George Forsmann scored 17 points and the Lewiston boys’ basketball team opened its season by beating Timberlake of Spirit Lake on Tuesday at Booth Hall.

The Bengals won 71-36.

Forsmann had 11 points by halftime and the Bengals also got double-digit scoring from Kash Lang (15 points), Cruz Hepburn (11 points) and Joel Mullikin (10 points).

“The beauty of this group, I look at the box and there’s four guys in double figures -- and it could easily be seven or eight,” Lewiston coach Jayson Ulrich said.

Lewiston turned an eight-point halftime lead into a blowout entering the final period by outscoring the Tigers by 18 in the third.

“We were there in that third quarter,” Timberlake coach Mike Menti said, “and then there was a stretch where there were three or four turnovers in a row that we made and they stretched it out to about 16 or 18.

“I called a timeout, but that was the point where it got out of hand for us.”

TIMBERLAKE (0-1)

Kaelem Mullins 0 0-0 0, Ashton Peightal 0 2-2 2, Taylor Menti 0 0-0 0, Zach Yetter 3 2-2 10, Jack McDonald 1 1-2 4, Jacob James 4 0-0 10, Wyatt Dickinson 4 1-3 10, Michael Simpson 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 6-11 36.

LEWISTON (1-0)

Chanse Eke 1 0-0 2, Jace McKarcher 1 2-2 4, Kash Lang 5 3-3 15, James White 1 0-0 3, Joel Mullikin 4 1-2 10, Aiden Hottinger 1 0-0 2, Cruz Hepburn 4 2-2 11, Alec Eckert 0 2-2 2, Braydon Forsman 2 0-0 5, George Forsmann 6 5-8 17. Totals 25 15-19 71.

Timberlake 8 17 6 5—36

Lewiston 13 20 24 14—71

3-point goals — Yetter 2, McDonald, James 2, Dickinson, Lang 2, White, Mullikin, Hepburn, Forsman.

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