Printed on: November 17, 2012

Shorthanded Tigers hold off Bees 49-43


At Idaho Falls, despite losing three-year starter Kerington Storms to injury before the game started, the Idaho Falls High School girls basketball team made the proper adjustments and earned a 49-43 nonconference win over Bonneville on Friday.

Storms injured her ankle during warm-ups.

"The kids stepped up big and rose to the occasion," Idaho Falls coach Britney Christensen said. "Kiarra Johnson rebounded well and defended big for us. The whole team played good defense."

Brooke Klaass and Marley Taylor led Idaho Falls with 15 points apiece, while Bonneville got 15 points from Morgan Johnson and 12 from Stephanie Bungard.

Idaho Falls (1-1) will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Blackfoot.

Skyline 51, Burley 44: At Burley, Skyline posted a solid road win behind the scoring of Nicole Breidenbach and Brooklyn Anderson, who both scored 15 points. Sam Raymond followed up with eight points and teammate Jordyn Myers hit two long-range 3-pointers for Skyline.

"Jordyn hit two from almost halfcourt which fired us up," Skyline coach Gretchen Moser said. "It was a physical game that we had to overcome. The players matched them and did a good job."

Skyline (4-0) will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Century.

Hillcrest 39, Century 35: At Pocatello, the Knights improved to 2-0 with a comeback, see-saw win over the Diamondbacks.

Century took an early 12-7 lead before Hillcrest clamped down on defense and took a lead midway through the third quarter

"They put a lot of pressure on us to begin with and it got to us," Hillcrest coach Cody Jackson said. "We got some momentum, and in the fourth quarter we got a lead and were able to put it out of reach."

The Knights return to action at Rigby on Tuesday.

Soda Springs 46, Sugar-Salem 29: At Sugar City, Soda Springs got off to a strong start and cruised to a nonconference win over Sugar-Salem.

Sierra Spratling scored seven points to lead Sugar-Salem, which outscored Soda Springs in the second and third quarters.

Sugar-Salem (0-3) hosts West Jefferson on Tuesday.

Mackay 50, Camas County 22: At Fairfield, Bailey Woodbury led Mackay with 20 points in a win.

Erica Green added 12 points and Taylor Ivie scored eight points for the Miners.

Mackay (1-0) will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Challis.