Bulldogs thunder S-R girls; Savages take two at Highland

Each team put two perimeter players in double-digits on Dec. 20, and while Grangeville’s duo of Paige Lindsley (17 points) and McKenzie Kennedy (16) outscored Salmon River’s Maddy Tucker (14) and Chevelle Shepherd (13), GHS dominated inside and won by 20, 53-33.

Bulldogs forwards Rachel Kelley, Mikayla Ruzicka, Kate Lutz and JaKaili Norman combined to outscore their Savages’ counterparts 20-5.

GHS took a 28-16 lead into halftime.

Lindsley tallied three treys.

Up next, Grangeville (4-4) is set to host Genesee on Friday, Jan. 6.

S-R sweeps Highland

CRAIGMONT — A strong fourth quarter carried the Salmon River boys to a 59-50 road win at Highland on Dec. 21, with Stephen Hackler (20 points), Clayton Shepherd (17) and Devan Branstetter (11) notching double-figures.

Highland had turned a 26-26 halftime tie into a 45-39 lead through three quarters.

A fourth quarter defensive surge turned the contest in Salmon River’s favor.

Earlier the same night, the Salmon River girls got 23 points apiece from Maddy Tucker and Chevelle Shepherd on the way to a 55-30 road win over the Huskies.

A 14-4 run during the first quarter set a tempo that favored the Savages, who stoked the lead to 29, 49-20, starting the fourth quarter.

Up next, the Salmon River boys (3-3) are set to host Orofino on Jan. 5. Then, on Jan. 6, the boys and girls are scheduled to host league foe Meadows Valley together.

The girls (7-3, 1-0 Long Pin Conference) previously beat Cascade 64-10 for their first league win of the season.

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