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Championship Recap | State Girls Basketball Tournament
Keep up to date with our round-by-round recap of this year's state tournament
Published: 2/15/2021 2:29:17 PM
 


Day 4 Recap

5A Championship | Mountain View 62, Thunder Ridge 55

The Mavericks successfully defended their title from a year ago, though it didn’t come easily. Thunder Ridge (21-5) led by as many as sixteen points, before Mountain View (20-2) came storming back with a 24-7 third quarter. The Mavs shot 40% from the floor and although only four players scored, they were high-impact performances. Naya Ojukwu led all scorers with 32 points, and also grabbed 16 rebounds. D’Nia Williams and Trinity Slocum added 15 and 11 points, respectively. Thunder Ridge’s Laura Davenport scored 12 points and collected 9 rebounds, while Aspen Caldwell chipped in 11 points. 

5A Third Place Game | Rigby 47, Coeur d’Alene 41

In a battle that was almost even statistically, Rigby’s (21-4) prowess at the three-point line proved to be the difference. The Trojans made 5 of 16 (31%) while Coeur d’Alene (19-3) sank just 1 of 5 (20%). Tylie Jones wrapped up an outstanding tournament for Rigby with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Coeur d’Alene was paced by Madison Symons (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Skylar Burke (16 points, 9 rebounds).

5A Consolation Final | Boise 52, Timberline 41

Leading by just five points after the first quarter, the Brave (11-5) outscored Timberline (12-4) in the second frame 11-2, and were in control from there. Boise was led by Ava Oakland’s 18 points and Allison Ross’ 16 points. Timberline’s Sophie Glancey finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.



4A Championship | Blackfoot 50, Century 46

When these team met a month ago in the regular season, Blackfoot prevailed 55-53 in overtime. In the 4A state title game, overtime wasn’t necessary for the Broncos (22-7), as they outscored Century (18-6) in the fourth quarter 15-12 on their way to the championship. Blackfoot scorched the nets, shooting 42% from the floor and 37% from three-point range. Three players reached double figures in scoring for Blackfoot (Prairie Caldwell with 14, Hadley Humpherys with 12 and Espy Vergara with 11). Century’s Preslie Merrill finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

4A Third Place Game | Burley 45, Sandpoint 32

Burley’s Amari Whiting exploded for 31 points and shot 10 of 14 from the field, 4 of 7 from three-point distance, and 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Whiting also finished with 7 rebounds for Burley (19-6). Sandpoint (12-12) was led by Kaylee Banks’ 10 points.

4A Consolation Final | Skyline 54, Mountain Home 37

The Grizzlies (19-8) ended their season on a positive note, outscoring the Tigers (17-9) in every quarter except the fourth (where they tied each other 11-11). Mattie Olson shot 50% (9 of 18) from the field and from the three-point line (3 of 6) on her way to a game-high 23 points. Maddie Keener scored 14 points to lead Mountain Home.



3A Championship | Timberlake 65, Sugar-Salem 49

These two schools have combined to win the past seven 3A girls basketball titles. In 2021, Timberlake (23-2) was able to repeat it’s championship-winning performance from a year ago. The game was essentially over at halftime, as Timberlake outscored the Diggers (24-2) 37-17 in the opening half of play. Brooke Jessen shot 70% from the field, including 50% from the three-point line and a perfect 100% (6 of 6) from the free throw line. Jessen finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds, while teammate Taryn Soumas led all scorers with 23 points. Sugar-Salem was paced by Mardee Fillmore’s 16 points and 9 rebounds.

3A Third Place Game | Filer 53, Parma 50

After suffering an overtime loss to Sugar-Salem in the semifinals, Filer (18-11) rebounded nicely with an overtime victory over Parma (17-7) in the third place game. Tied at 49 at the end of regulation, the Wildcats outscored Parma 4-1 in the overtime session. Filer’s Ella Fischer nearly registered a double-double of 20 points and 9 rebounds. Parma’s Grace Jackson nearly accomplished the same feat, finishing with 19 points and 9 rebounds.

