Snake River runs away from Bear Lake
The Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
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.
"She was outstanding tonight," Panther coach Rich Dun said of Christensen. "She did such a good job of taking what they gave her. She drove and, if they collapsed on her, she kicked it out. She caught the ball in balance, ready to shoot, all night.
"When they made their run, I looked down the bench and told her to get us going again," Dun said. "She's the fuel to our engine and that showed tonight."
Maddie Pilster added 11 points for the Panthers while Brylie Bair and Max Shelly each had nine.
"Our post imposed their will underneath all night," Dun said. "Cassie Albertson, Bair and Jocelyn Harper had their way inside."
Tiffany Wallentine led Bear Lake with eight points. Hulme had seven and LaShae Peterson added six.
Bear Lake 11 3 7 11 - 32
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Snake River 12 12 11 17 - 52
Bear Lake - Cochran 4, Peterson 6, Bateman 5, Wallenttine 8, Hulme 7, Saxton 2.
Snake Rriver - Christensen 17, Pilster 11, Shelly 9, Dance 2, Harper 4, Bair 9.