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Shoshone 47, Ambrose 9

NAMPA — The Indians began the 1A Division I state tournament with a dominant, historic win over Ambrose.

Shoshone’s 47-9 victory over the Archers — who are playing in their first state tournament in program history — tied a 1A-DI state record for fewest points allowed in a game. Salmon River allowed nine points in a 1977 game. 5A Borah has the overall state record for fewest points allowed, with seven in a 2001 game.

“I’m happy for the kids,” Shoshone coach Tim Chapman said over the phone. “We played pretty good defense. They had some open looks, they just couldn’t hit them. I think being the first time at state for those girls, they were probably a little more tense than we were.”

Ambrose, the third seed out of District 3, scored all nine of its points in the first half, in which District 4 champion Shoshone built a 22-9 lead.

“We were thinking, ‘They can come back,’” Chapman said. “We did a great job of not fouling in the second half.”

The Indians outscored the Archers 25-0 over the final two quarters.

For the game, Ambrose shot 3-of-39 (7.7 percent) from the field, 2-of-21 (9.5 percent) from 3-point range and 1-of-6 (16.7 percent) from the free-throw line. The Archers also turned the ball over 29 times.

Shoshone junior Ari Regalado scored a game-high 13 points (5-of-9 from the field) and dished out five assists, senior Monce Rivas had 12 points (6-of-7) and junior Cierra Hennings added nine points (3-of-11), eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.

“The most important thing was I got to rest my starters for a quarter and a half,” Chapman said. “Everybody got to play today, which was good.”

That rest will be useful for Shoshone’s game on Friday. The Indians (20-3) will face Prairie, which was ranked No. 1 in the final state media poll. The semifinal game will begin at 6:15 p.m. back at Columbia High School.

“They’ll be tough. They like to play zone, but they trap everything,” Chapman said. “Hopefully, it’s a dog fight and we can hang with them.”


Shoshone 47, Ambrose 9

Ambrose 4 5 0 0 — 9

Shoshone 13 9 13 12 — 47

AMBROSE (9) — Kate Roberts 3, Ana Morett 1, Malia Good 3, Maddie Mathis 2.

SHOSHONE (47) — Bailee Owens 5, Jovawn Welborn 2, Megan Koonce 2, Cierra Hennings 9, Rionna Kerner 4, Monce Rivas 12, Ari Regalado 13.

Timberlake 46, Buhl 25

NAMPA — Timberlake cruised past Buhl in the opening game of the 3A state tournament at Skyview High School on Thursday.

The Tigers led 21-12 at the half and basically put the game away in the third quarter, scoring 18 points and holding Buhl to five. Timberlake’s largest lead was at 41-17.

No Buhl player was in double figures for the game, with Emily Gorrell scoring a team-high nine points. The Indians did out-rebound the Tigers 37-33 but only shot 23 percent from the field for the game.

Timberlake was led by McKeeley Tonkin with a game-high 15 points.

Buhl (16-8) will play Homedale at 1:15 p.m. Friday in a loser-out game.


Timberlake 46, Buhl 25

Buhl 4 8 5 8 — 25

Timberlake 6 15 18 7 — 46

TIMBERLAKE (46) — McKeeley Tonkin 15, Shelby Starr 9, Lilly Kelley 2, Peyton Kronenberg 3, Taryn Soumas 4, Brooke Jessen 9, Kaylee Jezek 4.

BUHL (25) — Kendra Benson 2, Sage Eckert 5, Caroline Vera 2, Kyra Azevedo 3, Emily Gorrell 9, Madison Somers 2, Kayla Morse 2.

Sho-Ban 50, Dietrich 39

NAMPA — The Blue Devils lost to the Chiefs in the opening game of the 1A Division II state tournament at Nampa High School.

Dietrich’s Quincie Christiansen finished with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaxon Eggleston added 11 points. Fellow senior Cassie Berthelson pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Blue Devils committed 28 turnovers and shot 29 percent from the field. Sho-Ban junior guard Siona Astorga led all players with 15 points.

Dietrich (17-7) will play Tri-Valley at 6:15 p.m. Friday in a loser-out game.


Sho-Ban 50, Dietrich 39

Sho-Ban 10 11 13 16 — 50

Dietrich 3 7 15 14 — 39

SHO-BAN (50) — Nakai Appenay 5, Angela Astorga 12, Sacoyah Appenay 6, Reesha Pokibro 6, Rylee Appenay 6, Siona Astorga 15.

DIETRICH (39) — KayLee Hendrix 3, Cassie Berthelson 6, Brianna Astle 5, Caylee Dilworth 2, Jaxon Eggleston 11, Quincie Christiansen 12.

Nezperce 50, Carey 46

NAMPA — The Carey Panthers made the Nezperce Indians work for the win in the final few minutes of the 1A Division II state tournament-opening game at Nampa High School on Friday.

The Panthers tied the score at 46-all, but the Indians scored four points in the remaining moments to seal the victory.

Carey’s offense was led by freshman Kylie Wood, who posted 13 points. Shantell Chavez chipped in 11, and Kodi Green collected a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Nezperce only had scoring from four players but each one was in double digits. Sydney Boyer paced the Indians with a game-high 15 points, Hannah Stapleton followed with 13, Caitlyn Cronce had 12 and Kourtne Carpenter had 10.

Nezperce outrebounded Carey 45-35 and made nine 3-pointers.

Carey (15-9) will play Deary in a loser-out game Friday at 8 p.m.


Nezperce 50, Carey 46

NEZPERCE (50) — Sydney Boyer 15, Kourtne Carpenter 10, Caitlyn Cronce 12, Hannah Stapleton 13.

