Century-Highland girls basketball

Century's Abby Christensen and Highland's Mackenna Thayne (23) battle during Tuesday's game at Highland High School.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CENTURY 39, HIGHLAND 27

Century came out on top in a defensive battle on Tuesday, beating Highland 39-27 to sweep the season series from its crosstown rival.

Lexi Bull scored 19 points for Century and was the only scorer in double figures for either team. Mackenna Thayne led Highland with nine.

"It was kind of an ugly game," Century coach Chris Shuler said. "There were a few too many turnovers by both teams, and neither team shot the ball very well. The second half was better. We got some offensive rebounds and some putbacks, and that was kind of the difference in the game."

Century (4-0, 2-0 4A District 4-5) plays at Burley on Tuesday. Highland (2-3) plays at Rigby on Tuesday.

MOUNTAIN HOME 54, POCATELLO 48 (OT)

Pocatello fell behind, stormed back, went back down again, and finally lost in overtime, 54-48, on Tuesday at Mountain Home.

Adi Spillett scored 30 for the Indians, who flipped a 20-10 halftime deficit around by outscoring Mountain Home 23-10 in the third quarter.

The Tigers dragged the game into overtime from there and ended up barely getting the better of Pocatello.

"(The game was) really physical," Pocatello coach Sunny Evans said. "We need to improve on finishing games down the stretch, learning how to play when we're in the lead, sticking to the game plan, grinding it out, playing with confidence. But their effort was off the charts."

Pocatello (2-5, 2-4 4A District 4-5) hosts Minico on Tuesday.

BLACKFOOT 62, IDAHO FALLS 28

Blackfoot had no trouble with Idaho Falls on Tuesday, pulling away in the second quarter to rout the Tigers at Idaho Falls, 62-28.

Tenleigh Smith scored 16 points to lead the Broncos, who outscored Idaho Falls 19-5 in the second quarter.

"I was really happy," Blackfoot coach Courtnie Smith said. "Our posts have been putting in all our points and our guards have kind of struggled. That kind of switched today. They were taking our posts away and our guards were hitting shots."

Blackfoot (2-1, 1-0 4A District 6) plays next Tuesday at Shelley.

PRESTON 52, TWIN FALLS 38

Preston got a road win on Tuesday, going to Twin Falls and comfortably beating the Bruins, 52-38.

Cassee Pugmire led the Indians with 12 points.

Preston (5-1, 3-0 4A District 4-5) hosts a tournament beginning on Dec. 5.

ABERDEEN 45, AMERICAN FALLS 39

Aberdeen ground out a rivalry win over American Falls on Tuesday, winning 45-39 at American Falls.

Hope Driscoll scored 12 for Aberdeen, while American Falls' Emma Barclay led all scorers with 20.

"Aberdeen's a good team," American Falls coach Stephen Grigg said. "Both teams played hard. It was a good rivalry battle, they just made some shots and some shots didn't go our way."

American Falls (1-3) plays at Declo on Dec. 5. Aberdeen (2-2) travels to North Fremont on Dec. 4.

SODA SPRINGS 38, SNAKE RIVER 25

Soda Springs put on a defensive clinic on Tuesday to beat Snake River, 38-25, at Soda Springs.

Jorianne Balls had 12 points to lead the Cardinals, who saw their 54-game winning streak snapped last week against Sugar-Salem.

The next game for Soda Springs (2-1) is a rematch with Snake River on Dec. 11. The Panthers (2-1) play next week at Preston's tournament, which starts Dec. 5.

MARSH VALLEY 57, MALAD 30

Marsh Valley was the picture of consistency Tuesday, scoring 14 points in three of four quarters — and 15 in the other — to beat Malad 57-30 at Marsh Valley.

Zoie Armstrong had 12 points for the Eagles, who led 29-10 at halftime.

"They had a lot of hustle, they had a lot of drive," Marsh Valley coach Kyle McQuivey said. "Things looked good. Their shots were dropping for them."

