Printed on: January 10, 2013

Bulldogs upend Clark for 1st win


At Ririe, the Ririe High School boys basketball team held Clark County to eight points in the second half to earn a 38-27 victory Wednesday, its first win of the season.

"Getting that first win out of the way is always the hardest," Ririe coach Jake Landon said. "It feels really good to have it behind us."

Ryan Hoopes and Jacob Myler each scored 12 points to lead Ririe and all scorers. Tucker Farr led Clark County with nine.

Ririe (1-11) travels to Salmon tonight.

Butte County 64, Challis 27: At Challis, Butte County gave up the first two points before scoring the next 25 of the first quarter en route to a 1A Division I conference win.

"They played good defense and we had way too many turnovers," Challis coach Mike Olson said. "They're quick and athletic ... It was one of those nights."

Kyle Isham led a balanced Butte County attack with 15 points. Cougar Coburn scored 10, Steven Kent had nine and Jon Isham added eight.

Craig Olson scored 11 points and Brandon Hamilton added eight for Challis (2-7, 0-2), which hosts Grace on Friday.

Girls basketball

Highland 62, Skyline 30: At Pocatello, Dakota Gonzalez poured in 32 points and Highland rolled to a 5A District 5-6 victory.

The Rams led 22-7 after one quarter and 42-16 at halftime.

"Highland came ready to play and we didn't," Skyline coach Gretchen Bell said. "Dakota had 32 and the next highest scorer for them had eight, so that kind of tells you what kind of game it was."

Tilar Clark scored nine points to lead Skyline, which hosts Madison in a key conference game Friday.

Rigby 68, Blackfoot 61: At Rigby, three Trojans finished in double figures as Rigby scored a 4A District 5-6 win.

Kelsie Blanchard led Rigby with 19 points while Randi Abbott added 15 and Tori Anderson scored 11 as the Trojans built a 42-34 halftime lead.

Blackfoot's Cassandra Clarke scored a game-high 23 points and MorningRose Tobey added 20 points.

Rigby (4-11, 3-3) hosts Pocatello on Friday while Blackfoot (1-13, 1-5) hosts Idaho Falls the same night.

Pocatello 49, Madison 47: At Rexburg, Pocatello handed Madison its second loss of the season.

Madison entered the third quarter with a one-point lead, but Pocatello pulled out the victory down the stretch.

"We missed some defensive assignments in the fourth quarter, gave up some easy buckets and turned the ball over in some critical situations," Madison coach Traci Peterson said.

Madison's Bridgette Blair led all scorers with 17 points while Jane Hansen added 12.

Madison (13-2) travels to Skyline on Friday.

Shelley 70, South Fremont 67, OT: At St. Anthony, Shelley coughed up a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter then hung on to win in overtime in the Mountain Rivers Confer-ence opener for both teams.

"It felt like we were hanging off a cliff and trying to survive," Shelley coach Burke Davis said. "You have to give a lot of credit to South Fremont. They played hard the whole game."

Talie Singleton scored 15 points to lead South Fremont, while Ontaya Acedo had 14, Jayci Hathaway scored 13 and Kenna Grant chipped in nine.

Nikki Nelson scored 18, Kimber Call had 11 and Sam Orme added 10 to lead Shelley (6-9, 1-0), which hosts Teton on Friday.

Butte County 59, Challis 45: At Challis, Cheyan Coburn scored a game-high 19 points and Butte County topped Challis in a 1A Division I showdown.

The Pirates trailed 10-7 after one quarter, but then outscored the Vikings 20-5 in the second to take charge.

"They picked up the pressure and caused quite a few turnovers," Challis coach Jim Chamberlain said. "We didn't get as many shots as we would have liked, and Butte beat us to the loose balls."

Korbin Traughber scored 15 points, Shelby Blattner had 10 and Alyssa Schaefer added nine for Butte County. Hannah Cain scored 13 points, Morgan Miller had nine and Madisen Garlie chipped in eight for Challis (8-5, 2-1), which hosts Grace on Friday.

Sugar-Salem 63, Teton 51: At Driggs, Sugar-Salem trailed by three points entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Teton 21-6 during the final eight minutes to score a win in the Mountain Rivers Conference opener for both teams.

"Their post players got good position and they made us pay," Teton coach Steve Craw said. "We had them for three quarters and just lost it down the stretch."

Leading the way in the post for Sugar-Salem was Sierra Spratling, who scored a game-high 18 points. Ta'Lee Rose and Emily McDonald each added 10 for Sugar-Salem.

Brooke Rammell scored 10 points for Teton (1-11, 0-1), which travels to Shelley on Friday.

