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Snake River Conference names top basketball players of 2020-21 season

Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 1:03 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Snake River Conference released the names of best talent in boys and girls basketball.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Oakley’s Jeff Bedke won Coach of the Year honor for boys basketball. His Hornets were back-to-back district champions and won the consolation bracket again at the 1A DI state tournament.

Bedke’s son Corbin, is the Player of the Year. Corbin averaged 15.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game during the season and 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and two steals per game at state.

Corbin overcame injuries his sophomore season to excel in football and basketball.

While schools are expressing interest in the younger Bedke, he hasn’t committed anywhere as of yet.

FIRST TEAM:

Ryan Spaeth, Raft River, Senior

Payton Beck, Oakley, Junior

Ty Crane, Glenns Ferry, Senior

Gabriel Myers, Shoshone, Senior

Ty Stanger, Murtaugh, Senior

SECOND TEAM:

Clay Silva, Lighthouse Christian, Junior

Bodee Spencer, Raft River, Senior

Jack DeJong, Lighthouse Christian, Freshman

Robert Wybenga, Oakley, Senior

Tristan Schroeder, Shoshone, Senior

HONORABLE MENTION:

Nick Hernandez, Glenns Ferry, Junior

Austin Cranney, Oakley, Senior

Chris Grunig, Murtaugh, Senior

Kagen Knudsen, Raft River, Senior

Hunter Anderson, Murtaugh, Senior

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Newcomer Todd Jensen is the Coach of the Year for helping Murtaugh win the regular season title and leading the Red Devils to the 1A DI girls basketball tournament.

Kynlee Thornton of Lighthouse Christian School is the Player of the Year. She averaged 19.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 6.3 blocks and 1.3 assists per game this past season.

Last year she earned the Sawtooth Conference Defensive Player of the Year honor and was named to the All-State second team.

Coach Tia Standlee had this to say of her star player, “Kynlee is a Jack of all trades on the court, she can run point, wing, shooting guard and put in work inside with her post game.” She added, “Kynlee was a tenaciously hard worker that never gave up and never stopped working hard. Kynlee showed her hard work in the first round at state by getting a triple double with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks.”

During the 2019-20 season, Thornton tied the school record for 472 points in a season and this past campaign, she surpassed the career 1,000 point mark during districts against Raft River.

FIRST TEAM:

Kaybree Christensen, Raft River, Senior

Addie Stoker, Murtaugh, Junior

Karlee Christensen, Raft River, Senior

Jordan Wolverton, Lighthouse Christian, Sophomore

Amanda Elorrieta, Murtaugh, Senior

SECOND TEAM:

Karlie Chapman, Shoshone, Sophomore

Lauren Gomez, Lighthouse Christian, Senior

Braylee Heaton, Raft River, Senior

Lyzan Gillette, Oakley, Senior

Allison Nebeker, Murtaugh, Senior

HONORABLE MENTION:

Aleia Blakeslee, Lighthouse Christian, Junior

Kylan Jones, Oakley, Sophomore

Addison Stanger, Murtaugh, Freshman

LeaBeth Hance, Glenns Ferry, Senior

Caroline Schumann, Raft River, Sophomore

Falon Bedke, Oakley, Sophomore

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