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GIRLS BASKETBALL

POCATELLO 52, IDAHO FALLS 43

Pocatello’s second quarter sparked the team to a 52-43 win Thursday at Idaho Falls.

The Indians outscored the Tigers 22-6 in the frame to build a 34-17 lead at halftime.

“Our girls played hard,” Poky coach Brock Gunter said. “Abby Pearson had a great game, and Destiny (Harris) had a huge second quarter as well.”

Pearson scored 18 points and added six rbounds, while Harris chipped in 16 points, two blocks and thee steals. Pocatello is 6-14, 3-11 4A District 4-5 heading into the district tournament.

BLACKFOOT 63, JEROME 38

Blackfoot ended its regular season with a 63-38 win Thursday at Jerome.

The Broncos outscored the Tigers 21-6 in the third quarter.

“Huge third quarter,” Blackfoot coach Courtnie Smith said. “Some huge defensive stops. And then when your whole team scores like that, it was a good night.”

Allie Cannon (14 points), Olivia Arave (12) and Tenleigh Smith (10) were in double figures for Blackfoot (17-3, 8-2 4A District 6) is the No. 2 seed for the upcoming district tournament and plays Jan. 31 against the winner of Hillcrest and Shelley.

NORTH GEM 46, WATERSPRINGS 28

Harlee Davids and Tearsy Freeman shined Thursday in North Gem’s 46-28 home win over Watersprings.

Davids tallied 18 points and eight steals, while Freeman added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

“Our defense gave us a lot of steals and easy points,” Cowboys coach Dana Strong said.

North Gem (6-10, 6-5 1A DII District 5-6) ends the regular season Saturday against Rockland at home.

ROCKLAND 50, RAFT RIVER 30

Rockland grabbed control early and beat Raft River 50-30 at home Thursday.

“Our kids just got after them. We just put a lot of pressure on them and got them to turn the ball over and we were able to score off those turnovers,” said Bulldogs coach Vern Nelson, who added his team’s offense was clicking as well as it has all season in Thursday’s first half.

Madalyn Permann scored 18 points for Rockland (16-3, 8-2 1A DII District 5-6), which plays Friday at Mackay.

SHO-BAN 62, MACKAY 58

Sho-Ban rallied from a 22-7 first-quarter hole to beat Mackay 62-58 at home Thursday.

The Chiefs capped the win by outscoring the Miners 21-10 in the fourth.

Sho-Ban coach Andrew Baldwin attributed his team’s come-from-behind win to “defense, defense, defense.”

The Chiefs (18-1, 11-1 1A DII District 5-6) are the No. 1 seed for their district tournament. They have a first-round bye and play the winer of the tournament’s 4/5 matchup Tuesday at Firth High School.

BOYS BASKETBALL

TETON 73, SNAKE RIVER 68

Snake River fell 73-68 Thursday at Teton. It was the Panthers’ third loss in their last four games.

Snake River (10-6, 1-0 3A District 5) hosts Marsh Valley on Wednesday.

BEAR LAKE 53, ABERDEEN 30

Aberdeen didn’t score in the first quarter of Thursday’s 53-30 home loss to Bear Lake.

The Tigers entered the second down 14-0.

“We couldn’t dump it into the ocean in the first quarter,” Aberdeen coach Joe Ingersoll said. “They played good defense. You put those two together, sometimes it’s not a positive outcome.”

Owen Teuscher scored 12 points for Bear Lake (14-2, 3-1 2A District 5), which plays Wednesday at Malad. Jayce Petersen scored nine points for Aberdeen (0-17, 0-4 2A District 5), which plays Saturday at Soda Springs.

MALAD 43, SODA SPRINGS 37

Late turnovers cost Soda Springs in Thursday’s 43-37 home loss to Malad.

The game was tied at 37 late in the fourth quarter before the Dragons capitalized on Soda Springs’ giveaways.

Trever Howe scored 10 points for Malad (9-8, 2-2 2A District 5), which plays Saturday at West Side. Brock Thompson scored 11 points for the Cardinals (3-13, 1-3 2A District 5), who host Aberdeen on Saturday.

GRACE 84, RAFT RIVER 68

Gage Stoddard and Stockton Lloyd combined to score 45 points Thursday in Grace’s 84-68 win at Raft River.

Jacob Reeves added 18 points.

“We did a good job of shooting the ball and they had some good looks, great assists tonight,’ Grizzlies coach Rory Lloyd said.

Grace (13-5, 4-0 1A DI District 5-6) has won six games in a row and hosts Challis on Wednesday.

