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Minico 54, Preston 52 (OT)

MERIDIAN — The Spartans overcame more injury misfortune to win the 4A consolation title.

Going into Friday’s elimination game against Sandpoint, Minico was already playing without star junior Taylia Stimpson, who suffered a season-ending leg injury in January. Four minutes into Friday’s game, junior Claire Boettcher went down with an injury that also ended her season.

“You always do the ‘What if?’ game,” Minico coach Anna Bateman said over the phone. “But you’re dealt the cards you’re given.”

Minico led by as many as eight points in the second half of Saturday’s game, but Preston did everything it could to end its season on a high note. The Spartans built a four-point lead late in the extra period and held on.

Saydi Anderson led the Spartans with 20 points, shooting 7-of-18 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Fellow senior Maura Merrill added nine points (2-of-9 from the field) and seven rebounds for Minico (19-9), which graduates three seniors: Anderson, Merrill and Rachel Baliola.

“This team never gave up,” Bateman said. “They played with a ton of heart.


Minico 54, Preston 52 (OT)

PRESTON (52) — Jessika Alder 4, Sydnee Selley 6, Cassee Pugmire 2, Shaylee Priestley 21, Harley Carlisle 13, Tesha Hobbs 3, Liz Lindhardt 3.

MINICO (54) — Maura Merrill 9, Saydi Anderson 20, Rachel Baliola 4, Bailey Black 5, Taycee Harper 8, Madison Vorwaller 8.

Lapwai 52, Shoshone 50

NAMPA — The No. 4-ranked Indians erased a 15-9 first-quarter deficit but couldn’t knock off the No. 3 Wildcats in the 1A Division I third-place game.

Shoshone out-shot Lapwai 35.7 percent to 23.7 percent from the field, but it lost the turnover battle 28-22.

Shoshone’s Cierra Hennings had 12 points (3-of-9 from the field) and 10 rebounds, and fellow junior Patti Fitzgerald added 12 points (3-of-6).

The Indians (20-5) graduate two seniors — Megan Koonce and Monce Rivas — from their district-title winning roster.


Lapwai 52, Shoshone 50

Lapwai 15 9 8 9 11 — 52

Shoshone 9 12 9 11 9 — 50

LAPWAI (52) — Glory Scobotta 16, Heweekse Wisdom 3, Raequel Domebo 4, Amil Mitchell 15, Kelani Smith 6, Julia Gould 6, Omari Mitchell 1, Hattie Coversup 1.

SHOSHONE (50) — Patti Fitzgerald 12, Bailee Owens 8, Megan Koonce 4, Cierra Hennings 12, Rionna Kerner 6, Monce Rivas 2, Ari Regalalo 6.

Parma 34, Buhl 25

NAMPA — Poor shooting doomed the Indians in the 3A consolation championship game.

After a slow first half, Buhl outscored Parma 13-8 in the third quarter to make it a four-point game going into the final eight minutes. But Parma pulled away in the fourth.

The Indians shot 6-of-44 (13.6 percent) from the field and 2-of-20 (10 percent) from 3-point range in the game. They also struggled to stop Parma’s Madison Jackson, who scored a game-high 20 points (7-of-19 from the field) and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Junior Emily Gorrell led Buhl with 10 points and nine rebounds. She shot just 2-of-11 from the floor but made 6-of-8 free throws. Senior Madison Somers grabbed eight boards.

The Indians, who made their first trip to state in 15 years, finished the season with a 17-9 record. Their roster featured seven seniors: Somers, Kendra Benson, Sage Eckert, American Jaramillo, Sydnee Jerke, Jordane Netz and Caroline Vera.


Parma 34, Buhl 25

Parma 10 5 8 11 — 34

Buhl 5 1 13 6 — 25

PARMA (34) — Darcie Condie 3, Grace Jackson 6, Megan Hancock 1, Madison Jackson 20, Adyson Harris 3, Casandra Contreras 1.

BUHL (25) — McKenna Lively 1, Caroline Vera 2, Kyra Azevedo 6, Emily Gorrell 10, Madison Somers 3, Kayla Morse 3.

Tri-Valley 59, Carey 54 (OT)

NAMPA — The Panthers dropped a close, foul-heavy 1A Division II consolation championship game.

Both teams combined for 56 fouls committed and 84 free throws attempted. Carey juniors Athana Versis and Lindsey Morey both fouled out, and Versis, a key starter for the Panthers all season, only played 13 minutes.

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Tri-Valley and Carey both struggled shooting, at 29.1 percent and 28.9 percent, respectively. But the Titans shot 10 more field goals than Carey thanks largely to turnovers — Carey gave the ball away 27 times, 10 more than Tri-Valley.

Carey junior Kodi Green scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. She shot just 3-of-12 from the field but went 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Freshman Kylie Wood added 14 points (4-of-10 from the field) and seven rebounds for the Panthers (16-10), who lose only one senior — Rylee Smith — from this year’s roster.


Tri-Valley 59, Carey 54 (OT)

CAREY (54) — Lindsey Morey 7, Shantell Chavez 7, Noelia Cruz 2, Rylee Smith 4, Athana Versis 2, Kourtney Black 1, Kylie Wood 14, Kodi Green 17.

TRI-VALLEY (59) — Grace Ertel 15, Abbie Vogel 2, Mackenzie Waller 3, Emma Hollon 8, Morgan Wood 2, Josey Jones 11, Larissa Hansen 15, Karli Hansen 3.

Boys basketball

Wood River 47, Jerome 31

JEROME — The lowest seeded team in the Great Basin Conference tournament kept its season alive for the second straight game Saturday against the fifth-seeded Tigers.

Wood River, which beat No. 4 Canyon Ridge on Thursday, led Jerome 21-11 at halftime and 34-20 through three quarters.

“Wood River executed a perfect gameplan,” Jerome coach Joe Messick said. “They controlled the tempo of the game, made shots when they needed to, and we struggled shooting the basketball.”

Johnny Radford and Brandon Scott each scored 12 points, and Brayden Olson added 11 for the Wolverines (7-17), who will play at No. 3 Minico in another loser-out game on Monday.

Anikin Hernandez scored 10 points for Jerome, which finished the season at 8-16.


Wood River 47, Jerome 31

Wood River 8 13 13 13 — 47

Jerome 5 6 9 11 — 31

WOOD RIVER (47) — Canyon MacDonald 8, Brayden Olson 11, Johnny Radford 12, Brandon Scott 12, Diogo Varejao 2, Colten Weatherly 2.

JEROME (31) — Garrett Elison 2, Anikin Hernandez 10, James Slone 9, Jordin Myers 2, Cole Baker 8.


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