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February 14th, 2012
AMMON â€” All season long the Blackfoot Broncos have shown the ability to pull themselves up by the boot straps for thrilling come from behind finishes.
Tuesday nights opening round district tournament game was not one of those instances however as the Broncos fell behind early, and never threatened as the home standing Hillcrest Knights sent Blackfoot to the left side of the tournament bracket with a 79-58 victory.
SHELLEY- The Shelley Russets opened district tournament play on Tuesday night as they hosted the Bonneville Bees. Shelley took control early and then cruised home with a 24-point victory as they opened their sixth district tournament play with a 63-39 opening round win.
The Firth Cougars shook off a low-scoring first half with a pair of big runs in the second half as they took care of business on the first game of the 2A Nuclear Conference Tournament with a 55-34 victory over North Fremont.
"Give North Fremont credit, they've played us tough all three times that they have played us this year," Firth head coach Scott Adams said. "We have a lot of inexperienced kids playing in their first district tournament game and we probably came out a little nervous."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot celebrated senior night on Friday evening and the Bonneville Bee's proved to be inhospitable house guests as they swarmed all over the Broncos for a 66-56 High Country Conference victory.
On a night in which Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to Trae Pilster, Jaron Katseanes, Gabby Maldonado and Keith Moore it was a trio of Bonneville sophomores who wound up stealing the show as Jared Stutzman, Tanner Smith and Chance Reese combined for 50 points to spoil Blackfoot's evening.
POCATELLO - Jocelyn Harper banged home 18 points and snagged 9 rebounds as the Snake River Lady Panthers kept their season alive with a 51-37 victory over Bear Lake on Thursday evening at Highland High School.
"Jocelyn put us on her back, especially in the third quarter," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I just can't stress enough just how happy and proud of the effort and desire that my team showed tonight."
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers had their chances in their 3A fifth district championship game with Marsh Valley on Wednesday evening and it's hard to say what the biggest difference was in the final 37-36 outcome but in the end, that difference was as small as it could get as the Lady Eagles continued their undefeated run through the season with the one point victory at Pocatello High School.
IDAHO FALLS-The crowd went wild as the final buzzer sounded of overtime, as Blackfootâ€™s Keith Moore connected a silky smooth jump shot gaining the Broncos a 72-70 win at Skyline on Wednesday night.
â€śThat was my first time with a buzzer beater and I canâ€™t even describe the feeling. It is just a great feeling,â€ť Moore said. â€śI would like to thank my parents for always supporting me in everything I do.â€™
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos got 33 points from senior Trae Pilster as they avenged their season opening loss at Pocatello with a hard fought 64-51 home win over the Indians on Saturday evening.
"I think that the difference tonight was that we just have a lot more games under our belts and we are starting to get used to playing together," Pilster said. "As the season has gone along we continue to get better and better each week and we played really good team basketball tonight."
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers may want to consider a mascot name change from the Panthers to the Pythons because on Saturday afternoons opening round 37-26 win over Bear Lake, the Ladies in Purple simply squeezed the life out of the Bears in one of the more impressive defensive efforts of the season.
"From start to finish the kids just came out and pressured them all over the court," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I don't think that they felt any fresh air all night long to breath in and it all started with our bigs down low."
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos showed a ton of grit on Friday evening as they fell behind by double-digits to the Madison Bobcats but never quit, eventually pulling to within 2 points in the final minutes. The comeback stalled out however as Madison held off the Blackfoot rally with a 52-47 High Country Conference victory.
"That's one of the things that I just love about this team," Blackfoot assistant coach Jared Arave said. "This team just doesn't lay down and die. We could have easily lost by 20 points tonight but they just keep fighting."