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GIRLS BASKETBALL

HIGHLAND 57, TWIN FALLS 39

Meghan Calley went 5 of 7 from 3-point range to help Highland beat Twin Falls 57-39 on the road Friday.

She scored 14 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, when the Rams outscored the Bruins 33-19.

"Good win on the road against a quality team," Highland coach Gino Mariani said. "Meghan Calley had a great shooting night."

Mackenna Thayne added 12 points for the Rams (5-6, 1-1 5A District 5-6), who play Tuesday at Sky View (Utah).

BLACKFOOT 58, SKYLINE 45

Blackfoot used a strong second half to rally and beat Skyline 58-45 on the road Friday.

The Broncos trailed 27-25 at halftime, but converted 12 free throws in the fourth quarter — including Tenleigh Smith's 6-for-6 mark — to ice the comeback victory.

"We came out slow. Our defense wasn't where it needed to be," Blackfoot coach Courtnie Smith said of the first half. "They hit big shots, got momentum."

Hadley Humpherys scored 16 points to pace Blackfoot (7-1, 3-0 4A District 6), which plays Tuesday at Hillcrest.

PRESTON 63, BURLEY 54

Preston shot 50% from the field Friday and beat Burley 63-54 in Burley.

Cassee Pugmire (19 points), Saige Meek (15), Mickayla Robertson (11) and Brexli Ware (10) scored in double figures for Preston. Meek and Pugmire each made three 3-pointers.

The Indians (9-2, 5-0 4A District 4-5) host Pocatello on Tuesday.

AMERICAN FALLS 47, NORTH FREMONT 45

American Falls held off North Fremont and won 47-45 on Friday in Ashton.

The Beavers led 18-8 after the first quarter, but North Fremont inched closer throughout the final three frames.

"We started off really hot, and then they crawled back in it," A.F. coach Stephen Grigg said. "They played hard the whole game. It's always good to win on the road."

Emma Barclay scored 13 points to lead American Falls (4-4), which plays Tuesday at Aberdeen.

SNAKE RIVER 36, BUHL 7

Snake River had no problem with Buhl on the road Friday, beating the Indians 36-7.

"We really wanted to try to improve on limiting turnovers and valuing possessions so that we could get a good look, and I felt like the girls did a pretty good job of it," Panthers coach Jeff Steadman said.

Josee Steadman scored 15 points for Snake River (4-4), which is on the road again Saturday at Filer.

SODA SPRINGS 46, SUGAR-SALEM 43

Soda Springs avenged an early-season loss, beating Sugar-Salem 46-43 at home Friday.

The Diggers snapped the Cardinals' 54-game winning streak on Nov. 22.

Jorianne Balls (13 points) and Sadie Gronning (12) paced Soda Springs (7-2), which plays Tuesday at Logan, Utah.

THUNDER RIDGE 68, ABERDEEN 44

Thunder Ridge eventually pulled away and beat Aberdeen 68-44 on Friday in Idaho Falls.

The Tigers held a second-quarter lead and were within five points at halftime. It was the second meeting this season between the 5A Titans and 2A Aberdeen.

"We played them really tough, we just ran out of gas," Aberdeen coach Ryan Wahlen said. "Their talent, size and depth ultimately wore us down in the second half, but we competed hard and learned a lot."

Yasmin Ortiz scored a team-high 20 points for Aberdeen (5-3), which hosts American Falls on Tuesday.

SHO-BAN 67, NORTH GEM 34

North Gem couldn't get out of its own way in Friday's 67-34 home loss to Sho-Ban.

"We got killed on the boards and did not shoot well, and they pulled away form us," North Gem coach Dana Strong said. "We missed layups, we just struggled shooting. It was just something awful."

Harley Jackson scored a game-high 23 points for the Chiefs (6-2, 2-0 1A DII District 5-6), who play Tuesday at Grace Lutheran. DaniKa Barfuss had five points and 11 steals for North Gem (3-5, 1-1 1A DII District 5-6), which is off until Dec. 28 at Watersprings.

BOYS BASKETBALL

MOUNTAIN CREST (UT) 49, CENTURY 44

Century started slow and couldn't recover in Friday's 49-44 loss to Mountain Crest (Utah) at the Preston Indian Classic.

The Diamondbacks were outscored 12-3 in the first quarter and trailed 27-15 at halftime.

"Horrible first quarter," Century coach Ryan Frost said. "We actually played pretty good in the second half. It was a too-little-too-late situation."

Emmett Holt scored 16 points to lead the D-backs (2-3, 1-0 4A District 4-5), who conclude the tournament Saturday against Green River (Wyoming).

MIDDLETON 62, PRESTON 53

Middleton's fourth-quarter surge snapped Preston's 30-game home winning streak Friday night, 62-53 in the semifinals of the Preston Indian Classic.

The Vikings went on a 12-0 run in the fourth to hand the Indians their first home loss since the 2017 district championship game.

"I'm glad that (this loss) happened at the start of the year," Preston senior Luke Smellie told the Herald Journal. "We're going to take this game and we're going to learn from it, and we'll come back better than this, I promise."

Smellie had 21 points to lead the Indians (4-1,1-0 4A District 4-5), who end the tournament Saturday against Bonneville.

NORTH GEM 74, SHO-BAN 42

Logan Corta poured in 32 points, James Bodily added 21 and North Gem handled Sho-Ban 74-42 on Friday in Bancroft.

The Cowboys led 33-15 after the opening quarter.

"It was our home-opener and the boys were really ready to play, really focused," North Gem coach Tracey Corta said. "Our defense overwhelmed them to begin with and we had a lot of run-outs and layups and really had a great first quarter."

