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2024 Idaho High School Girls Basketball State Tournament: Day One Recaps
Everything went mostly according to plan on the opening day of state, with only one true "upset"
Published: 2/16/2024 10:13:04 AM
Marlowe Hereford
Contributing Writer
 

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5A First round | Coeur d'Alene 50, Rocky Mountain 40

Defending 5A state champion and No. 4 seeded Coeur d'Alene got 22 points from senior Teagan Colvin and began the 5A state tournament with a victory over No. 5 seeded Rocky Mountain at the Ford Idaho Center.

Colvin, a UNLV signee, also had six rebounds, five assists and one steal and was named IdahoSports Player of the Game. The Vikings led 18-16 at halftime and poured in 22 points in the third quarter, including getting 12 points off 3-point baskets by Maddie Mitchell. Coeur d'Alene scored 30 points off 3s on Thursday, going 10-for-28 from behind the arc.

Mitchell (4-of-8 from 3) finished with 12 points while Brookslee Colvin had 11 points, four assists and two steals

for Coeur d'Alene (18-5).

No. 5 seeded Rocky Mountain shot 91.7 percent from the free throw line, making 11 of 12 shots. Cianna Legaspi had 19 points, seven rebounds and went 6-for-6 from the free throw line while Averee Osterhout had 10 points for the Grizzlies (17-7).

 

5A First round | Boise 40, Madison 31

Avery Howell recorded her 16th double-double of the season in Boise's 5A state tournament opening round win over Madison at the Ford Idaho Center.

Howell, a USC signee and Idaho's second McDonalds All-American selection in history, had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the No. 1 seeded Brave (23-1) and received IdahoSports Player of the Game. Boise, which led 24-12 at halftime, outrebounded Madison 31-21 in the win and held the Bobcats scoreless for almost the last seven minutes of the first half. The Bobcats kept the deficit to within single digits numerous times.

Mia Walsh had 11 points and Maggie Anderson added 10 points for No. 8 seeded Madison (18-9), which is playing in its first state tournament since 2017.


5A First round | Lake City 76, Middleton 57

No. 2 seeded Lake City shot 49.2 percent from the field and got a combined 40 points from Sophia Zufelt and Avery Waddington in an opening round win over No. 7 seeded Middleton at the Ford Idaho Center.

Waddington, a Montana signee, nearly had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and three steals to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Zufelt had 20 points and was 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Kaliah Frazey added 14 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves (24-2), who led 25-8 after the first quarter and only gave up the lead once the entire game.

Aysha Fried had 16 points and nine rebounds while Zoey Blackwell added 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for Middleton (20-5), which is making its first appearance at state at the 5A level.

 

5A First round | Rigby 54, Owyhee 33

No. 3 seeded Rigby lead the entire game and began the 5A state tournament with a win over No. 6 seeded Owyhee at the Ford Idaho Center.

Mylee Graham had 16 points, five rebounds and was 3-of-7 from 3-point range for Rigby (23-2) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while teammate and BYU signee Kambree Barber had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Trojans outrebounded the Storm 33-27 and scored 18 points off 18 Owyhee turnovers. Rigby led by as much as 41-16.

Adelynn Wright had eight points for Owyhee (17-8), which is playing in its second state tournament in three years of existence as a program.

 

4A First round | Lakeland 48, Bishop Kelly 45

No. 4 seeded Lakeland outlasted No. 5 seeded Bishop Kelly for its first state tournament win since 2009 in a 4A opening round game at Timberline High School that had four lead changes, eight ties, 35 fouls and 58 turnovers.

Landree Simon had 15 points and nine rebounds to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game and lead the Hawks (14-9), who are making their first state tournament appearance since 2019. Lila Kiefer added nine points, eight rebounds and five steals for Lakeland.

Bishop Kelly (18-5), which won the rebounding battle 42-38, had three players in double-figure scoring: Mary Behrend (15 points, six rebounds, four steals), Keira Lizama (11 points, five rebounds) and Addy Laible (10 points, nine rebounds).

 

4A First round | Shelley 71, Columbia 33

Brinley Cannon netted 21 points and had four rebounds for No. 1 seeded Shelley as the Russets kept their undefeated season going with a win over No. 8 seeded Columbia to begin the 4A state tournament at Timberline High School.

