PREP VOLLEYBALL: Timberlake ties for IML title, but Bonners gets top seed

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SPIRIT LAKE — McKeeley Tonkin had 18 assists and four aces and the Timberlake Tigers earned a share of the Intermountain League title with a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 victory over the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Panthers on senior night Thursday night.

Timberlake shared the IML title with Bonners Ferry, which swept Kellogg on Thursday. However, Bonners won the tiebreaker, sweeping Tigers in their first league meeting, while Timberlake beat the Badgers in four sets the second time around. So Bonners Ferry will host next week’s 3A District 1 tournament.

Kenzie Dean had 11 kills, Kylie Marneris 11 digs for Timberlake (14-16, 7-1 IML), which will play third-seeded Priest River on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in their district opener.

Megan Mackinney had seven kills and four digs for Coeur d’Alene Charter (5-11, 1-7). Rylee Peterson had five assists and four digs, and Hannah Burt had four kills.

Coeur d’Alene Charter will play at No. 4 seed Kellogg on Monday at 6 p.m. in a district tourney loser-out match. The winner plays at Bonners Ferry on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Lake City d.

Lakeland

RATHDRUM — Ashley Kaufman had seven kills, 12 digs and two aces and Klaire Mitchell had five kills, 20 assists as the Timberwolves swept the Hawks 25-17, 25-10, 25-12 in a nonleague match.

Zion Nelson had three aces, Kiki Cates two aces, Ashley Reyes two aces and 10 digs and Arlaina Stephenson 10 kills for Lake City (25-1), which hosts Coeur d’Alene in the opening round of the 5A Region 1 tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.

“We got back to some more aggressive serving and took them out of their offense and running out of system, which was good for us,” Lake City coach Mike Summers said. “We stepped it up tonight. Our blocking was better, which was good to see. The girls did a good job of improving the communication on the court and keeping up the intensity level all night.”

Mattisyn Cope had nine kills and seven digs for Lakeland (12-19). Brooke Mayberry had 16 assists, Katy Ryan five blocks, Jalyn Mailhot one ace.

Lakeland concludes the regular season at Timberlake on Saturday.

St. Maries d.

Troy

ST. MARIES — Devyn Wilson had 20 kills and 28 digs as the host Lumberjacks rallied to beat the Trojans 18-25, 25-18, 19-25, 27-25, 15-12 in nonleague play.

Dakotah Wilks had 48 assists and one ace for St. Maries (17-11). Kaylee Auer added 12 kills and five blocks, Kylee Powell nine kills, McKenna Borgman 27 digs and one ace, Kaci Haeg one ace.

“I think it was mainly determination,” St. Maries coach Rachele Asbury said of the comeback after the Lumberjacks lost two of the first three sets. “I told the girls we want to play these solid teams that will challenge us. The first game we played a little slow ... ”

St. Maries plays host to Grangeville on Saturday in Central Idaho League play to wrap up the regular season.

Kootenai d.

Mullan

HARRISON FLATS — Kaili Gentry had 13 kills, seven digs, two assists and two blocks as the host Warriors swept the Tigers 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 on senior night in North Star League play.

Madison Napierala added 15 assists, six kills, five digs and an ace for Kootenai (11-3, 8-2 NSL), which will be the No. 2 seed to next week’s 1A Division II District 1 tournament. Clark Fork beat Wallace on Thursday night to win the league title and earn the top seed.

Aspen Greene had six digs, two kills and an ace for Kootenai, Brittney Larson nine assists, four digs and an ace, Faith Pfeiffer two kills and an ace, Courtney Lamb three digs.

“We’ve played very well in our last few games, but I know we still have some explosive potential yet to be seen,” Kootenai coach Mary Gentry said.

Kootenai Thunder d.

N.I. Christian

COEUR d’ALENE — Delaney LePard had 14 digs for the Royals in a 18-25, 25-19, 25-16, 19-25, 15-10 loss to Kootenai Thunder in a Mountain Christian League match at Holy Family Catholic School.

Melanie Lund had five kills and six aces and Kaylee Prosch 12 assists for North Idaho Christian (11-6, 6-3 MCL), which plays at The Oaks tonight in Spokane.

Kootenai Thunder leads the league at 10-0.

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