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Boys State Tournament - Day 4 Recap
Published: 3/3/2021 11:42:33 PM
 


Day 4 Recap

5A Third Place Game | Madison 73, Boise 58

Tied at 35 at halftime, the Bobcats (21-5) won the third place trophy by outscoring the Brave (9-7) 21-11 in the third quarter.  Madison senior point guard Taden King netted 30 points, and added 9 rebounds and 3 assists.  Boise was paced by Whitt Miller's 20 points.

5A Consolation Final | Rigby 65, Eagle 61 (4OT)

This quadruple-overtime thriller featured 9 lead changes 9 ties. The Trojans (19-8) outscored Eagle (14-9) 10-6 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime tied at 43.  After each side scored 16 points each through the first three overtime periods, Rigby finally prevailed by outscoring the Mustangs 6-2 in the fourth overtime.  Rigby's posts lead the way, as Karson Barber finished with 17 points for Rigby, while Ethan Fox added 14.  Eagle was paced Gage Jones and Isaac Deedon, who each scored 15.



4A Third Place Game | Bishop Kelly 51, Hillcrest 49

Bishop Kelly (18-6) brought home third place, but Hillcrest (19-10) didn't make it easy.  Hillcrest nearly came all the way back, outscoring Bishop Kelly in the fourth quarter 15-7, but the comeback attempt came up just short.  Blake Hawthorne scored 15 points off the bench to lead Bishop Kelly.  Hillcrest's leading scorer also came off the bench, as Kobe Kesler finished with 14.

4A Consolation Final | Jerome 52, Lakeland 48

Jerome's (22-3) duo of Mikey Lloyd and Scotty Cook were able to overset a monster effort from Lakeland's (12-11) Noah Haaland.  Haaland finished with a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) for the Hawks, but Lloyd (24 points) and Cook (15 points) offset that effort.  Only six players got into the game for Lakeland, while Jerome went eight players deep.



3A Third Place Game | Teton 59, Snake River 39

The Timberwolves (20-6) shot 43% from the floor, while Snake River (21-7) went ice cold, shooting just 22% from the field and 15% from three.  Teton received a double-double from Luke Thompson (12 points, 11 rebounds), while Xander Vontz nearly did the same (15 points, 9 rebounds).  Snake River was led by Noah Watt and Luke Higginson, who each finished with 8 points.

3A Consolation Final | Kimberly 52, Fruitland 50 (2OT)

The Bulldogs (14-11) outlasted Fruitland (17-8) in a double-overtime thriller.  Kimberly trailed 25-18 at halftime, but came roaring back in the second half to send the game to overtime tied at 38.  Jackson Cummins tallied 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Gatlin Bair added 16.  Fruitland's Dylon Watson led all scorers with 19 points.



2A Third Place Game | North Fremont 56, Wendell 40

One night after North Fremont (22-1) was stunned by a buzzer-beating three from St. Maries in the semifinals, the Huskies rebounded with a tidy win over Wendell (17-9).  Reigning 2A Player of the Year Jordan Lenz registered a double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) while Max Palmer led all scorers with 20 points.  Wendell was led by Zade Swainston's 16 points.

2A Consolation Final | Bear Lake 43, Melba 42

The Bears (18-10) held off a short-handed Melba (20-6) squad to finish their season with a win.  Owen Teuscher led the Bear Lake attack with 16 points.  Melba's Josh Leavitt recorded a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds).  The Mustangs lost leading scorer Joe Reiber to an elbow injury, and he only played 11 minutes for Melba.



Day 3 Recap

1A D1 Championship | Lapwai 82, Riverstone 60

Riverstone's undefeated season came to an end at the hands of the basketball dynasty knows as the Lapwai Wildcats.  Lapwai (20-4) won their third state title in five years, and were led by Kase Wynott's 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.  Kross Taylor added 22 points for Lapwai.  Riverstone (15-1) led at the end of the first quarter 82-60, but were outscored 17-5 in the second frame.  Nick Liebich finished with a double-double for the Otters (23 points, 13 rebounds).

1A D1 Third Place Game | Lakeside 67, Grace 63 (OT)

The Knights (16-5) held off Grace (11-14) in the extra session 8-4 to earn the third place trophy.  Lakeside's Jayson Hall piled up 32 points and 9 rebounds, while Vander Brown added a double-double performance of 23 points and 13 rebounds.  Grace was led by Gage Stoddard's 24 points.

