Ririe pulls away from Marsing, advances to 2A semifinals

At Bishop Kelly High School, the Ririe High School girls basketball team used a strong second half to defeat Marsing 67-46 and advance to the winner’s bracket of the 2A state tournament for the fourth time in five seasons.

The Bulldogs led 33-31 at halftime and stretched it to 47-40 after three. Ririe shot 26 percent from the field in the first half and 40.6 in the second half.

“It was a battle through the first half,” Ririe coach Damien Smith said. “Defensively, we were able to hold them to 15 second half points. They got tired, and we were able to take advantage of that.”

Senior Haddi Williams, who had 16 points and eight rebounds, scored her 1,000th career point in the third quarter. Smith estimated that Williams is the first Ririe girl to achieve this milestone since 2002 graduate and Idaho State recruit Halli Hickman.

Kaylee Brown had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Ashley Larsen had nine points, and Audrey Ulrich had eight points and 11 rebounds for Ririe (23-2), which plays St. Maries (16-4) in a 6:15 p.m. semifinal tonight.

St. Maries defeated Cole Valley 71-68 in overtime on Thursday.

“They’ve got height, and they’ve got shooters,” Smith said of St. Maries. “They never give up. Cole Valley had them by six points, and they came back.”

RIRIE 67, MARSING 46

Marsing 12 19 9 6 — 46

Ririe 15 18 14 20 — 67

MARSING (46) — LeAnn Garcia 2, Gabriela Rodriguez 4, Sheyanne Glorifield 14, Elsa Margarito 6, Mackenzie Farrans 12, Alex Grant 8. FG: 15-41. FT: 15-19. 3-pointers: 1-15 (Glorifield 1-5). Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

RIRIE (67) — Haddi Williams 16, Kenadee Coles 6, Cassidy Griffith 4, Kaylee Brown 12, Anna Boone 6, Madalyn Johnson 2, Ashley Larsen 9, Audrey Ulrich 8, Katie Park 4. FG: 26-82. FT: 9-19. 3-pointers: 6-26 (Coles 2-2, Brown 2-6, Williams 1-3, Park 1-2). Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

1A Division II tournament

BUTTE COUNTY 57, LAKESIDE 30: At Nampa High School, rebounds and turnovers helped the Pirates advance to the 1A Division II state semifinals for the first time since 2012, when they played in 2A (the Pirates won the title that year).

Butte County outrebounded Lakeside 42-32, including 25-11 on the offensive glass. The Pirates also forced 29 turnovers while giving the ball away just 11 times.

“We came out and played really good defense,” Butte County coach Carla Hansen said. “We were shifting well on defense.”

Butte County’s Shay Lambson (6-of-9 shooting) and Kinsey Isham (6-of-12) each scored a game-high 13 points, while Tausha Cummins (5-of-13) added 10. Macy Hansen struggled offensively (seven points, 3-of-16 shooting), but she snagged a game-high 14 steals.

The Pirates (22-0) will face Nezperce (20-2) today at 1:15 p.m. back at Nampa. The Indians beat Carey 47-36 on Thursday.

“I’m hoping the girls can settle down and we can get our outside shots falling,” Carla Hansen said.

BUTTE COUNTY 57, LAKESIDE 30

Lakeside 3 9 14 4 — 30

Butte County 11 14 17 15 — 57

LAKESIDE (30) — O. Palmer 7, L. Rhea 6, S. Pakootas 2, S. Adrien 2, T. Pakootas 8, C. Peone 5. FG: 11-38. FT: 4-6. 3-pointers: 4-16 (T. Pakootas 2-8, Palmer 1-1, C. Peone 1-6, R. Arthur 0-1). Total fouls: 12. Fouled out: Rhea.

BUTTE COUNTY (57) — Meg Buxton 7, Conlin Coburn 3, Tausha Cummins 10, Macy Hansen 7, Sherawn Brownlee 4, Shay Lambson 13, Kinsey Isham 13. FG: 25-69. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 2-13 (Cobrun 1-2, Lambson 1-2, Hansen 0-4, Brownlee 0-5). Total fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.

Boys basketball

5A District 5-6 tournament

BONNEVILLE 54, HIGHLAND 49: At Iona, the Bees held off Highland 54-49 to advance to their first district title game since 2014.

