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At Driggs on Jan. 29, two-time defending 3A girls basketball state champion Sugar-Salem used the second half to complete a 53-44 comeback win over Teton.

Teton, ranked No. 4 in 3A in last Wednesday’s Idaho state media poll, led at halftime but Sugar-Salem, ranked No. 1, outscored Teton 37-19 in the second half. Teton head coach Shon Kunz said his team knew to limit Mardee and Macey Fillmore, but it was Sugar-Salem’s bench that came up big Wednesday in what he described as an exciting game with a great atmosphere.

“They had 21 points off the bench,” Kunz said. “They pressed us well in the third quarter. We beat the pressure then got rattled and threw it away. They do whatever it takes to win.”

Hailey Harris, a sophomore starter, had 24 points while Natalyah Nead added 10 for Sugar-Salem (18-1, 3-0), which ends the regular season Friday at South Fremont. Cambrie Streit had 18 points and Kinley Brown added 13 for Teton (14-6, 2-2), which takes the No. 2 seed into the 3A District 6 tournament.

The Diggers haven’t dropped a game to a conference opponent since Teton beat them in January 2017 and they have won 10 of the last 12 district titles.

SUGAR-SALEM 53, TETON 44

Sugar-Salem 11 5 19 18—53

Teton 13 13 10 9—44

SUGAR-SALEM—Sarenady Price 1, Hailey Harris 24, Liz Baldwin 2, Michelle Luke 1, Natalyah Nead 10, Megan Pannell 7, Mardee Fillmore 6, Kennedy Gillette 2.

TETON—Kinley Brown 13, Waklee Kunz 6, Tatum Streit 3, Cambrie Streit 18, Abigail Thomas 2, Annalea Brown 2.

Boys basketball

TETON 52, SOUTH FREMONT 48: At St. Anthony on Feb. 1, Carson Reiley netted 17 points and Dusty Hess added 10 as Teton held off South Fremont.

Tag Bair led South Fremont with 13 points and hit three 3-pointers.

Teton (13-4, 1-1) is at Sugar-Salem on Friday.

TETON 52, SOUTH FREMONT 48

Teton 13 9 17 13 — 52

South Fremont 6 16 15 11 — 48

TETON — Shane Hawkins 3, Xander Vontz 5, Dusty Hess 10, Harrison Moulton 1, Luke Thompson 8, Carson Reiley 17, Heuseveldt 8.

SOUTH FREMONT — Dallin Orme 6, Kaimen Peebles 9, Bridger Poulsen 7, Ryker Hurt 2, Jace Neville 11, Tag Bair 13.

Teton Boys Basketball

The boy’s basketball team is 12-16 and will play Sugar-Salem on the road this Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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