SANDPOINT Alex Stockton posted 15 points and Cade Vernon added 11, but the Bulldogs fell behind early and never seemed to recover against Mt. Spokane, falling 71-44 to the Wildcats in nonleague boys basketball Friday night at Les Rogers Court.
The Wildcats, a 3A Greater Spokane League team, converted a lot of easy buckets off the transition game, and were able to generate good looks in the half court sets to jump out to a 41-20 halftime lead.
Stockton did much of his damage hitting mid-range jumpers, and he hit a 3-pointer in a 14 point third quarter for the Bulldogs (1-2), who were only out-scored by six in the second half. The Bulldogs hit 12 of 16 free throws, an improvement over a 19 for 35 showing against Timberlake.
Stockton, William Treadaway and Robbie Johnson all had nice blocks on defense for Sandpoint, which is at Priest River on Tuesday.
Mt. Spokane 19 22 19 11 71
Sandpoint 10 10 14 10 44
SANDPOINT Vernon 11, Dalthorp 3, Niemela 3, Davis 3, Plummer 0, Treadaway 0, Jones 0, Johnson 9, VanDenBerg 0, Pettit 0, Stockton 15.