Marsh Valley (1-1) plays next in Preston's tournament, which starts Dec. 5. Malad (0-4) hosts West Jefferson, also on Dec. 5.

GRACE 56, WEST SIDE 26

Grace held West Side scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 56-26 win over the Pirates on Tuesday, at Grace.

"Our girls brought some intensity from the start," Grace coach Kyle Christensen said. "We played some solid defense, and if you play solid defense, it'll lead to some easy buckets on offense."

Madison Windley led the Grizzlies with 12 points.

Grace (4-1) plays at Butte County on Dec. 5. West Side (0-5) hosts American Falls on Dec. 7.

TUESDAY'S BOX SCORES

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CENTURY 39, HIGHLAND 27

Century 9 9 10 12 — 39

Highland 5 5 8 9 — 27

Century — Ka. Gardea 3, Merrill 2, Adamson 7, Christensen 9, L. Bull 19.

Highland — Pongah 5, Pokibro 2, Tracy 5, Calley 4, Maughan 2, Thayne 9.

MOUNTAIN HOME 54, POCATELLO 48 (OT)

Pocatello 8 2 23 9 4 — 48

Mountain Home 7 13 10 12 8 — 54

Pocatello — Tinno 2, Wilkes 2, Murdoch 11, Johnson 1, Spillett 30.

Mountain Home — Jausoro 8, Keener 12, Drake 8, Lausen 7, Grindle 3, Harper 11.

ABERDEEN 45, AMERICAN FALLS 39

Aberdeen 9 10 11 15 — 45

American Falls 7 8 7 17 — 39

Aberdeen — Summers 7, Ortiz 11, Phillips 5, Driscoll 12, Watson 6, Hernandez 2.

American Falls — Long 7, Fehringer 9, Hunt 3, Barclay 20.

BLACKFOOT 62, IDAHO FALLS 28

Blackfoot 14 19 18 11 — 62

Idaho Falls 9 5 10 4 — 28

Blackfoot — Smith 16, Arave 11, Caldwell 11, Gonzalez 2, Wright 5, Dalley 4, Thomas 4, Andersen 4, Humpherys 5.

Idaho Falls — Tucker 3, Robertson 9, Wood 6, Cordon 2, Keller 1, Duffin 6, Hurst 1.

PRESTON 52, TWIN FALLS 38

Preston 17 13 10 12 — 52

Twin Falls 15 7 9 7 — 38

Preston — H. Meek 2, Marlow 4, Robertson 10, S. Meek 6, Harris 9, Ware 3, Pugmire 12, Larsen 6.

SODA SPRINGS 38, SNAKE RIVER 25

Snake River 7 11 11 9 — 38

Soda Springs 4 4 6 11 — 25

Snake River — Steadman 9, Gilbert 8, Goff 4, VanOrden 2, Kracl 2.

Soda Springs — Balls 11, Smith 8, Gronning 6, Pelayo 5, Horsley 4, Moldenhauer 2, Naef 2.

GRACE 56, WEST SIDE 26

West Side 7 0 7 12 — 26

Grace 13 16 14 13 — 56

West Side — Dean 3, Love 1, Phillips 2, Lemmon 9, Fuller 11.

Grace — N. Anderson 4, Walker 8, H. Rigby 3, Mansfield 4, S. Anderson 4, Straatman 2, Hill 8, B. Rigby 5, Windley 12, Clegg 6.

MARSH VALLEY 57, MALAD 30

Malad 6 4 8 12 — 30

Marsh Valley 14 15 14 14 — 57

Malad — Jacobsen 2, Johnson 2, Gross 1, Peterson 5, Haycock 1, Hudnell 13, Dorius 2, Alder 4.

Marsh Valley — Vorwaller 7, Christensen 2, M. Smedley 2, Marshall 6, Armstrong 12, Lunt 8, Hadley 2, Argyle 8, Dunn 2, N. Smedley 8.