3A Consolation Final | Marsh Valley 51, Snake River 48

Trailing 39-36 when the fourth quarter began, the Eagles (17-11) outscored the Panthers (22-8) 15-9 in the final frame to grab the consolation win. Hayley Bennett scored 12 points for Marsh Valley, while Maycee Lunt added 9 points and 8 rebounds. Snake River’s Josee Steadman finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.

2A Championship | Melba 51, Bear Lake 40

Melba (22-4) won its first girls basketball title in school history by defeating an upstart Bear Lake (13-13) squad that finally ran out of gas. The Bears shot a higher percentage from the floor than Melba did (43% compared to 40% for the Mustangs) but 19 turnovers ultimately did Bear Lake in. Kate Clark ended her Mustangs career with 17 points, while her sister Kendall Clark added 16. Bear Lake’s Hailey Humpherys led all scorers with 21 points.

2A Third Place Game | New Plymouth 41, Grangeville 32

The Pilgrims (18-7) took home third place at the 2A tournament on the strength of a 21-9 halftime lead. New Plymouth’s Alyssa Christensen scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and shot 6 of 9 from the floor. Grangeville (17-6) defeated New Plymouth during the regular season, but was unable to repeat that performance at state.

2A Consolation Final | Soda Springs 35, Ririe 32

The Soda Springs Cardinals (14-12) may not have won their fourth consecutive 2A state title on Saturday. They did, however, wrap up the 2021 season with a win. Ririe (23-4) actually shot a higher percentage from the field than their counterparts, but were outrebounded 37-32. Tayler Thompson of Soda Springs finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Ririe was paced by Dallas Sutton’s 10 points.

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Day 3 Recap

1A D1 Championship | Grace 46, Prairie 37

The Grace Grizzlies claimed the first-place trophy for the first time since 1986. They accomplished that feat by recording a fourth quarter finish that Griz fans will be talking about for a long time. Grace trailed Prairie 33-29 after three quarters, but outscored the Pirates 17-4 in the final frame. Grace's Maniah Clegg concluded an outstanding tournament performance by scoring 16 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the championship win. Melodie Straatman added 10. Prairie shot just 20% from three-point range, and were led by Kristin Wemhoff and Madison Shears, who each scored 10 points. Grace finishes their season with a 21-3 record, while Prairie finishes 22-4.

1A D1 Third Place Game | Lapwai 71, Lighthouse Christian 37

After winning the state title in 2020, Lapwai will bring home the third place trophy in 2021. The Wildcats outscored Lighthouse Christian 20-2 in the opening quarter, and the result was never in doubt after that. Lapwai's Omari Spellman was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game after shooting 7 of 12 from the floor and scoring 16 points. Lighthouse Christian was led by Lauren Gomez's 12 points. Lapwai wraps up their season at 22-2. Lighthouse Christian's first season at the 1A D1 level ends with a 15-7 mark.

1A D1 Consolation Final | Rimrock 39, Liberty Charter 34

Despite being outshot and outrebounded, Rimrock found a way to take home fifth place with a tight win over Liberty Charter. Sintia Varela did most of the heavy lifting offensively for the Raiders, scoring 22 points on her way to Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Casey Collom scored 13 for the Patriots. Rimrock ends the year at 20-3. Liberty Charter finishes 18-5.



1A D2 Championship | Tri-Valley 54, Kendrick 48

After winning the 1A D2 state volleyball championship earlier this fall, the Tri-Valley Titans doubled up on the hardwood by defeating Kendrick. Tied at 29-29 at halftime, Tri-Valley point guard Emma Hollon hit two three-pointers early in the third quarter to give Tri-Valley breathing room they would never relinquish. The championship win is the first in the history of Tri-Valley, a co-op athletics program between Cambridge and Midvale High Schools that was formed in 2005. Emma Hollon was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game. She finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and shot 4 of 8 (50%) from the three-point line. Josey Jones added 19 for the Titans. Kendrick was paced by junior post Erin Morgan's 17 points. Tri-Valley finishes 20-3, while Kendrick ends the season at 20-6.

