BOISE – Soda Springs extended a 50-game win streak with a mix of stifling defense and precise offense against Grangeville during the first round of the 2A tournament. Out of the gate Thursday night, Feb. 14, Soda stacked off a 10-4 lead on the way to a 25-8 halftime advantage and a 50-29 victory.

Grangeville battled proudly, but shot just two-for-20 during the first half. The Bulldogs’ accuracy picked up during the second half, which began with Camden Barger knocking down a three-pointer and Paige Lindsley tallying a jumper off a pass from Hayden Hill. Grangeville crept within 18 points on a jumper by Zoe Lutz off an assist from Jakaili Norman, but Soda responded with a three-pointer.

Bailey Vanderwall kept the Bulldogs’ thin hopes alive when, tangling for a rebound, she saddled Cardinals guard Reagan Yamauchi with her fourth foul late in the third. But Soda deployed five-player substitutions and left little doubt about the quality of its bid for another state title.

Grangeville will play the Ririe-Cole Valley loser at 3 p.m. MT Friday, Feb. 15.

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