High school girls’ basketball teams from Wood River and Carey posted their first wins of the 2019-20 season in home debuts Tuesday.
The Wood River Wolverines (1-1) shot 5-for-17 from 3-point range and pulled down 36 rebounds in a 46-26 win over Buhl Tribe. Sayler Peavey (17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, 2 blocks, two 3-pointers) had a standout effort.
Coach Kelsey Barg’s Wolverines extended their 18-16 halftime lead with a 20-4 advantage in the third period. For a second straight game, Hailey (12 steals) had eight scorers.
Other contributors were Paige Madsen (8 points, 5 boards, 2 steals), Amy Aranda (6 points, 2 rebounds), Grace Parke (5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals), Natalee Morse (4 points, 4 boards, 1 block) and Payson Bennett (4 points, 4 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal).
Rounding out the Hailey scorers were Sariah Nilsen (1 point, 7 rebounds, 1 block) and Lily Hogan (1 point, 1 board, 1 steal).
Wood River hosted Gooding (1-0) Thursday, the Senators opening up with a 59-19 win over Dietrich.
At Carey, junior point guard Kylie Wood had the hot shooting hand for the Panthers (1-0) in their 40-25 win over Glenns Ferry Pilots.
Wood (19 points) drilled five of Carey’s eight 3-pointers, three coming in the 14-point second quarter for a 22-8 Panther halftime cushion. Senior Kourtney Black (8 points after half) netted two 3-pointers.
Other Carey scorers for coach Merrilee Sears were Felicity Black 4 points, Lizbeth Ruiz 3, Noelia Cruz 2, Bailie Morey 2 and Zowie Quillen 2. Top Pilot scorers were LeaBeth Hance 7 points, Princess Arce 6, Jazmin Vergara 4 and Jaysan Self 4.
Carey traveled to Arco for a game with Butte County on Thursday.