1A D2 Third Place Game | Carey 48, Rockland 40

In 2020, these teams met for the state championship. After losing in the title game last year to Rockland, Carey got revenge in the third place game. Carey point guard Kylie Wood made 16 of 19 free throws, and finished with a game-high 32 points. Rockland was led by Kiersley Boyer and Ember Farr, who each finished with 13 points. Carey finishes the season with an 11-3 record. Rockland wraps up their year at 19-6.

1A D2 Consolation Final | Mackay 56, Camas County 37

This game was decided at the three-point line. Mackay shot 45% from distance, while Camas County shot just 23%. Miners point guard Riley Moore finished with 20 points and 7 assists, while Trinity Seefried added 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Mushers were led by Ashly Botz's 9 points. Mackay concludes their season with an 18-4 record. Camas County finishes 15-8.



5A Semifinal | Thunder Ridge 53, Coeur d'Alene 39

Thunder Ridge became the first team to represent eastern Idaho in the 5A title game since 1995 after handing the Vikings their second loss of the season. The Titans led 18-13 at halftime, and put the game away in the third by outscoring Coeur d'Alene 16-9 in that frame. Three players reached double digit point totals for Thunder Ridge: Sierra John (12), Aspen Caldwell (11) and Laura Davenport (11). Coeur d'Alene's Skylar Burke registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Thunder Ridge (21-4) advances to the play Mountain View in the championship game. Coeur d'Alene (19-2) will play Rigby for third place.

5A Semifinal | Mountain View 73, Rigby 64

The Mavericks will have a chance to defend their state title from 2020 after dispatching Rigby in the semis. Four Mountain View players reached double figures in scoring, led by Naya Ojukwu's 21. Rigby's Tylie Jones led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn't enough. A 16-4 Mountain View run to start the game ultimately did in the Trojans. Mountain View (19-2) will take on Thunder Ridge for the 5A championship. Rigby (20-4) will play Coeur d'Alene for third place.

5A Loser Out | Boise 56, Meridian 44

Boise started the game on a 20-5 run, and maintained the lead from there. The Brave featured a balanced attack offensively, as three different players reached double figures in scoring (Ashley Banks with 15, Allison Ross with 14 and Avery Howell with 12). Meridian's Jaleesa Lawrence led all scorers with 29 points and finished 3 of 4 from three-point range. Boise (10-5) advances to the consolation final against Timberline. Meridian's season ends at 13-6.

5A Loser Out | Timberline 46, Post Falls 39

Timberline stayed alive by outscoring Post Falls in the final quarter 14-2. Timberline's Sophie Glancey recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Trinidie Nichols led the Trojans with 8 points, as Post Falls shot just 25% from the floor for the game. Timberline (12-3) will take on SIC rival Boise in the consolation final. Post Falls ends their season at 14-9.



4A Semifinal | Century 44, Sandpoint 25

The Diamondbacks marched on to their fourth consecutive championship game appearance by storming out to a 25-14 halftime advantage. Century's Ashton Adamson made 3 of 4 three-point attempts and finished with 14 points. Tenleigh Smith added 11 in the win. Sandpoint was paced by Kaylee Banks, who scored 12 points. Century (18-5) will face Blackfoot in the championship game. Sandpoint (12-11) drops to the third place game against Burley.

4A Semifinal | Blackfoot 47, Burley 30

Blackfoot (21-7) will face Century for the third time this season in Saturday's championship game. They got there by holding Burley guard Amari Whiting in check. A night after Whiting scored 37 points, Burley's star finished with just 14, including an 0 for 5 performance from the three-point line. Blackfoot point guard Izzy Arave was responsible for defending Whiting, and earned Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors for her efforts. Arave only scored 4 points, but executed Blackfoot's offensive game plan of using time-consuming possessions perfectly. Blackfoot's leading scorer was Kianna Wright with 13 points. Burley (18-6) will face Sandpoint in the third place game.

4A Loser Out | Mountain Home 45, Columbia 43

The Tigers kept their season alive in a back and forth affair that saw the lead change hands 10 different times. Mountain Home won the game at the free throw line, where they shot 15 of 25 (60%). Maddie Keener alone went 11 of 17 from the charity stripe, and led all scorers with 17 points. Columbia's Mia Nottingham registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Mountain Home (17-8) advances to the consolation final against Skyline. Columbia wraps up their season at 13-12.

