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Silver Valley Sports Recap: Feb. 14-20

| February 21, 2022 12:55 PM

GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT COVERAGE

KELLOGG GIRLS

QUARTERFINALS

EAGLE — Senior Hailey Cheney, who has signed to play volleyball at NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, had 19 points and 14 rebounds for seventh seeded Kellogg, which fell to the second-seeded Snake River Panthers 59-45 in the opening round of the state 3A basketball tournament on Thursday at Eagle High.

It is Kellogg’s first trip to state since 2010, when the Wildcats finished runner-up to Priest River.

“I think sometimes as a team we haven’t been here before,” Kellogg coach Jana Nearing said. “I think they got some momentum out of the gate, then made some rookie mistakes and let off the gas a little bit. It took us a bit to recover from that.”

“We’ve got a new path,” Nearing said. “We’re going to take the path through consolation and not look back at tonight’s game. We’re going to use it as a springboard to move forward to find our new path.”

Cheney scored 16 of the Wildcats’ first 29 points on Thursday night. Grace Nearing finished with eight for Kellogg, which shot 14 of 35.

“She’s a pretty legit kid,” Nearing said. “Her and Grace (Nearing, Kellogg’s point guard) really see each other well on the floor and have a great connection. She can kind of do it all.”

Reagan VanOrden scored 15 points for Snake River.

Kellogg 13 12 8 12 — 45

Snake River 15 11 15 7 — 59

KELLOGG — Jerome 4, Coe 6, Nearing 8, H. Cheney 19, M. Cheney 3, Karst 0, VanHoose 5. Totals 14-35 15-22 45.

SNAKE RIVER — VanOrden 15, Howell 4, Steadman 0, Edlefsen 14, A. Gilbert 10, Baldwin 10, Dunn 4, Dance 0, Nash 0, Carlson 1, L. Gilbert 0, Watt 2. Totals 25-69 6-12 59.

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS

Fruitland 72, Kellogg 63

EAGLE — Senior Hailey Cheney had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats, who went 0-2 at the state 3A tournament in their first appearance since advancing to the 2010 title game.

Fruitland junior guard Abbi Robidoux scored 35 points.

Kellogg finishes 13-7.

Kellogg 11 11 17 24 — 63

Fruitland 11 19 17 25 — 72

KELLOGG — Coe 14, Nearing 13, H. Cheney 28, M. Cheney 3, Potts 0, Karst 0, Jerome 1, VanHoose 4, Reed 0. Totals 20-50 20-32 63.

FRUITLAND — Roubidoux 35, Hardy 0, Gibb 2, Phillips 0, Huff 11, Barnes 5, George 0, H. Drollinger 5, A. Drollinger 0, Jerman 3, Lindsey 0, Howell 0, Mooney 0, Fritts 11. Totals 26-61 15-23 72.

WALLACE GIRLS

QUARTERFINALS

Butte County 51, Wallace 32

NAMPA — The seventh seeded Miners, at state for the first time since 2008, fell to the second-seeded Pirates in a state 1A Division I opening round game at Columbia High.

Jaden House had 14 points and four rebounds for Wallace.

Kiya McAfee had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Butte County.

Wallace 15 1 4 12 — 32

Butte County 11 14 9 17 — 51

WALLACE — Specht 2, Lewis 0, House 14, Br. Phillips 9, Welch 0, Be.Phillips 0, Hendrick 3, Hemphill 2, Hunter 2, Taylor 0. Totals 10-33 8-18 32.

BUTTE COUNTY — Rogers 0, King 0, McAfee 19, Bird 8, Kniffin 4, Knight 16, Gamett 2, E. Hansen 2. Totals 19-65 10-19 51.

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS

NAMPA — As games go, sometimes you can fight as hard as you can and still come up a little short. While going 0-2 in its first trip to state since 2008, Wallace didn’t go down without a battle throughout Friday’s 64-48 loss to the Notus Pirates in a state 1A Division I loser-out game at Columbia High.

“We kind of fell apart and kind of struggled with some pressure and turned over the ball,” said Wallace coach Nicole Farkas, whose team led after the first quarter for the second straight day. “We fought back, but it was just a little too late. The girls fought hard all season. I’m proud of them for getting here. We saw a different style of basketball than we see all the time. The girls competed as hard as they could.”

Wallace senior Jaden House had 25 points and seven rebounds. Wallace finishes 16-6.

“She does a great job,” Farkas said. “She works hard in the gym and we’ve got a great group of seniors that have been playing since they were little. It’s sad for them that this is the way it ended, but that’s the game of basketball.”

Victoria Ortega scored 18 points for Notus.

Wallace 19 1 10 18 — 48

Notus 16 18 17 13 — 64

WALLACE — Specht 5, Lewis 0, Hasz 0, House 25, Br. Phillps 13, Welch 0, Be. Philips 0, Hendrick 3, Hemphill 0, Hunter 2, Taylor 0. Totals 16-54 9-16 48.

NOTUS — Ortega 18, Telford 3, Emly 6, Vargas 0, Martinez 0, Rueda 0, Bethel 6, Smith 0, Peugh 17, Lowe 0, Cudaback 7, Grandeen 7. Totals 24-56 8-14 64.

