SHOSHONE, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) The Northside Girls Basketball district tournament is finally underway.
Eight teams, but only two will advance to state. The first game of the tourney is between the one seed, Carey and the eighth seed, Castleford, last year's state participants.
But Carey well in control, Bailie Morey drains the midrange jumper, the Panthers up 24 points with three minutes left. Wolves ball, Maddy March pulls down the offensive board and finds Sydney Schoth, the sophomore had eight points on the afternoon.
This time Schoth finds Julia Lilly who has the lucky roll. But the Wolves' deficit is still 18 points with under a minute to go.
S. Chavez posted a game-high 17 points and the Panthers advance, 46-30 and will play the winner of this next game.
The last time Murtaugh won a district playoff game, George W. Bush was in office. The Lady Red Devils are used to going two and out when it comes to the Northside district tournament.
On Friday night the team faced rival Hansen. The ladies of black and red up 3-0, until Abby Suitter knocks down the three, it's 6-0.
Huskies answer right back, as Yolanda Alaniz catches the ball in transition. Hansen down four. Everything is going in for Murtaugh, including this shot that Fatima Aguilera somehow got off, she goes to the line for one and makes the three point play.
But Alaniz kept up with the Red Devils, in fact she scored the Huskies' first eight points. The junior with a game-high 20 points.
But no one could stop Jenna Benites, she had four three's and a team-high 19.
Murtaugh holds off Hansen 57-52 to win its first playoff game in 12 years.
So on Saturday it's do or die for the Huskies as they take on the Wolves at three. In the other loser-out game, Richfield plays Camas, the Red Devils play the Panthers at six, while Dietrich and Lighthouse go to battle in the nightcap at 7:30.
Twin Falls 56, Burley 50: Mitchell Brizee led the Bruins with 15 points. Ryan Bagley had a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Buhl 58, Gooding 46: Adam Lauda scored a team-high 15 points for the Indians, while Shawn Pamplona produced a game-high 17 points in the loss.
Valley 52, Raft River 26: Alex Korom paced the Vikings with 15 points.