Cannon, a BYU signee, received IdahoSports Player of the Game for her performance. The defending 4A state runner-up Russets (23-0) shot 49.2 percent from the field for the game, led 25-4 after one quarter and 42-13 at halftime. Shelley scored 31 points off turnovers, had 27 points from 3-pointers and turned the ball over eight times while Columbia had 17 turnovers.

Sarah Kidman added 11 points and was 3-for-6 on 3-point shooting for the Russets.

Addysyn Bayne led Columbia (13-13) with 10 points and seven rebounds.




4A First round | Pocatello 49, Jerome 42

No. 2 seeded Pocatello outlasted No. 7 seeded Jerome after four lead changes to begin the 4A state tournament with a win at Timberline High School.

Jerome led 17-13 after the first quarter and 28-24 at halftime before being held to one point in the third quarter.

Kennasyn Garza had a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds for Pocatello (18-5) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Abby Lusk had 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. The Thunder outrebounded the Tigers 44-38.

Emma Allen had 11 points for Jerome (19-6), which is playing in its first state tournament since 2010.

 

4A First round | Skyline 60, Minico 53

The Shippen sisters put on a show for No. 3 seeded Skyline, combining for 49 points in an opening round win over No. 6 seeded Minico at Timberline High School.

Kysa Shippen, a senior, scored 28 points, had five rebounds, was 5-of-10 from 3-point range and 7-for-11 on foul shots to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Shay Shippen, a junior, had a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies (18-7).

The largest lead of the evening was 60-47 in favor of Skyline. The game had five lead changes and nine ties, and the Grizzlies scored 25 points off 19 Spartan turnovers.

Carlie Latta, a Utah State signee, had a double-double of 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals to lead Minico (16-7), which shot 41.7 percent from the field and 84.6 percent from the free throw line for the game.

 

3A First round | Parma 61, Fruitland 50

No. 4 Parma led throughout its 3A opening round game and scored 26 points off turnovers en route to a win over No. 5 Fruitland at Middleton High School.

Sophomore Aarey Harris had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals for Parma (19-6) and received IdahoSports Player of the Game. Two of her teammates also finished with double-figure scoring: Rylie Calkins (16 points, five rebounds, three steals) and Sidney Jackson (10 points, six rebounds, three steals).

Aleksi Drollinger (five rebounds, three steals) and Briyer Howell had 10 points each for Fruitland (13-9), and Howell grabbed 10 rebounds to record a double-double.

 

3A First round | Teton 69, Kimberly 28

No. 1 seeded Teton shot 42.9 percent from the field and led by as much as 41 points in a 3A opening round win over No. 8 seeded Kimberly at Middleton High School.

The Timberwolves (23-1), who led 33-14 at halftime, outrebounded Kimberly 35-27 and scored 29 points offof 30 Kimberly turnovers. Teton's Abi Barkdull had 20 points and seven steals to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Grace Hogan added 14 points, five rebounds and five steals and Reese Kunz had a double-double of 11 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Sadie DeGraffenried had nine points and three rebounds to lead Kimberly (14-13).


3A First round | Snake River 49, American Falls 24

No. 2 Snake River defeated No. 7 seeded American Falls for the fifth time this season in an all District 5 opening round game at Middleton High School.

Senior Camdyn Dunn scored 13 points and was 3-of-8 from 3-point range for Snake River (18-6) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while fellow senior Reese Baldwin added 12 points and nine rebounds. The Panthers, who led 25-11 at halftime, outrebounded the Beavers 35-16 and scored 20 points off 20 American Falls turnovers.

Sophomore Ali Cruces had 11 points and was 3-of-4 from 3-point range to lead American Falls (11-15), which is playing in its first state tournament since 2006.

 

3A First round | Timberlake 36, Filer 30

No. 3 seeded defending state runner-up Timberlake outlasted No. 6 Filer for an opening round win at Middleton High School in a game that featured three lead changes, four ties and no double digit leads at all.