Dillon Sorensen led the way for the Bees, whose last district title appearance happened in 4A. The junior wing scored a game-high 25 points, 19 in the second half. Sorensen was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line, and added five assists and five rebounds.

“He’s been way more aggressive,” Bonneville coach John Tucker said. “He was obviously our go-to guy tonight. But the (Tyler) Shippen bucket was big, the (Jaden) Howell 3 … Crucial buckets.”

Kehari Harrigfeld had nine points and 10 rebounds for second-seeded Bonneville (13-9), which plays at top-seeded Madison Tuesday for the 5A District 5-6 title.

“We’re just gonna come in and give our best defensive effort, try to contain the 3,” Tucker said. “We know if we do our things, we’ll be able to compete.”

BONNEVILLE 54, HIGHLAND 49

Highland 9 9 12 19 — 49

Bonneville 8 13 13 20 — 54

HIGHLAND (49) — Daxton Carr 2, Dylan Anderson 6, Danny Andreason 14, Tommy Togiai 4, Kolmon Farnsworth 2, Kobe Tracy 2, Garrett Crane 12, Cameron Cook 7. FG: 18. FT: 6-8. 3-pointers: 7 (Andreason 4, Anderson 2, Crane 1). Total fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

BONNEVILLE (54) — Coleman Clayton 8, Dillon Sorensen 25, Jaden Howell 3, Tyler Shippen 2, Tyler Scoresby 7, Kehari Harrigfeld 9. FG: 18. FT: 14-17. 3-pointers: 4. (Sorensen 2, Howell 1, Scoresby 1). Total fouls: 9. Fouled out: None.

HILLCREST 76, RIGBY 60: At Ammon, the Knights kept their season alive with an easy win over Rigby in a 5A District 5-6 loser-out game.

Hillcrest coach Dave Austin was not happy with his team’s desire in its 64-62 loss to Highland on Tuesday. He repeated a saying to his players: “Eat soup with a fork.”

“We have to be that hungry that we’re willing to eat soup with a fork,” Austin said. “Our kids definitely came out hungry tonight.”

Derek Marlowe scored a game-high 18 points, Trey Johnson had 15, Kyle Austin had 11 and Parker Stevens added 10 for the Knights (15-7), who play at Highland on Tuesday in another loser-out game.

Tagg Olaveson scored 17 points, and Connor Shippen added 10 for the Trojans, whose season ends at 1-22.

HILLCREST 76, RIGBY 60

Rigby 8 15 21 16 — 60

Hillcrest 16 24 14 22 — 76

RIGBY (60) — Connor Shippen 10, Tagg Olaveson 17, Lee Morris 3, Duke Golder 5, Ben Fullmer 9, Ike Stephenson 4, Tanoa Togiai 12. FG: 20. FT: 12-15. 3-pointers: 8 (Olaveson 4, Shippen 2, Morris 1, Golder 1). Total fouls: 20. Fouled out: Golder.

HILLCREST (76) — Tate Trenkle 3, Trey Johnson 15, Jaxon Weatherly 7, Derek Marlowe 18, Parker Stevens 10, Cooper Nebeker 8, Kyle Austin 11, Tanner Chapple 5. FG: 26. FT: 19-25. 3-pointers: 6 (Marlowe 3, Stevens 1, Trenkle 1, Austin 1). Total fouls: 20. Fouled out: None.

4A District 5-6 tournament

IDAHO FALLS 55, POCATELLO 33: At Pocatello, the Tigers shut down the cold Indians to advance to the 4A District 5-6 title game.

The Tigers led 15-11 after one quarter. They outscored Pocatello 7-2 in the second and 21-10 in the third to pull away.

“Our kids played as good of defense as I’ve seen in the three years since I’ve been back at Idaho Falls,” I.F. coach Howard Hart said.

Sawyer Storms scored a game-high 23 points, and Cooper Peterson added nine for second-seeded I.F. (11-12), which plays at top-seeded Preston on Tuesday.

“I like the way our kids have been playing the last month of the season,” Hart said. “We really believe we can win at Preston.”

