With seven players scoring points, the Wood River High School boys’ varsity basketball team snapped a four-game skid with a 55-39 non-conference road win at Gooding Tuesday.
The Wolverines (4-5, 2-1 Great Basin) blew a close game wide open with a 20-9 fourth-quarter advantage. Wood River kept its turnovers low (9), made 13 steals with 13 assists, and shot 42% from 2-point distance.
Senior Davis Ros (13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists) scored all his points after halftime including three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Senior Isaac Esparza (3 boards) added a season-best 11 points. Senior Walter Kriesien (7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists) chipped in.
Wood River leading scorer Johnny Radford (27.1 ppg) scored only one field goal in the first three periods, but he tallied three buckets and 9 points in the fourth. Radford (9 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks) finished with 17 points.
Colston Loveland (10 points) and Gavin Martin (three 3-pointers) led Gooding (1-5) in the non-league clash.
Wood River’s varsity hosts Pocatello (7-2, 2-1) Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in Hailey. Pocatello has lost only to Kuna (7-2) and Century (3-6, 2-2 GBC).
The Carey boys’ varsity (8-4, 2-0 Sawtooth Conference) won for the sixth time in seven games 62-47 at Murtaugh (6-4, 1-1) Tuesday. Carey shot 8-for-17 from 3-point range and 51% overall, with only seven turnovers led by guard Dallin Parke.
Parke (16 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds) led the Panthers, along with Brigham Parke (19 points, 7 rebounds), Hunter Smith (15 points, 3 boards, 2 assists), Wyatt Mecham (4 points, 4 boards) and Tate Squires (6 points, 3 rebounds).
Senior Kade Setoki (18 points) topped the Red Devils, who outpointed Carey 11-0 at the free throw line but shot 30% overall from the field.
The Sun Valley Community School boys’ varsity (2-2, 0-2 league) had a tough Sawtooth home match-up against reigning State 1A Division 2 champ Lighthouse Christian of Twin Falls (9-4, 1-0) Tuesday night.
Putting four players in double figures led by Alex Shetler (17) and Peyton Lookinbill (17), Lighthouse Christian made it six wins in seven games 69-41 over the host Cutthroats.
Sun Valley scorers were Sid Tomlinson 10, Braden Buchanan 9, George Murray 8, Jamie More 7, Wilson Baker 6 and Jackson Giles 1.
Tuesday’s girls’ hoops
Carey School’s girls’ varsity (9-1, 2-0 Sawtooth) made it eight straight wins with a 42-29 league victory at Murtaugh (6-5, 0-2) on Tuesday night.
Junior Kylie Wood (20.7 ppg) scored 28 of Carey’s 42 points, by quarter 10-4-8-6.
Wood drilled three 3-pointers and made 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Also hitting 3-pointers were Carey seniors Bailie Morey (7 points) and Kourtney Black (5 points).
Kynzlee Jensen (7 points) led the way for Murtaugh.
With three players sidelined, the Wood River High girls’ varsity started slowly and never quite rallied back in its 46-37 home loss to Kimberly Wednesday.
The Wolverines committed 13 of their 26 turnovers in the first half and faced a 17-point deficit. Kimberly’s biggest lead was 19 in the third, but Wood River outscored Kimberly 20-10 the rest of the way.
Wood River (5-8, 1-6 GBC) out-rebounded Kimberly (6-6) by a 37-20 margin, but the Bulldogs (13 turnovers) passed well and had 10 scoring points.
Hailey contributors included seniors Payson Bennett (11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals) and Grace Parke (7 points, 5 boards, 3 steals).
Also, Natalee Morse (6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists), Amy Aranda (5 points, 4 boards, 3 steals, 1 block), Sayler Peavey (5 points, 3 rebounds) and Olivia Adams (10 boards, 2 blocks).
Kimberly soph Reece Garey (10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists) kept the ‘Dawgs moving. Meg Walker (11 points, 4 steals) and Jill Russell (5 points, 2 steals) contributed.
Wood River hosts Preston (12-2, 6-0 GBC) Saturday at 2 p.m. in a Hailey matinee.