Silver Valley Sports Recap: Dec. 26-Jan.1
Kellogg’s Maddie Cheney pushes the basketball in transition for the Wildcats during their loss to Pendleton at the Avista Holiday Tournament last week.
Photo by JOSH McDONALD
KELLOGG BOYS BASKETBALL
Lewiston 61, Kellogg 29
LEWISTON — The Wildcats struggled to score against the 5A Bengals in the opening round of the Avista Holiday Tournament. No further stats or information were available.
Moscow 60, Kellogg 48
LEWISTON — Riply Luna had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who battled back from an early hole, but fell to the Bears in a consolation game in the Avista Holiday Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College.
Dylan Rehder had four 3-pointers in the first half, three in the first quarter for Moscow, which led 24-13 after the first quarter.
“We didn’t come out with the urgency that we needed on defense and they were hitting transition shots,” Kellogg coach Mike Martin said. “We played them even in the final three quarters, but they kind of blew it open in the first few minutes of the second half.”
Kellogg used a 16-0 run to cut the deficit to five late in the third.
Kolby Luna had 12 points and eight rebounds for Kellogg.
Ian Hillman scored 20 points for Moscow.
Moscow 24 11 15 10 — 60
Kellogg 13 12 14 9 — 48
MOSCOW — Wilson 8, Asatchao 2, Rehder 15, Abendroth 4, Williams 3, C. Skinner 4, Z. Skinner 4, Hillman 20.
KELLOGG — Miller 7, Whatcott 3, R. Luna 20, K. Luna 12, Maciosek 2, O’Neill 2, Hendrix 0, Taylor 2.
Kellogg 65, Prairie 30
LEWISTON — The Wildcats (5-3) beat the Pirates to capture the seventh-place game of the Avista Winter Classic at Lewis-Clark State College.
Riply Luna led the Wildcats with 23 points.
Kellogg hosts St. Maries on Jan. 12.
KELLOGG GIRLS BASKETBALL
Lewiston 54, Kellogg 28
LEWISTON — The Bengals got off to a quick start against the Lady Wildcats in the opening round of the Avista Holiday Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College. No other stats or info was available.
Moscow 58, Kellogg 39
LEWISTON — The ‘Cats rallied from a double digit deficit to pull within striking distance of the 4A Bears, but Moscow had one final run in them to put Kellogg away.
No other stats or information were available.
Pendleton 52, Kellogg 49
CLARKSTON — Kellogg had a chance to send the game into overtime, but were unable to get a clean look at the basket in the seventh place game of the Avista Holiday Tournament.
The Wildcats and Buckaroos traded baskets (and fouls) for much of the game, but late in the fourth quarter Pendleton was able to stretch their lead to 10 points.
Kellogg clawed their way back into the game, but were unable to keep the offensive momentum going on their final possession.
No stats were available.
Central Idaho League Duals
The Wildcats knocked off league rivals Grangeville and Priest River before dispatching Clearwater Valley in the championship.
“I thought we underestimated Grangeville in the quarterfinals and they really gave us a challenge,” Kellogg head coach Scott Miller said. “We did respond the rest of the night against Priest River and Clearwater Valley and wrestled better as the night went on. We're pleased that we won the event and take pride in being the Central Idaho League champions, but we also know we have a lot of season left to go and look forward to the challenges that await us.”
Wildcats Chase Scribner (106), Ricky Haralson (120), Kolter Wood (126), Jaeger Hall (132), Brady Vergobbi (152), and Ramsey Rainio (170) all finished undefeated at the event to pace Kellogg’s scoring.
Quarterfinals: Kellogg 51, Grangeville 33
Semifinals: Kellogg 57, Priest River 26
Championship: Kellogg 52, Clearwater Valley 33
• Clearwater Valley
• St. Maries
• Priest River
Chad E. Ross Tournament
Kellogg’s Kolter Wood won the 126-pound title and the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler award and the Wildcats finished second as a team.
Wood was one of four varsity wrestlers from Kellogg to bring home a championship - but missed the team title by a narrow eight points.
“We got off to a slow start but got better as the day went on,” head coach Scott Miller said. “As a team we just kind of hung around which put us in the running at the end of the tournament. Our team did a good job of wrestling in the consolations, understanding that each of those matches are important, and finding ways to win those matches, get pins, and keep advancing. Overall, a good tournament performance for us.”
Along with Wood, Jaeger Hall (132), Chase Scribner (106), and Izzy Davis (girls 132) won their weight classes, but had 14 wrestlers find their way onto the podium.
“I was really happy for Kolter Wood as he wrestled so well all weekend and then being rewarded with that by winning the Outstanding Wrestler Award,” Miller said. “Jaeger Hall was once again dominating and was particularly impressive in his championship match by completely shutting down his opponent. Chase Scribner keeps quietly winning his weight class and has turned himself into one of the top 106-pounders in the state. Izzy Davis continues to be impressive and was dominating in winning her weight class. Overall, having as many placers as we had was a good day for us.”
• Lakeland 188
• Kellogg 176
• Clearwater Valley 169
• Bonners Ferry 145
• St. Maries 123
• Priest River 122
• Coeur d'Alene 109.5
• Grangeville 103
• Moscow 84
• Potlatch 41
• Orofino 40
• Enterprise 38
• Rogers (Spokane) 38
• Lewiston 25
• Northwest Christian 15
• Kootenai 3
• Lapwai 3
98 - Aiden Figueroa 3rd Place
98 - Johnny Stovern 4th Place
106 - Chase Scribner 1st Place
113 - Dalton Coburn - 4th Place
120 - Ricky Haralson - 3rd Place
126 - Kolter Wood - 1st Place
132 - Jaeger Hall - 1st Place
138 - Tanner Williams - 4th Place
152 - Brady Vergobbi - 4th Place
170 - Ramsey Rainio - 2nd Place
152B - Jackson Stepro - 1st Place
107-114G - Kyrin Huber - 4th Place
132G - Izzy Davis - 1st Place
132G - Reese Bauer - 3rd Place