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2024 Idaho High School Boys Basketball State Tournament: Day One Recaps
Everything went mostly according to plan on the opening day of the boys state basketball tournaments
Published: 3/1/2024 1:26:05 AM
Marlowe Hereford
Contributing Writer
 

ORDER GAME PHOTOS

5A First round | Madison 46, Capital 38

No. 4 seeded Madison began the 5A boys basketball state tournament with a victory over No. 5 seeded Capital at the Ford Idaho Center to extend its win streak to 19 consecutive games.

Berrett Wilson, who was named IdahoSports Player of the Game, had a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds and went 7-for-10 from the free throw line for the Bobcats (23-2).

Madison shot 40 percent from the field in the first half en route to a 28-18 halftime lead. The Bobcats outrebounded the Eagles 43-32 and had 26 points in the paint to Capital's 10 for the game.

Ibrahim Talaso had a double-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks to lead Capital (17-9).


5A First round | Owyhee 62, Middleton 38

No. 1 seeded and No. 1 ranked Owyhee defeated fellow District 3 team, No. 8 seeded Middleton, to begin the 5A boys basketball state tournament at the Ford Idaho Center.

The Storm shot 43.5 percent from the field for the game, had 44 points in the paint and outrebounded the Vikings 40-23.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Jackson Rasmussen had 20 points, three rebounds and three steals for Owyhee (22-3) while Liam Campbell added 23 points, five rebounds and three steals. Tye Cornwall had 12 points to lead Middleton (15-10).


5A First round | Coeur d'Alene 60, Lake City 49

No. 2 seeded Coeur d'Alene shot 52.3 percent from the field en route to a win over No. 7 seeded Lake City in an all District 1-2 first round game.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Logan Orchard had 11 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Vikings (21-3) and Carter Rupp added 16 points.

Coeur d'Alene, which led 38-25 at halftime, outrebounded Lake City 33-21 and had 22 points in the paint to Lake City's 16.

Reese Strawn had 17 points and five assists while Jordan Carlson had 13 points and five rebounds for Lake City (16-10).


5A First round | Timberline 49, Eagle 32

No. 3 seeded Timberline built a 23-point lead en route to a win over No. 6 Eagle in an all District 3 opening round game.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Alex Ko had 14 points for Timberline (21-4), which shot 38.1 percent from the field for the game and 45 percent in the second half. Reece Elder added 10 points for the Wolves.

Russell Gibson had eight points for Eagle (17-10).


4A First round | Ridgevue 57, Twin Falls 49

No. 4 seeded Ridgevue defeated No. 5 seeded Twin Falls to begin the 4A state tournament at Rocky Mountain High School.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Dawson Phillips came off the bench to score 14 points for Ridgevue.

Javonte Boles added 13 points for the Warhawks (16-8), who shot 48.8 percent from the field for the game.

Logan Pittard had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jared Mix added 15 points for Twin Falls (15-11).


4A First round | Pocatello 77, Sandpoint 42

No. 1 seeded Pocatello shot 54.1 percent from the field in a 4A boys basketball state tournament first round win over No. 8 seeded Sandpoint at Rocky Mountain High School.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Julian Bowie had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists for Pocatello (20-5) while Kesler Vaughan added 10 points and six assists.

Parker Childs had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Sandpoint (12-13).

4A First round | Hillcrest 73, Blackfoot 59

No. 2 seeded and two-time defending state champion Hillcrest beat No. 7 seeded Blackfoot for the third time this season in an all District 6 4A state tournament opening round game.

Both teams shot better than 47 percent from the field for the game and combined to make 14 3-pointers.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Ike Sutton had 23 points and six assists for Hillcrest (18-6) while Isaac Davis added a double-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Colby Bodkin had 16 points and Austin Arave added 13 points for Blackfoot (11-14).


4A First round | Bishop Kelly 54, Minico 38

No. 3 seeded Bishop Kelly defeated No. 6 Minico for a first round win that had seven lead changes and three ties.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Rakeem Johnson had 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Knights (19-5), who led by as much as 16 points.

Carson Wayment had eight points to lead Minico (13-11).


