Bear Creek boys advance to 2B state basketball semifinals

A Northwest Christian (Colbert) player fouls Bear Creek
A Northwest Christian (Colbert) player fouls Bear Creek's Jesse Leuenberger toward the end of Thursday night's game. Leuenberger hit his two foul shots to seal the victory.
— image credit: Courtesy of Sini Fernandez

Bear Creek's boys basketball team will play Morton-White Pass at 7:15 p.m. tonight in the 2B state Hardwood Classic semifinals at the Spokane Arena.

The Grizzlies (22-2 overall) defeated Northwest Christian (Colbert), 57-53, on Thursday night in their opener.

Senior Luke Blankenbeckler had 16 points and senior Collin Feight and sophomore Jordan Block had 11 points each for Bear Creek.

Bear Creek led 26-23 at halftime and the score remained close throughout the game. Bear Creek senior Jesse Leuenberger sunk two free throws with two seconds left to seal the victory.

Bear Creek's girls (21-3 overall) lost to Northwest Christian (Colbert), 52-14, on Thursday morning at state. Senior Catherine Fernandez had eight points and junior Darryln McDonough had six points. In a 57-48 loser-out defeat to DeSales on Friday, McDonough had 13 points and sophomore Michelle Kahue had 12 and hit four-of-five 3-point attempts.

At the end of the game, Bear Creek coach Greg Cheever put injured senior Kristina Engelstone in for one play and she scored a 3-pointer.


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