The Cowboys (2-0) play Saturday against Riverstone at Mountain View High. Javis Friday scored 11 points for the Chiefs, who play Tuesday at Grace Lutheran.

MURTAUGH 39, ROCKLAND 38

Rockland's first loss of the season was a heartbreaker, 39-38 to Murtaugh on Friday at Oakley High School.

Levi Farr's elbow jumper as time expired looked to be a game-winner, but it was a split-second after the buzzer and got waived off.

Rockland had to rally in the second half after being outscored 17-0 in the second quarter.

"No one attacked, no one wanted to score," Bulldogs coach Shae Neal said of the second quarter. "(In the second half) we played extremely well. We moved the ball, we attacked, we shot pretty decent."

Braden Permann scored a team-high 18 points for the Bulldogs (4-1, 3-0 1A DII District 5-6), who play West Wendover (Nevada) on Saturday at Oakley.

FRIDAY'S BOX SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL

MOUNTAIN CREST (UT) 49, CENTURY 44

Century 3 12 16 15 — 49

Mountain Crest 12 15 12 10 — 49

Century — Sowell 2, Williams 8, Holt 16, B. Fleischmann 6, Manning 4, T. Fleischmann 8.

MIDDLETON 62, PRESTON 53

Middleton 15 10 17 20 — 62

Preston 11 18 13 11 — 53

Middleton — Robinett 17, Stucki 17, Cowdery 14, Hymas 3, Johansen 4, Foote 6, Wright 2.

Preston — Smellie 21, Hammons 16, Dunn 7, Hyde 7, Harris 2.

NORTH GEM 74, SHO-BAN 42

Sho-Ban 15 6 12 9 — 42

North Gem 33 14 16 11 — 74

Sho-Ban — Javis 11, TJ 8, Joey 7, Ethan 5, Trey 4, Kino 2, McKalon 2, Leslee 1.

North Gem — Corta 32, Bodily 21, Hatch 12, Freeman 6, Low 3.

MURTAUGH 39, ROCKLAND 38

Rockland 14 0 12 12 — 38

Murtaugh 10 17 4 8 — 39

Rockland — Bra. Permann 18, Bri. Permann 6, Hunter 4, Farr 10.

Murtaugh — Setoki 9, McClure 20, W. Stanger 2, T. Stanger 1, Gomez 2, Anderson 5.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

HIGHLAND 57, TWIN FALLS 39

Highland 7 17 10 23 — 57

Twin Falls 8 12 9 10 — 39

Highland — Pongah 2, Austin 2, Neilson 1, Vaughan 5, Pokibro 2, tracy 4, Calley 19, Maughan 8, Thayne 12, Farmer 2.

Twin Falls — Peterson 3, Cargile 3, Paul 4, Bailey 6, Rodriguez 7, Stokes 4, Rex 6, Iverson 6.

BLACKFOOT 58, SKYLINE 45

Blackfoot 14 11 13 17 — 58

Skyline 15 12 7 11 — 45

Blackfoot — Smith 9, Arave 15, Caldwell 3, Thomas 4, Andersen 8, Humpherys 16.

Skyline — D. Chapman 5, Anderson 4, Bialas 5, Macy Olson 7, Mattie Olson 22.

PRESTON 63, BURLEY 54

Preston 9 15 20 19 — 63

Burley 15 10 13 16 — 54

Preston — H. Meek 4, Robertson 11, Ward 2, S. Meek 15, Harris 2, Ware 10, Pugmire 19.

AMERICAN FALLS 47, NORTH FREMONT 45

American Falls 18 5 13 11 — 47

North Fremont 8 11 16 10 — 45

American Falls — Long 5, Fehringer 11, Bell 8, G. Barclay 10, E. Barclay 13.

North Fremont — G. Litton 4, Miller 7, Dexter 5, Roseberry 4, Greener 16, Hoffner 2, Reynolds 7.

SNAKE RIVER 36, BUHL 7

Snake River 11 13 9 3 — 36

Buhl 3 1 0 3 — 7

Snake River — Kracl 4, Goff 2, Steadman 15, Van Orden 2, Stimpson 3, Cherry 5, Gilbert 5.

Buhl — Elkin 2, Morse 1, Higgins 2, Montgomery 2.

SODA SPRINGS 46, SUGAR-SALEM 43

Sugar-Salem 13 11 12 7 — 43

Soda Springs 14 13 11 8 — 46

Sugar-Salem — Fillmore 14, Fillmore 10, Price 5, Fillmore 5, Baldwin 4, Nead 3, Miller 2.

Soda Springs — Balls 13, Gronning 12, Moldenhauer 9, Smith 3, Naef 3, Thompson 3, Horsley 3.

THUNDER RIDGE 68, ABERDEEN 44

Aberdeen 13 13 10 8 — 44

Thunder Ridge 14 17 19 18 — 68

Aberdeen — Ortiz 16, Serna 9, Driscoll 7, Phillips 5, Watson 5, Hernandez 2, 

Thunder Ridge — Caldwell 20, Davemport 15, Clark 13, John 9, Turnage 4, Smith 4, Scoresby 2, Boyle 1.

SHO-BAN 67, NORTH GEM 34

Sho-Ban 10 22 15 20 — 67

Nroth Gem 7 11 12 4 — 34

Sho-Ban — N. Appenay 11, E. Quezada 11, Jackson 23, Buckskin 9, Pokibro 8, Evening 5.

North Gem — Davids 15, Mabey 8, Barfuss 5, Christensen 4, Hill 1, Bennett 1.