Lady Panthers run past Lady Broncos
THOMAS — 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.
"It was a rivalry game and we have been in a little slump and Scout did a good job of settling every body down," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "She settled the crowd down she settled the younger kids down she provided that senior leadership that we have needed at times this season."
Baldwin was also tasked with slowing down the Broncos top scorer in Morningrose Tobey.
All game long the two battled up and down the floor, Tobey was able to score a game-high 19 points, but most of those came from the free throw line.
For three quarter the game was close with Snake River leading by 10 entering the fourth quarter.
But in that fourth quarter Snake River used their transition offense to get the Broncos in foul trouble.
Makena Shelley, Ivy Goff and Alyssa Crumley hit big fourth quarter shots and Brylie Bair dominated in the low post.
"Feed the beast," Dunn said of Bair. "She did a fantastic job down low and coaching from the bench, she worked her butt of tonight."
"We need to learn how to back it down," Blackfoot tea coach Merle Smith said. "We don't practice for Snake River because the game has no effect on us, the girls want to win it for pride and sometimes they get over aggressive and then we get into could trouble."
The Broncos also did not have their traditional good shooting night.
"We had a lot of good looks, tonight, they did not go in," Smith said.
But the night belonged to the home team. Ivy Goff added 16 points including a couple of big three pointer. Bair finished the night with 11 and Baldwin had 15.
"Tonight the difference in the game was our defense leading to transition baskets," Dunn said. "We did a good job of forcing turnovers and getting out and running the floor.
The game featured it's fair share of physical play, so much so intact the Snake River freshman Jetta Goff, had her nose broken in the second half after in inadvertent elbow caught her in the face.
"In the locker room she told me find another jersey I want to play," Dunn said.
Goff played the remainder of the game.
Tobey led Blackfoot with 19, Casandra Clarke added 14 points.
Snake River (4-5) plays at Sugar -Salem on Saturday, Blackfoot (5-6) hosts Hillcrest on Jan. 3.
Snake River 64, Blackfoot 47
Blackfoot 7 16 9 15 — 47
Snake River 15 11 15 22 —64
Blackfoot — Ella Alvarez 2, Cassandra Clarke 12, Madison Leslie 7, Morningrose Tobey 19, Holly Gunderson 4, Anicia Luna 1. Snake River — Makena Shelley 9, Scout Baldwin 15, Ivy Goff 16, Alyssa Crumley 4, Brylioe Bair 11, Maegan Peace 3, Jetta Goff 6.