4A Loser Out | Skyline 68, Middleton 35

After dropping an opening round game against district rival Blackfoot, the Skyline Grizzlies took out their frustrations on Middleton. Skyline led 17-4 after the first quarter, and 40-9 at halftime. Skyline point guard Mattie Olson led the way with 20 points, while senior post Sophia Anderson added 17. 4 different Middleton players tied for the team high total of 6 points (Cassidy Fried, Sheridan Mortensen, Kate Wilson and Macy McPherson). Skyline (18-8) will take on Mountain Home in the consolation final. Middleton finishes 17-4.



3A Semifinal | Sugar-Salem 40, Filer 36 (OT)

The Diggers' Lizzy Baldwin waited until overtime to make her first basket of the game, but she made it count. Trailing 36-35 in OT, Baldwin nailed a three from the right wing to put Sugar-Salem on top 38-36 with less than 30 seconds to play. Baldwin then stole the ball on the ensuing play, forcing Filer to foul Meg Fillmore. Fillmore made both free throws, and the Diggers survived. Filer's Ella Fischer led all scorers with 16 points. Sugar-Salem, meanwhile, had five different players score between 5 and 8 points. The Diggers (24-1) advance to the championship game against Timberlake. Filer (17-11) will play Parma in the third place game.

3A Semifinal | Timberlake 40, Parma 30

The Panthers led 25-16 at halftime, and were able to maintain that lead in a fairly even second half. Taryn Soumas led the Wildcat attack with 14 points, while Brooke Jessen added 13. Grace Jackson paced Parma with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Timberlake (22-2) faces Sugar-Salem in the 3A championship game. Parma (17-6) will face Filer for third place.

3A Loser Out | Marsh Valley 71, Bonners Ferry 62

The Eagles kept their season alive by shooting 21 of 25 from the free throw line (84%). Four different Marsh Valley players reached double figures in scoring (Zoie Armstrong with 20, Sophie Hadley with 15, Maycee Lunt with 14, Hayley Bennett with 11). Bonners Ferry rebounded after a dismal day offensively in the opening round, and were led by Holly Ansley's 22 points. Marsh Valley (16-11) will play Snake River in the consolation final. Bonners Ferry wraps up their season with a 14-8 record.

3A Loser Out | Snake River 35, McCall-Donnelly 26

The Panthers outlasted the Vandals in a low scoring affair. Snake River forced 17 Vandal turnovers, and were led by Josee Steadman's 14 points. McCall-Donnelly struggled offensively, shooting 25% from the floor. Jaeda Moyer and Alea Stahl each finished with 8 points for the Vandals. Snake River (22-7) will face Marsh Valley in the consolation final. McCall-Donnelly finishes 6-6.



2A Semifinal | Bear Lake 45, Grangeville 32

Bear Lake's Cinderella run continued, as the Bears lead wire to wire in their semifinal win over Grangeville. Bear Lake, the number four seed at last week's District 5 Tournament, improved their record to 13-12 overall. Hailey Humpherys tallied 16 points for Bear Lake in the win. Grangeville's Bailey Vanderwall finished with 11. The Bears (13-12) will try to continue their underdog run against Melba in the 2A championship game. Grangeville (17-5) will play New Plymouth in the third place game.

2A Semifinal | Melba 46, New Plymouth 34

The Mustangs advanced to the title game by outscoring New Plymouth in the second quarter 16-3. Melba made 5 of 13 three-point shots (38%) while New Plymouth was just 1 of 12 (8%). The Mustangs offense was led by Kate Clark's 19 points. New Plymouth's Alyssa Christensen finished with 11 points. Melba (21-4) will play upstart Bear Lake in the 2A championship game. New Plymouth (17-7) will play Grangeville for third place.

2A Loser Out | Ririe 50, Cole Valley Christian 36

After losing a nail-biter in the opening round Thursday, Ririe had a little more breathing room in their loser out game against Cole Valley. Ririe led 10-3 after the first quarter of play, and carried that momentum through the rest of the game. The Bulldogs shot 51% from the floor, and were led by Breyer Newman's 13 points. Anna Veeck piled up 10 points and 8 rebounds for the Chargers. Ririe (23-3) will play Soda Springs in the consolation final. Cole Valley Christian ends their season at 17-3.

