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Grangeville scores a ‘W’ at McCall


Paige Lindsley's three-pointer early in the first quarter marked the GHS girls' first field goal of the season, and it lifted the Bulldogs within six points. The Bulldogs closed within five on a hoop by McKenzie Kennedy off a pass from Sophia Bush, but Lapwai's lead grew to eight by the end of the quarter and to 12 by halftime. During the third quarter, A Bush steal led to a Lindsley layup -- and Lapwai responded with a 21-0 run and won going away, 67-35. Pictured, Lindsley tallies two of her team-high 13 points.

GRANGEVILLE — Having been on the other end of a stifling defense during a 67-35 loss on opening night, the Bulldogs took the run of play to their second opponent. GHS torched McCall 54-29, with guard Paige Lindsley tallying a couple of three-pointers on the way to 11 points, which post JaKaili Norman matched mainly in the paint.

Colby Canaday also totaled double-digits against McCall, with 10.

Grangeville (1-1) played Prairie on Tuesday night, Nov. 22, with the Idaho County Shootout — which will double as the boys’ season opener — looming.

On Dec. 3, Prairie and Grangeville will play their annual rivalry games with the girls at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow at GHS.

Salmon River 72, Highland 37

CRAIGMONT — Salmon River opened with a road win behind four double-digit scorers: Maddy Tucker (21 points), Chevelle Shepherd (19), Sarah Laritz (16) and Payton Branstetter (13).

“The girls played hard,” Savages coach Paula Tucker said. “We have a lot of fine-tuning to do, but it was nice to have four players in double figures first game out.”

Salmon River’s strong start continued with a 66-40 win over Orofino Nov. 17, during which Shepherd scored 30, Tucker scored 12, Laritz scored 11 and Branstetter caught 10 rebounds.

Salmon River (2-0) played Lapwai on Nov. 22 and is set to return from the Thanksgiving break Dec. 1 at Orofino, where both the girls and the boys will take the court. The SRHS boys open Nov. 29 at Highland.

Kamiah 33, Kendrick 32

KAMIAH — Kati Wilkins scored the last basket and banked the first Kubs win of the season. Chynna Wilcox scored 11 for Kamiah, which led 20-15 at halftime but fell behind on a three-pointer with 15 seconds left, according to the Lewiston Tribune. Wilkins answered with a hoop off the offensive glass, which proved the game-winner.

Later in the week, Troy beat Kamiah 45-12 and Potlatch clipped the Kubs 51-37.

Against Troy, KHS was undone by the Trojans’ press as well as tall tower Abbey Blum, who totaled 16 points. Chynna Wilcox led the Kubs in scoring with six.

Kamiah (1-2, 0-2 Whitepine League) played at Highland on Tuesday night, Nov. 22, and is set to host Orofino Nov. 28.

Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, the KHS girls and boys will visit Clearwater Valley for the annual Upriver Rampage rivalry games, which will double as the KHS boys’ season opener.

Lapwai clips Rams

LAPWAI — The Wildcats made quick work of the Rams last Friday night, Nov. 18, with a 37-4 run during the first quarter mushrooming into a 93-14 final.

At home earlier in the week against Nezperce, Clearwater Valley struck first with senior Torrie Pfefferkorn notching the first points of the season. Alicia Reuben leveled the score at 4-4 about three minutes into the contest, but Nezperce scored the next three baskets and won going away, 57-28.

Clearwater Valley (0-2, 0-1 Whitepine League) played at Kendrick Tuesday night, Nov. 22, and is set to host Kamiah for the Upriver Rampage on Nov. 29, which will mark the boys team’s second game. The boys are set to open at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at Nezperce.

Summit opens Nov. 29

The Summit girls are scheduled to open on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Highland, with games against Kendrick and Timberline to follow early in December. No boys basketball games are scheduled.


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