CLARK FORK The Wampus Cats battled hard, but were simply out-manned by the No. 2 ranked 1A Division II team in the state, falling 70-24 to Genesis Prep on Monday night in North Star League basketball at Clark Fork High School.
Spencer Jeffres tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals to lead the Wampus Cats (7-10, 4-4 NSL), who were swept by the Jaguars (15-4, 9-0 NSL), an emerging regional powerhouse in basketball.
Kobe Banks added seven points and two assists, Hunter Boudousquie six points and Wade Stevens four rebounds, three assists and two steals in the loss.
Clark Fork is at the Sandpoint JV today, with tip-off at 6 p.m.
n Kootenai 66, Clark Fork 57 (late)
HARRISON FLATS Strong games from Hunter Boudousquie and Kobe Banks were overshadowed by a slow start, as the Wampus Cats were unable to recover from a 25-9 opening quarter in a 66-57 loss to Kootenai on Friday night in North Star League boys hoops.
Triston Usdrowski scored 10 of his 22 points in the first quarter, and Dylan Wright scored 11 of his 21 in the opening quarter for the host Warriors (5-6, 3-4 NSL), who then held on for the win.
Boudousquie had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Banks 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Wampus Cats, who struggled to get stops.
They went man on us and we were able to capitalize on picks and cutting and driving, and we had a lot of transition baskets, Kootenai coach Mike Maitland said.
Spencer Jeffres added 12 points and seven rebounds, Wade Stevens five rebounds and three steals in defeat.
Clark Fork 9 14 17 17 57
Kootenai 25 12 12 17 66
CLARK FORK Boudousquie 16, Jeffres 12, Stevens 6, Heisel 2, Banks 17, West 2, Henderson 2, Abbott 0.
KOOTENAI A. Whipple 0, H. Whipple 12, Wright 21, Maitland 2, Andersen 5, Usdrowski 22, Ausman 2, Donohoe 2.