2A Loser Out | Soda Springs 59, Valley 28

The Cardinals advanced to the consolation final after racing out to a 24-7 halftime lead. Soda Springs' lead ballooned to 33 points at one point, and the Cardinals offense was led by Kaitlynn Moldenhauer's 15 points. Makenna Kohtz scored 11 for Valley. Soda Springs (13-12) will take on Ririe in the consolation final. Valley's season ends at 18-9.
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1A D1 Semifinal | Prairie 50, Lighthouse Christian 32

In a game of wild swings, Lighthouse Christian jumped out to a 17-11 lead after one quarter of play. However, Prairie responded by outscoring the Lions 19-1 in the second quarter, and led at the half 30-18. The Pirates never relinquished the lead after that. Prairie's Ellea Uhlenkott was an efficient 5 of 6 from the field, and scored 11 points, earning Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. One night after recording a triple-double, Lighthouse's Kynlee Thornton finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Prairie (22-3) advances to the 1A D1 championship game against Grace. Lighthouse Christian (15-6) faces Lapwai in the third place game.

1A D1 Semifinal | Grace 44, Lapwai 36

Four consistent quarters from Grace, coupled with ice-cold Lapwai shooting, propelled the Grizzlies into the 1A D1 championship game. Grace received 18 points from their bench, and Maniah Clegg tallied 26 points and 14 rebounds, earning the nod as Idaho Sports Player of the Game. Lapwai shot just 21.4% from the floor, and were led by Omari Mitchell's 15 points. Grace (20-3) plays Prairie for the championship inside the Idaho Center. Lapwai (21-2) takes on Lighthouse Christian for third place.

1A D1 Loser Out | Rimrock 70, Lakeside 55

Rimrock flexed their muscles offensively, piling up 70 points on 46% shooting from the field. Rimrock's Sami Jewett was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, and finished with a solid all-around game of 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Sintia Varela added 25 points for the Raiders. Lakeside was led by Ashlee Holt's 20 points. Rimrock (19-3) will face Liberty Charter in the consolation final. Lakeside finishes their season at 12-9.

1A D1 Loser Out | Liberty Charter 40, Murtaugh 39

Liberty Charter outlasted Murtaugh in a game that saw the lead change hands 13 different times. Madison Hodnett earned Idaho Sports Player of the Game recognition after leading the Patriots with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Murtaugh was led offensively by Addison Stoker and Kynzlee Jensen, who each finished with 8 points. Liberty Charter (18-4) will play Rimrock in the consolation final. Murtaugh concludes their first season at the 1A D1 level with a 19-6 record.



1A D2 Semifinal | Tri-Valley 45, Rockland 26

Tri-Valley earned their first championship game appearance in school history, knocking out the defending champs from Rockland in the process. The Titans led 18-12 at halftime, but outscored the Bulldogs in the decisive third quarter 14-4. Senior point guard Emma Hollon was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, as she finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Senior guard Josey Jones added 15 points for the Titans. Angie Lee paced Rockland with 8 points. Tri-Valley (19-3) will take on Kendrick for the 1A D2 championship. Rockland (19-5) will face Carey in the third place game.

1A D2 Semifinal | Kendrick 52, Carey 40

The Tigers advanced to the championship for the first time since 2013 by outscoring Carey 22-12 in the fourth quarter. Junior post Erin Morgan finished 7 of 15 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line on her way to 23 points and Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Carey senior point guard Kylie Wood scored 24 points and dished out five assists in the loss. Kendrick (20-5) takes on Tri-Valley in the championship. Carey (10-3) plays Rockland in the third place game.

1A D2 Loser Out | Camas County 50, Mullan 13

With only seven players on their roster, the Mushers' starting five played the entire first half and staked Camas County out to a 23-4 lead at the break. Alyssa Whittle was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, finishing with 21 points. Laura Thompson pulled down 16 rebounds for Camas County, as well. Mullan was led by Talowa Fallingwater's 7 points. Camas County (15-7) faces Mackay in the consolation final. Mullan finishes their season at 10-9.

