Spartans drop district opener to Timberlake

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  • (Photo by JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Senior guard Dylan Johnson gets to the rim as Sandpoint’s Cade Vernon tries to defense. The Spartans hosted Kellogg on Tuesday night in their regular season finale.

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    (Photo by JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Freshman Haylie Pierson drives to the rim in earlier season action for the Spartans, whose season came to an end recently.

  • (Photo by JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Senior guard Dylan Johnson gets to the rim as Sandpoint’s Cade Vernon tries to defense. The Spartans hosted Kellogg on Tuesday night in their regular season finale.

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    (Photo by JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Freshman Haylie Pierson drives to the rim in earlier season action for the Spartans, whose season came to an end recently.

COEUR d’ALENE — McKeeley Tonkin scored 14 points and 11 players scored as the top-seeded Timberlake Tigers beat the fourth-seeded Priest River Spartans 75-20 in the first round of the 3A District 1 girls basketball tournament Monday at North Idaho College’s Rolly Williams Court.

Defending champion Timberlake (18-3) is ranked No. 2 in the state.

Priest River (4-17) will face second-seeded Bonners Ferry (16-5) on Wednesday at 4:30 at NIC in a loser-out game.

Jasmine Martin led Priest River with nine points.

Priest River 4 0 13 3 — 20

Timberlake 23 28 16 8 — 75

PRIEST RIVER — Kren 2, Rusho 0, Brown 0, Fink 8, Fitzmorris 0, Martinez 0, Jo. Martin 0, Minish 0, Ja. Martin 9.

TIMBERLAKE — Tonkin 14, Starr 10, Hammond 0, Kelley 13, Suko 3, Soumas 6, Bronson 0, Carhart 0, Jessen 9, Bremer 7, Allen 2, Linehan 0, Jezek 7, Willis 2, Kronenberg 2.

n Spartans season

ends with loss to Badgers

COEUR d’ALENE — Miranda Wenk scored 19 points with 10 rebounds to lead the No. 2 seed Badgers (17-5) past the No. 4 seed Spartans (4-18) by the score of 70-22 in a district loser-out game at North Idaho College.

It was a rebuilding year for the young Spartans, who will return a host of players with varsity experience next season.

Priest River 3 10 4 5 — 22

Bonners Ferry 22 16 26 6 — 70

PRIEST RIVER — Fink 7, Fitzmorris 2, Kren 3, Martin 2, Martinez 4, Minish 2, Rusho 0, Palfrey 2, J.Martin 0, Meek 0, Hegel 0.

BONNERS FERRY — B.Blackmore 1, Skeen 10, Pluid 9, Villele 1, Wenk 19, Burt 0, Bateman 15, Ansley 8, Liermann 3, Ram 5, Jackson 0, E.Blackmore 0.

n ALL-INTERMOUNTAIN LEAGUE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Coach of the Year — Matt Miller, Timberlake High School.

MVP — Shelby Starr, sr., Timberlake

McKeeley Tonkin, jr., Timberlake; Lilly Kelley, sr., Timberlake; Taryn Soumas, fr., Timberlake; Brooke Jessen, fr., Timberlake; Kaylee Jezek, sr., Timberlake; Miranda Wenk, sr., Bonners Ferry; Kadi Bateman, sr., Bonners Ferry; Kassy Skeen, sr., Bonners Ferry; Kaili Cates, sr., Kellogg.

n Spartan boys fall to NIC

PRIEST RIVER — Garrett White had 32 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots as the North Idaho Christian Royals beat the Spartans 69-45 in nonleague boys basketball recently in Priest River.

Cross Pilgrim had 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds for North Idaho Christian (25-1), a beast in the Mountain Christian League.

Sophomore guard Caden Brennan scored 19 points for Priest River (2-16).

N.I. Christian 15 17 14 23 — 69

Priest River 15 4 14 12 — 45

NORTH IDAHO CHRISTIAN — D. Kelly 2, P. Connelly 3, Winde 2, C. Pilgrim 20, Holmes 5, Thoresness 2, J. Kelly 2, W. Pilgrim 1, White 32.

PRIEST RIVER — K. Hagel 4, O’Brien 0, Johnson 11, Downs 7, McCracken 0, Brennan 19, Salesky 0, Glazier 4, Thompson 0.

n Wildcats topple Spartans

KELLOGG — Chase Jerome scored 19 points for the Wildcats in a 62-38 Intermountain League win over the Spartans at Andrews Gymnasium.

Brennan Atkins scored 13 points for Kellogg (13-3, 4-0 IML).

