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March 3rd, 2012
NAMPA â€” The Snake River Panthers came up just short in their bid for a 3A boys state basketball championship on Saturday afternoon as the defending champion Fruitland Grizzlies were able to hold off the Panthers by a 57-51 tally.
"Fruitland needs to be congratulated," Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. "They are a good team, made plays and did a good job of controlling the tempo on us."
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers rode the broad shoulders of Jacoby Johnson and his 25 point performance to a 56-49 semi final victory over the Weiser Wolverines on Friday night.
â€śI thought that I had a bad game on Thursday night and I just wanted to come out and play like I know that I can,â€ť Johnson said. â€śI took the advice of my coaches and just took the ball to the hole. My teammates did a great job of giving me great passes and with teammates like I have its pretty easy.â€ť
Snake River Panthers vs Weiser Wolverines
(Winner faces Fruitland at 3:50 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Snake River advances to the 3A state championship game with a 56-49 win over Weiser.
The Panthers re-take the lead over Weiser, 40-35 after the third quarter.
Snake River only scores one basket in the second quarter and Weiser takes a 25-22 lead at halftime.
Snake River leads 18-15 after the first quarter.
Firth Cougars vs Cole Valley Chargers
(Winner faces Kamiah at 1:40 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Cole Valley sends Firth to the third place game 66-54.
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers got 16 points from senior Shane Parkinson and a double-double by Jacoby Johnson with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Panthers advanced to the 3A state semi finals with a heart stopping 48-43 overtime victory over the Filer Wildcats.
Snake River vs Filer
Panthers advance with a 48-43 win over Filer.
Snake River is headed to overtime as the fourth quarter ends 38-38.
Filer leads Snake River 26-25 at the end of three quarters.
Filer leads 21-15 at the half.
Filer leads Snake River 8-6 after one quarter of play.
Firth vs Soda Springs
Firth survives 58-56 against Soda Springs.
Firth heads to overtime tied 52-52 with Soda Springs.
Firth leads 45-37 after the third quarter.
The score is tied at 27-27 at the half.
Firth ends the quarter on a 12-0 run for a 20-16 lead.
Sho-Ban vs Dietrich
Eight Bingham County wrestlers took to the mats for the state finals and at the end of the evening, five of them raised their fists in victory! Here are some pictures from the finals. enjoy!
POCATELLO â€” Day one of the Idaho State Wrestling Championships are in the books and after a long day on the mats, 21 of the Counties 58 wrestlers remain alive in the two day battle royal.
Of the 21 remaining wrestlers, 12 of those remain unbeaten and will be looking for the top spot on their respective medal podiums early this evening.
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Panthers got 24 points from senior guard Shane Parkinson and they knocked down an impressive 24 of 34 free throw attempts as they captured the fifth district championship with a hard fought 62-50 victory over the Bears of Bear Lake on Wednesday evening.
After a couple of nervous moments to begin the game, Snake River settled in nicely as they opened a 16-11 first quarter lead.
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Firth Cougars closed out their 2A sixth district championship game with a convincing 13-2 run over the final four minutes of the fourth quarter to down the Butte Pirates 69-58 on Wednesday evening at South Fremont High School.
â€śThis win shows how hard we worked everyday, and it feels really good,â€ť junior Mitch Orme said.
For the seniors this means keeping a tradition alive as the Cougars have become a regular in district championship games and they will be shooting for their fifth state title in six years.
AMMON â€” In a game in which both teams made plenty of plays it was the home standing Hillcrest Knights who made the last, and as it turned out the biggest play of the night when Taylor Brooks tipped in a missed shot as the buzzer sounded, lifting the Knights to a thrilling 80-78 victory over the Shelley Russets on Tuesday evening.
"There's always a lot of what ifs in a loser out game," Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "My kids played their hearts out and we did everything that we needed to do to win this game but you have to credit Hillcrest because they made one more play than we did."