The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Broncos win opening game of conference tournament


Last updated 2/6/2019 at 3:41pm

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team defeated the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-49 on Feb. 5 in their first-round game of the Northeast 2B Conference Tournament. Above, head coach Dustan Arlt addresses his team during a timeout in a game against the Asotin Panthers on Jan. 26.

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team opened Northeast 2B Conference Tournament play in winning style on Feb. 5, defeating the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-49 to move into the tournament's winner's bracket.

The game-played at West Valley High School in Spokane-was close throughout, with the Broncos taking a narrow 22-20 lead into halftime. LRS opened up a nine-point lead through three quarters of play and threatened to pull away from Kettle Falls, but the Bulldogs kept the game close in the fourth quarter, with the Broncos ultimately winning by five points.

Senior Bryce Kelly led t...

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