4A Boys Friday Game Recaps
Published: 3/5/2016 1:29:46 AM
A brief recap of the Friday games at the 4A Boys 'Real Dairy Shootout'.
Bishop Kelly's Max Rice sank two free throws with just over a second left in double overtime, lifting the Knights to the 4A Real Dairy Shootout championship game with a 71-69 win over Minico. There, the Knights will meet Preston, who pulled away from Burley in the second half for a 51-37 win at Borah High School.
It was Minico's second consecutive double-overtime game and a third overtime loomed after the Spartans knocked down a free throw with six seconds to go. But Rice was fouled with 1.2 seconds remaining and calmly drained both free throws. A desperation Minico shot at the buzzer rimmed out. Minico's Peyton Bailey led all scorers in the game with 17 points.
In the other semifinal, Preston outscored Burley, 18-6, in the fourth quarter to blow open a close game to earn a spot in the title tilt. Austin Smellie had 17 points and four assists for Preston, who attempted 25 free throws to Burley's eight. Ace Christiansen had 12 points for the Bobcats.
In consolation play, Middleton and Rigby each picked up tight wins to advance to the consolation final on Saturday morning. The Vikings edged Lakeland, 39-35, behind 18 points from Reese Robinett. Meanwhile, the Trojans got a bucket from Braden Boyce with two seconds left to lift Rigby past a gritty Caldwell team, 45-43.