Hoveskeland leads Darrington boys to victory

SPOKANE — Cory Hoveskeland scored 20 points and Darrington held off a late rally to beat Northwest Christian of Lacey 68-65 in a first-round boys state tournament game on Wednesday.

Hoveskeland scored 16 points in the third quarter, including four 3-pointers, as Darrington erased Northwest Christian’s lead.

“That was big,” Darrington coach Jeff Bryson said of Hoveskeland’s scoring outburst in the third quarter. He just makes things happen.”

Jeremy Monteith added 16 points, including 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, as Darrington improved to 16-4.

Darrington plays Northwest Christian of Colbert, the two-time defending state champion, in the quarterfinals today. Game time is 5:30 p.m.


Hoveskeland 20, Monteith 16, Green 10, O’Dell 9, Parris 6, Jones 6, Olsen 1, Buchanan 0, Barquest 0, Schillhammer 0.


Fox 28, Hamilton 13, Mailhot 7, Dunn 6, Sowers 4, Owens 2, Morgan 2, Groeschell 2, Armstrong 1, Chase 0, Cook 0, Van Lierop 0.

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