As of Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Boys basketball schedule/results
Summit 65, Highland 40
Kamiah 41, Troy 40
Prairie 66, Potlatch 35
Salmon River 57, Tri-Valley 47
Girls basketball schedule/results
Genesee 54, Grangeville 46
Potlatch 54, Clearwater Valley 17
Salmon River 55, Tri-Valley 24
(Check back later for results. To report a score, text 208-507-0675, Facebook us, or e-mail us. Complete score sheets received by 10 p.m. will be written up tonight.)
WHERE WE'LL BE
CRAIGMONT - It's the final home game for Summit's seniors, but it'll be home-away-from-home at Highland High School, where the Patriots will take on a Huskies squad they've beaten once already. Summit won the previous meeting 59-38.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
At Troy, the Kamiah boys still have hope of climbing out of sixth place in the Whitepine League. The WPL's No. 6 and No. 7 seeds will have to play an extra game in the district tournament, so tonight's contest looms large for both squads. Troy beat the Kubs 61-52 earlier this month in Kamiah.
At Potlatch, the Prairie boys' rematch with the Loggers will precede a girls' district play-in game between the Clearwater Valley and Potlatch girls. The Prairie boys beat Potlatch 70-40 earlier this month. The CV girls lost to Potlatch twice during the regular season by an average of about 40 points per game.
At Tri-Valley, the Salmon River boys will be looking to avenge a 43-39 loss to the Titans delivered to them on their home floor earlier this month. Not only was the previous meeting closely-contested; it set Tri-Valley ahead of the Savages in the Long Pin Conference standings. The Salmon River girls beat Tri-Valley 64-35 during the previous meeting and have since then tightened their grip on second place in the league standings. A Tri-Valley win would leave the Titans still in third place, but would knock the Savages out of a first-place tie with Council on the last day of the regular season.
MORE TO SEE
In wrestling action, local teams are competing at the North Idaho Rumble in Coeur d'Alene.
Anderson rumbles to fourth at North Idaho tournament
COEUR D'ALENE - Clearwater Valley's Ian Anderson reached the 160-pound semifinals and placed fourth among 21 wrestlers in his weight class at the North Idaho Rumble. He was knocked out of the championship bracket by Drake Ferguson of West Valley. Anderson, still in the running for third place, was to face Coleton Kazmierczak of Post Falls. Anderson advanced to the third place match by way of forfeit. Tyler Presser of Sanpoint beat Anderson 5-2 in the third place match, taking the lead with an escape followed by a takedown.
In the running for third at 220, Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth defeated Moscow's Adam Wallace 5-4. After falling behind 3-2 on an early takedown and escape, Wassmuth took the lead with a reversal and a near fall. Wallace escaped, but Wassmuth held on to beat him by decision. Taylor Ogaard of Mountain Home then sent Wassmuth to the fifth place match with a 7-2 decision. Wassmuth finished sixth.
The tournament featured 237 participants and 19 teams.
Krogh, Chmelik carry Summit past Highland
CRAIGMONT - The Summit boys won in a walkover, 65-40, on the strength of Tyler Krogh's 21 points and Patrick Chmelik's 14. Those two scored the first baskets of the contest, with Chmelik tallying first on a second-chance look at a layup and Krogh draining a mid-range jumper a moment later.
"We have some improving to do," Patriots coach Ron Frei said of his team, "but they did a good job tonight. Highland usually shoots a lot of threes, but we kept enough pressure on them they weren't making them like they usually do."
Summit has locked in the top seed for the district tournament, as the Patriots stand as the only Whitepine League lower division unbeaten, with a 10-0 record that already includes a sweep of second place Kendrick.
"But the district tournament is a whole new season," Frei said. "It's a whole new ballgame."
The Patriots will play Lapwai and Logos before the end of the regular season. The district tournament opens Feb. 22.
Salmon River kiboshes Tri-Valley
CAMBRIDGE - The Salmon River girls saw Maddy Tucker hit a new high -- 37 points -- in a 55-24 win over Tri-Valley. With six twos, six threes and a couple of free throws, Tucker's Savages led their regular season finale by 26 at halftime and played every player on the roster. The 1AD2 District III tournament is set to open at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in McCall, though the Savages are assured of a first-round bye as one of the top two seeds. Therefore, the Salmon River girl's next game fall on Feb. 6 at McCall, against an opponent to be determined.
Details on Friday's games are here.
Tuesday's scores are here.