Firth 43, North Fremont 41: At Ashton, Firth opened the game on a 9-0 run and held off a late North Fremont comeback -- the Huskies scored 23 points in the fourth quarter -- for a Nuclear Conference win.

"We played from behind the whole way," North Fremont coach Ben Lenz said. "We finally got hot in the fourth quarter. We just needed another quarter."

Bailey Nelson led Firth with 14 points while Britton Bean added 11. North Fremont's Alyssa Hawkes scored a game-high 15 points and teammate Dakota Marshall added nine.

North Fremont (11-5, 2-2) travels to West Jefferson on Friday.

Snake River 49, Marsh Valley 46: At Moreland, top-ranked Snake River edged second-ranked Marsh Valley behind Kylie Toby's effort.

Toby led Snake River with 12 points. But her contribution went beyond that, Snake River coach Rich Dunn said.

"We played with her identity tonight," Dunn said. "She took a hard spill into the bleachers early in the first quarter, and she got up without skipping a beat."

Brylie Bair added 10 points for Snake River (14-1), which travels to Teton on Saturday.

West Jefferson 49, Salmon 43: At Terreton, freshman Kallee Nickerson got a two-plus-one three-point play to give the Panthers separation with 90 seconds to go in a Nuclear Conference win over the visiting Savages.

"Both teams shot the ball well in the first half, but we couldn't get separation from them," West Jefferson coach Gary Skidmore said.

Another West Jeff freshman, Jade Skidmore had six points and nine rebounds. Coach Skidmore also lauded the play of his upperclassmen as the Panthers improved to 10-5.

Clinging to a one-point lead, Nickerson got an offensive rebound and a four-point lead with 90 seconds.

Next up for West Jefferson is a Friday home date against North Fremont at 7 p.m.

Mackay 81, Sho-Ban 39: At Mackay, the Miners opened up a 47-10 halftime advantage and cruised to a blowout victory over the visiting Chiefs.

"We put a press on in the first quarter and that took off for us," Mackay coach Tanja Barker said. "Our post players had huge nights, and all the girls were having a good time."

Post Bailey Woodbury finished with a game-best 26 points, and teammate Cheyan James was close behind with 18. Sho-Ban was led by Shayla Johnson's 17.

"Sho-Ban came back in the third quarter and I was impressed with their heart and passion," Barker said.

Mackay (7-4) will next play Friday when it hosts Clark County at 6 p.m.

Ririe JV 39, Clark County 22: At Ririe, the Bulldogs broke open a tight battle in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visiting Bobcats 16-2 over the final eight minutes for the win.

It took us a little time to get going, and our re-bounding was better in the fourth quarter," Ririe JV coach Amy Gamett said.

Ririe sophomore Emilly Burden provided much of the rebounding effort, and the tide turned early in the quarter on a pair of steals by freshman Savanna Gamett.

The Ririe varsity team will play tonight at Aberdeen.


Bonneville 52, Madison 24: At Bonneville, three two-point decisions that went Bonneville's way marked a close dual win for the Bees.

"It was a good win and a tight win as the matches were close," Bonneville coach Zairrick Wadsworth said. "Our kids' character was tested tonight, and we're looking forward to the next tournament."

Bonneville will wrestle at the Madison Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Highland 63, Skyline 17: At Skyline, Highland had a big 5A conference win despite solid performances from Skyline's Chris Reinhart and Dallin Stout.

Skyline coach Brian Ricks said the Grizz also got good nights from Alex Schmidt and Porter Lovejoy.

Skyline will wrestle Friday and Saturday at the Madison Invitational.

Firth 64, Salmon 24: At Salmon, Firth took a 40-point win over conference foe Salmon by sweeping every class from 152 pounds through 285.

"Firth looked good and wrestled well," Salmon coach Kellen Miller said. "Three of our kids were tied in their matches and wrestling really well until they got caught. We're looking forward to re-matches later in the season."

Salmon will wrestle Friday and Saturday in Wendell.

Shelley 45, Hillcrest 36: At Hillcrest, Shelley finished with the majority of pins in a dual that included nine pins, five forfeits and one decision. Hillcrest's Ky Webb made his debut at 120 pounds.

"We had a few matches that could have gone either way, but our leaders hustled real well," Hillcrest coach Tarl Vickers said. "We have a couple guys coming on and were missing a couple key kids, but their replacements still wrestled hard."

Hillcrest will at Friday and Saturday at the Madison Invite.

Blackfoot 51, Preston 31: At Blackfoot, Connor Henderson helped Black-foot earn a conference win over Pretson.

"Brian Goodwin and Bryant Sargent did a nice job tonight for us," Blackfoot coach Thain Cashmore said.