BFHS girls win one, lose two at state

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NAMPA — The Lady Badgers had a tough draw in the first round of the 3A state basketball tournament, playing defending champion Sugar-Salem at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho.

The Diggers used full-court pressure to score 26 points off 27 Badger turnovers. Sugar-Salem also defeated Homedale and Parma to repeat as state champions.

Holly Ansley led Bonners Ferry with 13 points.

“Sugar is a very physical and skilled team. There is a reason they are defending state champs,” said Hinthorn.

Bonners Ferry 9 11 8 3 — 31

Sugar-Salem 17 14 13 13 — 57

BONNERS FERRY — Blackmore 6, Maas 0, Liermann 0, Jackson 2, Sa Hill 0, Pluid 3, Petesch 0, Ansley 13, Si Hill 5, Villelli 2, Pinkerton 0.

SUGAR-SALEM — Knapp 18, Mad Fillmore 12, Panell 3, Mar Fillmore 8, Larson 4, Mac Fillmore 6, Bradshaw 6.

Bonners Ferry 34, Buhl 28: In their second game at the state tournament, the Badgers defeated the Indians from Buhl.

“Physically and size wise, this was a much better match-up for us after facing Sugar-Salem,” said Hinthorn.

Defensively both teams played a box and one on the other team’s leading scorer. The Indians held Holly Ansley to a season-low 5 points, 10 below her season average, while Maecie Liermann guarded Buhl’s Emily Gorrell and held her to 13 points. Gorrell had averaged over 20 points a game over her last 5 games.

Jerzie Pluid led the Badgers with 12 points, Baylee Blackmore added 8, including 4-for-4 from the free-throw line at the end of the game to seal the victory for the Badgers.

Bonners Ferry 7 7 9 11 — 34

Buhl 6 10 5 7 — 28

BONNERS FERRY — Blackmore 8, Maas 0, Liermann 4, Jackson 0, Sa Hill 0, Pluid 12, Petesch 0, Ansley 5, Si Hill 3, Villelli 0, Pinkerton 0.

BUHL — Nebeker 0, Scifres 0, Oviedo 4, Lively 1, Morse 2, Azevedo 6, Gorrell 13, Higgins 0, Montgomery 2.

Snake River 47, Bonners Ferry 36: Holly Ansley scored 20 points for the Badgers in a loss to the Panthers in the state 3A consolation championship at Skyview High.

Jerzie Pluid had 11 points and four rebounds for Bonners Ferry (18-8), the District 1 runner-up.

Josee Steadman had 17 points and five rebounds for Snake River (16-9).

The Badgers were trying to bring home their first trophy from state since capturing the consolation title in 2013.

Snake River 7 15 10 15 - 47

BFHS 6 9 6 15 - 36

SNAKE RIVER — Tew 1, Kracl 0, Goff 4, Steadman 17, VanOrden 0, Jenson 0, Campbell 2, Richardson 0, Morgan 11, Cherry 0, Merrill 0, Gilbert 4, Harper 8, Howell 0, Stimpson 0. Totals 16-46 11-22 47.

BONNERS FERRY — Blackmore 3, Liermann 0, Jackson 0, Hill 0, Pluid 11, Ansley 20, Villelli 0, Pinkerton 2. Totals 14-34 7-14 36.

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