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BOYS BASKETBALL

POCATELLO 64, MINICO 62

Isaac Brown’s game-winning jump shot lifted Pocatello to a 64-62 victory Tuesday at Minico in a loser-out game of the 4A District 4-5 tournament.

After teammates Tyler Olson and Trei Hough tied the score on separate occasions late in the game, Brown worked his defender and created an open 2-pointer that fell through with 1.3 seconds remaining. Minico missed a heave at the buzzer to end the game.

Pocatello was 0-2 against Minico this season before Tuesday’s win.

“It’s a big win against a really good team,” said Poky coach Joe Green, whose team trailed 8-0 to start the game.

“We just grinded it out. We would never go away. I was just proud of our guys. They were willing to compete.”

Brown ended with 21 points, and Hough had 17 for the Indians (12-12), who play Thursday at Century in a winner-to-state elimination game.

CENTURY 40, MOUNTAIN HOME 35

Century made free throws and forced a key turnover down the stretch Tuesday, hanging on to beat Mountain Home 40-35 in a loser-out game of the 4A District 4-5 tournament.

The Diamondbacks led 26-25 after three quarters. Mountain Home led 33-32 with 1:10 left the fourth, but Century outscored the Tigers 8-3 the rest of the way.

“Kids did a good job of playing defense and not panicking,” Century coach Ryan Frost said.

Deshun Harwell had 13 points for the D-backs, and Ethan Burke added 10. Max Rogers, who missed part of Saturday’s loss to Twin Falls because of an injury, scored two points Tuesday.

Century (19-5) hosts Pocatello on Thursday in a winner-to-state elimination game.

BONNEVILLE 67, BLACKFOOT 60

Blackfoot’s season ended Tuesday with a 67-60 loss to Bonneville in the 4A District 6 tournament at Idaho Falls High School.

The Broncos trailed 23-12 after the opening quarter and were down 46-35 entering the fourth.

Craig Young scored 15 points, and Dexter Hale had 12 for the Broncos, who made nine 3-pointers. Blackfoot finished the season 11-12.

BEAR LAKE 46, MALAD 44

Bear Lake overcame Malad’s hot outside shooting and beat the Dragons 46-44 on Tuesday in a winner-to-state elimination game in the 2A District 5 tournament at Preston High School.

Malad made nine 3-pointers in the game and outscored the Bears 22-14 in the third quarter, taking a 39-34 lead into the fourth.

“They were on fire,” Bear Lake coach Brandon Carlsen said. “We just buckled up, made enough stops on defense, made some shots in the end.”

Trey Shaul scored 21 points for Bear Lake (20-3), which plays Thursday against West Side at Marsh Valley High School. Bear Lake must beat West Side twice to win the league title.

Bodee Ekstrom scored 20 points for Malad, which finished the season 12-12.

GRACE 67, BUTTE COUNTY 55

Grace’s 20-point third quarter helped the team beat Butte County 67-55 on Tuesday in a loser-out game of the 1A DI District 5-6 tournament at West Jefferson High School.

The Grizzlies trailed 31-30 at halftime and charged ahead in the third by outscoring the Pirates 20-8.

“We had a slow start, but a good finish tonight,” Grace coach Rory Lloyd said.

Jacob Reeves scored 19 points for Grace (17-6), which plays Thursday against Challis. Grace must beat Challis twice to win the league title and claim the district’s lone berth to the state tournament.

MACKAY 70, NORTH GEM 63

Mackay buried 12 3-pointers en route to a 70-63 win Tuesday against North Gem in a battle for the 1A DII District 5-6 championship at Firth High School.

The Miners made eight 3s in the first half on the way to building a 36-31 lead at the break. It was North Gem’s first loss to a district opponent since December 13.

“Mackay was really outstanding on their 3-point shooting tonight,” North Gem coach Kevin McLain said. “We just had a hard time rotating to their shooters. That was the biggest difference in the ball game.”

Chase Corta scored a team-high 17 points for North Gem (19-4), which plays Rockland on Thursday in a loser-out game. The winner advances to Saturday’s state play-in game in Pocatello.

ROCKLAND 31, WATERSPRINGS 29

Rockland’s defense held Watersprings to a season-low 29 points Tuesday in a 31-29 win in a loser-out game of the 1A DII District 5-6 tournament at Firth High School.

“Defense was very sound. We created a lot of turnovers, we just didn’t capitalize on those turnovers,” Rockland coach Shae Neal said. “Our defense came through tonight and won a close one.”

Braden Permann led the defensive effort and scored a game-high 16 points for the Bulldogs (16-9), who play North Gem on Thursday in another elimination game. The winner advances to a state play-in game Saturday in Pocatello.

TUESDAY’S BOX SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL

CENTURY 40, MOUNTAIN HOME 35

Mountain Home 9 6 10 10 — 35

Century 8 10 8 14 — 40

Mountain Home — Bethel 5, Parker 3, Binkley 5, Adams 16, Moseley 6.

Century — Harwell 13, Williams 2, Smoot 7, Burke 10, Gunter 1, Zink 5, Rogers 2.

POCATELLO 64, MINICO 62

Pocatello 16 21 15 12 — 64

Minico 20 17 16 9 — 62

Pocatello — Hales 6, Brown 21, Romriell 2, Downs 6, Olson 8, Hough 17, Nye 4.

Minico — Guzman 5, Ball 2, Carpenter 17, Matsen 14, Chandler 10, Boettcher 8, Durfee 2, Stocking 4.

BONNEVILLE 67, BLACKFOOT 60

Bonneville 23 12 11 21 — 67

Blackfoot 12 13 10 25 — 60

Bonneville — Perez 7, Hostert 14, Johnson 5, Stoddard 2, Judy 16, Trane 23.

Blackfoot — Hale 12, Robinson 9, Shelley 9, Wright 4, Young 15, Thomas 3, Wistisen 6, Delora 2.

BEAR LAKE 46, MALAD 44

Malad 8 9 22 5 — 44

Bear Lake 12 8 14 12 — 46

Malad — Simpson 6, Ward 3, Tripp 2, Shulz 1, Howe 12, Ekstrom 20.

Bear Lake — Carlsen 3, Shaul 21, Schwarting 4, Teuscher 12, Petersen 6.

GRACE 67, BUTTE COUNTY 55

Butte County 17 14 8 16 — 55

Grace 18 12 20 17 — 67

Butte County — S. Cummins 14, Twitchell 2, McAffee 12, Hansen 21, K. Cummins 6.

Grace — Stoddard 2, Gibbs 8, Reeves 19, Lloyd 15, Smith 2, Mansfield 4, Wood 17.

MACKAY 70, NORTH GEM 63

Mackay 11 25 22 12 — 70

North Gem 13 18 18 14 — 63

Mackay — K. Peterson 2, D. Green 7, Moorman 5, Whitworth 12, Ca. Green 6, Ch. Green 30, Holt 8.

North Gem — Bagley 2, Neese 5, Corta 17, Holbrook 15, Cooper 10, Bodily 14.

ROCKLAND 31, WATERSPRINGS 29

Watersprings 4 4 7 14 — 29

Rockland 4 12 8 7 — 31

Watersprings — Canfield 13, Buell 2, Bowman 12, Aldinger 2.

Rockland — Permann 16, La. Farr 2, Matthews 4, Norwood 4, Le. Farr 5.