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February 2nd, 2012
AMMON â The Blackfoot Lady Broncos got 23 points from junior point guard Kylie Coby but in the end, a big Hillcrest second quarter proved too much to overcome as Blackfoot's season came to an end with a 76-60 to the Lady Knights in the Dungeon.
"We just never could recover once we got down by eleven in that second quarter," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "Kylie had a great night and she is the point guard of the future for us but now we just have to get that mental attitude and belief that we can win games like these."
SHELLEY â Paul Cannon drilled a three ball from the wing to open the overtime period, propelling the Broncos on a 12-0 run to open the extra frame as the visiting Broncos evened the season series with the Shelley Russets with a 64-53 overtime victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening.
"In the break before the overtime the kids were just all keyed up telling each other to go out and get the win and get out of here," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They came out and did what they did all night by playing tough defense, rebounding and hit a couple of big shots. They really gutted it out and this is a very good win for us."
ST. ANTHONY â A slow first quarter start spelled doom and gloom for the Firth Lady Cougars as they opened the sixth district 2A Nuclear Conference basketball tournament with a disappointing 51-27 loss to North Fremont at South Fremont High School on Tuesday evening.
"We played like a young team playing their first district tournament game," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "We will need to fix that before tomorrow night or our season will be over."
BLACKFOOT â A group of baseball lovers gathered at Mountain View Middle School on Monday night. They tested chili and helped the Blackfoot American Legion team raise money for the 2012 season.
"We hope to raise $4,000," said coach Jeff Katseanes. "That would pay for our uniforms and the umpires for the season."
The American Legion baseball season will begin the end of May and continue through the end of July. Katseanes said he hopes to put together a schedule of about 80 games.
The Idaho State University Rugby Club, which compiled a 6-3 record last fall, has announced its spring 2012 match schedule, which begins Feb. 18.
âWeâve moved from the Utah Rugby Union to the Pacific Northwest League,â said Ram Eddings, team coach and advisor. âThe new league is going to be much better for us.â
Â The clubâs tentative spring 2012 schedule is:
Feb. 18 â Montana State University, home
Feb. 26 Â â Southern Oregon University, away at Boise
March 3 â Montana State University, away
March 4 â University of Montana, away
FIRTH â Jacob Fielding scored 13 points and Austin Leslie added 11 to pace Firth to a 53-38 Nuclear League win over Ririe on Tuesday night.
The Cougars (14-2, 4-0 Nuclear League) led 31-20 at the half and maintained their advantage over the Bulldogs (5-11, 2-2 Nuclear League) the rest of the way.
"We played well enough to get a win," said Firth coach Scott Adams. "We did some good things to build on; what was not so good we can learn from."
Ririe 9 11 9 9 - 38
Firth 15 16 12 8 - 53
ABERDEEN â Jacoby Johnson and Brad Coombs helped get Snake River off to a fast start in the Panthers' 64-36 non-conference boys' basketball win over Aberdeen on Tuesday night.
Coombs had three steals in the early going, getting a layup off one theft and getting the ball to Johnson for layups on the others. Snake River opened with a 21-4 run with Johnson scoring 10.
But Aberdeen answered with a 15-3 run of its own to close within 26-23 at halftime. Austin Horrocks had five points in that spurt and Zeke Uribe added four.
SHELLEY â Senior night was a sweet success for the Shelley Lady Russets Tuesday night as they defeated Blackfoot 46-43 in High Country Conference play on Tuesday.
âThis was a very rewarding game for the seniors and possibly for our last home game,â Shelley coach Burke Davis said, âThey are a special class of seniors. They established tradition and left examples for the younger classes.â
BLACKFOOT â Marianna Molinari of Blackfoot is one of six shooters from Idaho who have qualified to participate in the Junior Olympics National Championships in April.
Molinari and the others from clubs in Blackfoot, Boise, Post Falls and Twin Falls earned their spots through their finishes in the recent State Junior Olympics competition in Twin Falls.
Winners at nationals in Colorado Springs, Colo., could receive invitations to be on the National Development Team which competes internationally.
THOMAS â Shayla Christensen scored 17 points, 10 during a 20-3 run, to lift Snake River to a 52-32 win over Bear Lake in Fifth District girls' basketball on Friday.
Snake River led just 12-11 after one period. Christensen had six points in the second period as the Panthers built a 24-14 advantage. She added four more points as they opened the third period with an 8-0 burst.
After Bear Lake closed within 35-25 on Chaylie Hulme's two free throws early in the fourth quarter, Christensen started Snake River on a 13-5 run to put the Panthers ahead 48-30.