Alex Pfefferle scored 15 points and Kassie Newberry added 11 points and nine rebounds Thursday as Kimberly defeated Kellogg 48-45 in the first round of the Idaho State 3A tournament at Middleton High School in Middleton.
Marisa Bush tallied a game-high 18 points to lead the Wildcats, who made a run by outscoring the Bulldogs 28-20 in the second half after trailing by 11 at halftime.
Kellogg (17-3) will play Weiser in a loser-out game today.
In another State 3A game, Sofia Hepworth scored 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting to lead Sugar Salem past Priest River 56-47. Taylor Stewart led the Spartans (19-4) with 20 points. Priest River will play Fruitland today in a loser-out game.
•Kootenai was eliminated from the State 1A tournament in Nampa after falling 58-44 to Cascade. Hannah Nyrop had 17 points and Haleigh Frank added 10 to lead the Warriors (8-14). … Also in Nampa, Annie Kane scored 18 points as Lapwai eliminated Wallace (6-17) by beating the Miners 81-15. The Wildcats outscored Wallace 46-7 in the second half.
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