Dominic Hulsey led all players with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Liberty Charter ended Wilder’s 15-game winning streak and clinched the 1A Western Idaho Conference title in a winner-take-all game at Wilder High.
Liberty Charter burst to a 20-6 advantage entering the second quarter, but Wilder cut the deficit to two, 31-29, in the third quarter. Hulsey and the Patriots took over from there to finish with a 10-0 conference record.
Casey Dillon scored 13 points, A.J. Castellanos added 12 points and three assists and Antonio Rocha had seven points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Wilder Wildcats (17-2, 9-1 1A WIC).
MARSING 60, NAMPA CHRISTIAN 47: Marsing wrapped up its 2A Western Idaho Conference schedule with a home victory against the same team it will open postseason play against.
Jason Galligan scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had three blocks as the Huskies (9-11, 3-9 2A WIC) defeated the Trojans on Friday.
Miguel Leon added eight points, five assists and four steals and Dakota Hill contributed nine points for the Huskies.
Jeff Butkus (12 points), Rick Van Grouw (11) and Trevor Lee (11) all scored in double figures and David Waterman had nine points, six rebounds and two steals for Nampa Christian.
Nampa Christian (1-19, 0-12 2A WIC) plays at Marsing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and the winner will advance to Wednesday’s game at New Plymouth.
COLE VALLEY 51, MELBA 43: In a battle of the top two teams in the 2A Western Idaho Conference, Mitchell Vanderwiel and Cole Valley defeated Joey Nebeker and defending state champion Melba for the second time this season.
Vanderwiel scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists and Derek Jardine had 17 points for the league champion Chargers.
Nebeker countered with 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the league runner-up Mustangs (16-4, 9-3 2A WIC).
Chris Martinez added 11 points and Tucker Earles contributed 10 points for Melba.
Both Cole Valley and Melba each earned a first-round by in the 2A District III tournament at Vallivue High. They will play in the semifinals for state tournament spots on Feb. 18.
NOTUS 60, RIVERSTONE 42: Senior Hayden Clason’s triple-double performance propelled Notus (16-3) to its win on senior night.
Clason recorded 24 points and season-highs in rebounds (17) and blocks (12). He also recorded six steals and shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range.
Also leading Notus was Michael Barragan (eight points, four assists) and Devin Krasowski (eight points).
Riverstone was led by Robert Semp (15 points) and Andrew Cherny (13 points).
KUNA 52, NAMPA 36: Scott Hukill scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Kuna, and Kyle Hoch added 11 points and five assists in a 4A SIC victory over visiting Nampa.
John Crespin had 13 points and Luis Aguilar scored 12 to lead Nampa.
EMMETT 56, MOUNTAIN HOME 47: Tobin Gordon scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebound, leading Emmett past visiting Mountain Home in 4A SIC boys basketball.
Tucker Hyde added 18 points and Brandon Aristo scored 12 for Emmett, while JT Cristobal led Mountain Home with 14 points.
MIDDLETON 50, COLUMBIA 42: Middleton was led by Trevor Maughan, who scored 23 points and Tylan Tullock, who had nine points.
Columbia was led by Kyle Colley (12 points), Parker Albertson (nine points) and Mogga Lado (eight points,12 rebounds).
RIMROCK 46, IDAHO CITY 42: Idaho City junior Eugene Sanders had 25 points and 15 rebounds.
Rimrock was led by Oscar Gomez (15 points, three steals), Clay Cantrell (six points, 14 rebounds, four assists) and Ricardo Garcia (eight points).
Also leading Idaho City (6-11, 4-6 1A Division I WIC) was Blake D’Aquino (11 points) and Travis Gilbert (four steals).
FRUITLAND 74, HOMEDALE 49: James Livingston scored 21 points and Joey Martarano had 18 to lead Fruitland.
Homedale was led by Hayden Krzesnik, who was 4-of-6 from 3-point range en route to 14 points. The Trojans were also led by Trey Corta (eight points, nine rebounds, five steals) and Casey Christoffersen (10 points, four assists).
Next for Homedale (4-16, 0-8 3A SRV) is a district-III play-in matchup against Parma at 7 p.m. Monday at Treasure Valley Community College.
BISHOP KELLY 60, SKYVIEW 49: Andrew Bruce had 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks to lead Bishop Kelly.
Leading Skyview was Toby Anderson (16 points, seven rebounds), Lane Robbins (10 points) and Daniel Slemmer (nine points, four steals).
WEISER 73, PAYETTE 61: Weiser outscored Payette 29-9 in the final quarter.
Weiser was led by Drew McKie (17 points, 14 rebounds), Issac Zanelli (17 points, five assists) and Tyler Hemphill (12 points).
Payette was led by Zach Allen (17 points), Clayton Hansen (16 points) and Tom LaMue (12 points).
SKYVIEW 60, BISHOP KELLY 24: Three Skvyiew wrestlers earned pins and three earned major decisions.
Skyview’s A.J. Jenkins wrestled at 132 pounds to pin Tallen Eveland in 1:27.
Jenkins is ranked sixth among 138-pound wrestlers in the 4A classification by idahowrestingnews.com.
Also earning pins was 113-pounder Miguel Pedraza and 160-pounder Landon Eilers.
Bishop Kelly earned pins from 138-pounder James Morrell and 220-pounder Corey Hock.
Skyview’s major decisions came from Matt Gallegos (120), Thomas Gonzales (126) and Kaden Fuhriman (152).