Junior Diana Nelson had eight points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game for the White Tigers (17-6) while senior Kurtsten McKellips added 10 points. The teams combined for 38 turnovers, 21 of which were by Timberlake.

Reese Hills had eight points and 10 rebounds and Hazel Fischer had six points and 10 rebounds for Filer (14-11).

 

2A First round | North Fremont 64, Melba 48

At Kuna, No. 4 seeded North Fremont shot 48 percent from the field and outlasted a fiery 3-point shooting performance from defending 2A state champion and No. 5 seeded Melba for its first 2A state tournament win since claiming the program's only state title in 2013.

Josie Richardson had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds and went 7-for-7 on foul shots for North Fremont (19-6) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game. Her teammates Peyton Lenz and Alyssa Hill added 17 points and 10 points, respectively, for the Huskies, who trailed 20-17 at halftime before pouring in 47 points in the second half. North Fremont also scored 34 points in the paint while Melba scored 10.

Melba (16-7) got double-figure scoring from three players: Brooklynn Dayley (21 points, 4-of-12 from 3), Ellie Johnson (15 points, 5-of-10 from 3) and Tariah Carter (11 points). The Mustangs shot 36 percent from 3-point range for the game.

 

2A First round | Grangeville 62, Kellogg 43

No. 1 seeded Grangeville got double-figure scoring from three players and poured in 23 points in the fourth quarter for a 2A opening round win over No. 8 seeded Kellogg at Kuna High School.

Grangeville's Mattie Thacker had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game. Caryss Barger added 14 points and Madalyn Green had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (22-2), which scored 15 points off turnovers and had 32 points in the paint.

Dani Henrikson had 10 points and nine rebounds while Dani Schillereff added 10 points for Kellogg (15-10), which shot 42.5 percent from the field for the game.


2A First round | Bear Lake 55, Declo 26

No. 2 seeded Bear Lake lit up the nets and continued its historic season with an opening round win over No. 7 seeded Declo at Kuna High School.

Tayzley Neal had 16 points and was 5-of-6 from 3-point range for the Bears (21-3) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Saydee Shaul had 18 points and was 3-of-4 from 3-point range. Bear Lake, which is District 5 champion for the first time in 16 years and is having its second winning season in 12 years, shot 45.2 percent from the field, 69.2 percent from 3-point range and 72.7 percent from the foul line.

Lilly Mallory had eight points for Declo (17-6).

 

2A First round | Cole Valley 47, Soda Springs 38

No. 3 Cole Valley committed no turnovers in an opening round win over No. 6 seeded Soda Springs at Kuna High School.

Sophomore Trinity Holsinger had a double-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and was 12-for-14 on foul shots for the Chargers (18-6) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while senior Hadley Fraas had 13 points and six rebounds.

Neither team shot better than 30 percent from the field for the game, and the Cardinals led the Chargers 18-15 at halftime. Cole Valley outrebounded Soda Springs 43-31 and had 10 points off the bench, but Soda Springs had more points in the paint (20 to Cole Valley's 18).

Abby Goodin had 14 points and Jinettie Garbett had 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Soda Springs (13-14).


1ADI First round | Prairie 66, Murtaugh 54

No. 5 seeded Prairie began the 1ADI tournament with a victory over No. 4 seeded Murtaugh at Columbia High School in a game that had five lead changes, nine ties, 44 turnovers and both teams shooting 40 percent or better from the field.

Prairie, which outrebounded Murtaugh 41-28 and shot 48.2 percent from the field to Murtaugh's 40.7 percent, got a combined 46 points from Lexi Schumacher and Kylie Schumacher. IdahoSports Player of the Game Lexi Schumacher had 26 points and nine rebounds while Kylie Schumacher added 20 points and eight rebounds. Teammate Sage Elven added 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Pirates (18-7). Prairie shot 76.9 percent from the foul line to Murtaugh's 35.3 percent.

Courtney Jensen had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals, Ady Stanger had 13 points, eight rebounds, nine assists and five steals while Ashlee Stanger had 11 points for Murtaugh (18-5).

 

1A DI First round | Grace 60, Rimrock 17

No. 1 seeded Grace began the 1ADI state tournament with a dominant victory over No. 8 Rimrock at Columbia High School.