1A D1 Consolation Final | Oakley 49, Liberty Charter 31

Oakley (21-4) shot 38% from the floor, while Liberty Charter (13-13) went ice cold (3-of-15 from three-point range).  Corbin Bedke finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the Hornets.  Liberty Charter was paced by Dallin Criddle, who scored 12 points.



1A D2 Championship | Garden Valley 88, Dietrich 73

The Wolverines (24-1) left no doubt that they were the best team in the 1A D2 ranks this season.  Covy Kelly set a new 1A D2 record for points in a single game with 45.  He also tied his own state record for made field goals in a single game (15).  Kelly added 6 rebounds and 5 assists and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Josh Gillespie added 15 points for Garden Valley, while Devin Yearsley chipped in 14.  Dietrich (20-6) was led by Brady Power's 26 points and 9 rebounds.

1A D2 Third Place Game | Rockland 74, Richfield 46

The Bulldogs (21-7) jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter, and rolled from there.  Braden Permann capped off a strong overall tournament for Rockland, scoring 24 points to go along with 5 rebounds.  Richfield (14-12) was paced by Carsn Perkes' 26 points and 7 rebounds.

1A D2 Consolation Final | North Gem 65, Carey 56

North Gem (23-3) finished its season with a fourth quarter rally.  Carey (13-7) led after three quarters of play 45-42, but North Gem outscored the Panthers 23-11 in the decisive fourth quarter to earn the victory.  Logan Corta registered a double-double for the Cowboys (25 points, 14 rebounds).  James Bodily added 23 points and 7 rebounds.  Carey's Dallin Parke finished with 22 points, while Hunter Smith added 19, and set a new record for most made three-pointers in a single tournament with 16 total.



5A Semifinal | Lake City 65, Boise 50

The Timberwolves (17-7) qualified for their first state championship game appearance since 2002 with a semifinal win over Boise (9-6).  Tied at 42-42 after three quarters of play, Lake City outscored the Brave 23-8 in the final quarter.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Blake Buchanan finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while Kolton Mitchell added 17 points.  Boise was paced by Whitt Miller's 19 points.

5A Semifinal | Meridian 66, Madison 56

The Warriors (19-1) qualified for the championship for the first time since 2001.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Brody Rowbury tallied a double-double for Meridian (17 points, 10 rebounds), while Joe Mpoyo added 17 points.  Taden King pumped in 21 points for Madison (20-5).

5A Loser Out | Rigby 70, Rocky Mountain 50

The Trojans (18-8) advanced to the consolation final with consistent scoring across all four quarters.  Guard Kade DaBell led a balanced Rigby attack with 18 points, while Jakobe Jones added 16.  Rocky Mountain (15-5) was paced by sophomore center Drew Fielder's 18 points. 

5A Loser Out | Eagle 44, Mountain View 42

Eagle center Jason Janish sank a fadeway from the block as time expired, lifting the Mustangs (14-8) a loser out win over district rival Mountain View (10-10).  Janish finished with 17 points total for Eagle in the win.  Mountain View point guard Noah White scored 9 points for the Mavericks.




4A Semifinal | Preston 38, Bishop Kelly 36

The defending state champs from Preston (19-7) got back to the title game thanks to some late heroics from post Braden Hess, who scored the game-winning basket with just 1.3 seconds to play.  Bishop Kelly (17-6) trailed nearly the entire game, but a Keegan Croteau basket with 2:16 to play gave the Knights a 36-34 lead.  Preston responded with a turnaround jumper by Hess that tied the game at 36-36.  Bishop Kelly had a chance to reclaim the lead with 22 seconds to play, but Kade Rice missed a pair of free throws, setting the stage for Hess' dramatics.  Hess finished with 12 points and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Rice led Bishop Kelly with 12 points.

4A Semifinal | Middleton 53, Hillcrest 47

Middleton (22-4) held off Hillcrest (19-9) in a tight semifinal.  Junior center Tyler Medaris was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, as he scored 27 points and collected 13 rebounds.  Hillcrest's Cooper Kesler finished with 16 points to lead the Knights.

4A Loser Out | Lakeland 71, Twin Falls 42

Lakeland (12-10) kept its season alive with a dominating win over Twin Falls (15-14).  The Hawks had three players reach double figures in scoring.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Grant Roth led the way with 18.  Carson Seay added 17, and Bryce Henry finished with 14.  Twin Falls was led by Iradakunda Emery's 5 points.