IDAHO FALLS 55, POCATELLO 33

Idaho Falls 15 7 21 12 — 55

Pocatello 11 2 10 11 — 34

IDAHO FALLS (55) — Cooper Peterson 9, Austin Staker 4, Payton Powell 2, Noah Hillam 4, Cole Ybarguen 3, Kalvin Bowen 4, Andrew Gregersen 6, Sawyer Storms 23. FG: 19. FT: 16-18. 3-pointers: 4 (Storms 3, Ybarguen 1). Total fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

POCATELLO (34) — Wyatt Ralphs 3, Kobi Gardea 10, Jaden Brown 9, Zach Jensen 2, Parker Nielsen 2, Kobee Gunter 6, Coulesse Kindle 2. FG: 12. FT: 5-16. 3-pointers: 5 (Gunter 2, Brown 2, Ralphs 1). Total fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.

PRESTON 60, BLACKFOOT 47: At Preston, the Indians held off the Broncos to advance to their third straight 4A District 5-6 title game.

Jarod Greene scored a game-high 21 points, and Rhys Pope added 12 for Blackfoot (11-11), which hosts Century in a loser-out game on Saturday.

PRESTON 60, BLACKFOOT 47

Blackfoot 12 9 13 13 — 47

Preston 18 15 18 9 — 60

Blackfoot — Dexter Hale 9, Rhys Pope 12, Rayce Shelley 3, Nathan Colvin 2, Jarod Greene 21.

Preston — Wadsworth 16, Atkinson 11, Hart 6, Hymas 4, Fenton 4, Parker 19.

2A District 6 tournament

RIRIE 60, FIRTH 46: At St. Anthony, sophomore Michael Ure scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Bulldogs to their first district title game since 2004.

The scored was tied 14-14 after one quarter, but a 15-5 second quarter helped Ririe pull away.

“Defensively, we clamped down. We boarded well,” Ririe coach Eric Torgerson said. “Ure had a spectacular game. Andy Bowden’s a great floor general.”

Damon Folkman scored 14 points, and Grayson Nelson added 11 for the Cougars (13-9), who play North Fremont on Monday back at South Fremont High School in a loser-out game.

Dylan Anglesey added 12 points for the Bulldogs (21-2), who play Tuesday against the winner of Firth-North Fremont.

RIRIE 60, FIRTH 46

Firth 14 5 10 17 — 46

Ririe 14 15 9 22 — 60

FIRTH (46) — Levi Adams 4, Ben Park 2, Grayson Nelson 11, Remington Chapman 4, Will Park 6, Mecham 5, Damon Folkman 14. FG: 17. FT: 8-13. 3-pointers: 4 (Chapman, W. Park, Mecham, Folkman). Total fouls: 20. Fouled out: Adams, Folkman.

RIRIE (60) — Daeton Wheeler 2, Ryker Parkinson 8, Andy Bowden 6, Dylan Anglesey 12, Matthew Johnson 5, Michael Ure 27. FG: 22. FT: 13-26. 3-pointers: 3 (Parkinson 2, Ure 1). Total fouls: 19. Fouled out: Johnson.

NORTH FREMONT 55, WEST JEFFERSON 38: At St. Anthony, the Huskies kept their season alive with an easy win over the Panthers in a 2A District 6 tournament loser-out game.

North Fremont trailed 12-8 after the first quarter but outscored West Jefferson 47-26 the rest of the way.

“It came down to us playing better defense because we were not shooting very well to start the game,” North Fremont coach Bryan Miller said. “We had 30 points in the paint to their 24, so that was a big difference maker for us.”

Brad Fabanich scored a game-high 15 points, and Garrett Hawkes added 12 for the Huskies (13-9), who play Firth on Monday in another loser-out game.

Adam Scott scored 10 for the Panthers, whose season ends at 9-14.