1A D2 Loser Out | Mackay 51, Richfield 36

The Mackay Miners jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter of play, and never trailed again, keeping their season alive. Miners senior point guard Riley Moore scorched the net for 26 points and finished with 9 rebounds. Richfield's Serena Kent finished with 12 points. Mackay (17-4) will take on Camas County in the consolation final. Richfield ends their season at 12-14.



5A First Round | Coeur d'Alene 56, Boise 50

In a tense, back and forth affair, Coeur d'Alene outscored the Brave 18-10 in the fourth quarter to earn the opening round victory. Skylar Burke finished with 20 points and went a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line for the Vikings, earning Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Boise was led by Ashley Bank's 15 points. Coeur d'Alene (19-1) meets Thunder Ridge in the semifinal round. Boise (9-5) plays Meridian in a loser out game.

5A First Round | Thunder Ridge 66, Meridian 55

Thunder Ridge scorched the nets, shooting 53% from the floor and 41% from three-point range. Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors went to Thunder Ridge's Aspen Caldwell, who finished with a game-high 26 points. Jaleesa Lawrence tied Caldwell for game-high honors with 26 points, as well. Thunder Ridge (20-4) will play Coeur d'Alene in the semifinal round. Meridian (13-5) plays SIC rival Boise in a loser out contest.

5A First Round | Mountain View 65, Timberline 52

In a rematch of last year's 5A title game, Mountain View once again got the better of Timberline. The Mavericks were led by Idaho Sports Player of the Game Naya Ojukwu's 34 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks. Timberline was paced by Sophie Glancey's 23 points. Mountain View (18-2) moves into a semifinal matchup with Rigby. Timberline (11-3) plays Post Falls in a loser out game.

5A First Round | Rigby 56, Post Falls 36

Leading 12-8 after the opening quarter, Rigby outscored Post Falls 21-12 in the second frame, winning the matchup of the Trojans easily. Tylie Jones of Rigby had a solid all-around game, finishing with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. That performance earned Jones the Idaho Player of the Game award. Post Falls was led by Hanna Christensen's 7 points. Rigby (20-3) plays Mountain View in the semifinal round. Post Falls (14-8) faces Timberline in a loser out contest.



4A First Round | Century 55, Mountain Home 25

Century raced out to a 21-5 lead after one quarter, and the lead was never in jeopardy after that. Tenleigh Smith was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, as she tallied 22 points and 5 assists for the Diamondbacks. Mountain Home's Maddie Keener scored 7 points for the Tigers. Century (17-5) will play Sandpoint in the semifinals. Mountain Home (16-8) meets Columbia in a loser out game.

4A First Round | Sandpoint 44, Columbia 36

Despite being outrebounded 40-31, Sandpoint found a way to win over Columbia in the opening round. Kaylee Banks led the way for the Bulldogs, finishing with 16 points and 4 rebounds on her way to Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Columbia was paced by Mia Nottingham's 13 points. With the win, Sandpoint (12-10) takes on Century in a semifinal match tomorrow. Columbia (13-11) will play Mountain Home in a loser out contest.

4A First Round | Blackfoot 48, Skyline 40

In the sixth meeting between the District 6 rivals this season, Blackfoot won the game that counted, taking the opening round matchup at state after losing the district title to Skyline a week ago. The Broncos shot a blistering 48% from the field, and were led by Kianna Wright's 20 points and 6 rebounds. Wright was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game. Mattie Olson finished with 13 points for Skyline. Blackfoot (20-7) now meets Burley in the semifinals. Skyline (17-8) drops into a loser out game with Middleton.

4A First Round | Burley 57, Middleton 48

Burley's Amari Whiting exploded for 37 points, propelling the Bobcats to the opening round victory. The Idaho Sports Player of the Game finished 11 of 20 from the field, 4 of 8 from three-point range, and 11 of 15 from the free throw line. She also added 8 rebounds in the win. Middleton was paced by Payton Hymas' 13 points. Burley (18-5) will play Blackfoot in a semifinal game. Middleton (17-3) meets Skyline in a loser out contest.