4A Loser Out | Jerome 74, Skyline 57

Jerome (21-3) raced past Skyline (10-19) with a 26-11 first quarter.  Jerome junior Mikey Lloyd was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game with 31 points. Skyline's Raleigh Shippen finished with 17 points. 



3A Semifinal | Marsh Valley 56, Teton 47

The Eagles (21-6) led 28-20 at halftime and maintained that advantage throughout the second half.  Payton Howe netted 17 points for Marsh Valley, while Bracken Howell finished with 16.  Teton (19-6) was led by Reid Nelson's 14 points.  Marsh Valley will attempt to win its first state title since 1988 against McCall-Donnelly in the 3A Championship game.


3A Semifinal | McCall-Donnelly 60, Snake River 51

In their first season back at the 3A level, the Vandals (11-2) continued their Cinderella run by knocking out Snake River (21-6).  McCall-Donnelly entered the state tournament as the second-place finisher from District 3, but find themselves in the championship game against Marsh Valley.  D.J. Green finished with 33 points for the Vandals, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Snake River was paced by Noah Watt's 17 points.

3A Loser Out | Kimberly 56, Bonners Ferry 36

Kimberly (13-11) shot exactly 50% from the floor (22-of-44) on their way to the loser out win over Bonners Ferry (11-10).  Gatlin Bair finished with 15 points for the Bulldogs, and Jackson Cummins was right behind him with 14.  Bonners Ferry was paced by Braeden Blackmore's 11 points.

3A Loser Out | Fruitland 82, Priest River 58

Fruitland (17-7) doubled up the Spartans (14-10) on the boards 61-30.  Nolan Bower totaled a double-double for the Grizzlies (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Hyrum Lindsey nearly did the same (20 points, 9 rebounds).  Priest River's Jordan Nortz finished with 14 points, while Trentyn Kreager added 13.



2A Semifinal | St. Maries 45, North Fremont 43

In a rematch of the 2019 2A state title game, St. Maries (22-1) exacted revenge on North Fremont (21-1) with a dramatic three-point shot by backup post Colby Renner as time expired.  Tied at 42, North Fremont's Jordan Lenz was fouled with just 1.8 seconds remaining.  Lenz made 1-of-2 free throws to give the Huskies a 43-42 lead.  Having to travel the length of the floor, St. Maries inbounded to Eli Gibson, who caught the ball at center court and called timeout with just 0.6 seconds to play.  Lumberjacks coach Bryan Chase drew up an out of bounds play, and Renner caught the ball up top and hoisted a 30-foot shot as time expired.  Renner was the fourth option on the play, and was only in the game because starting center Tristan Gentry had fouled out.  Renner finished with 5 points total, but was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game for his heroics.  Gibson led all scorers with 16 points, while North Fremont was paced by AJ Hill's 11 points.

2A Semifinal | Ambrose 77, Wendell 35

After winning the 1A D1 title last season, Ambrose (21-2) is back in the championship game, this time at the 2A level.  Ambrose shot 54% from the field and 47% from three-point range.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Hudson Hughes pumped in 23 points, while Ben Blythe added 21 for the Archers.  Wendell (17-8) was led by Zane Kelsey's 8 points.

2A Loser Out | Melba 66, West Side 59

A balanced Melba (20-5) attack ultimately won out over the individual efforts of West Side's Bryler Shurtliff.  Shurtliff led the Pirates (20-8) with 32 points and 9 rebounds, but Melba had four different players finish in double figures (Joe Reiber with 17, Josh Leavitt with 14, Cache Beus with 12 and Braden Volkers with 11.)  Beus added 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.

2A Loser Out | Bear Lake 30, New Plymouth 25

Bear Lake (17-10) survived a defensive slugfest by making their free throws in the fourth quarter.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Brady Shaul scored all 11 of his points from the free-throw line, and finished 11-of-15 from the charity stripe.  New Plymouth (17-10) had three different players finish with 6 points (Matt Hall, Casey Arritola, and Tony Ray.)




Day 2 Recap

5A First Round | Lake City 65, Rocky Mountain 57

Lake City (17-6) outscored the Grizzlies (15-4) 13-5 in the second quarter, and led by thirteen at halftime.  Lake City made 4-of-12 from three point range (33%) compared to Rocky's three point total of 7-of-31 (22%).  Sophomore center Blake Buchanan led the Timberwolves with 19 points and 8 rebounds, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Rocky Mountain was paced by Blake Munk and Drew Fielder, who each scored 16 points.

