Junior guard K.T. Martinez had the hot shooting hand as the Wood River High School girls' varsity basketball team improved to 3-0 last week with 61-38 and 51-33 non-conference wins over Filer and Hillcrest.
Martinez (23 points, 4-4 free throws, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists) knocked down three 3-pointers and shot 8-for-17 overall from the field. She enjoyed a solid all-around game in Saturday's 18-point home matinee triumph over 4A Hillcrest.
Wood River (13 steals, 29 rebounds) shot 41% from the field compared to Hillcrest's 18%, but the Wolverines couldn't put Hillcrest away until the fourth and quarter.
Coach Mendy Benson said, "The game was much closer than score reflected. We went on a 21-4 run to end the game. It was 30-29 at the end of the third quarter and we finally woke up and put some shots in."
Martinez was consistent across the board, scoring 6 in the first quarter, 7 in the second, 5 in the third and 5 more in the fourth and final period.
Other contributors were Haylee Thompson (6 of her 12 points in the final period, 9 rebounds, 2 steals), Cheyenne Swanson (5 points, 4 boards, 3-4 free throws), Taylor Hayes (5 points, 3-4 free throws, 2 steals), Allie Hesteness (3 points), Haillie Taylor (2 points, 2 steals, 2 rebounds) and Hunter Thompson (1 point, 7 rebounds).
Thursday night, Martinez (four 3-pointers) had a season-best 26 points and Haylee Thompson added 17 in the 23-point victory at Filer. Swanson added 10 points, Hayes 6 and Hesteness 2. Wood River led 21-8 after one and 38-15 at the half.
Tuesday's blizzard canceled Wood River's scheduled game at Mountain Home. The Wolverines host the same Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Hailey gym to open a three-game homestand. And the first Great Basin Conference league game is Thursday, Dec. 2 at home against Canyon Ridge.