College of Southern Idaho sophomore guard Charles Jones Jr. was named the NJCAA Division I men’s basketball player of the year, the NJCAA announced on Thursday.
The announcement came two days after Jones Jr. was named an All-American for the second straight season.
Jones Jr. finished his final season at CSI with a strong performance at the NJCAA Division I tournament, where the Golden Eagles lost to South Plains College in the title game. He averaged 24.2 points per game in five NJCAA tournament contests, including a game-high 27 on efficient shooting (10-for-20 from the field, 7-for-12 from 3-point range) in the championship game.
Jones Jr. averaged a CSI-high 19.7 points per game this past season (48.6 percent on field goals, 45.5 percent on 3s), and he finished his career one point short of the school record for total points.
In November, Jones Jr. signed with the University of Utah of the Pac-12.
Glenns Ferry 18, Wilder 1 (5 innings)
GLENNS FERRY — The Pilots had little trouble downing Wilder at home on Thursday.
Makenna Hedilius and Rylee Arellano each had three hits, with Hedilius driving a triple. Megan Sterling’s double and triple scored a total of three runs.
Hedelius also was strong on the mound, with no runs charged to her as she allowed only two hits and struck out seven batters.
Glenns Ferry (5-1) will continue play in the Glenns Ferry Tournament on Friday.
Buhl Rotary Invitational
BUHL — Kimberly dominated Wednesday’s track meet at Buhl High School.
The Kimberly boys won the team title with a score of 224.75, 62.25 ahead of second-place Filer. The Kimberly girls won by a margin of 46 over Buhl.
In the boys field, the Bulldogs won nine individual events. Sophomore Peyton Bair led the way with first-place finishes in the 110 hurdles (15.85 seconds), the 300 hurdles (38.91) and the long jump (21 feet, 3.5 inches).
Kimberly junior Blake Phillips placed first in the 200 meters (personal-best 22.97), senior Mitchell Crane won the 1600 (5:01.83) and senior Collin Glass won the shot put (43-11) and the discus (142 feet). The Bulldogs also won the 4x100 relay (44.84) and the 4x400 relay (3:34.22).
Declo junior Keegan Duncan won the 100 (11.50) and the 400 (51.23), and Filer senior Shelby Harding won the 800 (2:07.57) and the high jump (6-04).
The Kimberly girls won two individual events. Sophomore Meg Walker won the 400 (1:01.46) and helped the Bulldogs win the 4x400 relay (4:16.31).
Filer senior Mary-Kate Marshall placed first in the 800 (personal-best 2:25.35) and the 300 hurdles (48.55), Gooding junior Keely Wolf won the 1600 (5:56.67) and the 3200 (12:26.04) and her freshman teammate Elliotte Stockham won the pole vault (personal-best 10-0) and the triple jump (34-02.5).
Team scores (boys): 1. Kimberly 224.75; 2. Filer 157.5; 3. Gooding 88.75; 4. Buhl 87.5; 5. Declo 61.5; 6. Burley 37; 7. Wendell 15; 8. Rimrock 12
Team scores (girls): 1. Kimberly 166; 2. Buhl 120; 3. Gooding 88; 4. Filer 78; 5. Burley 76; 6. Declo 64; 7. Oakley 29; 8. Wendell 23; 9. Rimrock 21
Buhl 7, Wendell 6; Buhl 9, Wendell 6
BUHL — The Indians won a pair of tight games on Wednesday against Wendell.
In the first game, Wendell tied the game at 6-6 with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but Buhl walked it off on a single by Austin Enbaum that scored Jose Espinoza.
Buhl’s Jason Hadley and Garrett Bowman both went 3-for-4 with a triple each. Hadley also pitched six innings in which he was charged two runs on six hits while striking out eight batters.
Buhl had an easier time in the second game with a 4-0 first-inning lead setting the pace for the rest of the game, which ended 9-6.
Espinoza and Jose Cortes each had two hits, driving in a combined four runs. Of six runs charged to Buhl’s David Razo, only one was earned. He allowed four hits and struck out six.
Buhl will host a doubleheader against Gooding on Thursday, and Wendell will travel to the Glenns Ferry Tournament this weekend.
Spring league second week
Team scores: 1. Burley 92; 2. Sawtooth 88; T-3. Xavier 87; T-3. Raft River 87; 5. Oakley 85; 6. Twin Falls 82; 7. Gooding 81; 8. Minico 78
BURLEY BOBCATS (92): Andrew Winningham 25, Jared Crane 23, Ryker Samples 22, Colton Waters 22
SAWTOOTH CLAY DUSTERS (88): Lexi Nachtman 23, Colin MacGuffie 23, Max Albright 21, Gunner Boettger 21
XAVIER (87): Conrad Robbins 23, AC Palmer Handley 22, Juliana Hampton 21, Kendall Whitney 21
RAFT RIVER (87): Lee Stanger 23, Kyle Black 22, Kolton Durfee 22, Braxton Jones 20
OAKLEY TROUBLESHOOTERS (85): Trey Keisel 23, Jhett Hawker 22, Jaydon Pulton 21, Kyle Loyde 19
TWIN FALLS HOT SHOTS (82): Mason Ward 23, Keaton Hawker 20, Madyson Ussery 20, Burkely Dayley 19
GOODING SENATORS YOUNG GUNS (81): Teaver Smith 23, Charlotte Brockman 21, Tegan Baumann 20, Jacob Flick 17
MINICO SPARTANS (78): Gage Skaggs 21, David Tellez 20, Trevor Phillips 19, Korbin Fife 18