MULLAN BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb. 14

Mullan 54, Priest River JV 34

PRIEST RIVER — Luke Trogden scored 27 points for the Tigers in a win over the Spartans junior varsity at Priest River High.

“We played fairly well for most of the game,” Mullan coach Paul Elston said. “The second half, the guys came out and played well at both ends and we finished a little better.”

Mullan 16 7 13 18 — 54

Priest River JV 14 3 5 12 — 34

MULLAN — L. Trogden 27, A. Trogden 9, F. Nelson 2, A. Zingler 8, S. Petit 0, Rupp-Connors 0, T. Zingler 7, L. Petit 0, Appiah 0.

PRIEST RIVER JV — Korff 6, Kreager 9, Schofield 4, Hughes 3, Stavdt 0, G. Fitzmorris 5, Best 7, Gregory 0, T. Fitzmorris 0.

KELLOGG BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb. 15

Kellogg 56, Priest River 41

KELLOGG — Luke Miller lifted the Wildcats offensively in the second quarter, scoring five points off the bench in a win over the Spartans in the Intermountain League finale for both schools at Andrews Gymnasium.

“Luke is just a pest defensively and started forcing some turnovers and getting them out their stuff offensively,” Kellogg coach Mike Martin said. “He was a spark for us off the bench and really got the crowd going.”

Tanner Groves scored 16 points for Kellogg. Jace Yount scored eight of his 15 points in the third quarter for Priest River.

Priest River 12 7 15 7 — 41

Kellogg 15 17 8 16 — 56

PRIEST RIVER — Mathews 7, Butler 1, Kreager 8, Marinello 3, Barrett 4, Thompson 3, Yount 15, T. Engleson 0, Z. Engelson 0.

KELLOGG — Miller 5, Whatcott 1, R. Luna 12, K. Luna 8, McLean 2, Groves 16, Maciosek 0, Frohlich 8, Walker 2, Hendrix 2, Bristow 0.

Feb. 19

Kellogg 60, Priest River 49: 3A District I Semifinal

Luke Frohlich had 17 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats, who held off a late comeback by the Spartans.

“I really loved what Luke Frohlich did,” Kellogg coach Mike Martin said. “Any time we needed a bucket, he was getting it for us.”

Kolby Luna added 13 points, Riply Luna 10 for Kellogg.

Trentyn Kreager scored 18 points, Blake Barrett 17 for Priest River.

“We got a loose defensively, a little loose with the basketball,” Martin said of the second half. “Once they (the Spartans) start knocking down shots, they can be tough. But we had done enough early … at this point, you take a win any way you can get it.”

With the win the Wildcats earned a shot at the District I Championship, but they will need to beat Bonners Ferry for a third time this season to do it.

Kellogg won by four points at Bonners Ferry, and beat the Badgers by 15 at home.

“They go deeper into their bench than anyone in the league,” Martin said. “They compete on defense, they compete on the glass. They can put five shooters on the floor.”

Kellogg hosts Bonners Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Priest River 8 8 18 15 — 49

Kellogg 15 19 16 10 — 60

PRIEST RIVER — Mathews 4, Butler 0, Kreager 18, Marinello 2, T. Engelson 0, Barrett 17, Z. Engelson 0, Thompson 0, Yount 8.

KELLOGG — Miller 6, Whatcott 0, R. Luna 10, K. Luna 13, McLean 0, Groves 9, Frohlich 17, Walker 5.

WALLACE BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb. 15

Genesis Prep 62, Wallace 50

WALLACE — The Jaguars wrapped up second place in league with the victory over the Miners at Kirby Krulitz Court.

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Feb. 17

Mullan 60, Wallace 53

WALLACE — Luke Trogden hit three 3-pointers — all in the first half — and scored 17 of his 32 points before intermission as the visiting Tigers beat the Miners at Kirby Krulitz Court for the first time in years.

“He was able to score at the bucket a fair amount, and he was able to find guys for some key baskets that we really needed,” Mullan coach Paul Elston said. Austin Zingler added 10 points for Mullan.

“Trystan Zingler and Logan Petit gave us huge minutes off the bench,” Elston said. “And Floyd Nelson gave us some pretty good defense in the fourth quarter when we had to have it.”

Izayah Jaramillo scored 16 points, Landon Streeter 13 for Wallace.

Elston, in his eighth year working at Mullan, said it’s the first time the Tigers have beaten Wallace in boys hoops since he’s been there.

“This win’s for these guys; they played so well together when it really mattered,” Elston said.

Mullan plays Kootenai on Tuesday at North Idaho College in a semifinal game of the 1A Division II District 1 tournament.

Wallace plays Genesis Prep on Tuesday at NIC in a semifinal game of the 1A Division I District 1 tourney.

Mullan 14 19 11 16 — 60

Wallace 14 17 12 10 — 53

MULLAN — L. Trogden 32, A. Trogden 6, Nelson 0, A. Zingler 10, S. Petit 0, T. Zingler 6, L. Petit 6, Knoll 0.

WALLACE — Goldade 8, Davis 0, Streeter 13, Allison 5, Jaramillo 16, Schmidt 4, R. Morin 7.

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