5A First Round | Boise 50, Rigby 47

Trailing 27-19 at halftime, the Brave (8-6) came storming back in the second half to pick up their first state tournament win since 1997.  Trailing by one with less than a minute to play, Boise's Jake Thompson scored on a layup and was fouled.  His made free-throw gave Boise a 48-47 lead with 25 seconds to play.  Rigby (17-8) had a chance to tie the game, but missed a three-point shot.  Junior Jack Payne was a defensive menace for the Brave, and won Idaho Sports Player of the Game by registering 10 points ,13 rebounds and 3 blocks.  Rigby was led by Kaden DaBell, who scored 19 points.

5A First Round | Meridian 63, Mountain View 50

The Warriors (18-1) led 37-19 at halftime and held Mountain View (10-9) to 34% shooting from the floor.  Warriors big man Brody Rowbury earned Idaho Player of the Game honors by scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting.  He also added 9 rebounds.  Mountain View was led by Noah White, who led all scorers with 20 points.

5A First Round | Madison 70, Eagle 54

The Bobcats (20-4) shot a perfect 50% from the floor (25-of-50) and three players finish with double digit point totals (Braxton Pierce with 14, Taden King with 13, and Eli Randall with 10).  Pierce added 3 assists and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Eagle's (13-8) Rafi Labrador led all scorers with 21 points, while Gage Jones added 11.




4A First Round | Preston 47, Twin Falls 43

The defending state champs from Preston (18-7) won a tight, defensive battle over Twin Falls (15-13).  Twin Falls had a chance to tie the game late in the game, as Preston missed the front end of consecutive 1-and-1's, but ultimately fell short.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Gabe Hammons led a balanced Preston attack with 13 points.  Braden Hess added 12, while Brecker Knapp chipped in 10.  Twin Falls was led by Mason Swafford, who scored 11 points.

4A First Round | Bishop Kelly 56, Lakeland 44

In a tightly contested battle, the third quarter ultimately swung momentum Bishop Kelly's (17-5) way.  The Knights outscored Lakeland (11-10) 16-7 in that frame to take control of the game.  Bishop Kelly guard Tommy Hunter was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, as he finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds.  Lakeland was paced by Noah Haaland's 19 points.  Carson Seay added 15 for the Hawks.

4A First Round | Hillcrest 44, Skyline 39

In the sixth meeting of the season between these District 6 rivals, Hillcrest (19-8) surged ahead in the third quarter, outscoring Skyline (10-18) 11-6.  Garrett Phippen led the Knights with 13 points, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Skyline's Cade Marlow finished with 12 points.

4A First Round | Middleton 59, Jerome 41

Middleton (21-4) led 32-21 at halftime, and cruised from there, outscoring Jerome (20-3) 19-8 in the third quarter.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Cash Cowdery led the Vikings with 15 points.  Junior center Tyler Medaris added 16 points and 7 rebounds.  Jerome was led by Scott Cook's 11 points, while Mikey Lloyd added 10.     




3A First Round | Marsh Valley 38, Kimberly 35

In a game that featured 12 lead changes and 9 ties, Marsh Valley (20-6) made just enough plays to survive against Kimberly (12-11).  In a weird twist, Marsh Valley outscored the Bulldogs 1-0 in a very defensive third quarter.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Cody Hansen had a solid all-around game, finishing with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Eagles.  Kimberly was led by Gatlin Bair's 11 points.

3A First Round | Teton 84, Bonners Ferry 73

In a high scoring affair, a strong start to the third quarter ultimately separated Teton from Bonners Ferry.  The Timberwolves (19-5) shot 48% from the floor, and received big scoring efforts from Luke Thompson (24 points) and Jarom Heuseveldt (23).  Thompson added 13 rebounds and 3 steals, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Bonners Ferry (11-9) received 21 points and 7 rebounds from Ridge Williams.

3A First Round | Snake River 86, Fruitland 76

In another high-scoring 3A showdown, the Panthers (21-5) outlasted the Grizzlies (16-7).  A 13-3 fourth quarter ultimately propelled Snake River to the win.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Mitch Lindsay pumped in 27 points, made 9-of-10 free throws, collected 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.  Fruitland was led by Dylon Watson's 23 points and Hyrum Lindsey's 21 points.

