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For the week of December 10 - 16, 2003


Miners hit the boards, grab Carey title

Mackay trims Panthers 71-58

The Carey School boys’ varsity basketball team had a few too many turnovers, and the visiting Mackay Miners had a few too many offensive rebounds and putbacks Saturday night on the Panther floor.

Ty Simmons of Carey shoots over Mackay’s Wrangler Williams (right) during Saturday’s Carey Holiday title game. Express photo by Willy Cook

Mackay (2-0), led by senior Justyn Gillish (23 points, 9 rebounds) kept its Carey Holiday Tournament championship with a 71-58 win over the Panthers (2-1). Eight different Miners scored points in the victory.

Both teams launched a slew of 3-pointers, sinking 16. After Carey took an early 13-5 lead, Mackay went on a 13-0 run and built an eight-point halftime cushion. Carey drew as close as five points in its comeback.

It was a great shooting night for Carey’s sweet-shooting Ty Simmons. He drilled a game-high 30 points including seven 3-pointers. Simmons added 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists in a fine all-around effort.

Blake Surerus, Carey’s 6-3 senior, chipped in with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Sophomore Tadd Green showed poise, throwing in 7 points with 4 boards and 4 blocked shots. Tyler Cook and K.C. Rivera (3 steals, 3 assists) added 4 points apiece.

Simmons (22.7 ppg) also scored 23 points in Friday’s 67-52 Carey triumph over Challis in the tournament’s first round. Surerus had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Carey led all the way. Challis (11 3-pointers) was topped by Clay Camper (19 points, five 3s).

Carey’s sophomore guard Tyler Cook pumped in 22 points including six 3-pointers Wednesday night as the Panthers opened their home season with a 71-48 rout of Oakley. Carey led 37-13 at the half. Simmons scored 15, Green 14 and Rivera 8 points.

Coach Dick Simpson’s Panthers (2-1, 65.3 ppg) head to the Murtaugh tournament this weekend. Recent stats:

Mackay 71-58 over Carey: Simmons 30, Surerus 9, Green 7, Cook 6, Rivera 6.

Carey 67-52 over Challis: Simmons 23, Surerus 18, Green 10, Cook 7, Rivera 6, Max Adamson 2, Devin Simpson 1.

Carey 71-48 over Oakley: Cook 22, Simmons 15, Green 14, Rivera 8, Surerus 6, Simpson 4, Adamson 2.


Carey JV grabs title

Coach Danny Simpson’s Carey School boys’ junior varsity team caught a break Saturday night in the championship game of the Carey Holiday Tournament JV bracket.

And undefeated Carey (3-0) rode the good break all the way to a 51-48 overtime win over Mackay—behind 27 points by 5-4 freshman Allen Peck.

Coach Simpson said that Mackay elected to play its talented 6-2 freshman Kelvin Krosch for only two quarters in the JV title game, leaving Krosch eligible to play two quarters in the varsity championship contest, held later.

Krosch had scored 15 of Mackay’s 25 points in the first half, sparking the Miners to a 25-17 lead at the half.

Carey made the most of Krosch’s absence, outscoring the Miners 16-10 in the third and 12-10 in the fourth for a 45-45 tie. Peck tallied 12 points in the third and freshman Brad Hunt added 5 points in the fourth including a 3-pointer.

In the extra session, Peck (17.3 ppg) scored 4 points and Hunt (12.3 ppg) went 2-for-4 at the charity stripe.

Hunt finished with 9 points, James Carlson 7, Cody Baird 6 and Bryan Hill 2 for Carey. Levi Donahue drilled 12 of his team-high 16 points after the half to keep Mackay (5-for-26 free throws) alive and kicking.

Friday night, Carey built a 27-13 half-time lead and breezed 50-33 over Challis. Peck had 14 points, Hunt 13, Carlson 9, Hill 6, Baird 4, Brian Adamson 2 and Luke Harmon 2.

Wednesday’s season-opening JV home game against Oakley resulted in a 47-35 Carey victory as Hunt led the way with 15 points and Peck had 11.


All-tourney teams

Three Carey School basketball players were voted to the All-Tournament teams at the conclusion of the two-day Carey Holiday tournament Saturday night at Carey gym.

They were Ty Simmons, Jessica Royal and Brad Hunt. Here are the rosters, announced Saturday night by Carey athletic director Blaine Tingey:

Varsity boys—Ty Simmons, senior, of Carey; T.J. Park and Justyn Gillish, seniors, of Mackay; Steve McAhren, senior, of Hansen; and T.J. Green, senior, of Challis.

Top boys’ varsity coach—Randy Nelson of Mackay.

Varsity girls—Jessica Royal, sophomore, of Carey; Charlotte Freestone, freshman, and Jessica Thorpe, junior, of Hansen; Erin McKelvey, junior, of Mackay; and Carrie Phillips, senior, of Challis.

Top girls’ varsity coach—Terry Dowd of Hansen.

Junior varsity boys—Brad Hunt, freshman, of Carey; Kelvin Krosch, freshman, and Hadley Clark, sophomore, of Mackay; Iann Denny, sophomore, of Hansen; and Jimmy Burnett, sophomore, of Challis.]

Top boys’ JV coach—Danny Simpson of Carey.


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