 9 12 12 15 — 48

PULLMAN CHRISTIAN — F. Berg 13, Shaffer 9, Ab. Goetz 11, J. Berg 15, T. Yokum 2, An. Goetz 6, P. Bergland 0, K. Cummings 2, Al. Goetz 0, A. Combs 3.

CHRISTIAN CENTER — Williams 4, Taylor 0, M. Cashen 6, Kramer 10, M. Epkey 6, N. Epkey 4, R. Cashen 18.

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