Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Dylan Canaday helped turn the momentum in Grangeville's favor Tuesday night in Kooskia by holding his ground in front of hard-rushing Trey Pfefferkorn. Moments later, Canaday took another charge from Grant Wallace, and the defensive stand coincided with the Bulldogs establishing a their first lead midway through the second quarter of a 50-46 victory.
As of Thursday, January 28, 2016
Boys basketball results
Grangeville 50, Clearwater Valley 46
Summit 50, Kendrick 49
Kamiah 70, Colton 48
Girls basketball results
Prairie 72, Kamiah 13
Lapwai 82, Salmon River 49
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WHERE WE'LL BE
KOOSKIA - The Grangeville boys, coming off a Central Idaho League loss to St. Maries, will pay a visit to the Rams, who are in a stretch of alternating CIL foes with league games of their own. Orofino hammered CV last Thursday, but the Rams bounced back with a 62-43 win over Potlatch last Friday night.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
At Kendrick, Summit will play the return swing against the Whitepine League lower division's second place team. The league-leading Patriots beat Kendrick 57-50 last Thursday.
In Cottonwood, Prairie will host the Kamiah girls on the last night of both teams' regular season.
MORE TO SEE
In Riggins, the Salmon River girls will host WPL top seed Lapwai in a rematch of a Wildcats victory in November.
In Kamiah, the KHS boys seek retribution for a 55-47 defeat at Colton two weeks ago.
KOOSKIA - Grangeville coach Kelcey Edwards liked the shots the Bulldogs took in a 50-44 win over the Rams -- except for "the first five," he said.
The Bulldogs trailed 6-0 before they finally found the net, but they closed the gap to 9-7 by the end of the first quarter and knotted the score at 11-all on a shot by post Dillon Alder.
Then forward Dylan Canaday delivered a couple of defensive stops, taking a shoulder in the chest from CV's Trey Pfefferkorn, who crashed into him at full tilt underneath the Rams' goal. Grangeville led 15-11 at the time, and CV's Kamm Mangun hit a jumper to cut that lead to two, but the next time down, CV's Grant Wallace picked up his third personal trying to score over Canaday, who once again stood his ground against the onrushing Ram.
"They're a tough team, and they made us play," Edwards said of the Rams. "Wallace scored 21 against us last time. We switched up some defense against him. Our defensive intensity was there. We have Charter coming up Friday. They played zone against us last time. The zone lulls us into shooting threes, which is not the offense we need to run against zone defense."
The Bulldogs built their lead to three, 18-15, at halftime.
CV trailed by as many as seven during the third quarter -- that margin thanks to a Luke Stokes triple. CV closed within five before the end of the quarter, and cut it to two, 38-36, when Wallace hit a shot from point blank range.
Grangeville's next time down, Layton Harris canned a three-pointer, and the Bulldogs extended the lead back to six, 44-38, on a dribble-drive layup by Austin Parks, who got to the line and hit a foul shot on the ensuing possession.
CV lingered within four throughout the final two minutes, but a couple of post-ups by Patrick Schumacher kept it a two-possession game.
Eight different Bulldogs scored, with Harris (11) and Parks (10) leading the way. Wallace paced the Rams with 12.
Lapwai 82, Salmon River 49
RIGGINS -- The Wildcats romped the Salmon River girls a way no other team has all season, but of all the teams to play Lapwai twice this season, the Savages are one of just two to score 40-plus both times. Of all 1A Idaho teams, only sharpshooting Genesee can claim more success against the Wildcats -- and LHS blitzed the Bulldogs by double-digits both times.
Salmon River's Maddy Tucker scored 27 and Chevelle Shepherd scored 14.
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