NORTH FREMONT 55, WEST JEFFERSON 38

North Fremont 8 17 17 13 — 55

West Jefferson 12 10 9 7 — 38

NORTH FREMONT (55) — Brad Fabanich 15, Garrett Hawkes 12, Stockton Dye 7, Blake Oberhansley 6, Jose Romero 6, Chris Hansen 4, Seth Toenjes 3, Shaun Bell 2. FG: 22-40. FT: 6-13. 3-pointers: 5-9 (Romero 2-3, Fabanich 1-2, Dye 1-2, Toenjes 1-1). Total fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

WEST JEFFERSON (38) — Adam Scott 10, Braxton Ramirez 7, Caudle 7, Dillon Jacobs 5, Leo Aguilar 2, Dalling 2, #4 1. FG: 13-34. FT: 9-14. 3-pointers: 1-11 (Jacobs 1-4). Total fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

1A Division I District 5-6

GRACE 55, CHALLIS 32: At Grace, a 29-14 second half lifted the Grizzlies over the Vikings in the first of a best-of-three series in the 1A Division I District 5-6 tournament.

Challis (10-11) and Grace (17-4) play again Saturday at Challis. Grace will clinch a state tournament play-in berth with a win.

GRACE 55, CHALLIS 32

Challis 7 11 7 7 — 32

Grace 13 13 19 10 — 55

Challis — Cotant 3, W. Millick 3, Gregory 3, Sheppeard 6, Rembelski 1, Ashley 7, May 2, Stillwaugh 4, G. Millick 3.

Grace — Christensen 7, Reeves 2, Lloyd 12, Velasquez 9, Aufdemorte 10, C. Jorgensen 4, D. Jorgensen 11.

1A Division II District 5-6

BUTTE COUNTY 56, NORTH GEM 46: At Firth, the Pirates held off North Gem to advance to the 1A Division II District 5-6 title game.

Connor Berrett scored 13 points, and Landon Gamett added 10 for the second-seeded Pirates (16-6), who play top-seeded Rockland on Tuesday for the district title.

“We played them pretty close both times,” Butte County coach Jake Hansen said. “We’re excited to play them. We want to play the best.”

BUTTE COUNTY 56, NORTH GEM 46

North Gem 5 3 15 23 — 46

Butte County 9 16 16 15 — 56

NORTH GEM (46) — Bridger Jensen 5, Nathan Christensen 6, Jacob Neese 3, Braden Jensen 3, Walker Davids 13, Bronx Holbrook 14, Brandon Lloyd 2. FG: 15-59. FT: 13-19. 3-pointers: 3-13 (Neese 1-3, Bra. Jensen 1-1, Holbrook 1-2). Total fouls: 29. Fouled out: Bri. Jensen, Bra. Jensen, Holbrook.

BUTTE COUNTY (56) — Bridger Hansen 5, Landon Gamett 10, Brett Waymire 4, Grant Waddoups-Hamm 4, Kalib Hawley 2, Dylan Beard 9, Brady McAffee 5, Jesse McAlevy 4, Connor Berrett 13. FG: 15-67. FT: 25-37. 3-pointers: 1-12 (Gamett 1-5). Total fouls: 22. Fouled out: None.

MACKAY 55, WATERSPRINGS 36: At Firth, a 20-2 first quarter helped the Miners stay alive in the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.

Mackay will face Sho-Ban in another loser-out game Saturday back at Firth High School.

Watersprings’ season ends at 1-15.

“It was a really rough year, but we have a good junior high program,” Watersprings coach Jesse Adams said. “I told them, we’ve gotta start right away trying to get better.”

MACKAY 55, WATERSPRINGS 36

Watersprings 2 6 14 14 — 36

Mackay 20 17 18 0 — 55

WATERSPRINGS (36) — Sam Hayes 4, JD Lea 3, Parker Simmons 4, Kyson Poletti 10, Cody Shurte 2, Mark Mathison 9, Hunter Rogers 4. FG: 14. FT: 7-15. 3-pointers: 1 (Hayes). Total fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.

MACKAY (55) — D. Greene 9, C. Greene 11, N. Moorman 9, J. Whitworth 10, S. Peterson 11, R. Johnson 5. FG: 22. FT: 6-13. 3-pointers: 5 (Whitworth 2, Peterson 2, Moorman 1). Total fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

Wrestling

The Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team finished a mere 18 points behind Teton last year for first place in the 3A District 6 tournament. The Diggers avenged that outcome in decisive fashion Thursday on Teton’s home mats.

