Hunters notches league win…
Hunters used the homecourt to their advantage on Saturday, getting a win over the visiting Republic Tigers 58-48.
The win marked the Lions (3-10, 2-6) third on the season and second in league play, while keeping Republic (0-13, 0-6) winless on the season. Hunters built up a 10 point lead by the half and traded quarters with the Tigers in the second half to hold on for the win by the same margin.
Ryan Reynolds knocked down six threes on his way to a team high 24 points for Hunters. Lucas Larsen was the high scorer for Republic with 16 points. Hunters next game is Jan. 15 when they take on Almira-Coulee-Hartline on the road. Gametime starts at 7:30 p.m.
Wellpinit takes down Hornets
Wellpinit got a big, and much needed, home league win Saturday when they knocked off Inchelium 81-71.
Both offenses came ready to play in the game, but Wellpinit’s (6-8, 3-3) had just a bit more firepower than Inchelium (7-4, 5-1). The Redskins outscored the Hornets in every quarter, but it was the third, where they opened the lead up with a 23-16 quarter, that propelled Wellpinit to the win.
Brendan Andrew paved the way for Wellpinit with 27 points, also a game high for both teams, and Kobe Stearns pitched in 16. Inchelium got 21 from Brenton Swan to lead the team. Wellpinit takes on Hunters on the road Jan. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Kettle Falls drops close one
Kettle Falls fell behind early at home and couldn’t get out of the hole, losing a tough one to Northwest Christian 61-57.
The Crusaders (10-4, 4-1) jumped out to an 8 point lead in the opening period and fought to hang onto that lead as the Bulldogs (7-8, 2-3) worked to chip away at it throughout, coming up just short. Cade McKern put in 19 points for the Bulldogs and got help from Matt Thompson’s 14 and Charlie Andrews’ 11.
The Crusaders were led by the 17 points of Jake Gray. Kettle Falls now looks to a road matchup with Wilbur-Creston Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Northport loses on the road
Norhtport ran into a buzzsaw on the road in league play when they faced off with Almira-Coulee-Hartline, taking the road loss 72-27.
The Mustangs (1-13, 1-7) struggled on both offense and defense as they tried to contain the Warriors (9-3, 4-2). The Warriors put up 21, 22, and 21 points in the first three quarters while holding the Mustangs to just 21 points over that same span before letting their foot off the pedal in the fourth.
Northport was led in scoring by Trenton Baribault with 16 points. Almira-Coulee-Hartline got 17 points from Reece Isaak to lead the team. Northport will go to Curlew for their next matchup Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.