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Badgers advance to 3A semis at state

| March 3, 2023 11:00 AM

MERIDIAN — Bonners Ferry boys basketball (no. 1 seed) advances to the semifinals of the 3A Idaho State Championship after defeating Buhl 77-58 on Thursday.

Junior Thomas Bateman scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and earned Idaho Sports Player of the Game honors for Bonners Ferry (22-1). The Badgers trailed the Indians for a couple of possessions before laundering into 43-21 lead at halftime.

Trey Bateman added 13 and Eli Blackmore chipped in with 12 for the Bonners Ferry.

Buhl (9-15), outscored Bonners Ferry 25-16 in the fourth quarter and was led by Tate Trevino with 14 points and Kyler Kelly and Dominic Robles Pierce with 12 each.

Snake River (no. 4 seed) defeated Homedale (no. 5 seed) 64-54 and will play in the semifinals against Bonners Ferry tonight at 7 p.m. (MST) at Meridian High School.

The winner of tonight's game will advance to the championship game on Saturday at the Idaho Ford Center.

Buhl:4 17 12 25—58

Bonners Ferry:12 31 18 16—77

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