3A First round | Teton 67, McCall-Donnelly 58

No. 5 seeded Teton emerged victorious over No. 4 seeded McCall-Donnelly in a 3A boys basketball state tournament game at Meridian High School which had seven ties and five lead changes. The loss was the second of the season for McCall-Donnelly.

Tyson Brown had 19 points and five rebounds for Teton to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game. Burke Nelson had 15 points and six rebounds and Kaiden Hastings added 14 points for the Timberwolves (17-7), who shot 44.1 percent from the field for the game and outrebounded the Vandals 46-23.

Sam Penney had 22 points and Luke Scott added 20 points for McCall-Donnelly (19-2).


3A First round | Snake River 76, Homedale 36

No. 1 seeded Snake River shot 55.2 percent from the field in a 3A boys basketball state tournament first round win over No. 8 seeded Homedale.

The Panthers, who had 30 points in the paint, outrebounded Homedale 55-20. IdahoSports Player of the Game Marcus Coombs had 19 points and seven rebounds for Snake River (22-2), Conner Orr had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Baxter added 10 points and six rebounds.

Lukas Hall had nine points to lead Homedale (9-14).


3A First round | Bonners Ferry 61, Kimberly 50

No. 2 seeded Bonners Ferry defeated No. 7 seeded Kimberly for a win in a game that had seven lead changes, two ties and a combined 13 made 3-pointers.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Asher Williams had 32 points for the Badgers (20-3), who shot 48 percent from the field for the game and 56.5 percent in the second half.

Jakob Cummins had 22 points to lead Kimberly (16-9), which shot 42.6 percent for the game.


3A First round | Marsh Valley 61, Filer 43

No. 6 seeded Marsh Valley made seven 3-pointers in a first round upset of No. 3 Filer that had six lead changes and four ties.

Marsh Valley, which led by as much as 18 points, shot 44.2 percent from the field in the win. Filer shot 42.6 percent from the field for the game.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Justis Whitworth had 18 points and eight rebounds for Marsh Valley (16-10) while Kaden Bullock added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Karsen LaMoyne had 11 points and six rebounds, Kaleb Gillett had 11 points and Preston Volle added 10 points for Filer (17-6).



2A First round | West Side 59, North Fremont 48

A 19-point second quarter propelled No. 5 seeded West Side past No. 4 North Fremont for a 2A boys basketball state tournament first round win at Timberline High School.

Both teams shot 52 percent from the field in the first half. West Side ended the game shooting 50 percent to North Fremont's 45.2 percent.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Ivan Campbell had 15 points and four rebounds for West Side (16-9) while Eli Brown added 20 points and four rebounds and Parker Moser had 14 points.

Karson Bohn had 16 points and five rebounds while Roy Wynn added 11 points and four rebounds for North Fremont (17-5).


2A First round | Cole Valley Christian 56, St. Maries 35

No. 1 seeded Cole Valley Christian made nine 3-pointers and shot 40.4 percent from the field for the game in an opening round win over No. 8 seeded St. Maries at Timberline High School.

The Chargers scored 22 points off 23 St. Maries turnovers.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Eli Kingery had 11 points, four rebounds and four steals for Cole Valley (24-2).

JJ Yearout had 10 points to lead St. Maries (15-8).



2A First round | Ambrose 70, Firth 45

No. 2 seeded Ambrose built as much as a 29-point lead en route to a first round win over No. 7 seeded Firth.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Tyson Hughes had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for Ambrose (19-6), which shot 43.1 percent from the field for the game, scored 23 points off 19 Firth turnovers and made 11 3-pointers. Tristen Trevino had 18 points and went 3-of-6 from 3-point range while Eli Sugarman had 15 points, three assists, four steals and went 5-of-13 from 3-point range.

Levi Robbins had 12 points to lead Firth (15-12).


2A First round | Nampa Christian 64, Declo 50

No. 3 seeded Nampa Christian shot 57.8 percent from the field for the game and defeated No. 6 seeded Declo in an opening round win.

The Trojans shot 51.9 percent in the first half and 66.7 percent in the second half and scored 21 points off 13 Declo turnovers.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Landon Mills had 19 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals for Nampa Christian (16-7) while Donovan Wiles added 20 points and Dylan O'Brien had 14 points.