Keegan Hegel and Caden Brennan scored 10 points each for Priest River (2-17, 0-5).

Priest River 5 7 12 14 — 38

Kellogg 13 13 17 19 — 62

PRIEST RIVER — Hegel 10, O’Brien 5, Johnson 9, Downs 0, McCracken 0, Brennan 10, Salesky 0, Glazier 4.

KELLOGG — Gibbons 6, Samuelson 2, Jerome 19, Atkins 13, Mueller 4, Bumgardner 0, Nearing 6, Jennings 0, Finlay 0, Morgan 9, Luna 3.

n Spartan grapplers sixth at Bonners Ferry tourney

BONNERS FERRY — Aaron Reyes pinned his Post Falls opponent in the second round, claiming the lone title for the Spartans at 220 pounds at the recent Bonners Ferry Invitational.

Lakeland, with a mix of varsity and JV wrestlers, finished with seven champions to run away with the team title.

Riley DeMent lost a tough 6-5 decision in the 138 pound final, and Larry Naccarato was second at 145 for the Spartans, who turn their attention to the upcoming district tournament on Feb. 17 at Lakeland High School.

TEAM SCORES — 1, Lakeland 196.5. 2, Post Falls 149.5. 3, Bonners Ferry 125.5. 4, Lake City 111. 5, St. Maries 95. 6, Priest River 63. 7, Kellogg 50.5. 8, Wallace 18. 9, Timberlake 9.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

98 — Braxton Mason, Post Falls, d. Caden Hess, Lake City, by forfeit. 106 — Evan Barajas, Bonners Ferry, d. Austin McKinnon, Wallace, 8-4. 113 — Chandler Axtell, Lakeland, p. Sam Martin, St. Maries, 1:24. 120 — Riley Siegford, Lakeland, p. Ethan Miller, Post Falls, 3:08. 126 — Nicholas McLeod, Post Falls, p. Juddson Hall, Kellogg, 1:47. 132 — Luke Hellem, Lakeland, d. Jesse Campbell, Kellogg, 2-1. 138 — Ryan Quimby, Lakeland, d. Riley DeMent, Priest River, 6-5. 145 — Cage Hendry, Lakeland, d. Larry Naccarato, Priest River, 9-7. 152 — Wyatt Shelly, Post Falls, d. Logan Siegford, Lakeland, 6-1. 160 — Logan Kelley, Lakeland, d. Jesse Sandelin, Bonners Ferry, 6-4. 170 — Curtis Johnson, Lakeland, d. Zane Monaghan, Lake City, 9-2. 182 — Chad Dickerson, St. Maries, p. Henry Wester, Lake City, 1:16. 195 — Gabe See, Bonners Ferry, p. Connor Dremann, Lake City, 4:00. 220 — Aaron Reyes, Priest River, p. Quin Bennett, Post Falls, 3:20. 285 — Terran Sharbrough, Post Falls, p. Owen Hughes, Lake City, 3:50.

THIRD-FOURTH PLACE

98 — Dakota Eixenberger, Kellogg, d. Austin Madden, Bonners Ferry, 7-5. 106 — Brelane Huber, Post Falls, p. Logan Carrick, Post Falls, 4:18. 113 — Tyler Beazer, Bonners Ferry, d. Devine Hill, Post Falls, 1-0. 120 — Brandon Downs, Priest River, d. Devin Sorrell, Lake City, 5-4. 126 — Trysten Lockridge, St. Maries, d. Torrence Estes, Post Falls, 8-6. 132 — Chad Maas, Bonners Ferry, d. Tristan Shaw, Post Falls, 2-1. 138 — Hayden Villa, St. Maries, d. Mathew Whitcomb, Lake City, 5-3. 145 — Shaun Anderson, St. Maries, d. Aric Fortin, Lake City, 4-2. 152 — Colton Boettcher, Lakeland, p. Gabe Wilson, Lake City, 4:17. 160 — Wyatt Gatten, Lakeland, d. Caden Hall, St. Maries, 8-6.

170 — Hank Steele, Lakeland, p. Jessie Bradley, Bonners Ferry, 1:28. 182 — Hunter Oles, Lakeland, md. Taiga DeLeon, Bonners Ferry, 8-0. 195 — Hayden Berger, Lakeland, d. Mahlon Clark, Lake City, 6-3. 220 — Lucas Gardner, Lakeland, md. Shayne Walker, Bonners Ferry, 10-1. 285 — Sam Feusier, Lakeland, p. Johnny Sullivan, Lakeland, :54.

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