Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Carey girls, boys handle Lions in hoops

Panthers sweep Lighthouse on road


Carey School junior Lilly Rivera (10 points) drives to the basket during Saturday’s 59-30 Panther triumph over Lighthouse Christian, in Jerome. Courtesy photo by John Peck

It was a good night for the Carey High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams Saturday on a road trip to Jerome for Northside Conference league games against the Lighthouse Christian Academy Lions.

Senior Jaide Parke (15.7 ppg) scored 24 points and eight Panthers ended up in the scoring column as Carey (7-6, 1-1 league) snapped a three-game losing skid with a 59-30 victory over the Lady Lions (5-6).

Other scorers for Carey coach Merrilee Sears were Lilly Rivera 10 points, Medin Cenarrusa 7, Ashley Durtschi 5, Morgan Parke 4, Angelica Zarate 4, Natalie Villaneuva 3 and Paige Koudelka 2. Matching their season-high scoring total, the Panthers enjoyed a 25-point first quarter and built a 38-13 lead by halftime.

Carey was coming off a 38-34 home loss to Richfield Friday—a game in which the Panthers led 18-13 at half. Jaide Parke scored 12 points, Rivera 11, Cenarrusa 9 and Morgan Parke 2. For Richfield (9-3), Danielle Edwards tallied 12 points.

With five league games remaining prior to the district tournament, Carey visits Camas County in Fairfield and goes to Castleford Saturday for another league challenge.

In Saturday’s late game, coach Dick Simpson’s Carey boys (7-5, 2-0 league) stretched their season-best winning streak to three games with a strong first half leading to a 67-56 league triumph over host Lighthouse Christian (9-3, 2-1).

“The kids played good defense,” said Simpson, whose team also had a season-high point total. “Matt Whitworth and Sheldon Hansen stepped up with double-doubles."

Leading scorer Nate Adamson (17.0 ppg) put up his fifth 20-plus scoring effort in the last six games with a game-high 21 points. Adamson added 3 assists and 3 steals to his totals.

Whitworth, who has stepped in for injured senior Francisco Gamino (knee), had a season-best 16 points on 6-for-11 field goal shooting along with a team-high 11 rebounds, 6 on the offensive boards. Hansen (15 points, 10 boards) shot 4-for-5 from the stripe as Carey was 14-for-21 from the free throw line.

Senior Jordan Dilworth (11.3 ppg) chipped in 7 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Gunner Thompson added a season-best 7 points. Former Carey player Garrett Lee of Lighthouse tallied 13 points.

On Thursday, Carey shot 50% from the field and made 21 steals in a 60-29 home league win over the Community School. Adamson led the way with 20 points and 7 steals. Dilworth added 10 points and 5 assists. Patrick Baird had 6 points, 6 boards and 2 blocks.

Carey’s boys traveled to Castleford Tuesday night and go to Camas County for another league game Friday, Jan. 18.




About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of mtexpress.com and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads



-->
 Local Weather 
Search archives:


Copyright © 2014 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.