COEUR d’ALENE — James Carlson totaled 22 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots as the host Timberwolves defeated the Bulldogs 60-46 in nonleague boys basketball Wednesday night at Lake City High School.
Robbie Johnson dropped a team-high 14 points for the Bulldogs (6-13), Alex Stockton added nine points and 10 rebounds, and Ryan Roos scored a season high eight points as he returns from injury to strengthen the bench.
Kyle Manzardo added 12 points, nine rebounds and four steals for Lake City (10-9).
“Offensively we executed pretty well, we just didn’t shoot the ball well,” Lake City assistant coach Kelly Reed said. “Nothing flashy; just kind of grinded it out.”
Sandpoint travels to face Coeur d’Alene on Saturday, looking to break a 12 game skid in the final nonleague tune-up for districts.
Sandpoint 10 10 13 13 — 46
Lake City 13 13 21 13 — 60
SANDPOINT — Vernon 6, Dalthorp 2, Niemela 0, Davis 5, Jones 0, Johnson 14, Casey 2, Stockton 9, Roos 8.
LAKE CITY — Schaffer 11, Kolden 10, Sensel 2, Carlson 22, Manzardo 12, Kiesbuy 3, Spellman 0, Irvin 0, Pollow 0.
n District tournament scenarios
Lakeland (10-6, 1-2) and Sandpoint (6-12, 0-3) could finish tied for second in the 4A IEL, if Sandpoint wins at Lakeland next Thursday. Moscow has already won the league title with a 4-0 record.
But the only thing a tiebreaker would affect is who wears the home uniforms and who wears the road uniforms when Sandpoint and Lakeland meet in the loser-out first-round of the 4A Region 1 tournament Feb. 19 at North Idaho College. The winner will play Moscow in a best-of-3 series for the championship beginning Feb. 21 at NIC. Because Moscow went unbeaten in league, the Bears will host Game 2 on Feb. 23, and also host Game 3 on Feb. 24 if necessary.
Had no one went undefeated in league, the Game 1 winner would have hosted Game 2, and the Game 2 winner would have hosted Game 3, if necessary.
A nice idea, an incentive for the lower seed to “steal” a game and the seed, but it didn’t go into effect this year.