Panthers slam Redskins 68-50
THOMAS — Over the past few weeks the Snake River boys basketball team had been struggling offensively.
Tuesday night at Soda Springs the Panthers scored just 37 points in a two-point victory over the Cardinals.
After one quarter of Friday night's home game with Teton it appeared the offensive struggles would continue.
But one play in the second quarter ignited the panthers offense as the cruised to a 68-50 win over the Redskins.
Trailing by six points with a little under six minutes to play in the half the Panthers Curtis Keller found himself open in the middle of the lane in front of the Snake River basket, as he rose towards the rim most in attendance thought he would lay the ball in. Instead he threw down a dunk that got the Panther faithful on their feet, it also got his team fired up.
The dunk started a 13-2 run by Snake River that turned the six-point deficit into a five point lead. That was all the momentum the Panthers would need going forward.
The Panthers went into the locker room leading 31-25.
Defense took over in the third quarter.
Snake River held the Redskins to just five third quarter points outscoring them 16-5 during the quarter the gave the Panthers a 47-30 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Kade and Klay Keller each scored five points in the decisive quarter.
The final quarter looked more like a track meet than a basketball game as each team used a heavy dose of transition offense to put points on the board.
It also helped that the Panthers were able to easily beat the Redskins full court press defense and got the ball to a hot shooting Trey Albertson.
Albertson his a trio of three-pointers on the way to his team-high 14 points.
Two of Albertson's three pointers came in the opening minute of the final quarter as the Panthers built a 53-37 lead.
The Snake River lead grew to as much as 21 points in the final minute before topping off at the 19-point final result.
Kade Keller added 13 points and Klay Keller finished with nine points.
Snake River (8-1) hosts Sugar-Salem tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Snake River 68, Teton 50
Teton 12 13 5 20 — 50
Snake River 7 24 16 21 — 68
Teton — Stephen Hales 4 0-2 9, Taylor Petersen 2 1-2 5, Justin Wade 2 0-0 4, Jaxon Reiley 5 0-0 14, Austin Jacobs 5 4-6 14, Josh Phillips 1 1-1 4. Snake River — Brad Coombs 3 0-0 8, Curtis Keller 4 1-2 9, Kade Keller 5 5-7 13, Trey Albertson 5 1-1 14, Klay Keller 4 1-2 10, Jaden Poulter 2 0-0 5, Tyler Coombs 3 0-0 6, Kade Harral 1 0-0 3.