Friday, February 10, 2012

Burley, WRHS boys ready for rematch

Tuesday in GBC tourney

A strong offensive effort in the third quarter couldn't pull the Wood River High School boys' varsity basketball team out of a big hole, and the Wolverines fell 80-47 to the Burley Bobcats Wednesday in Hailey.

The Great Basin Conference matchup between No. 6 seed Wood River (2-16, 0-10 league) and No. 3 seed Burley (11-8, 6-4) was a preview of a first round GBC tournament contest Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Burley.

Junior post Ben Williams (5.8 ppg) tallied 7 of his season-best 11 points in Wood River's 19-point third period—also a season-best quarter for coach Rick Bradshaw's Wolverines. But Burley's 46-19 halftime lead was too much to overcome.

Burley 5-10 junior guard Kody Coltrin scored 25 points including five 3-pointers. The Bobcats led 27-11 after one quarter and finished with eight 3s. Wood River senior Colton Larkin (2.3 ppg) tallied a season-high 9 points and sophomore forward Eron Bates showed promise with 4 points.

Other Wolverine scorers were Austin Hafer 7 points, Jake Vegwert 4, Dylan Carey 4, Luis Lopez 3, Quentin Dowdle 3 and Braxton Parish 2.

Twin Falls (18-1, 10-0) won the league with a 39-29 home win over No. 2 Jerome (16-3, 8-2) Wednesday. The other first round match-up on Tuesday is No. 4 Canyon Ridge (6-14, 4-6) hosting No. 5 Minico (4-15, 2-8).

Wood River holds its Senior Night today, Friday with a nonconference game against High Country Conference power Rigby (17-2). Rigby (nine 3-pointers) enjoyed a 26-point first quarter Wednesday night in a 80-63 victory over Shelley.

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