Wa-Hi boys nip Coeur d'Alene 51-49 at NIC tournament

Michael Weisner scores 22 points as Wa-Hi wins the tournament game.

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COEUR D’ALENE — Michael Weisner hit three late-game free throws and the Blue Devils held on to defeat Coeur d’Alene, 51-49, in a North Idaho College Holiday Inn boys basketball tournament game here Tuesday.

Weisner finished with a game-high 22 points, and Gary Winston chipped in 19 points for the Blue Devils.

Winston also had a team-high six rebounds. Winston and Jake Aguiar handed out four assists each.

The win gives the Blue Devils a 5-2 record on the season.

Devon Austin led CDA with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Wa-Hi started fast and led 23-15 at halftime. CDA outscored the Blue Devils 34-28 in the second half.

"Defensively we played pretty well," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. "I was pleased that we held that team to 15 points in the first half."

CDA scored 91 one points in a 91-90 double-overtime win over Lincoln of Tacoma on Monday night.

"We lost their shooter (Austin) a little bit in the first quarter, but we came back well," Golden said. "Then Michael Weisner was 3-for-5 down the stretch at the free-throw line to put us up by five points, and we held on for the win. Michael shot the ball well and made some big buckets down the stretch.

"Brandon Porter (six points) came off bench gave us a spark offensively in his first significant action since his shoulder injury," Golden said.

Wa-Hi plays University today at 4:30 p.m.

COEUR D’ALENE (49) — Devon Austin 5 1-1 14, Matheson 3 0-0 6, Chalich 1 0-0 2, White 3 0-0 8, Reno 1 0-0 3, Watson 2 2-2 6, Stevens 0 1-2 1, Williams 4 1-1 9. Totals 19-56 5-6 49.

WA-HI (51) — Weisner 8 3-6 22, Winston 6 6-6 19, Aguiar 1 0-1 2, Crawford 0 0-2 0, Porter 3 0-0 6, Arias 0-0 2, Maddess 0 0-2 0, James 0 0-0 0, Alden 0 0-0 0, Watson 0 0-0 0, Sumerlin 0 0-0 0. Totals 19-39 9-17 51.

Coeur d’Alene 10 5 20 14 — 49

Wa-Hi 12 11 15 13 — 51

3-point goals — CDA (Austin 3, White 2, Reno), Wa-Hi (Winston, Weisner 3). Total fouls— CDA 14, Wa-Hi 11, Fouled out— None. Technical fouls—None. Rebounds— CDA 33 (Watson 7), Wa-Hi 30 (Winston 6). Turnovers— CDA 7, Wa-Hi 10. Assists— CDA 7 (N/A ), Wa-Hi 12 (Winston 4, Aguiar 4).

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