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February 9th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” On the back of the back of the Blackfoot Lady Broncos warmup shirts is the slogan "beware of the dark horse."
In the first week of the 4A District 5/6 Tournament the Broncos have shown the rest of the league this team is determined to make it to the state tournament.
But Saturday afternoon the Lady Broncos faced an elimination game against Preston a team the beat by 33 points the week before.
The game plan for Blackfoot was simple, repeat the pressure defense and hot shooting from the previous meeting and keep the season alive.
Thanks in part to Ella Alvarez Morningrose Tobey and Cassandra Clarke the Broncos plan came to fruition.
The trio combined to score 63 of the teams 75 points as Blackfoot earned a 75-60 victory.
THOMAS â€”Â Take a look at just the score of Snake River's 70-41 victory over American Falls Friday night and it would easy to assume that the Panthers were in control from the opening tip.
For a quarter and a half that was far from the case.
The winless Beavers got hot from behind the three point line and the Panthers made their fair share of turnovers to allow the Beavers to stay close.
BLACKFOOT â€” After trailing by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter the Blackfoot Broncos relied on their defense to get them back in the game with 4A District 5/6 opponent Rigby Wednesday night.
But after the Broncos went on an 8-0 run to cut the Trojans lead to three a questionable offensive foul call sent things spiraling out of control for the Broncos.
Rigby closed out the game on a 12-6 run to hand the Broncos a 69-60 loss.
BLACKFOOT â€” With less than three minutes to go in the game the Blackfoot Lady Broncos found themselves in a three-point hole to the visiting Bonneville Bees and their hopes of competing for a district championship was dwindling away.
But a running layup by Morningrose Tobey sparked a 9-2 game ending run as the Broncos won their first 4A District 5/6 game in years and advanced to take on top seeded Century with a 61-57 win over the Bees.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics.
And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawksâ€™ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
â€śThis team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,â€™â€™ Bryant yelled after Seattleâ€™s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. â€śItâ€™s got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now weâ€™re the best.â€™â€™
FIRTH â€”Â Coming into Saturday night's game with Nuclear Conference leader Firth the Ririe Bulldogs had just three wins and two of those came against Aberdeen.
So it was easy to see how the Firth faithful were expecting a blowout of the Cougars.
They did eventually leave the school after watching a blowout victory, but it did not go the way many had thought.
It took the Cougars almost five minutes of the opening quarter to score a basket and they scored just four first quarter points.
But after that opening quarter Firth head coach Scott Adams got his team going as the Cougars scored 64 points in the final three quarters to earn a 68-19 victory.
THOMAS â€” After the overtime loss to Shelley last week Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said that Bear Lake was going to be the Panthers biggest challenge for the district championship.
He was right.
A nine point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter was cut to five with 1:42 left before the Panthers closed out the game at the foul line hitting all six free throws down the stretch to earn a 48-40 win over Bear Lake.
BLACKFOOT â€” Coming into the senior night game against Preston Thursday night, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos already knew they would play one more game on their home floor in next week's district tournament.
That did not mean the girls could not send the Blackfoot faithful away without a show.
Morningrose Tobey, Cassandra Clarke and Ella Alvarez combined to score 68 of the Broncos 85 points as Blackfoot ran to an 85-56 win over the Indians Thursday night.
THOMAS â€” For Snake River's Makena Shelley, Brylie Bair and Scout Baldwin Wednesday night's home game against Bear Lake was the last time any of the three of them would play a game in the gym at Snake River High School.
The game also had implications on seeding for the 3A District 5 tournament.
I t did not take long for the Lady Panthers to establish their control of the game as Shelley nailed a three pointer to get the scoring started and the defense took care of the rest as the Panthers cruised to a 56-20 victory.
THOMAS â€” Blackfoot and Snake River High School's renewed their city rivalry Tuesday night but this time it was on the wrestling mat, and this time the visitors from across the river came out victorious.
Blackfoot controlled the early part of the match building a big lead and ended taking down the Panthers 57-30 at Snake River High School.