(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Kettle Falls rolls to win
The Kettle Falls Bulldogs got a game-high 26 points from Matthew Thompson to lead them to an easy 60-36 win over Curlew on Tuesday.
Thompson and the Bulldogs rolled out to a big 18 point lead by the end of the first half and kept their foot on the gas through the third in order to secure the win over an outmatched Cougars team.
Cade McKern scored another 9 points and Braylen Pfeffer added 8 for the Bulldogs (6-4, 1-2) to aid in the win. Kettle Falls goes on the road to take on Northwest Christian Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.
Colville can’t overcome slow start
A good second half wasn’t enough for Colville to overcome a large Lakeside lead on Tueday giving the Eagles a 76-53 win over the Indians.
Lakeside took advantage of a sluggish Colville offense in the first half to put together a 47-22 lead. Colville played much better after the break, outscoring Lakeside in the final two periods, but the Indians were unable to close the gap much despite the more spirited play.
Jory Dotts had 21 points and Makennon Floener scored 10 to lead Colville (3-9, 0-4) on the night. Colville will host Riverside in their next game Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Springdale tops Inchelium
Springdale put the finishing touches on a win over Inchelium with a strong fourth quarter finish Tuesday to secure a 56-44 win over the Hornets.
The Chargers methodically built up their lead through the first three quarters by outscoring Inchelium by a score in each to enter the fourth with a 39-34 lead. Springdale pulled away in the fourth behind Noah Howder’s game-leading 16 points to more than double their lead and get the win.
Avery Kitt added another 10 points in the game for Springdale (4-7), who will travel to take on Valley Christian on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Hunters falls on road
Hunters had a tough go on the road Tuesday night when they took on Cusick, struggling to find an offensive rhythm and dropping the game to the Panthers 79-20.
The Lions found themselves down by just six after the first quarter and looked poised to play a tough Cusick squad hard all night, but the Panthers made adjustments in the second and turned the game on its head to run away with the win.
Trey Young was the leading scorer for Hunters (2-8, 0-6) with 10 points on the night. The Lions host Selkirk in their next game Jan. 17 tipping off at 7:30 p.m.