The 2023-24 season Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs Jr. High girls basketball A and B teams with coaches.
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Jr. High Lady Chiefs girls basketball team played against the North Gem Cowboys Jr. High girls team where the A and B teams both won November 21. The A team won 16 to 10 and the B team won 29 to 23.
Head coach Andrew Baldwin said he has spent a lot of time with the girls working on man to man defense, “We have played nothing but man to man defense just to get those man to man skills developed.” He said in the second game it looked good especially in the second game the girls were switching off coverages and moving their feet right being in the right place at the right time.
Lady Chief Alexis Brunette on the defensive against North Gem.
Scores for Jr. Lady Chiefs A team: Alexis Brunette 5 points, Syan Hooper 5 points, Kaylana Edmo 2 points, Amileah Pongah 2 points and Kirstyn Farmer 2 points. No score for Tsi’ Anavie Bad Hawk, Alyvia Sireech, Acacia, Daeyssa Morales, Kamora Graves and Lilly Baker.
North Gem: Zoey Wilson 8 points and Olivia Rindlisbakel 2 points. No score: Ciara O’Brien, Anna Rose, Myka Hayden, Cyrenity Gunter, Madalyn Barnes, Vivienne Owens, Isabelle Brizvela, Reese Ward.
Lady Chief Kirstyn Farmer guards the ball against North Gem’s defense.
Jr. Lady Chiefs B team: Alexis Brunette 15 points, Kirstyn Farmer 4 points, Syan Hooper 4 points, Kaylana Edmo 2 points, Lilly Baker 2 points, Daeyssa Morales 2 points. No score: Tsi’ Anavie Bad Hawk, Mialah Matsaw, Alyvia Sireech, Acacia Meeks, Aurian Peheahsy, Ryan Roybal, Kamora Graves, Amileah Pongah.
North Gem: Myka Hayden 9 points, Reese Ward 4 points, Olivia Rindlisbakel 4 points, Ciara O’Brien 2 points, Vivienne Owens 2 points, Isabelle Brizvela 2 points. No score: Anna Rose, Cyrenity Gunter, Madalyn Barnes, Zoey Wilson.
The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs Jr. High team play next at an away game on Friday, December 1 at 4 p.m. against Mackay.
ROCKLAND — The Sho-Ban Chiefs lost to the Rockland Bulldogs JV 54 to 72 on the road November 27 in their first game of the season.
Pam Coby is the new head coach and her assistant is Marcus Coby. Pam said they’ve been working hard on conditioning and learning to work together as a team. It was their first game and they played really good defense. She said they’re learning to work together on offense scoring, “We did good some baskets — didn’t fall like we wanted, we will get there.”
She added freshman players Kyson Brunette, Kezo Coby and Kennion Martin are starting and they are playing good with the upper classmen Cordell Wahtomy, Camden Furniss, Kylen Stump, George Tindore, Allen Flores, Donte Billsie. Teland Brunette was the leading scorer. “What I can say about Sho-Ban boys basketball team they work hard for me and Marcus in practice. This is our first game I am proud of them, they played hard.”
Teland Brunette led Sho-Ban in scoring with 22 points; Kezo Coby had 17 points; Kennion Martin 8 points; Braden Brunette 3 points; Kyson Brunette and Cordell Wahtomy each with 2 points; Camden Furniss, George Tindore, Allen Flores, Dante Billsie and Kylen Stump didn’t score.
There were no scores available for Rockland.
The Chiefs next game is at home November 30 against Grace Lutheran at 7 p.m.
ROCKLAND — The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs beat Rockland JV 42 to 32 on the road November 27.
Coach Quinn Dayley said they played excellent defense. “We forced a lot of turnovers that turned into points. Karlissa Cerino was able to outrun the defense and score in transition.” He said they had a strong fourth quarter where they separated from Rockland at the end. Destinee Whiteman scored a couple of tough baskets that also sent her to the free throw line. With about two minutes remaining in the game, Ebonee Whiteman hit a three to put the game out of reach Dayley said.
Karlissa Cerino led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 17 points; Destinee Whiteman 8 points; Ebonee Whiteman 5 points; Mae Piper and Akirah Pahvitse 4 points each; Jasette Tindore 2 points; Lala Preacher, Unique Jim and Leelayla Tyler didn’t score.
No scores were available from Rockland.
Lady Chiefs next game is at Leadore December 5 at 5 p.m.
Chair volleyball participants played their last game of the season November 20. It will happen again in May. Recreation thanks those who came out to try something new.
Christmas at Timbee Hall is Saturday, December 16 at noon when Santa arrives. Contact Recreation at 208-478-3770 for information.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for holidays). Weight room is open at this time too.