No. 5 Firth girls defeat No. 3 West J 50-46

At Terreton, a big second half for Savannah Brewington led the Firth High School girls basketball team to a 50-46 conference win over previously undefeated West Jefferson.

The Cougars entered the game ranked No. 5 in 2A in the final Idaho girls basketball state media poll of 2017 while the Panthers were ranked No. 3.

The teams traded leads throughout, with Firth coming back to take a 21-18 halftime lead before West Jefferson cut it to 34-30 after three. The teams were tied at 38 for more than two minutes in the fourth quarter and three more lead changes and two ties occurred.

“We knew Firth was gonna be tough, especially with their posts,” West Jefferson coach Jalena Dixon said. “The girls battled and I’m proud of them for that. It’s a good learning experience.”

Brewington, who finished the game with 13 points, made a 3-pointer that bounced off the glass and into the net with 15 seconds left to put Firth up 49-46. She then made the final bucket of the game with a 1-of-2 free throw performance after West Jefferson’s Jordi Holdaway fouled out.

“It looked dead on to me,” Dixon said of Brewington’s 3. “She stepped up big for them.”

Cammie Gee had 14 points and Hailey Gee added 12 for Firth (10-2, 1-0), which is off until a Jan. 4 game at Salmon. Holdaway had a game-high 18 points while Morgan Laird added 10 for West Jefferson (9-1, 1-1), which plays American Falls on Thursday to begin the East Idaho Tournament at Aberdeen.

FIRTH 50, WEST JEFFERSON 46

Firth 5 16 13 16 — 50

West Jefferson 8 10 12 16 — 46

FIRTH (50) — Hailey Gee 12, Savannah Brewington 13, Cammie Gee 14, Abby Schiess 6, Jaylyn McKinnon 2, Barker 3. FG: 16. FT: 13-25. 3-pointers: 2 (Brewington). Total fouls: 14. Fouled out: none.

WEST JEFFERSON (46) — Morgan Laird 10, Allie Severe 5, Jordi Holdaway 18, Makiah Rogers 4, Saige Kirkpatrick 5, Saige Moss 2, TaNeal Wright 2. FG: 17. FT: 10-16. 3-pointers: 2 (Laird). Total fouls: 21. Fouled out: Holdaway.

EAGLE 50, BONNEVILLE 30: At Boise, No. 1 ranked Eagle won the battle of undefeated teams versus No. 3 ranked Bonneville, handing the Bees their first loss of the season on day two of the TimberLion Tournament.

The Mustangs (12-0) led 12-8 after the first quarter, 25-14 at halftime and 38-21 after three. No further details were available by press time.

Bonneville (11-1) concludes the tournament today versus Mountain View at 12:45 p.m. at Borah High School.

CAPITAL 63, MADISON 49: At Boise, Capital defeated Madison on the second day of the TimberLion Tournament.

The Eagles led 36-15 at halftime and 50-30 after three quarters. No further details were available by press time.

Madison (6-7) concludes the tournament with a 12:45 p.m. game today against Timberline at Timberline High School.

RIRIE 68, NORTH FREMONT 42: At Ririe, the Bulldogs had three players finish in double figures in a conference win over North Fremont.

Kenadee Coles had a game-high 18 points and made five of Ririe’s nine 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs, who entered halftime ahead 40-20.

North Fremont, meanwhile, went to the foul line 32 times in the game.

“We were in foul trouble in the first half,” Ririe coach Damien Smith said. “North Fremont brought it. It was a good Nuclear Conference game. I’m proud of where our young team is.”

Renee Fabanich had 11 points while Ellie Miller and Baily Jones each had eight points for North Fremont (6-5, 0-2), which participates in the East Idaho Tournament beginning Thursday in Aberdeen. Maddie Johnson had 17 points while Indee Williams added 12 for Ririe (10-1, 2-0), which travels to Bear Lake today.

RIRIE 68, NORTH FREMONT 42

North Fremont 8 12 13 9—42

Ririe 20 20 16 12—68

NORTH FREMONT (42)—Ellie Miller 8, Baily Jones 8, Brooke Jones 7, Alexa Nedrow 6, Kelby Dye 2, Renee Fabanich 11. FG: 11. FT: 17-32. 3-pointers: 3 (E. Miller 1, Ba. Jones 2).Total fouls: 15. Fouled out: none.

RIRIE (68)—Indee Williams 12, Kenadee Coles 18, Ashley Smith 2, Sara Boone 2, Eden Griffith 4, Brynlee Torgerson 3, Anna Boone 3, Maddie Johnson 17, Cassidy Parkinson 3, Halley Guthrie 4. FG: 16. FT: 7-11. 3-pointers: 9 (Coles 5, Williams 2, A. Boone 1, Parkinson 1). Total fouls: 23. Fouled out: none.

SOUTH FREMONT 70, SALMON 12: At St. Anthony, South Fremont held Salmon to one field goal and got 26 points from Paizlee Hobbs en route to a dominating nonconference win.

South Fremont coach Ryan Erikson said his players wanted to be especially prepared for Friday’s game after losing to Snake River 44-36 on Tuesday. Hobbs particularly took that to heart.

“She had one point in the last game,” Erikson said. “She got really down on herself. She came out super aggressive. She set the tone for the entire game.”

Carly Hikida added nine for South Fremont (6-5), which travels to Parma for the Parma Holiday Tournament beginning Wednesday.

SOUTH FREMONT 70, SALMON 12

Salmon 1 5 4 2—12

South Fremont 23 20 15 12—70

SALMON (12)—Kennedy Shiner 3, Taylor 2, M. Beyeler 1, Williams 5. FG: 1. FT: 10-23. 3-pointers: 0. Total fouls: 17. Fouled out: none.

SOUTH FREMONT (70)—Kenzie Parker 5, Carly Hikida 9, Brinlie Rowbury 3, Leisl Christensen 4, Karlee Thueson 4, Malorie Johnson 5, Paizlee Hobbs 26, Harlee Speth 8, Olivia LeCheminant 6. FG: 26. FT: 13-17. 3-pointers: 5 (Parker 1, Hikida 1, Rowbury 1, Christensen 1, Johnson 1). Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: none.

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