The Grizzlies shot 36.8 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from 3-point range, scored 25 points off 24 Rimrock turnovers, scored 26 points in the paint and held the Raiders scoreless in the third quarter to extend their win streak to 14 games. Rimrock shot 10 percent from the field for the game.

Sydnee Smith scored 21 points and was 7-for-8 on foul shots for Grace (20-3) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game. Jacie Christensen added nine points for the Grizzlies.

Kloey Borgen had seven points and six rebounds while Lainee Raymond added four points for Rimrock (14-8).


1ADI First round | Oakley 51, Liberty Charter 36

No. 2 seeded Oakley led throughout the game and began the 1ADI state tournament with a win over No. 7 seeded Liberty Charter at Columbia High School.

Sophomore Taylin Beck had 15 points, five rebounds and was 3-of-4 from 3-point range for Oakley (18-5) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Livee Berliguet had 12 points and five assists and Dakota Wadsworth added 12 points, two assists and three steals. The Hornets led 20-2 after the first quarter and shot 38.8 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from 3-point range in the win.

Jennabelle Reece scored 17 points to lead Liberty Charter (13-6), which outrebounded Oakley 36-31.

 

1ADI First round | Lapwai 64, Valley 27

No. 3 seeded Lapwai scored 43 points in the second half en route to an opening round win over No. 6 seeded Valley at Columbia High School.

Qubilah Mitchell had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds for Lapwai (19-5) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Skylin Picard had 14 points and Jayden Leighton added 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. The Wildcats scored 27 points off 30 Valley turnovers, had 34 points in the paint and had the rebounding edge (47 boards to Valley's 44).

Lexi Huettig had nine points and five rebounds to lead the Vikings (15-10).

 

1ADII First round | Deary 54, Mackay 43

At Nampa High School, No. 4 seeded Deary had a 20-point first quarter and capitalized off Mackay turnovers for a 1ADII opening round win over the No. 5 seeded Miners.

Deary (15-7) turned 23 Mackay turnovers into 21 points and shot 31.3 percent from 3-point range for the game.

Araya Wood had 24 points, four assists and five steals for Deary to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Kenadie Kirk added nine points and 11 rebounds. The Mustangs led 26-20 at halftime and 43-33 after three.

Kaydence Seefried had 12 points and six rebounds while Alyssa Pehrson added 12 points for Mackay (16-7), which outrebounded Deary 42-25.

 

1A DII First round | Dietrich 51, Rockland 34

No. 1 seeded defending state runner-up Dietrich built on a 24-8 halftime lead en route to an opening round win over No. 8 Rockland at Nampa High School.

The Blue Devils (19-3) outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-24 and turned 18 Rockland turnovers into 12 points.

Saige Hubert had 18 points, three rebounds and three steals for Dietrich to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Paje Van Tassell added 15 points and four rebounds.

Calynn Permann had 17 points and six steals to lead Rockland (14-11).

 

1ADII First round | Kendrick 57, Leadore 24

A 23-point first quarter propelled No. 2 seeded Kendrick to an opening round win over No. 7 seeded Leadore at Nampa High School.

Hali Anderson had a double-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and six steals for the Tigers (21-3) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Ruby Stewart added 12 points and seven rebounds. The victory keeps Kendrick undefeated versus 1ADII opponents this season.

Sophomore Lexi Bird had a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Leadore (17-5).

 

1ADII First round | Council 71, Salmon River 43

No. 3 seeded Council knocked down 10 3-point baskets and shot 49.2 percent from the field in an opening round win over No. 6 Salmon River at Nampa High School. The game had nine lead changes and two ties and was the third meeting this season between the District 3 foes, who split regular season contests.

Hope Zollman had 23 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals and was 3-of-9 from 3-point range for Council (13-5) to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game while Rhianna Iveson had 19 points, five rebounds and was 3-of-8 from 3-point range and Ava Eppich had a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds. The Lumberjacks had the rebounding edge, 40-25, and had 14 points in the paint to Salmon River's eight.

Rylee Walters had 18 points, five rebounds and two blocks, was 3-of-7 from 3-point range and went 7-for-11 from the foul line for Salmon River (18-7).





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