Grangeville 65, Charter 20
COEUR D’ALENE — Josh Dame hit six field goals including a trey to pace the Grangeville boys past Central Idaho League foe Charter last Saturday, Jan. 4. Dame’s 13 points, combined with fellow senior Jasper Sabatino’s 11, were more than enough on a night of dominant defense by the Bulldogs.
While strangling Charter’s offense — never ceding a double-digit frame and holding the Panthers to a bare two during the third quarter — Grangeville distributed at least one point apiece to each of the squad’s 11 young men.
While spreading the ball around, the Bulldogs outpaced Charter 46-13 after opening up a 29-7 first quarter lead.
Up next, Grangeville (5-2 overall, 2-0 league) will host Prairie at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. The Bulldogs will host Parma at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.
G’ville girls top Charter, lead league
COEUR D’ALENE — Having turned depleted longtime rival Kamiah over to the JV squad this season, the Grangeville varsity girls ended their 12-day winter hiatus with a 33-21 triumph over Central Idaho League foe Coeur d’Alene Charter last Saturday, Jan. 4.
The Bulldogs stayed undefeated in the league despite shooting poorly, as senior Chantel Key put in 10 points on four baskets, including a three-pointer.
Last Friday night, Jan. 3, the Grangeville JV squad evened the season series against the KHS varsity by pressuring the Kubs relentlessly on a night Kamiah had few substitutes available.
Up next, Grangeville (9-2 overall, 3-0 league) will host Prairie on Friday night, Jan. 10.
Clearwater Valley 42, Troy 38 (girls)
TROY — Junior Felicia Reuben piled up 19 points as Clearwater Valley stayed within striking distance of host Troy last Saturday, Jan. 4, and sophomore Shaylynn Gutzman came up with four points on four steals during the final frame as CV surged to victory with a 17-point fourth quarter.
Raelynn Schlieper kicked in 10 points for the Rams, who converted 25 free throws during the contest. Troy was whistled 24 in the contest, but carried a 31-25 lead into the fourth before sending the Rams marching to the foul line.
Reuben hit 12 of 16 chances, including one in the final minute. Mika Charley also converted one to tie before Gutzman sank a pair to win it.
Up next, Clearwater Valley (6-5 overall, 4-3 Whitepine League) has a home game against Timberline Jan. 7 and will visit league powerhouses Genesee Jan. 11 and Prairie Jan. 14.
Troy 53, Clearwater Valley 25 (boys)
TROY — The Trojans defended their home floor in a league game last Saturday, Jan. 4 — and then some.
The Troy boys doubled up visiting Clearwater Valley while clamping down on the Rams’ secondary scorers.
Senior Hahots Shebala paced CV with 10 points and classmate Jake Farmer tacked on seven — with their total off-setting a big night by Troy’s Cody Self (17 points). But Troy’s depth showed in the lines posted by Taylor Malm and Kellen Hoskins, who combined for 24.
Up next for CV (2-5, 1-3) is a non-league home game against Timberline Thursday night, Jan. 9, followed by a league road game at Potlatch Friday night. The Rams are set to host Summit on Tuesday night, Jan. 14.