COEUR d’ALENE — The Lady Badgers and the Kellogg Wildcats faced each other three times in 11 days ... and could have a fourth matchup on Friday.
After losing to the Wildcats in Monday’s 3A district opener, Bonners Ferry kept its season alive Wednesday afternoon with a 70-22 win over Priest River in a district loser-out game at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
With the victory, the Badgers (17-5) face the loser of Wednesday night’s Kellogg-Timberlake district championship game, which finished after press time. If two-time defending state champion Timberlake wins, the Wildcats will visit Bonners Ferry for a 6 p.m. second-place game on Friday night, with the winner heading to next week’s state tournament at Skyview High School in Meridian.
• In Monday’s opener, cold shooting in the first half, along with foul trouble and a tough Kellogg press in the second half, hurt the Badgers in their 44-40 loss to Kellogg Monday night at North Idaho College.
Jaron Figueroa hit 10 of 12 free-throws and scored a game-high 19 points to lead Kellogg. Kassy Skeen (12 points) and Holly Ansley (11 points) led Bonners Ferry.
BFHS 10 16 7 7 — 40
Kellogg 9 11 14 10 — 44
Bonners Ferry: Skeen 12, Pluid 10, Villelli 0, Wenk 4, Bateman 2, Ansley 11, Liermann 0, E. Blackmore 2.
Kellogg: Cates 9, Riekena 2, Rauenhorst 0, VanHoose 1, Senteny 2, ,Sheppard 4, Figueroa 19, Brandt 6, Ferriera 1, Allred 0.