Kuna boys won one of their three matches in the Preston Indian Classic. Dec. 13 they were defeated by 5A Rigby 53-63. Day two was their win against Century 62-53. The final day was a “heartbreaker” loss 40-41 against Bonneville.
Kuna defeated Caldwell 63-45 Dec. 11 with Tony Patterson scoring 26 points for Kuna (5-1, 4-0) while Sean Austin added 12 points.
Melba boys basketball took two wins and one loss in the first few weeks of December.
Melba lost to Weiser 43-59 Dec. 14 in nonleague game. Easton Bunnell and Dillon Bodily led Melba with 10 points each and Bunnell had eight rebounds.
For wins, Melba held off Vale 39-23 Dec. 11Easton Bunell had 10 points, Joe Reiber added nine and Michael Huntsman had 10 rebounds for the Mustangs. Melba beat Homedale 49-46 Dec. 8, with Michael Huntsman recording a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Reiber chipped in with 12 points for Melba.
Kuna girls lost 40-49 in a close game against Middleton Dec. 12. They were coming off a win against Emmett 62-16 Dec. 8. Miaja Mills netted a double-double and outscored the entire Huskies’ team in the process with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Darbi Avery nearly outscored Emmett herself with 12 points.
Melba girls also had a win this past week. They defeated McCall-Donnelly 53-36 Dec. 11.
Kate Clark had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kortney Trappett contributed 13 points for the Mustangs, while Mary Ellen Cossell had 15 rebounds.
Melba boys at Juston Wolfe Invite Dec. 15
120: Dan Kaelin, 4th
132: Zane Helm, 1st
132: Austin Morehouse, 3rd
145: Easton Draper, 6th
152: Ben Evans, 3rd
152: Jake Svedin, 1st
160: Hank Svedin, 3rd
182: Hayden Colunga, 6th
182: Levi Martin, 2nd
Kuna boys took the Wiley Dobbs Invitational Dec. 15 by 78.5 points. Thirteen Kaveman wrestlers placed in the top six. This is Kuna’s third straight tournament championship win of the year.
Kuna boys won their third straight conference dual at Bishop Kelly 63-14 Dec. 12.
Bethany White, Melba, took first place at the Juston Wolfe Invite Dec. 15. She faced three girls from Nysaa and one from Glenns Ferry.
Kuna girls have competed in two tournaments this year. Seven girls, most of them freshmen, make up this year’s team. Read more in an upcoming edition of Kuna Melba News.