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Idaho state boys basketball: Blake Buchanan, Lake City hang on for first-round win over Rocky Mountain

UPDATED: Thu., March 4, 2021

Blake Buchanan scored 19 points with eight rebounds and Lake City (17-6) beat Rocky Mountain 65-57 in an Idaho 5A State first-round game at Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on Thursday.

The Timberwolves advance to a semifinal against Boise (8-6) on Friday at 3:30 pm.

Lake City led by 13 at halftime, but Rocky Mountain (15-4) got within one late in the game. Jack Kiesbuy buried a 3 with 11.9 seconds left to ice it for the T-wolves.

Zach Johnson scored 15 points and Kolton Mitchell added 13 for LC. Blake Munk and Drew Fielder led the Grizzlies with 16 points apiece.

Bishop Kelly 56, Lakeland 44: Tommy Hunter scored 13 points, Aiden McGarvin added 12 and the and the Knights (17-5) beat the Hawks (11-10) in a 4A State first-round game at Rocky Mountain HS in Meridian. Noah Haaland led Lakeland with 19 points and Carson Seay added 15. The Hawks face Twin Falls in a consolation game on Friday at 11 a.m.

McCall-Donnelly 59, Priest River 43: DJ Green scored 20 points and the Vandals (10-2) defeated the Spartans (14-8) in a 3A State first-round game at Columbia HS in Nampa. Trentyn Kreager scored 14 points for Priest River, which faces Fruitland (16-7) in a consolation-round game on Friday at 1 p.m.

Teton 84, Bonners Ferry 73: Luke Thompson scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, Jarom Heuseveldt had 23 points and the Timberwolves (19-4) beat the Badgers (12-9) in a 3A State first-round game at Columbia HS. Ridge Williams had 21 points for Bonners Ferry, which faces Kimberly in a consolation-round game on Friday at 11 a.m.

St. Maries 63, Melba 52: Tristan Gentry scored 20 points and the Lumberjacks (21-1) beat the Mustangs (19-5) in a 2A State first-round game at Eagle HS. Randie Bechtel added 1 points for St. Maries, which advances to a semifinal against North Fremont (21-0) on Friday in a rematch of the 2019 championship game. Josh Leavitt led Melba with 16 points.

Riverstone 63, Lakeside 53: Charlie DeBoer scored 21 points, Nick Liebach added 16 points with 12 rebounds and the Otters (15-0) beat the Knights (15-5) in a 1ADI State semifinal at Vallivue HS in Caldwell. Kenyon Spotted Horse led Lakeside with 28 points. The Knights will play in the third-place game on Friday at 11 p.m.

Carey 68, Clark Fork 31: Hunter Smith scored 31 points and the Panthers (13-6) beat the Wampus Cats (4-13) in a 1ADII state consolation at Caldwell HS. Carter Sanroman and Cole Reuter led Clark Fork with nine points apiece and Cameron Garcia added eight. It was Clark Fork’s first trip to state since 2008.

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