Varsity Extra: Live from Day One of the 5A state tournament in girls basketball

The Idaho Statesman will provide live updates after each quarter from all four of Thursday's first-round 5A state tournament games at the Idaho Center in Nampa. Check back regularly for updates.


First Quarter: Lewiston 15, Vallivue 11

There were 12 fouls called in the first quarter — eight against Vallivue. Lewiston took the lead by heading to the free-throw line seven times and going 7-for-13.

Second Quarter: Lewiston 21, Vallivue 20

The Falcons need to find a way to slow Lewiston senior Tisha Phillips, who has a game-high 11 points, including a 7-for-8 performance from the free-throw line. Vallivue has been paced by sophomore Gabby Barker with eight points.

Third Quarter: Lewiston 30, Vallivue 28

Phillips continues to lead the Bengals, scoring seven of her team's nine points in the third quarter.

Fourth Quarter: Lewiston 47, Vallivue 40

Phillips proved to be the Bengals' rock. The senior went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line in the final frame, including 8-for-8 in the final 2 minutes, to help Lewiston remain in the hunt for a second consecutive state title. Phillips finished with a game-high 28 points and set a new record for most free throws made in a state tournament game with 18. Vallivue was led by Barker with 18 points and seven rebounds.


First Quarter: Highland 15, Eagle 10

The Gonzalez sisters led Highland in the first quarter, accounting for all of the Rams' points. Sara Hingsberger scored the final four points for the Mustangs in the first quarter.

Second Quarter: Highland 23, Eagle 19

The game is stopped with 5:17 to play when Highland's Abigail Olsen appears to have severely injured her right knee. She dropped to the floor screaming while attempting a shot on a fast break. Olsen had to be carried off the court. Eagle clawed its way back into the game, scoring the final nine points of the quarter. Dakota Gonzalez leads all scorers with 12 points. I was told after the game that Olsen likely has a torn ACL.

Third Quarter: Highland 34, Eagle 24

The Gonzalez sisters continue to do the majority of the scoring for the Rams. Makenzie VanSickle added a 3 for Highland.

Fourth Quarter: Highland 47, Eagle 40

Eagle made a strong run in the final three minutes, but it wasn't enough. The Mustangs outscored the Rams 13-4 in the last few minutes. Dakota Gonzalez led all scorers with 19 points and twin sister Dylan Gonzalez added 14. Eagle was led by Joanna Stevens with 11 points and 10 rebounds.


First Quarter: Coeur d'Alene 14, Meridian 10

The Vikings earned a first-quarter lead thanks to a pair of 3-pointers to close out the quarter. Erin Legel leads all scorers with six points.

Second Quarter: Coeur d'Alene 28, Meridian 15

Coeur d'Alene made four 3-pointers in the first half and dominated defensively for a comfortable lead at the break. CDA's Kyeli Parker is the game's leading scorer with 9 points. Mykaela Richards has five points for the Warriors, who shot just 22.2 percent from the field in the first half with 14 turnovers.

Third Quarter: Coeur d'Alene 55, Meridian 19

The Vikings held the Warriors to just two field goals while scoring 27 points of their own to extend their leading margin to 36 points heading into the fourth quarter.

Fourth Quarter: Coeur d'Alene 68, Meridian 27

Not a single starter set foot on the court for the Vikings in the final frame, but Coeur d'Alene continued to control the pace. Ten of the 11 Vikings who saw playing time managed to score, led by senior guard Kyeli Parker with 11. Meridian was led by Holly Blades with six points and five rebounds.


First Quarter: Rocky Mountain 13, Centennial 12

Rocky led by as many as five points (10-5), before the Patriots made their run. Junior Sherise Porchia leads all scorers with seven points.

Second Quarter: Rocky Mountain 31, Centennial 23

The fifth-seeded Grizzlies have maintained the lead for all but about 30 seconds of the first half. Rocky has found success on the fast break and the solid shooting of sophomore Carson Pickett, who leads all scorers with 13 points. Sherise Porchia is the top scorer for the Patriots with 10. Rocky is shooting 54.2 percent from the field compared to Centennial's 20 percent.

Third Quarter: Centennial 44, Rocky Mountain 39

Centennial took its first lead since early in the second quarter (41-39) on a 3-pointer by junior Morgan Weigel, her second of the quarter. Porchia added nine points in the effort.

Fourth Quarter: Centennial 62, Rocky Mountain 51

Centennial powered its way to the state semifinals by going to the line nine times in the fourth quarter. The Patriots converted 9-of-15 from the line in the final quarter. Sherise Porchia posted the second-highest total of the day with 26 points for the Patriots. Sophomore Carson Pickett was the top scorer for the Grizzlies with 17.

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