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Ririe, Butte County advance to semis; Feb. 16 state girls basketball roundup

At Bishop Kelly High School, the Ririe High School girls basketball team used a strong second half to defeat Marsing 67-46 and advance to the winner’s bracket of the 2A state tournament for the fourth time in five seasons.

The Bulldogs led 33-31 at halftime and stretched it to 47-40 after three. Ririe shot 26 percent from the field in the first half and 40.6 in the second half.

“It was a battle through the first half,” Ririe coach Damien Smith said. “Defensively, we were able to hold them to 15 second half points. They got tired, and we were able to take advantage of that.”

Senior Haddi Williams, who had 16 points and eight rebounds, scored her 1,000th career point in the third quarter. Smith estimated that Williams is the first Ririe girl to achieve this milestone since 2002 graduate and Idaho State recruit Halli Hickman.

Kaylee Brown had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Ashley Larsen had nine points, and Audrey Ulrich had eight points and 11 rebounds for Ririe (23-2), which plays St. Maries (16-4) in a 6:15 p.m. semifinal tonight.

St. Maries defeated Cole Valley 71-68 in overtime on Thursday.

“They’ve got height, and they’ve got shooters,” Smith said of St. Maries. “They never give up. Cole Valley had them by six points, and they came back.”

Marsing 12 19 9 6 — 46
Ririe 15 18 14 20 — 67
MARSING (46) — LeAnn Garcia 2, Gabriela Rodriguez 4, Sheyanne Glorifield 14, Elsa Margarito 6, Mackenzie Farrans 12, Alex Grant 8. FG: 15-41. FT: 15-19. 3-pointers: 1-15 (Glorifield 1-5). Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.
RIRIE (67) — Haddi Williams 16, Kenadee Coles 6, Cassidy Griffith 4, Kaylee Brown 12, Anna Boone 6, Madalyn Johnson 2, Ashley Larsen 9, Audrey Ulrich 8, Katie Park 4. FG: 26-82. FT: 9-19. 3-pointers: 6-26 (Coles 2-2, Brown 2-6, Williams 1-3, Park 1-2). Total fouls: 18. Fouled out: None.

1A Division II tournament

BUTTE COUNTY 57, LAKESIDE 30: At Nampa High School, rebounds and turnovers helped the Pirates advance to the 1A Division II state semifinals for the first time since 2012, when they played in 2A (the Pirates won the title that year).

Butte County outrebounded Lakeside 42-32, including 25-11 on the offensive glass. The Pirates also forced 29 turnovers while giving the ball away just 11 times.

“We came out and played really good defense,” Butte County coach Carla Hansen said. “We were shifting well on defense.”

Butte County’s Shay Lambson (6-of-9 shooting) and Kinsey Isham (6-of-12) each scored a game-high 13 points, while Tausha Cummins (5-of-13) added 10. Macy Hansen struggled offensively (seven points, 3-of-16 shooting), but she snagged a game-high 14 steals.

The Pirates (22-0) will face Nezperce (20-2) today at 1:15 p.m. back at Nampa. The Indians beat Carey 47-36 on Thursday.

“I’m hoping the girls can settle down and we can get our outside shots falling,” Carla Hansen said.

Lakeside 3 9 14 4 — 30
Butte County 11 14 17 15 — 57
LAKESIDE (30) — O. Palmer 7, L. Rhea 6, S. Pakootas 2, S. Adrien 2, T. Pakootas 8, C. Peone 5. FG: 11-38. FT: 4-6. 3-pointers: 4-16 (T. Pakootas 2-8, Palmer 1-1, C. Peone 1-6, R. Arthur 0-1). Total fouls: 12. Fouled out: Rhea.
BUTTE COUNTY (57) — Meg Buxton 7, Conlin Coburn 3, Tausha Cummins 10, Macy Hansen 7, Sherawn Brownlee 4, Shay Lambson 13, Kinsey Isham 13. FG: 25-69. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 2-13 (Cobrun 1-2, Lambson 1-2, Hansen 0-4, Brownlee 0-5). Total fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.

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