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BLACKFOOT â€” A week ago in Thomas the Snake River and Blackfoot boys basketball teams battled for the full 32 minutes, but it was the Panthers that were able to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to walk away with the win.
Friday night the two teams met for the second and final time this season in Blackfoot and for two and aha half quarters the game was again a battle.
But this time the Broncos found some late life finishing the third quarter on a 10-0 run and carrying the momentum into the fourth quarter as they took down the Panthers 51-43.
THOMAS â€” When the Snake River and Blackfoot teams met just before Thanksgiving the Broncos escaped with a one-point home win.
The two teams met for the second and final time this season on Thursday at Snake River, and this time the result was vastly different as the Panthers came out ready to play.
Scout Baldwin scored 10 of the Panther first 13 points to lead Snake River to a 64-47 win over Blackfoot.
SHELLEY â€”Â So far this season game have gone one of two ways for the Shelley Lady Russets, one a quick start and then a struggle to hold on at the end. Or two, A slow start and then a second half rally to get back into the game.
Wednesday night it was a hot start and some big plays down the stretch that gave the Lady Russet s 44-43 win over Marsh Valley.
BLACKFOOT â€” After leading the Shelley Russets to their second consecutive 3A state championship, Shelley quarterback Kaden Schmitt was named the 3A player of the year.
THOMAS â€” Coming of an emotional win over rival Blackfoot the night before, the Snake River boys basketball team took the floor again Saturday night against another Bingham County rival and a team that was coming of an emotional rivalry game win as well in Aberdeen.
And while emotion was high on both sides, it would be the size and shooting of Snake River that proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle as the Panthers earned a 60-34 win.
THOMAS â€” When Blackfoot and Snake River meet regardless the sport anything can and does happen.
That was the case again Friday night as the Panthers and Broncos boys basketball teams battled to the very end with the Panthers coming back for a 43-40 lead in front of a packed house at Snake River High School.
SHELLEY â€” When the Shelley and Snake River girls basketball teams met last Saturday in Thomas it was a third quarter run by the home team that earned the Panthers the victory.
The teams met again in Shelley Thursday night and the outcome was much different than six days earlier.
POCATELLO â€” Snake River opened wrestling season at Highland with a bang on Wednesday. The Panthers beat Pocatello 39-37 and dropped a 50-26 decision to Highland.
BLACKFOOT â€” For a quarter the Blackfoot boys basketball team hung with 5A Madison, but things quickly fell apart in the remaining three quarters.
A 17-2 third quarter run by the Bobcats was the final nail in the Broncos coffin as Madison cruised to a 63-36 victory Tuesday night at Blackfoot High School.
"Usually my kids just play hard from start to finish, but not tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They were content to just concede the game and try and keep it under 30."
THOMAS â€” On Thursday night Shelley Lady Russets junior center Brecklyn Hobbs was locked up in a physical match-up with Firth's Bailey Nelson.
Hobbs held the dangerous Nelson to zero points in the game.
Saturday night, Hobbs and the rest of the Lady Russets made the perilous drive for Shelley to Snake River where Hobbs faced another tough match-up this time with Lady Panthers Brylie Bair.