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GHS boys dismantle Colton; Salmon River tops Richfield

Idaho County Shootout coming up

— Grangeville’s sharp passing keyed a blowout win, by an 85-55 score, Dec. 11.

“It went well,” GHS coach Kelcey Edwards said. “We played really well as a team. We had 22 assists. All the kids got to play a lot of minutes, which was nice.”

Noah Kaschmitter tallied a team-high 18 points and Jacob Vanderwall notched 13 on a night the Bulldogs dominated the run of play with precise passing.

After building a 16-5 lead in the first quarter, the GHS offense accelerated, with 25 in the second, 21 in the third and 23 in the fourth.

Earlier in the week, Grangeville beat Weiser on the road on the strength of Trey Dreadfulwater’s 18 points.

Up next, Grangeville (3-2) is set to visit McCall Thursday, Dec. 14, and then to visit Prairie for the annual Idaho County Shootout rivalry game sponsored by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. GHS is also set to host Genesee on Dec. 19.

Salmon River 58, Richfield 38

MERIDIAN — Salmon River’s Randy McClure (16 points) and Reece Jones (10) each scored double-digits on an afternoon the Savages won their third game in three outings this season.

Canyon Harper and Ethan Shepherd scored nine apiece, and their first-year head coach, Levi Tucker, said “the kids are responding well to new coaching.”

“We are really starting to hit new strides,” he said, “and we’re seeing some big improvements as individual players and as a whole team.”

Last week, reported the 1AD2 state tournament will be held at Rocky Mountain instead of Caldwell High School next spring.

“Our league will be a tough game every night,” Tucker said. “If we can keep getting better and peak at the right time, we should be in the mix at the end of the season.”

Next, Salmon River (3-0) is scheduled to visit Orofino Dec. 19 and to close out the pre-Christmas part of the schedule with a visit to Highland Dec. 21.

The Salmon River girls have the same opponents, but also host Lapwai Dec. 18.

Girls: Grangeville 50, Weiser 29

WEISER — Paige Lindsley posted a 19-10 double-double at Weiser last Saturday, Dec. 9, and the GHS girls improved to 5-3.

Next, they are set to visit Prairie for the annual Idaho County Shootout.


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