Boys Varsity Basketball
|Lakeland High School||49|
|Coeur D'Alene High School||51|
COEUR d’ALENE — It wasn’t the way Coeur d’Alene coach Tony Hanna wanted to close out a game, but it will go down as a win none the less.
Drew Hostetter hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining to give the Vikings a 51-47 lead. Coeur d’Alene was called for a technical foul with 1.8 seconds remaining, and Lakeland’s Jalen Skalskiy made two free throws to cut the deficit to 2 before a shot by Lakeland came up short at the buzzer as the Vikings held off the Hawks 51-49 in a nonleague game at Viking Court on Tuesday.
“In the first half, we held them to 13 points and did a good job defensively,” Hanna said. “(Josh) Neilson scored 11 of his 18 points in the third quarter, and we just kind of held on. We tried to control the ball at the end of the game, and they had a chance to win. It’s not necessarily the way you want to close a game, but it’s a win. Lakeland battled. When they get momentum going, they can score in a hurry. The really put the pressure on us.”
Hostetter scored 18 points for Coeur d’Alene (3-2), which travels to Big Sky of Missoula, Mont., on Thursday.
Neilson scored 18 points for Lakeland (3-4), which hosts Lewiston on Jan. 3.
Lakeland 8 5 23 13 — 49
Coeur d’Alene 12 11 17 11 — 51
LAKELAND — Taylor 8, Seay 6, Munyer 0, N. Haaland 2, Skalskiy 13, Neilson 18, J. Haaland 2.
COEUR d’ALENE — Whittaker 6, Johnson 5, Karns 0, Friesz 0, King 7, Hostetter 18, Margo 3, Edwards 12."
Depart: 2:40 PM
Dismissal: 2:30 PM