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SHELLEY - The Shelley Russets overcame a 7 point half time deficit, surging to a 61-51 non conference victory over the Sugar Salem Diggers Tuesday night.
Led by the sheer brilliance of sophomore McKay Cannon who displayed an array of no look passes, long range jumpers and stellar defense, the Russets dominated the second half of what had been a close contest.
ABERDEEN â€” Friday nights showdown with Aberdeen and American Falls had all the ear marks befitting of the classic rivalry, with both teams nailing big shots from the field, both teams playing tough defense, and the game coming down to the last shot of the game as American Falls escaped the Tiger Den with a 44-43 victory.
IDAHO FALLS - The Lady Broncos travelled up I-15 to the Bonneville Bee Hive to take on the Lady Bees and were stung to the tune of a 46-38 set back Friday night.
In a game that was closer than the final score would indicate, the Lady Broncos seemed poised to take the sting out of the Lady Bees until Erica Shenton scored nine straight points in the early going of the fourth quarter to put the Bonneville squad in front for good.
BLACKFOOT â€” If not for the first four minutes of Blackfoots game with the Madison Bobcats on Thursday night, the men in green may have opened the home portion of their schedule with a win.
Unfortunately for the Broncos and the large crowd on hand, the visiting Cats opened the game with a huge 16-3 run for a lead that they never relinquished, ending in a 61-46 victory.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Lady Russets turned in their best performance of the year on Wednesday evening, overpowering the Lady Bees of Bonneville 56-43 in a High Country Conference tilt at Shelley High School.
"Like I told the girls, this was the best team basketball that we have played this year," Shelley head coach Burke Davis said. "We distributed the basketball with extra passes and I thought that we were really patient, we didn't shoot as many ill advised shots as we have so far this year."
BLACKFOOT - The Madison Lady Bobcats rode the shooting and rebounding of Jane Hansen to a 65-49 victory over the homestanding Lady Broncos of Blackfoot Wednesday evening.
Hansen tallied 20 points and snared 11 rebounds on the evening and the Broncos just couldn't find an answer for the talented sophomore.
"We just couldn't stop number 15 tonight," said Coach Mike Kirkham. "We did some nice things tonight and are making improvements over some of our recent outings, but we remain a work in progress."
THOMAS - The Snake River Lady Panthers weathered a slow offensive start to down the visiting Teton Lady Redskins in A2 action Tuesday evening by a final score of 44-28.
"We seemed to lack some offensive intensity in the first half and missed some easy opportunities," said Coach Steve Morton. "We made some adjustments at half time and rode our strong defense to the win tonight."
SHELLEY â€” There have been many Hillcrest/Shelley basketball games over the years but on Tuesday night, that rivalry took on added meaning as the Russets opened their 4A High Country Conference season with a showdown with the Knights.
After an uncharacteristic game of basketball, Hillcrest emerged triumphant by handing the Russets a bitterly disappointing 69-46 loss.
THOMAS - Playing for the third time in four days, the Snake River Lady Panthers welcomed a cross county opponent in the Firth Lady Cougars to the 'Panther Lair' and proved to be a rude host, handing the Lady Cougars a 36-17.
"We came in worried a bit about the mental fatigue of playing three games in four days, but the girls handled themselves very well tonight," said Snake River Coach Steve Morton. "We played great pressure defense and concentrated on running our sets with discipline and we were pleased with the effort of everyone."
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a home game for the Blackfoot Lady Bronco basketball team but it felt as if they were on the road from a statistical perspective as the visiting Skyline squad shot 28 free throws, compared to 4 for Blackfoot, in a 39-34 defeat at the hands of the Lady Grizzlies.
"Well, it was a much closer game," Blackfoot head coach Mike Kirkham said. "Bottom line is that the kids want to win and they are really trying. I haven't seen any of them giving up and as long as they'll continue with that attitude, things will have to get better."