Varsity Extra: Borah, Fruitland, Cole Valley win state titles in boys basketball

The Idaho Statesman will have stories from all six of Saturday's state championship games in boys basketball in Sunday's paper. For now, here is a quick look at what transpired during the title matchups.

1A DIVISION II: NEZPERCE 62, CAREY 47

The rubber match of 1A powers went to Nezperce in decisive fashion. The Indians took advantage of their superior length, controlling the glass and playing stifling defense in a victory over Carey. The teams have met in three consecutive championship games, with Nezperce winning in 2010 and Carey taking the 2011 title. "Winning two out of three against Carey, it feels great,” said Nezperce senior Sawyer Wahl, who led the Indians with 20 points and 10 rebounds. “It’s nice to go out on top.”

1A DIVISION I: GLENNS FERRY 64, LAPWAI 59

Glenns Ferry stared a 16-point, second-half deficit in the face and never blinked. Possession by possession, the Pilots clawed their way back into the game, cranking up their defensive intensity as Lapwai melted down. The end result was an improbable 64-59 comeback victory as Glenns Ferry captured its first state championship since 1981. Senior guard Chris Popoca scored 24 points, making 11-of-15 free throws to spearhead the Pilots’ rally.

2A: COLE VALLEY 51, KAMIAH 48

In a tight, past-faced contest, the Chargers came through in the final minutes to win their first state championship at the 2A level. Three Chargers scored in double figures, including Avery Westendorf (17 points), Trevor Thomas (14) and Mitch Vanderwiel (10). Kamiah was led by Jacky Nygaard with 15 points and Garhett Ulmer's 10 points. Neither team led by more than five points.

3A: FRUITLAND 57, SNAKE RIVER 51

Fruitland won its second consecutive state championship and third title in five seasons with a victory over the Panthers. The two schools also met in the state football championships last November, with Snake River winning 35-33. Fruitland senior James Livingston scored a game-high 22 points, including the final five points of the game to secure the victory. Jacoby Johnson was Snake River's top scorer with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

4A: RIGBY 56, MADISON 49

Rigby knocked off defending state champion Madison as four Trojans scored in double figures — Dylan Jones (15 points), Dallin Polson (13), Kamen McCullough (12) and Tate Polatis (10). It was the first state championship for Rigby since 1987. Madison was paced by Logan Lee (12 points) and Ryker Pierce (10).

5A: BORAH 49, POST FALLS 31

The Lions were dominant on their way to a 10th state championship in school history, nearly winning by 20 points save for a late shot by the Trojans. Borah was able to clear the bench in the final minute and finishes the season 25-1. Eight players scored for the Lions, including Isaiah Wright (13 points), Cody Spjute (11) and Ben Tucakovic (10). Marcus Colbert scored 14 points for Post Falls in the matchup of the state's top-ranked teams.