Girls bball roundup: Bees edge Rams 52-50

At Pocatello, the Bonneville High School girls basketball team held off Highland on the road 52-50 to preserve its undefeated record.

The Bees held a 22-21 lead at halftime before going down 37-36 after the third quarter. The Bees reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter, but Highland’s Mallori Vawdrey hit a 3-pointer to tie the contest at 50-50 with 11 seconds left. According to the Idaho State Journal, Bonneville’s Cortney McDonald hit a contested shot with 1.2 seconds left to secure the win.

Sadie Lott had a game-high 16 points while McDonald added 12 for Bonneville (9-0), which next plays Saturday at Burley.

BONNEVILLE 52, HIGHLAND 50

Bonneville 12 10 14 16—52

Highland 13 8 16 13 — 50

BONNEVILLE (52) — Sadie Lott 16, Kalli Harris 8, Makayla Sorensen 9, Brooklyn Cunningham 3, Maunayia Harrigfeld 4, Cortney McDonald 12.

HIGHLAND (50) — Mallori Vawdrey 5, Makenna Baker 11, Mary Calley 2, Megan Calley 2, Hawes 7, Lexi Rowe 13, Allie Thayne 10.

RIGBY 38, MADISON 34: At Rexburg, a couple of defensive stops and a pair of clutch free throws were the difference in Rigby’s conference win over Upper Valley rival Madison.

“We played some good defense in the fourth quarter,” Rigby coach Troy Shippen said. “We hit the free throws we needed down the stretch. It was just a good effort tonight.”

Kenadee French and Jet Taylor had seven points each for Rigby (6-3, 1-1), which hosts Century on Tuesday. Hannah Wilson had 13 for Madison (5-4, 1-2), which hosts Skyline on Saturday.

RIGBY 38, MADISON 34

Rigby 8 8 8 14 — 38

Madison 9 4 11 10 — 34

RIGBY (38) — Ruby Murdock 5, Summer Dabell 6, Kenadee French 7, Kylie Jones 7, Emma Shippen 1, Jet Taylor 7, Anna Fullmer 5. FG: 12. FT:8-13. 3-pointers: 6 (Murdock, Dabell 2, French, Taylor, Fullmer). Totla fouls: 20. Fouled out: Taylor.

MADISON (34) — Brielle Hammond 7, Hannah Wilson 13, Savannah Dick 2, Kiley Duffin 6, Bethany Dow 6. FG: 12. FT: 15-25. 3-pointers: 1 (Hammond). Total Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Duke.

SUGAR-SALEM 56, STAR VALLEY (WYOMING) 37: At Star Valley, Wyo., Sugar-Salem team shut out host Star Valley in the final quarter to earn a 56-37 win.

“I was really happy with the defense we played in the fourth quarter,” Diggers coach Crystal Dayley said.

Kayla Luke, Madi Fillmore and Sarah Maughan each scored 10 points to lead the Diggers (8-2), which plays Hillcrest today.

SUGAR-SALEM 56, STAR VALLEY (WYO.). 37

SUGAR-SALEM — Kayla Luke 10, Sydney Bradshaw 8, Macie Knapp 9, Sarah Maughan 10, Madi Fillmore 10, Lindsey Larson 6, Mariah Dunn 2.

STAR VALLEY — Cole 7, Erickson 8, Merritt 3, Merril 2, Olson 5, Huntsaker 6, Muir 4.

SOUTH FREMONT 58, BEAR LAKE 34: At St. Anthony, South Fremont got back in the win column with a nonconference victory over Bear Lake.

The Cougars, who led 27-14 at halftime, were sparked by Olivia LeCheminant’s game-high 23 points.

“She’s a very tough player,” South Fremont coach Ryan Erikson said. “When she catches near the basket, she usually finishes. We just controlled the pace of the game from the beginning.”

Brinlie Rowbury added eight points for South Fremont (5-4), which hosts Snake River on Tuesday.

SOUTH FREMONT 58, BEAR LAKE 34

Bear Lake 8 6 9 11—34

South Fremont 13 14 13 18—58

BEAR LAKE (34)—Casperson 5, Critchlow 3, Weston 13, Wallentine 4, Skinner 2, Lloyd 6, Gunderson 1. FG: 10. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 2 (Weston 1, Critchlow 1). Total fouls: 15. Fouled out: none.

SOUTH FREMONT (58)—Carly Hikida 5, Brinlie Rowbury 8, Christensen 6, Malorie Johnson 7, Paizlee Hobbs 7, Harlee Speth 2, Olivia LeCheminant 23. FG: 22. FT: 9-19. 3-pointers: 5 (Rowbury 2, Christensen 2, Johnson 1). Total fouls: 14. Fouled out: none.

RIRIE 64, BUTTE COUNTY 61: At Ririe, the Bulldogs escaped with a barnburner nonconference win over Butte County in a game that featured a combined 46 made field goals.

The defending 1A Division II state champion Pirates, who are senior laden, made 10 3s. The defending 2A state champion Bulldogs, who have no seniors, made eight 3s. Butte County led 32-29 at halftime before Ririe outscored them 35-29 in the second half.

“Butte County is a phenomenal basketball team,” Ririe coach Damien Smith said. “In the first half, it felt like they couldn’t miss a shot. We’re fortunate to come out and get a W.”

Shay Lambson had a game-high 26 points and six 3s while Conlin Coburn had 11 for Butte County (6-3), which hosts Watersprings on Saturday.

Kenadee Coles had 22 points (four 3s) while Indee Williams had 15 for Ririe (8-1), which begins 2A Nuclear Conference play Wednesday at Salmon.

RIRIE 64, BUTTE COUNTY 61

ButteCounty 13 19 12 17 — 61

Ririe 12 17 16 19 — 64

BUTTE COUNTY (61) — Meg Buxton 7, Conlin Coburn 11, Belle Beard 2, Tausha Cummins 6, Sherawn Brownlee 5, Shay Lambson 26, Kinsey Isham 4. FG: 20. FT: 11-12. 3-pointers: 10 (Lambson 6, Coburn 3, Brownlee 1). Total fouls: 16. Fouled out: none.

RIRIE (64) — Indee Williams 15, Kenadee Coles 22, Sara Boone 7, Eden Griffith 4, Anna Boone 7, Maddie Johnson 7, Halley Guthrie 2. FG: 26. FT: 4-10. 3-pointers: 8 (Coles 4, Williams 2, S. Boone 1, A. Boone 1). Total fouls: 12. Fouled out: none.

SHELLEY 40, NORTH FREMONT 36: At Ashton, Shelley outscored North Fremont 19-9 in the second half to clinch a nonconference win.

The Russets trailed 27-21 at halftime, but closed the gap and took the lead in the second half.

“They grinded away,” North Fremont coach Ben Lenz said. “We had two good quarters (in the first half). In the second half, we couldn’t find the basket.”

Ashleigh Ball had 11 points while Abbey Crandall added 10 for Shelley (4-5), which plays Wednesday at Firth.

Ellie Miller, Maddie Miller and Brooke Jones had eight points each for North Fremont (5-3), which hosts Challis tonight.

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