Jake Bruner (25 points), Terran Peery (17) and Calvin Hinkelman (10) lifted the visiting Pirates to a 74-59 win over Grangeville on the last night of their regular season. The Bulldogs will wrap up on Tuesday night at Orofino.
The Grangeville girls will take on St. Maries with the Central Idaho League's district title and a state tournament berth at stake.
The Salmon River boys have a chance to climb the Long Pin Conference standings with Council in town on senior night.
The KHS seniors celebrated their final home game with a win over Grangeville, 53-47, on the strength of 16 points from junior Garrison Bretz and 14 from senior Parker Whipple. But no basket drew a louder cheer than the announcement that Lars Kludt -- who has been sidelined throughout this basketball season -- would start.
Even with 30 points from their two top scorers balancing away the whole of the Lumberjacks' total, the Grangeville girls needed key hoops from Paige Lindsley, Chloe Dame and Abi Stowell to pull off their most important win yet. The GHS girls beat St. Maries 36-30 on a night Hailey Sullivan (17 points) and McKenzie Kennedy (13) delivered their typically outstanding output, but with a 25-25 tie persisting deep into the fourth quarter, Grangeville needed another player to step up.
Prairie girls lock up state tournament berth
After the Salmon River boys take on non-league Sho-Ban tonight, they'll have two regular season games remaining, both against teams at the top of the Long Pin Conference standings.
It's senior night for the Bulldogs, and at 6 p.m. the GHS girls are hosting Moscow, which won the first meeting of the teams 44-9 in January.
Kamiah girls to meet Troy for district b-ball tournament opener
At the Lewis-Clark Activity Center in Lewiston, the No. 5 seeded Kamiah girls will face No. 4 Troy in the first round of the 1AD1 District II girls basketball tournament, which will send two Whitepine League teams to state, and possibly three.
The Grangeville girls outpaced and ultimately outscored Orofino 66-39 behind McKenzie Kennedy's 19-point night.
The state basketball tournaments are just around the corner, but local contenders will first face the winnowing wind of their respective district tournaments.
With more than two weeks left in the regular season, the Summit boys have locked up the No. 1 seed for their district tournament.
The Bulldogs - both boys and girls - romped visiting Coeur d'Alene Charter, with the GHS boys rolling 66-38 and the girls cruising 60-20.
Starting with a win over Prairie in December, Lapwai boys have held the Whitepine League's top seed wire-to-wire, and nobody else in the league has been close. There is only one league team the Wildcats have yet to play: Kamiah, 2-5 in the WPL, has the first of its home-and-home with the Wildcats tonight.
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