Sho-Ban Lady Chief Ava Zamora shoots against Watersprings in the first district playoff game on Saturday, January 28 at home; Ava Zamora, Destinee Whiteman and Brelynn Anderson each scored 10 points for the team in the Rocky Mountain Conference game.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs lost their first game in the Rocky Mountain Conference 1A Division 2 District playoffs January 28 39 to 58 to Watersprings.
Watersprings jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and the Lady Chiefs weren’t able to catch up.
Lady Chiefs coach Lethaniel Loley said basketball comes down to winning more possessions than your opponent. “Watersprings came out doing that. We had some open looks but the shots were not falling,” he said. “Even though we lost I still believe the girls are the better team with talent/skills.” He added it’s only the beginning of what the program can become in the next couple of seasons.
“We still have another shot at making a run in this tournament and possible state,” he continued. “There has been a lot of improvement from the girls throughout practices and games.”
Sho-Ban Lady Chief Destinee Whiteman shoots against Watersprings.
The Lady Chiefs now play February 2 in a must win game at home at 6 p.m. against Clark County.
Brelynn Anderson, Destinee Whiteman and Ava Zamora led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 10 points each, Lovinna Means added 6 points; Laila Diaz had 3 points; Ebonee Whiteman 1 point; Karlissa Cerino, A’Lera Galloway, Mae Piper, Keilee Brunette and B.J. Farmer didn’t score.
For Watersprings Kinzlee Faulkner had 20 points; Kaitlyn Syverson 11 points; Enh Stepp and Reese Titland each with 9 points; Madison Kincaid 7 points; Libby Grijalva 2 points; Audrey White and Ava Undhjern didn’t score.
Brelynn Anderson drives the ball to the hoop against Watersprings.
Sho-Ban Chief David Montoya with the ball against Taylor’s Crossing on January 27.
By LORI ANN EDMO
IDAHO FALLS — Sho-Ban Chiefs beat Taylor’s Crossing Eagles 51 to 38 January 27 on the road in Idaho Falls.
Sho-Ban Coach Quinn Dayley said the game was close going into halftime but they went into a press, forced a ton of turnovers that led to a lot of scoring. “Our defense made a difference being able to press them,” he said.
Jeremy Perdash led the Chiefs in scoring with 19 points, Braden Brunette and Teland Brunette each had 12 points; David Montoya 8 points, Bam Sequints and Cordell Wahtomy didn’t score.
Sho-Ban Chief Braden Brunette drives the ball.
For Taylor’s Crossing, Alex Baca scored 24 points, Trevan Fullmer 7 points, Augie Droegemuller scored 6 points, Jake Alexander 1 point. Ethan Mecham, Kobe Talamantez, Eli Murdock, Chris Braithwaite and Hunter Bailey didn’t score.
Dayley said Sho-Ban will likely play February 11 at Watersprings in their first district playoff game.
Concession bids are due Friday, February 3 at noon. Minimum bid is $250. Contact the Recreation office.
Junior Coed Basketball League (12 to 14 years): sign up is in the Recreation Office. League begins February 27 — deadline is February 23 to sign up.
1st & 3rd quarters: 2 boys, 3 girls on the court; 2nd & 4th quarters: 3 boys, 2 girls on the court.
4 to 8 minute quarters. 4 fouls per player. Must play with a smile!
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weight room is open at this time too. Closed on weekends.