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GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES

February 15, 2019
Melba guard Emma Clark (11) knocks the ball away from Malad guard Jenna Peterson (10) during the second half of Thursday's 2A state tournament game at Bishop Kelly High School.

FRIDAY

BLACKFOOT 64, MOUNTAIN HOME 51

Blackfoot beat Mountain Home 64-51 on Friday in the consolation bracket of the 4A state tournament at Timberline High School.

The Broncos (22-5) play Saturday against either Lakeland or Hillcrest for the consolation championship.

MALAD 57, DECLO 52

Malad rebounded from its first-round state tournament loss by beating Declo 57-52 on Friday at Bishop Kelly High School.

The Dragons (17-10) play Saturday against either Grangeville or Ririe for the consolation championship.

SALMON RIVER 66, SHO-BAN 45

Sho-Ban fell 66-45 to Salmon River on Friday in the 1A DII state semifinals at Nampa High School.

The Chiefs (22-3) play Saturday in the third-place game against either Nezperce or Carey.

Check back later for a full game recap, plus video highlights and a photo gallery.

THURSDAY

CENTURY 45, BLACKFOOT 42

Century survived in a 45-42 win Thursday over Blackfoot in the first round of the 4A state tournament at Timberline High School.

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TIMBERLINE 48, HIGHLAND 40

Highland went cold in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 48-40 loss to Timberline in the first round of the 5A state tournament at the Ford Idaho Center.

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PARMA 38, SNAKE RIVER 24

Snake River’s shooting struggles cost the Panthers in a 38-24 loss to Parma in the first round of the 3A state tournament Thursday at Skyview High School.

The Panthers shot a 19 percent for the game and reached their low point in a two-point third quarter.

“Our defensive plan was good,” Snake River coach Jeff Steadman said. “We missed a lot of shots that we normally make. We shot well below our season average. Our effort was there. Both teams wanted it.”

Josee Steadman scored 10 points to lead the Panthers (15-8), who play Teton on Friday in a loser-out game.

MELBA 45, MALAD 43

Malad was defeated 45-43 by Melba on Thursday in the first round of the 2A state tournament at Bishop Kelly High School.

The Dragons led 36-33 at the end of the third quarter, but were outscored 12-7 in the final eight minutes.

“(Melba) played good defense. Their pressure gave us issues,’’ Malad coach Jeremy Jones told the Idaho Press. “And then when our shooter fouled out early in the fourth period, well, then they packed it in on us.’’

Shawnee Simpson tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Malad (16-10), which plays Declo on Friday in a loser-out game. Read a full game recap here.

SODA SPRINGS 50, GRANGEVILLE 29

Soda Springs stifled Grangeville in a 50-29 win Thursday in the first round of the 2A state tournament at Bishop Kelly High School.

The Cardinals allowed four points in each of the first two quarters and held a 25-8 halftime lead.

“It wasn’t the prettiest win,” Soda Springs coach Wade Schvaneveldt said. “We had some turnovers early and didn’t pass the ball as well as we usually do. A win’s a win when you get here.”

Reagan Yamauchi tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to lead Soda Springs (25-0), which plays in the 2A state semis Friday against Cole Valley.

GENESEE 40, GRACE 33

Grace was contained in the second half of a 40-33 loss to Genesee in the first round of the 1A DI state tournament Thursday at Columbia High School.

The Grizzlies were down 25-23 at halftime before being outscored 15-10 in the second half.

“Both teams didn’t shoot the ball very well in the second half,” Grace coach Kyle Christensen said. “It wasn’t like we were forcing shots. We were getting good looks, but nothing would fall.”

Breanna Hill scored 12 points to lead Grace (15-9), which Rimrock on Friday in a loser-out game.

SHO-BAN 54, KENDRICK 50

Sho-Ban advanced to the 1A DII state semifinals for the second consecutive season, outlasting Kendrick 54-50 on Thursday at Nampa High School in the first round of the state tournament.

The Chiefs built a 22-11 first-quarter lead, but the Tigers immediately responded in what became a tight game after the opening period.

“It was back and forth to the end, and the girls were able to pull it out,” Sho-Ban coach Andrew Baldwin said.

Harley Jackson poured in 20 points for Sho-Ban (22-2), which faces Salmon River on Friday in the state semis.

CAREY 41, ROCKLAND 30

Rockland lost control of the game in the third quarter of a 41-30 loss Thursday against Carey in the first round of the 1A DII state tournament at Nampa High School.

The Bulldogs were tied 19-all at halftime before being outscored 15-5 in the third period.

“Offensively, we just didn’t have good night,” Vern Nelson said. “The kids played hard. They give it their all, but you’ve got to get the ball through the hoop and that just didn’t happen for us tonight.”

Madalyn Permann had a team-leading 10 points for Rockland (20-5), which plays Friday against Genesis Prep in a loser-out game.

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES

PARMA 38, SNAKE RIVER 24

Snake River 8 7 2 7 - 24

Parma 7 12 7 12 - 38

Snake River -- Steadman 10, Tew 3, Kracl 2, Morgan 5, Gilbert 3, Harper 1.

Parma -- G. Jackson 5, Harris 6, M. Jackson 18, Harris 9.

SODA SPRINGS 50, GRANGEVILLE 29

Soda Springs 15 10 14 11 - 50

Grangeville 4 4 12 9 -29

Soda Springs -- Gronning 12, Smith 8, Finlayson 1, Yamauchi 10, Pelayo 2, Thompson 3, Joc. Balls 6, Jor. Balls 8.

Grangeville -- Barger 6, Lindsley 12, Lutz 4, Norman 4, Vanderwall 2, Canaday 1.

MELBA 45, MALAD 43

Malad 10 11 15 7 - 43

Melba 7 15 11 12 - 45

Malad - Tripp 2, Jones 3, Peterson 6, Hannah 2, Simpson 16, Hubbard 14.

Melba - Trappett 2, Clark 15, Cossel 10, Clark 11, Dayley 7.

GENESEE 40, GRACE 33

Genesee 14 11 4 11 -- 40

Grace 13 10 6 4 -- 33

Genesee -- Hanson 2, Parkins 11, Flodin 2, Bartosz 2, Zenner 8, Leseman 12, Jensen 3.

Grace -- Straatman 4, Walker 2, Younger 6, Hill 12, Windley 1, Clegg 8.

SHO-BAN 54, KENDRICK 50

Sho-Ban 22 4 12 16 — 54

Kendrick 11 10 15 14 — 50

Sho-Ban — N. Appenay 5, R. Appenay 9, Jackson 20, Pokibro 16, Smith-Buckskin 4.

Kendrick — Brown 18, Stacy 6, Anderson 2, L. Morgan 5, E. Morgan 16, Brocke 3.

CAREY 41, ROCKLAND 30

Rockland 8 11 5 6 - 30

Carey 10 9 15 7 - 41

Rockland -- Waite 4, K. Boyer 1, Lee 2, Permann 10, Parrish 4. Wilson 9.

Carey -- Morey 6, Cruz 2, Versis 3, Wood 21, Green 7, Black 2.