HS Roundup: Hillcrest boys beat Skyline 53-37

At Hillcrest, the Hillcrest High School boys basketball team’s undefeated season continued by beating previously undefeated Skyline 53-37 behind Jaxon Weatherly’s 16 points.

Hillcrest made seven 3-pointers in their fifth-straight win, including three from Derek Marlowe, to give the Knights their second 5-0 start in three seasons.

“The kids are really buying into our program and when they play team basketball, they are very fun to watch,” Hillcrest coach Dave Austin said.

The Knights led 47-27 after three quarters, as Jodus Bates had 12 points for the Grizzlies.

“They’re one of the better Hillcrest teams I’ve coached against,” Skyline coach Clint Cornish said. “They’re in midseason form right now.”

Hillcrest (5-0) will play Idaho Falls on Thursday while Skyline (2-1) will play Syracuse (Utah) on Friday.

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HILLCREST 53, SKYLINE 37

Hillcrest 16 13 18 6 — 53

Skyline 10 10 7 10 — 37

HILLCREST (53) — Derek Marlowe 11, Parker Stevens 9, Parker Boyle 10, Jaxon Weatherly 16, Kyle Austin 5, Bryce Cooke 2. FG: 19. 3-pointers: 7 (Marlowe 3, P. Stevens 2, P. Bowle, Austin). FT: 8-11. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: none.

SKYLINE (37) — Brennan Archibald 3, Jodus Bates 12, Easton Taylor 2, Jaden Landes 3, Cruz Taylor 7, Ethan Wilding 2, Tanner Thomason 2, Kadin Patbs 6. FG: 14. 3-pointers: 5 (Archibald, Bates 2, Landes, C. Taylor). FT: 4-6. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none.

BONNEVILLE 43, IDAHO FALLS 37: At Bonneville, fourth-quarter free throws helped Bonneville rally for a nonconference win over Idaho Falls.

The Bees trailed 20-14 at halftime and 31-26 after three quarters before outscoring the Tigers 17-6 in the fourth quarter behind a 10-of-10 free throw performance. Idaho Falls led by as much as eight to 10 points in the third quarter.

“We had a crew really play well in the fourth quarter and almost a whole different crew finished it off for us in the fourth quarter,” Bonneville coach John Tucker said. “We had some guys step up and they didn’t score a lot, but played solid D.”

Kalvin Bowen had 12 points for Idaho Falls all in the first half and left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter, Tucker said. Idaho Falls (1-2) hosts Hillcrest on Thursday.

Dillon Sorensen had 13 points to lead Bonneville (2-3), which plays Saturday at Twin Falls.

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BONNEVILLE 43, IDAHO FALLS 37

Idaho Falls 11 9 11 6—37

Bonneville 6 8 12 17—43

IDAHO FALLS (37)—Gavin Shelley 2, Kalvin Bowen 12, Ball 9, Noah Hillam 2, Wilson 3, Cameron Conrad 2, Andrew Gregersen 5, Baker 2. FG: 12. FT: 12-20. 3-pointers: 1 (Gregersen). Total fouls: 17. Fouled out: none.

BONNEVILLE (43)—Randon Hostert 8, Dalton Cook 6, Dillon Sorensen 13, Gerohm Rihari 5, Bret Cooper 2, Trey Howell 2, Riley Judy 5, Jamison Trane 5. FG: 13. FT: 14-18. 3-pointers: 3 (Hostert 1, Sorensen 1, Judy 1). Total fouls: 19. Fouled out: none.

RIRIE 62, SOUTH FREMONT 32: At Ririe, Jace Johnson and Michael Ure combined for 30 points in Ririe’s nonconference win over South Fremont.

The Bulldogs, who led 26-15 at halftime, poured in 20 points in the third quarter.

“South was playing us really well,” Ririe coach Eric Torgerson said. “South is really well coached. We finally got a little bit of energy when Ure got a dunk early in the fourth quarter.”

Reece Yancey had 12 points to lead South Fremont (0-2), which plays Saturday at Salmon.

Johnson and Ure had 15 points each for Ririe (4-0), which hosts West Side on Friday.

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RIRIE 62, SOUTH FREMONT 32

South Fremont 8 7 10 7—32

Ririe 10 16 20 16—62

SOUTH FREMONT (32)—Maupin 2, Reece Yancey 12, Matthew Powell 3, Kyler Yancey 2, Jace Neville 7, Tagg Bair 4. FG: 13. FT: 5-11. 3-pointers: 1 (Powell). Total fouls: 22. Fouled out: Coverley.