3A First Round | Filer 58, Marsh Valley 49

The Wildcats shot 44% from the floor, while holding Marsh Valley to 29% shooting, as Filer earned the first round win. Alexis Monson was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, and finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. Zoie Armstrong finished with 14 points for Marsh Valley. Filer (17-10) plays Sugar-Salem in the semifinals. Marsh Valley (15-11) will play Bonners Ferry in a loser out match.

3A First Round | Sugar-Salem 70, Bonners Ferry 10

Every player that saw time for the Diggers scored, and Sugar-Salem knocked down 7 three-point shots in the second half. Bonners Ferry, meanwhile, ran into a buzzsaw and only scored 2 points in the second half. Sugar-Salem's Natalya Near scored 12 points and earned Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Bonners Ferry shot just 3 of 21 (14.3%). Sugar-Salem (23-1) will play Filer in the semifinal round. Bonners Ferry (14-7) plays Marsh Valley in a loser out game.

3A First Round | Parma 46, Snake River 36

The Panthers led from start to finish, and dished out 11 assists as a team in the win. Grace Jackson scored 13 for Parma, while Brooke Johnson added 12. Snake River's Josee Steadman finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds, while Rylie Edlefsen led all scorers with 15 points. Parma (17-5) will play Timberlake in a semifinal game. Snake River (21-7) face McCall-Donnelly in a loser out contest.

3A First Round | Timberlake 66, McCall-Donnelly 36

Timberlake jumped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter, and a 37-6 lead at halftime. The Tigers saw three players finish with double digit point totals: Blayre Jeffs with 18, McKennah Kronenberg with 17 and Brooke Jessen with 15. Matti Burtenshaw scored 11 points for the Vandals. Timberlake (21-2) meets Parma in the semifinal round. McCall-Donnelly (6-5) will play Snake River in a loser out game.



2A First Round | Bear Lake 38, Ririe 36

Bear Lake trailed 32-30 when the fourth quarter began, but the Bears outscored Ririe 8-4 in the final frame to pull out the two-point victory. Ririe's Dallas Sutton had a chance to tie the game, but her step-back jumper rimmed out as time expired. Bear Lake's Lydia Johnson had 13 points in the win. The Bears (12-12) will play Grangeville in the semifinals. Ririe (22-3) now faces Cole Valley Christian in the consolation bracket.

2A First Round | Grangeville 37, Cole Valley Christian 29

The Bulldogs won the opening round game by outscoring Cole Valley 18-9 during the second and third quarters. Only four players scored for Grangeville, but it was a balanced effort (Macy Smith with 11, Talia Brown and Bailey Vanderwall with 9, and Camden Barger with 8). Anna Veeck scored 10 points for the Chargers. Grangeville (17-4) will play Bear Lake in a semifinal contest. Cole Valley Christian (17-2) drops into a loser out game with Ririe.  

2A First Round | Melba 42, Soda Springs 27

Melba trailed after one quarter 13-9, but the Mustangs outscored Soda Springs 13-3 in the second to take control of the game. Kendall Clark was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game after finishing with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Soda Springs was paced by Taylor Billman's 10 points. Melba (20-4) will play New Plymouth in the semifinals. Soda Springs (12-12) plays Valley in the consolation bracket.

2A First Round | New Plymouth 44, Valley 28

New Plymouth dominated the glass, outrebounding Valley 47-27. Eboni Shaw pulled down 18 rebounds individually, and scored 17 points on her way to Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors. Valley's Makenna Kohtz finished with 11 points. New Plymouth (17-6) faces Melba in a semifinal contest. Valley (18-7) will play Soda Springs in a loser out game.
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Day 1 Recap

1A D1 First Round | Lighthouse Christian 53, Lakeside 40

Lighthouse Christian started hot and never really cooled off, leading 13-7 after one quarter and 29-13 at halftime. Lakeside, meanwhile, shot just 17.1% from the floor in the first half of play. Lighthouse Christian's Kynlee Thornton was the Idaho Sports Player of the Game. The senior forward finished with a double double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Lakeside sophomore Arianna Gorr led the Knights with 17 points. Lighthouse Christian (15-5) will play Prairie in the semifinal round. Lakeside (12-8) will face Rimrock in a consolation bracket matchup.