Emmett Gibby had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, Max Snedaker had 14 points and seven rebounds and Gavin Rasmussen added 10 points for Declo (15-8).


1ADI First round | Butte County 46, Oakley 40

No. 4 seeded Butte County defeated No. 5 seeded Oakley to begin the 1ADI boys basketball state tournament at Vallivue High School.

The game had five lead changes and five ties.

Brody Westergard, who received IdahoSports Player of the Game, had 15 points and five rebounds for the Pirates (20-6), which outrebounded the Hornets 37-28 and had 26 points in the paint to Oakley's 14 points.

Isaac Cranney had 17 points and Zac Smith added 13 points to lead Oakley (17-7).

1ADI First round | Lapwai 89, Victory Charter 44

No. 1 seeded and unanimous No. 1 ranked Lapwai began the 1ADI boys basketball state tournament with a dominant win over No. 8 seeded Victory Charter.

Utah State signee and Idaho's all-time leading prep scorer Kase Wynott scored 31 points and had eight assists and six rebounds to receive IdahoSports Player of the Game and lead Lapwai (23-2), which led by as much as 47 points.

The Wildcats, who led 45-18 at halftime, shot 47.9 percent from the field for the game, had 44 points in the paint and went 12-for-28 from 3-point range. Ahlius Yearout added 17 points and five rebounds for Lapwai while Joseph Payne had 12 points and four rebounds.

Cody Luce had 14 points and seven rebounds, Noah Palomares had 11 points and six rebounds and Abinet Ewing added 10 points and four rebounds for Victory Charter (18-7).

1ADI First round | Potlatch 54, Valley 42

No. 2 seeded Potlatch shot 45.1 percent from the field--53.8 percent in the first half--in a first round win over No. 7 seeded Valley.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Jaxon Vowels had 31 points and nine rebounds to lead Potlatch (19-5) while Chase Lovell added 10 points. The Loggers had 30 points in the paint to 12 by the Vikings.

Tex Godfrey had 12 points and Pedro Robles added 11 points , six rebounds and five assists for Valley (17-7).


1ADI First round | Lakeside 60, Liberty Charter 51

No. 3 Lakeside shot 49 percent from the field en route to a first round win over No. 6 Liberty Charter.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Tyson Charley had 24 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for Lakeside (16-3), which shot 54.5 percent from the field in the first half. Liam Hendrix added 11 points and six rebounds.

Luke Starner had 18 points and eight rebounds while Luke Thomas added 14 points for Liberty Charter (19-6).


1ADII First round | Cascade 55, Rockland 49 

No. 5 seeded Cascade defeated No. 4 seeded Rockland to begin the 1ADII boys basketball state tournament at Caldwell High School.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Tyler Thurston had 12 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals for Cascade (18-6) while Cole Olsen had 15 points and four rebounds and Samuel Huckaby added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Teague Matthews had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Rockland (19-5).

1ADII First round | Camas County 85, Clark Fork 49

No. 1 seeded Camas County shot 50 percent from the field in an opening round win over No. 8 seeded Clark Fork at Caldwell High School.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Emmett Palan had 23 points and nine rebounds for Camas County while Troy Smith added 18 points, four rebounds and four steals and Tristen Smith added 17 points.

Chase Sanroman had 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Clark Fork (13-7).


1ADII First round | Kendrick 51, Deary 25

No. 2 seeded and defending state champion Kendrick held No. 7 Deary scoreless in the second quarter en route to a first round win at Caldwell High School.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Ty Koepp had 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals for Kendrick (20-4), which shot 50 percent from the field in the second half.

Tucker Ashmead had 10 points and seven rebounds for Deary (13-9).


1ADII First round | Garden Valley 50, Watersprings 45

No. 3 seeded Garden Valley made seven 3-pointers in an opening round win over No. 6 seeded Watersprings.

IdahoSports Player of the Game Maddix Miller had 12 points, three rebounds and four steals for Garden Valley (22-2) while Maxon Yearsley added 11 points and went 3-of-6 from 3-point range in the win.

Nathan D'Antoni had 12 points, four rebounds and three steals for Watersprings (19-6), which shot 40.4 percent from the field for the game.






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