Sugar-Salem won this year’s district tournament with 317 points, and it will send 14 wrestlers to next week’s 3A state tournament: Jonathan Marin (98-pound champion), Logan Tingey (second at 106 pounds), Dylan Glider (third at 113), Caleb Norman (third at 120), Seth Price (second at 132), Paul Pickering (third at 132), Colby Ingram (second at 138), Connor Wood (first at 152), Ace Chritstensen (third at 152), Wolf Bennion (first at 160), Browning Bennion (second at 160), Jace Hansen (third at 182), Kael Wasden (first at 195) and Kenneth Copley (first at 285).

Teton finished 43 points behind the Diggers in second place, and it will send 10 wrestlers to state. Hunter Hill (106 pounds), Denton Moulton (126), Austin Wilhite (138) and Alan Moulton (220) won district individual titles for Teton.

Shelley finished one point behind Teton, and it will also send 10 wrestlers to state. Darrick Stacey (113), Caleb Call (132), Braxton Balmforth (145) and Diego Pena (182) won titles for the Russets.

Finally, South Fremont finished fourth and will send nine wrestlers to state. Trenton Hackworth (120) and Sawyer Hobbs (170) each won titles for the Cougars.

3A District 6 tournament

At Teton High School

Team scores: 1. Sugar-Salem 317, 2. Teton 274, 3. Shelley 273, 4. South Fremont 253

Individual results

(Top 3 to state. Statewide at-large berths to be determined)

98 pounds

Championship match: Jonathan Marin (SUG) pin Kyle DeRoache (SHE), 0:51

Third-place match: Parker Bleggi (TET) over Timothy Price (SUG), inj.

106 pounds

Championship match: Hunter Hill (TET) dec. Logan Tingey (SUG), 6-3

Third-place match: Beau Hackworth (SOU) pin Connor Scholes (TET), 1:52

113 pounds

Championship match: Darrick Stacey (SHE) dec. Easton Banta (SOU), 2-0

Third-place match: Dylan Glider (SUG) pin Colton Ward (SHE), 2:29

120 pounds

Championship match: Treston Hackworth (SOU) sudden victory Tanner Klingler (TET), 14-12

Third-place match: Caleb Norman (SUG) dec. Christian Lamb (SHE), 9-8

126 pounds

Championship match: Denton Moulton (TET) maj. dec. Jace Hughes (SOU), 15-1

Third-place match: Cesar Tavarez (SOU) dec. Kaden Fullmer (TET), 7-5

132 pounds

Championship match: Caleb Call (SHE) dec. Seth Price (SUG), 3-2

Third-place match: Paul Pickering (SUG) dec. Taylor Balmforth (SHE), 3-0

138 pounds

Championship match: Austin Wilhite (TET) dec. Colby Ingram (SUG), 11-9

Third-place match: Bridger Weston (TET) dec. Cutter Orchard (SOU), 3-2

145 pounds

Championship match: Braxton Balmforth (SHE) by forfeit over Hunter DeRize (TET)

Third-place match: Aliczander Challis (SHE) dec. Aiden Walters (TET), 7-3

152 pounds

Championship match: Connor Wood (SUG) pin Ben Hale (TET), 5:35

Third-place match: Ace Christensen (SUG) pin Jed Blanchard (SOU), 0:28

160 pounds

Championship match: Wolf Bennion (SUG) over Browing Bennion (SUG), othr1

Third-place match: Gabe Butler (SHE) dec. Scott Wilson (TET), 5-3

170 pounds

Championship match: Sawyer Hobbs (SOU) pin Jeff Sammons (SHE), 3:07

Third-place match: Chris Fullmer (TET) pin Carson Roberts (SUG), 4:08

182 pounds

Championship match: Diego Pena (SHE) pin Carlos Flores (SHE), 2:09

Third-place match: Jace Hansen (SUG) dec. Keegan Kearsley (TET), 5-4

195 pounds

Championship match: Kael Wasden (SUG) pin Fabian Morillon (SOU), 1:19

Third-place match: Tanner Batton (SOU) pin Zane Morris (SHE), 1:31

220 pounds

Championship match: Alan Moulton (TET) pin Joey Mockler (SOU), 5:59

Third-place match: Shad Foster (SHE) over Kenyon Butler (SHE), othr1

285 pounds

Championship match: Kenneth Copley (SUG) pin Chad LaRose (TET), 5:45

Third-place match: Jordan Dodge (SOU) dec. Martin Smith (SHE), 1-0