RIRIE (62)—Larz Sutton 9, Daeton Wheeler 4, Stockton Johnson 9, Mateo Rosen 1, Jace Johnson 15, Ryker Parkinson 2, Slade Bybee 3, Jonathan Scott 4, Michael Ure 15. FG: 20. FT: 17-26. 3-pointers: 5 (Sutton 1, S. Johnson 1, J. Johnson 1, Bybee 1, Scott 1). Total fouls: 14. Fouled out: none.

High school girls basketball

SUGAR-SALEM 45, SNAKE RIVER 38: At Moreland, Sugar-Salem got its second win over Snake River in a week, although by a much smaller margin this time.

The Diggers, who defeated the Panthers 68-39 in the Nov. 28 meeting, trailed 16-9 after the first quarter before outscoring Snake River 20-8 in the second quarter. Sugar-Salem edged Snake River 16-14 in the second half.

Sugar-Salem coach Crystal Dayley said free throws made the difference, as the Diggers went 13-for-17 for the game compared to 8-for-18 from the Panthers. The Diggers went 8-for-9 in the second quarter and got two each from Kayla Luke and Lindsey Larson in the fourth quarter.

“We have really struggled with our free throws this season,” Dayley said. “We worked really hard on that this week. Snake’s one of the toughest places in the state to win. It’s always a physical game there.”

Kelsey Higginson had a game-high 15 points for Snake River (4-2), which plays Friday at Buhl.

Kayla Luke had 13 points to lead Sugar-Salem (5-2), which hosts Firth on Friday in a battle of state ranked teams.

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SUGAR-SALEM 45, SNAKE RIVER 38

Sugar-Salem 9 20 4 12—45

Snake River 16 8 4 10—38

SUGAR-SALEM (45) — Matilyn Sellers 3, Savanah Crane 8, Kayla Luke 13, Macie Knapp 7, Sarah Maughan 1, Madi Fillmore 7, Lindsey Larson 4, Mariah Dunn 2. FG: 14. FT: 13-17. 3-pointers: 4 (Sellers 1, Luke 2, Fillmore 1). Total fouls: 19. Fouled out: Crane.

SNAKE RIVER (38) — Kelsey Higginson 15, Steadman 12, Morgan 5, Gilbert 3, Harper 3. FG: 15. FT: 8-18. 3-pointers: 0. Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: none.

WEST JEFFERSON 57, CHALLIS 32: At Terreton, a second-half surge sent West Jefferson past Challis for a nonconference win.

The Panthers ended the first half ahead 24-21 before holding the Vikings to single-digit scoring in each of the final quarters.

“Challis’s defense in the first half was tough on us,” West Jefferson coach Jalena Dixon said. “We struggled to execute. Then we came out playing our defense and executed really well in the second half as a team.”

Kacie Hewitt had seven points for Challis (3-3), which plays Friday at Watersprings.

Jordi Holdaway had 12 points and Saige Moss had 11 for West Jefferson (4-0), which plays Thursday at defending 2A state runner-up Malad.

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WEST JEFFERSON 57, CHALLIS 32

Challis 10 11 5 6 — 32

West Jefferson 10 14 17 16 — 57

CHALLIS (32) — Katie Hewitt 5, Serena Z. 2, Joanna Campbell 6, Jasmine Rivera 3, Kacie Hewitt 7, Erin A. 3, Laura Parkinson 6. FG: 12. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 0. Total fouls: 12. Fouled out: none.

WEST JEFFERSON (57) — Morgan Laird 8, Allison Severe 9, Jalette Peterson 4, Jordi Holdaway 12, Makaiah Rogers 7, Saige Kirkpatrick 4, Rachel Moss 2, Saige Moss 11. FG: 24. FT: 5-5. 3-pointers: 4 (Laird 2, Severe 1, Rogers 1). Total fouls: 17. Fouled out: none.

BUTTE COUNTY 51, CAREY 29: At Carey, the Pirates picked up their third win on the season behind a 29-point first half.

Tausha Cummins led the way with 12 points and Shay Lambson added 11.

“We were just a little off tonight,” Butte County coach Carla Hansen said. “It was a harder game than the score shows.”

The Pirates are now 1-1 on the road this season.

Butte County (3-1) will play Sho-Ban at home on Thursday.

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BUTTE COUNTY 51, CAREY 29

Butte County 19 10 11 11 — 51

Carey 8 7 8 6 — 29

BUTTE COUNTY (51) — Meg Buxton 8, Conlin Coburn 7, Tausha Cummins 12, Sherawn Brownlee 7, Shay Lambson 11, Kinsey Isham 6. FG: 18. 3-pointers: 3 (Coburn 1, Brownlee 1, Lambson 1). FT: 6-10. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Kinsey Isham

CAREY (29) — Z. Morey 2, L. Morey 6, S. Chavez 2, R. Smith 6, A. Versis 6, K. Wood 2, K. Green 3, S. Black 2. FG: 9. 3-pointers: 0. FT: 11-19. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none.

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