Friday, December 8, 2006

County girls lose prep basketball games

Express Staff Writer

All three Blaine County girl's varsity high school basketball teams lost in hoop action Tuesday.

Wood River High School was crushed 61-18 on the road in Burley, Carey High School fell 46-21 in Shoshone and The Community School lost at home to Richfield 66-34.

Burley 61, Wood River 18

The Wolverine girls fell to 3-4 for the season in their loss to the 7-1 Burley Bobcats, this year's powerhouse in the Great Basin Conference West.

The Bobcats dominated throughout, leading 18-4 at the end of the first period and 32-7 at half.

Junior Lauren Morganthaler led Wood River in scoring with 12 points.

The Wolverines play three games within the next week, all of them on the road. Tonight they play at 7:30 in Challis, Saturday the girls play at 7:30 p.m. against Pocatello and Tuesday they're in Filer for a 7:30 p.m. game. Junior varsity games are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. each night.

Shoshone 46, Carey 21

The Panther girls fell to 3-3 with the Magic Valley Northside Conference loss to Shoshone.

The game was never close. The Indians led 13-6 after the first quarter and 28-12 at half.

Freshman Jessica Parke led the Panthers in points with seven.

Senior Kori Binghm led Shoshone with 13.

The Carey girls play tonight and Saturday in the Murtaugh Tournament. Their first game pits them against Northside Conference rival Dietrich at 7:30 tonight in the old Murtaugh gym. Also participating in the tournament are Murtaugh and Valley. Championship and consolation games are set for 6 p.m. Saturday in both the old and new gyms.

Tuesday the Panthers travel to Richfield for a 7:30 p.m. game against the unbeaten Tigers (7-0).

Richfield 66, The Community School 34

The winless Cutthroats fell to 0-4 with their loss to Northside Conference powerhouse Richfield.

The Community School girls hung close in the first quarter, trailing at its end 10-7. But Richfield broke the game open in the second period, outscoring the Cutthroats 22-5 for a 32-12 halftime lead.

Amaya Ingram led the Cutthroats in scoring with 14 points. Caroline Fairchild pitched in with nine.

Richfield was led by Cassie Wood with 17 points and Angela Kent with 13.

The Cutthroat girls play at 6 tonight in Shoshone. At 6 p.m. Tuesday the girls play host to Sho-Ban in a recently arranged game that was not on the original schedule.

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