CAREY (46) — Shantell Chavez 11, Rylee Smith 5, Athana Versis 6, Kylie Wood 13, Kodi Green 10, Felicity Black 1.

Boys basketball

Twin Falls 59, Jerome 40

TWIN FALLS — Four Twin falls players scored in double figures as the top-seeded Bruins defeated No. 5 Jerome in the Great Basin Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Hudson Klundt paced the Bruins with 14 points while Faust Ystueta, Ryan Ball and Mitchell Brizee each chipped in 12 points.

“Our defense played good,” said Twin Falls assistant coach Shaun Walker. “Our defense has carried us the last month, and we will need that defense against Burley on Saturday night.”

Twin Falls (13-9) will host No. 2 Burley in the semifinals on Saturday at 7 p.m.

For the Tigers, James Slone finished with 13 points.

Jerome will host Wood River in a loser-out game, also on Saturday at 7 p.m.


Twin Falls 59, Jerome 40

Jerome 6 7 10 17 — 40

Twin Falls 11 15 14 19 — 59

JEROME (40) — David Lloyd 7, Brandon Wright 4, Anikin Hernandez 6, James Slone 13, Braydon Ahrens 2, Cole Baker 8.

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TWIN FALLS (59) — Winston Duggan 7, Faust Ystueta 12, Lucas Young 2, Ryan Ball 12, Hudson Klundt 14, Mitchell Brizee 12.

Burley 79, Minico 54

BURLEY — A 24-9 first quarter set the tone for the second-seeded Bobcats in their Great Basin Conference quarterfinal win over the rival Spartans, the No. 3 seed.

Burley senior Ryan Bagley scored a game-high 28 points and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field (6-of-6 from 3-point range). He also shot 6-of-7 from the free throw line, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists.

Brock Whitaker scored 18 points (7-of-8 from the field, 4-of-5 from 3), Andrew Ferrin had 15 points (6-of-13 from the field) and eight rebounds and Jace Whiting added 10 points (3-of-14) for the Bobcats (17-4), who will play at No. 1 Twin Falls in the semifinals on Saturday.

As a team, Burley shot 12-of-24 on 3-pointers in Thursday’s win.

Kasen Carpenter scored 17 points (8-of-10 from the field), and Kobe Matsen added 13 (4-of-15) for Minico (14-9), which will host the winner of Saturday’s Jerome-Wood River game on Monday.


Burley 79, Minico 54

Minico 9 12 21 12 — 54

Burley 24 19 18 18 — 79

MINICO (54) — Regen Povlsen 6, Kasen Carpenter 17, Kobe Matsen 13, Rylan Chandler 7, Brant Etherington 7, Mason Harwood 4.

BURLEY (79) — Brock Whitaker 18, Andrew Ferrin 15, Ethan Gibbons 2, Ryan Bagley 28, Jace Whiting 10, Cade Seely 4, Jackson Hill 2.

Wood River 55, Canyon Ridge 53

TWIN FALLS — The sixth-seeded Wolverines stayed alive and ended No. 4 Canyon Ridge’s season in Thursday’s Great Basin Conference tournament game.

It was Wood River’s first win over a conference team in 11 tries this season.

Johnny Radford scored 16 points (5-of-16 from the field), Brayden Olsen had 13 (6-of-14) and Brandon Scott added 11 (4-of-7) for Wood River, which plays at Jerome on Saturday in another loser-out game.

Sheldon Flanary scored a game-high 20 points (7-of-13 shooting), and Izak Cuellar added 14 (5-of-11) for the Riverhawks, whose season ended with an 8-14 record.


3A District 4 championship

WENDELL — Buhl held off Kimberly to take first place at the district championship meet.

Buhl finished with a team score of 231, Kimberly scored 210, Gooding scored 132 and Filer scored 75.5.

The Indians won the meet thanks to six first-place individual finishers: Chance Bennett (98 pounds), Kade Orr (106), Erik Gutierrez (113), Slade Peyman (120), David Tennant (126) and AJ Dominquez (195).

Kimberly also won first-place matches: Riley Hallett (138), Carson Schvaneveldt (145), Michael Koy (152), Alan Palmer (160), Jake Hardy (170) and Hunter O’Berg (182).

Gooding took first place in the final three weight classes: Dabid Romero (132), Elliott Whiting (220, uncontested) and Jake McGinnis (285).

The state wrestling championships begin next Friday, Feb. 23 and end Saturday, Feb. 24 at Holt Arena in Pocatello.

2A District 4 championship

WENDELL — Declo dominated Thursday’s district tournament, which featured schools from the 2A, 1A Division I and 1A Division II classifications.

Declo finished with a team-best score of 245.5, followed by Canyon Conference foe Wendell at 116.5. After Wendell was Raft River (91), Oakley (82), Valley (54), Glenns Ferry (45), Dietrich (18), Shoshone (11) and Murtaugh (8).

Declo won more than half of the first-place matches, with nine total winners: Dax Blackmon (98 pounds), Layton Clark (106, uncontested), Jon Anderson (113), Caden Crider (120), Tony Marino (145), Gabe Matthews (152), Miguel Juarez (182), Sy Osterhout (195) and Dawson Osterhout (220).

Wendell’s Raphael Roque and Dale Schoth won the 126-pound and 132-pound finals, respectively.

Oakley’s Sam Mitton took first at 138 pounds, and teammate Kade Toribau won the 160-pound title.

For Raft River, Traven Hansen took first at 170, and Taylen Grush was the 285-pound champion.


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