3A First Round | McCall-Donnelly 59, Priest River 42

The Vandals (10-2) shot 42% from the floor in the win.  Priest River (14-9) made just 33% of their baskets, including a 3-of-18 performance from distance (16%).  McCall-Donnelly had three players reach double figures in scoring (DJ Green with 20, Alex Johnson with 15, and Ethan Tinney with 12).  Priest River was paced by Trentyn Kreager's 14 points and 6 rebounds.



2A First Round | North Fremont 53, West Side 44

The Pirates (20-7) hung tough with the defending champion Huskies (21-0) for three quarters, but North Fremont outscored West Side 16-6 in the fourth to earn the win.  Jordan Lenz led the Huskies with 24 points, but forward Luke Hill was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game for his all-around contributions (12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals).  West Side's Bryler Shurtliff led all scorers with 27 points.

2A First Round | St. Maries 63, Melba 52


The Lumberjacks (21-1) advanced to the semifinal round for the seventh consecutive year by holding Melba (19-5) to 32% shooting from the field.  St. Maries center Tristan Gentry nearly collected a double-double (20 points, 9 rebounds) and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  The Mustangs were lead by Josh Leavitt's 16 points (4-of-6 from three-point range).

2A First Round | Ambrose 56, Bear Lake 44

The Archers (20-2) lived up to their nickname, 43% from the floor and 41% from three-point range in win over Bear Lake (16-10).  Johnny Sugarman in particular had a sensational evening, finishing 7-of-12 from distance on his way to 23 points and Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors.  Bear Lake was paced by Brady Shaul, who scored 19 points before fouling out.

2A First Round | Wendell 29, New Plymouth 27

In a low-scoring, defensive grind, the Trojans (17-7) turned a 7-point deficit into a 2-point victory by outscoring the Pilgrims (17-9) 11-2 in the fourth quarter.  New Plymouth had a chance to tie the game with five seconds remaining, but Tony Ray's jumper missed as time expired.  Joe DeMasters won Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors, as he finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.  New Plymouth had three players each finish with 6 points (Casey Arritola, Tony Ray and Matt Hall).




1A D1 Semifinal | Riverstone 63, Lakeside 53

The Otters (15-0) knocked out the defending champs from Lakeside (15-5), and maintained their undefeated status in the process.  Charlie DeBoer picked up Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors with 21 points and 6 rebounds.  Lakeside was led by Kenyon Spotted Horse, who tallied a double-double (28 points, 12 rebounds).

1A D1 Semifinal | Lapwai 69, Grace 47

Lapwai (19-4) advanced to the 1A D1 title game by forcing 15 Grace turnovers.  Idaho Sports Player of the Game Titus Yearout finished with 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, and added 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.  Kase Wynott added 19 points for the Wildcats.  Grace's Gage Stoddard finished with 17 points.

1A D1 Loser Out | Oakley 59, Prairie 38

The Hornets (20-4) kept their season alive by outscoring the Pirates (17-7) 59-38 in the fourth quarter.  Payton Beck scored 16 points to lead Oakley, while Corbin Bedke added 14.  Prairie was paced by Zach Rambo, who led all scorers with 24 points.

1A D1 Loser Out | Liberty Charter 53, Victory Charter 40

In a fairly tight matchup, Liberty Charter (13-12) won this battle by shooting 6-of-13 (46%) from the three-point line.  Conversely, Victory Charter (19-6) shot just 4-of-19 (21%) from deep.  The Patriots received 26 from Connor Gardner in the win.  Victory Charter was led by Noah Palomares, who finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds.




1A D2 Semifinal | Garden Valley 64, Rockland 50

The Wolverines (23-1) jumped out to a 20-7 lead after one quarter of play, and never trailed again.  Three players reached double figures in scoring for Garden Valley (Covy Kelly with 25, Josh Gillespie with 17, and Korban Fields with 14).  Kelly added 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Rockland (20-7) was paced by Braden Permann's 23 points.

1A D2 Semifinal | Dietrich 68, Richfield 51

 Dietrich (20-5) won a semifinal battle between district rivals by outrebounding Richfield (14-11) 48-36.  Rhys Dill finished with a double-double for the Blue Devils (25 points, 16 rebounds).  Brady Power added 17 points, while Cody Power finished with 15.  Richfield was led by Carsn Perkes, who tallied a double-double of his own (34 points, 15 rebounds).