1A D1 First Round | Prairie 53, Rimrock 43

After leading by just two at halftime, the Pirates outscored Rimrock 25-17 in the second half to earn the win. Prairie shot 40% from three-point range (4 of 10), while Rimrock only made 4 of 16 from beyond the arc. Prairie senior Madison Shears was named the Idaho Sports Player of the Game. She finished with 15 points, while Kristin Wemhoff and Delanie Lockett added 12 and 10, respectively. Rimrock's Sintia Varela led all scorers with 19 points. Prairie (21-3) advances to the semifinal round against Lighthouse Christian. Rimrock (18-3) will face Lakeside in a consolation bracket matchup.

1A D1 First Round | Grace 52, Liberty Charter 25

Grace led 20-8 at halftime and only extended their lead from there. Grizzlies senior Maniah Clegg shot 50% from the floor, and recorded a double double (14 points, 14 rebounds), earning the Idaho Sports Player of the Game award. Tenleigh Walker also finished with 14 points for Grace. Liberty Charter was led by senior Madison Hodnett's 9 points. Grace (19-3) will face Lapwai in the semifinals. Liberty Charter (17-4) drops into a consolation bracket game against Murtaugh.

1A D1 First Round | Lapwai 48, Murtaugh 33

Defending champ Lapwai continued their state tournament dominance Wednesday night over 1A D1 newcomer Murtaugh. The Wildcats led 17-16 at halftime, but outscored the Red Devils 19-10 in the decisive third quarter to pick up the victory. Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors went to Lapwai senior Omari Mitchell. Mitchell shot over 50% from the field en route to a game-high 13 points. Murtaugh was led by Amanda Elorrieta's 9 points. Lapwai (21-1) advances to the semifinals against Grace. Murtaugh (19-5) faces Liberty Charter in a consolation game.



1A D2 First Round | Tri-Valley 48, Camas County 35

Despite a valiant comeback attempt by Camas County in the second half, Tri-Valley's 30-14 halftime lead proved to be insurmountable. Titans senior guard Josey Jones was named the Idaho Sports Player of the Game. Jones finished with 13 points, and 9 rebounds, while senior point guard Emma Hollon added 12. Camas County received 16 points from Alyssa Whittle. Tri-Valley (18-3) will take on Rockland in the semifinals. Camas County (14-7) plays Mullan in a consolation bracket game.

1A D1 First Round | Rockland 56, Mullan 30

Rockland began its title defense with a solid win over a Mullan program making its first appearance at state since 1986. The Bulldogs outrebounded Mullan 50-27 and forced 19 Tigers turnovers. Sophomore forward Taylor Wilson earned Idaho State Player of the Game honors. She led Rockland with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Mullan was led by Talowa Fallingwater's 10 points. Rockland (19-4) advances to play Tri-Valley in the semifinals. Mullan (10-8) meets Camas County in the consolation bracket.

1A D1 First Round | Carey 50, Mackay 46 (OT)

In an opening round rematch from a year ago, Carey once again handed Mackay a heart-breaking defeat. Tied at 40 at the end of regulation, Carey started the overtime session with a three-point shot from senior point guard Kylie Wood, and from there, the Panthers had control of the game. Wood tallied 30 points in the win, including a 13-for-20 performance from the free throw line, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game. Mackay was led by Riley Moore's 16 points. Carey (10-2) will play Kendrick in the semifinals. Mackay (17-3) drops into the consolation bracket against Richfield.

1A D1 First Round | Kendrick 46, Richfield 22

In a battle of the Tigers, Kendrick's aggressive defense and blazing transition game overwhelmed Richfield. Kendrick forced 18 Richfield turnovers, and attempted nearly twice as many field goals as Richfield (61 to 37). Kenrick center Drew Stacy was the Idaho Sports Player of the Game. The junior finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Richfield was led by Kasey Hendren and Maddyson Jones, who each finished with four. Kendrick (19-5) will play Carey in the semifinals. Richfield (12-13) takes on Mackay in a consolation bracket game.



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