MACKAY 84, SHO-BAN 34

Mackay’s offense was clicking Thursday in an 84-34 win at Sho-Ban.

“They are a good team. They play together as a team, and we’re still trying to figure that out,” Chiefs coach Tim Wilson said.”

Jayvis Friday scored 19 points for Sho-Ban (3-16, 2-12 1A DII District 5-6), which ends its regular season Feb. 5 at Taylor’s Crossing.

NORTH GEM 56, WATERSPRINGS 52

North Gem won its fourth game in a row Thursday, 56-52 at home over Watersprings.

“We kept building a double-digit lead, and then we’d get lazy and they’d keep battling us back into a tight ball game,’ North Gem coach Kevin McLain said.

The Cowboys (14-3, 12-1 1A DII District 5-6) play Saturday at Richfield.

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL

BEAR LAKE 53, ABERDEEN 30

Bear Lake 14 18 9 12 — 53

Aberdeen 0 14 6 10 — 30

Bear Lake — Shaul 9, Schwarting 5, Teuscher 12, James 7, Petersen 9, Schreiber 11.

Aberdeen — Foster 3, Petersen 9, Feld 6, Wynn 4, Spence 1, Klassen 3, Cerna 4.

MALAD 43, SODA SPRINGS 37

Malad 9 15 9 10 — 43

Soda Springs 12 7 11 7 — 37

Malad — Simpson 8, Ward 8, Corbridge 8, Shulz 2, Howe 10, Ekstrom 7.

Soda Springs — Mumford 9, B. Thompson 11, Cunningham 2, Nielsen 4, Bergholm 6, D. Thompson 2, McWilliams 3.

GRACE 84, RAFT RIVER 68

Grace 15 26 20 23 – 84

Raft River 9 16 17 26 – 68

Grace – Stoddard 20, Gibbs 9, Reeves 18, Lloyd 25, Smith 3, Mansfield 9.

Raft River – Powers 2, Spencer 2, Tracy 8, Spencer 23, Schumann 16, Spaeth 17.

MACKAY 84, SHO-BAN 34

Mackay 26 24 26 8 — 84

Sho-Ban 10 11 6 7 — 34

Mackay — Peterson 10, Mercado 2, Gireen 13, Winters 2, Moorman 5, Peterson 4, Whitworth 13, Gireen 9, Gregory 2, Gireen 16, Holt 8.

Sho-Ban — Appenay 6, Elk 5, Friday 19, Yabenay 3, Chacon 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

POCATELLO 52, IDAHO FALLS 43

Pocatello 12 22 6 12 — 52

Idaho Falls 11 6 6 20 — 43

Pocatello — Roubidoux 2, Spillett 2, Wilkes 7, Pearson 18, Murdoch 6, Wray 1, Harris 16.

Idaho Falls — Williams 9, K. Burton 12, Hillam 4, M. Burton 11, Sanders 5, Moss 2.

BLACKFOOT 63, JEROME 38

Blackfoot 14 13 21 15 — 63

Jerome 10 11 6 11 — 38

Blackfoot — Cannon 14, Smith 10, I. Arave 3, McBride 2, O. Arave 12, Cooper 8, Anderson 9, Neff 2, Humpherys 3.

Jerome — White 3, Deadmond 3, Cook 6, Schvaneveldt 4, Mills 6, Peiffer 8, Traughber 4, Harpel 4.

NORTH GEM 46, WATERSPRINGS 28

Watersprings 8 3 8 9 — 28

North Gem 4 18 11 13 — 46

Watersprings — Merkel 6, A. Gomez 6, R. Mathison 7, Winkelmann 4, Hayes 3, Carpenter 2.

North Gem — Davids 18, T. Freeman 16, Neese 4, Corta 4, Devine 2, Thompson 2.

ROCKLAND 50, RAFT RIVER 30

Raft River 8 4 8 10 — 30

Rockland 17 16 11 6 — 50

Raft River — Ottley 4, Christensen 6, Smith 1, Heaton 1, Ward 6, Jones 12.

Rockland — Peterson 4, Hansen 2, Wilson 7, Waite 8, K. Boyer 4, B. Boyer 2, Permann 18, Parrish 5.

SHO-BAN 62, MACKAY 58

Mackay 22 9 16 10 — 58

Sho-Ban 7 14 19 21 — 62

Sho-Ban — N. Appenay 6, R. Appenay 15, Jackson 20, Pokibro 14, Smith-Buckskin 6.