WELCH – A field goal with 1.5 seconds remaining helped Ketchum upset Class A No. 17 Welch 40-39 here Friday, Jan. 26.
“We called time out and got a look, but missed,” Welch coach Shawn Goodwin said. “It was a good game. It could have gone either way.”
The Ketchum boys (14-3), ranked fourth in Class 2A, rolled to an 82-12 win.
An 8-5 edge in the fourth quarter created a 32-32 tie, and then the Ketchum girls pulled out the win with an 8-7 edge in the overtime.
The Lady Warriors (8-8) grabbed a 13-6 advantage in the first quarter, but Welch cut the gap to 18-14 by intermission.
The Lady Wildcats held a 10-9 edge in the third.
The loss dropped the Lady Cats to 16-2 and snapped a 10-game winning streak.
Olivia Chenoweth had 21 points, including all seven in OT for Welch.
Maddie Schaper scored eight for the Lady Cats, followed by Hailey Haskell with seven and Jaeli Jorgenson added three.
Maggie Brown tallied 14 points for Ketchum, followed by Kinzee Farrar with 12 and Destanee McGimpey 10.
Boys: Ketchum 80, Welch 12
The 12 points are the fewest for the Wildcats (6-13) since 2015 when they suffered a 46-18 loss to Wyandotte.
Ketchum (14-3) led 21-5 after one then went 18-0 in the second period.
The Warriors came back with 23 points then outscored Welch 18-3 in the fourth quarter.
Welch’s scoring included six by Colton Armstrong, three by Seth Hayward, two by Nate Beaty and one by Brady Chenoweth.
Tyler Goins and Trevor Vanpool scored 14 and 13, respectively, for the Warriors, who got points from 11 of the 14 players who saw action.
Welch travels to Colcord on Friday Feb. 2 then wraps up the regular season Monday, Feb. 5 at home with Commerce.