As of Tuesday, February 23, 2016
With state seeds at stake, boys basketball tournaments are set to continue this week.
Maniacs maul Dawgs
TROY — Grangeville’s District I-II tournament opened with a Monday night shocker, as Orofino turned the tables on the Bulldogs.
Grangeville had beaten the Maniacs twice by an average of 11 per game, but Orofino unloaded six treys in a 58-39 blowout Feb. 22.
Grangeville got double-digits from Dylan Canaday (11 points).
The tournament schedule afforded no time to regroup: all teams were set to play the next night, Feb. 23.
LEWISTON — Clearwater Valley gave the Pirates a scare last Friday, Feb. 19, but a 48-37 win at the LCSC Activity Center secured Prairie a state tournament berth.
While CV’s Grant Wallace (12 points) led all scorers, Prairie outscored the Rams 18-8 during the pivotal third quarter. Terran Peery paced PHS with 10 points.
Prairie will play Lapwai for the district title at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, Feb. 26.
Clearwater Valley held off Kamiah 65-56 in a loser-out battle Feb. 22. The lead changed seven times during the second quarter, lastly on a Tanner Coons three just before halftime; CV led 26-25, and extended it to 11.
CV’s path to state now goes through Genesee at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at LCSC and two regional playoffs.
Patriots play tonight
LEWISTON — Summit will play Deary at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 24, at LCSC.