1A D2 Loser Out | Carey 68, Clark Fork 31

Carey (13-6) led by scores of 17-4 after one quarter and 32-7 at halftime.  Hunter Smith scored 31 points for the Panthers in the victory, and tied his older brother Jake's state tournament record for made three-pointers in a game with 7.  Clark Fork (4-14) wrapped up their first state appearance since 2008 with a 9-point performance from both Carter Sanroman and Cole Reuter.

1A D2 Loser Out | North Gem 64, Timberline 34


The Cowboys (22-3) advanced to the consolation final on the strength of James Bodily's 25 points.  Logan Corta added 19 in the win.  Timberline (12-11) was led by Rylan Larson, who scored 15 points.


Day 1 Recap

1A D1 First Round | Lakeside 51, Oakley 45

Defending 1A D2 champion Lakeside (15-4) started their 1A D1 tournament off on the right foot, outscoring the Hornets (19-4) in the second half 33-21 on their way to the win.  Lakeside had four players reach double figures in scoring (Jayson Hall with 16, Lucky Matt with 13, Kenyon Spotted Horse with 12, and Vander Brown with 10.)  Matt also added 8 rebounds and was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Oakley was led by Corbin Bedke's 17 points.

1A D1 First Round | Riverstone 73, Prairie 64

Riverstone (14-0) has overcome a lot adversity this season.  They overcame their head coach, Bobby Gantt, suddenly passing away this past summer.  They overcame their season nearly being cancelled due to COVID-19.  And they overcame a 36-33 halftime deficit to pick up an opening round win over the Prairie Pirates (17-6).  The Otters remained unbeaten on the season, thanks in part to Idaho Sports Player of the Game Nick Liebich, who shot 14-of-20 from the floor and finished with a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds.  Prairie's Cole Schlader finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds.

1A D1 First Round | Grace 67, Victory Charter 53

Grace (11-12) shot 81% (13-of-16) from the floor in the second half as they ran away from the Vipers (19-5).  The Grizzlies' Gage Stoddard shot 11-of-19 from the floor, and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line, on his way to 33 points and Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors.  Victory Charter was paced by Noah Palomares, who finished with 23 points.

1A D1 First Round | Lapwai 81, Liberty Charter 35

After receiving an inspirational Facebook video message from NBA star Kyrie Irving on Tuesday, Lapwai (18-4) put on an impressive display in their opening round romp over Liberty Charter (12-12).  Lapwai's Titus Yearout had a solid all-around game (17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals), earning Idaho Sports Player of the Game recognition.  Connor Gardner finished with 14 points for Liberty Charter.  



1A D2 First Round | Garden Valley 84, Carey 58

Pre-tournament favorite Garden Valley (22-1) certainly lived up to the hype during their opening round victory over Carey (12-6).  The Wolverine trio of Josh Gillespie (21 points), Covy Kelly (20 points) and Corban Fields (19 points) outscored Carey as a team.  Fields added 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, and won Idaho Sports Player of the Game.  Carey was paced by Hunter Smith's 26 points.

1A D1 First Round | Rockland 57, Clark Fork 20

The Bulldogs (20-6) set a playoff record for fewest points allowed, and led after one quarter 16-0.  Freshman Teague Matthews was named Idaho Sports Player of the Game, and led Rockland with 12 points and 6 rebounds.  Clark Fork (4-13), making its first appearance at state since 2008, was led by Antonio Mayorga's 4 points.

1A D1 First Round | Dietrich 64, North Gem 51

Trailing 31-25 at halftime, the Blue Devils (19-5) outscored North Gem (21-3) 39-20 in the second half to earn the win.  Despite fouling out, Brady Power shot 10-of-16 from the floor and scored 24 points, and picked up Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors for his efforts.  Rhys Dill pulled down a staggering 20 rebounds for Dietrich, including 19 on the defensive end of the floor.  North Gem's James Bodily finished with 31 points.

1A D1 First Round | Richfield 53, Timberline 52

This game wasn't decided until the final moments, when Richfield's Carsn Perkes scored on a layup with 15 seconds remaining to put the Tigers (14-10) up one.  Timberline (12-10) had a chance to respond, but threw the ball away on their ensuing possession.  Perkes won Idaho Sports Player of the Game, and finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds.  Timberline was paced by Rylan Larson's 21 points.



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