ISJ sports logo

BOYS BASKETBALL

WEST SIDE 35, BEAR LAKE 33

Stockton Brown’s corner 3-pointer in the final seconds vaulted West Side to a 2A District 5 championship Thursday, 35-33 over Bear Lake at Marsh Valley High School.

It was Brown’s second game-winning 3 against Bear Lake this season.

“It was a defensive battle all night,” said Pirates coach Tyler Brown, whose team won its first district title since 2016. “We’ll take it and enjoy a district championship.”

Brown finished with 12 points for West Side (15-9), which plays either Grangeville or St. Maries in the first round of the 2A state tournament Feb. 28 at Capital High School. Trey Shaul scored 11 points for Bear Lake (20-4), which plays Cole Valley Christian in the first round at state.

MARSH VALLEY 48, SOUTH FREMONT 46

Jacob McNabb’s last-second 3-pointer lifted Marsh Valley to a 48-46 win Thursday against South Fremont in a 3A regional play-in game at Shelley High School.

The Eagles are now one win away from reaching the 3A state tournament.

“We didn’t quit. Our boys continue to fight,” Marsh Valley coach Jason Brower said. “It’s been a long road the last couple of weeks due to the number of games we have played.”

Aaron Marshall matched McNabb with a game-high 15 points for Marsh Valley (16-10), which faces Buhl in a state play-in game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pocatello High School.

GRACE 67, CHALLIS 49

Grace kept its season alive Thursday, beating Challis 67-49 in the 1A DI District 5-6 tournament at West Jefferson High School.

The victory forces a winner-take-all district title game Saturday at West Jefferson.

“Our kids came with a lot of intensity tonight knowing what was at stake,” Grizzlies coach Rory Lloyd said. “Shot the ball well and played great defense.”

Jacob Reeves led the scoring with 21 points for Grace (18-6).

ROCKLAND 52, NORTH GEM 40

Rockland is one win away from the state tournament after beating North Gem 52-40 on Thursday in a loser-out game of the 1A DII District 5-6 tournament at Firth High School.

The Bulldogs won three loser-out games to advance to Saturday’s state play-in game.

“We had guys step up in crucial moments. We hit our foul shots down the line,” Rockland coach Shae Neal said. “We just came through. We finally started playing good basketball.”

Braden Permann scored 16 points for the Bulldogs (17-9), who pay Camas County at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pocatello High School with a trip to state on the line. North Gem finished the season 19-5.

“They played tough,” Neal said of North Gem. “Had a good season.”

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES

MARSH VALLEY 48, SOUTH FREMONT 46

Marsh Valley 9 10 12 17 — 48

South Fremont 9 10 14 13 — 46

Marsh Valley — Marshall 15, Campbell 6, Argyle 3, Egley 3, B. Howell 6, McNabb 15.

South Fremont — Hammond 4, Smith 14, Yancey 13, Peelder 1, Neville 2, Bair 12.

WEST SIDE 35, BEAR LAKE 33

Bear Lake 6 7 11 9 — 33

West Side 9 4 10 12 — 35

Bear Lake — Shaul 11, Alleman 3, Teuscher 5, Petersen 5, Schrieber 9.

West Side — Beckstead 4, S. Brown 12, B. Brown 1, Shurtliff 6, Robinson 8, Frankman 4.

GRACE 67, CHALLIS 49

Grace 15 14 17 21 — 67

Challis 8 16 9 18 — 49

Grace — Stoddard 15, Gibbs 6, Reeves 21, Lloyd 7, Mansfield 14, Wood4.

Challis — Cotant 6, May 13, Ashley 22, Sheppard 8, Shaw 2, Armar 2.

ROCKLAND 52, NORTH GEM 40

Rockland 8 12 16 16 — 52

North Gem 9 3 20 8 — 40

Rockland — Permann 16, La. Farr 6, Matthews 10, Norwood 14, Woodworth 1, McLean 2, Le. Farr 2, Hendrickson 1.

North Gem — Freeman 1, Bagley 2, Corta 4, Hatch 1, Holbrook 14, Cooper 3, Bodily 15.