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January 24th, 2012
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.
â€śThis was a very rewarding game for the seniors and possibly for our last home game,â€ť Shelley coach Burke Davis said, â€śThey are a special class of seniors. They established tradition and left examples for the younger classes.â€ť
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.
SHELLEY â€” For a game that Shelley coach Dave Hadley called a "polar opposite" of the first meeting with Bonneville, the Russets got the similar result they were looking for.
Shelley beat Bonneville 61-47 Friday after taking down the Bees by eight in December.
"In the first meeting, we got off to a great start offensively," Hadley said. "And Jared Stutzman had what? 29, 30 points against us."
It was a different story this time around.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers got 14 points from Shane Parkinson and a thundering slam dunk from Cole Rushton as the Men from Moreland put a 73-42 beat down on the American Falls Beavers on Thursday evening at Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” With just over four seconds remaining, Blackfoot's Keith Moore got a dream look at the basket from the right baseline where the senior let fly with a three ball that was on line but unfortunately, the ball went just long as it caromed off of the back iron and into the hands of the Madison rebounder.
The three, would have tied the game at 55-55 but instead, the Broncos had to foul the Madison player where he knocked down both free throws and despite a basket at the buzzer by Colby Pearson, the Broncos fell to the fourth ranked team in the state by the final tally of 57-54.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos were hoping for a comeback after the first time they faced off against the Madison Bobcats. Although they did not swipe the win, they closed the gap from that first outing but still came up just short in the 55-45 defeat.
â€śIt is a bit frustrating. We had them for three quarters, but we have not learned to finish the game,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said.
FIRTH â€” County foes collided at Firth High School on Tuesday night as the Aberdeen Tigers traveled to Firth to do battle with the Cougars.
The game certainly wasn't the sharpest of contests from either squads standpoint and in the end, it was the home standing Cougars who prevailed, earning the season sweep of the Tigers with a 61-44 victory.
THOMAS â€” Desmond Miles scored five points in the final 64 seconds of overtime to lift Sugar-Salem to a 48-44 non-conference boys' basketball victory over Snake River on Tuesday.
Miles' 3-point basket with 1:04 remaining in the extra session gave Sugar-Salem (9-5) a 43-42 lead. His two free throws with 3.3 seconds left sealed the deal.
Sugar-Salem dominated the first half, building a 24-11 lead on Zach Jeppson's trey with 4:46 left in the second quarter. The Diggers led 26-14 at halftime.
SHELLEY â€” What started out as a tight contest quickly turned south in a hurry for the Shelley Lady Russets on Tuesday night as the visiting Bees turned in a big 23 point second quarter, en route to a 61-45 High Country Conference win at Shelley.