Snake River Conference names top basketball players of 2020-21 season
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Snake River Conference released the names of best talent in boys and girls 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.
Ryan Spaeth, Raft River, Senior
Payton Beck, Oakley, Junior
Ty Crane, Glenns Ferry, Senior
Gabriel Myers, Shoshone, Senior
Ty Stanger, Murtaugh, Senior
Clay Silva, Lighthouse Christian, Junior
Bodee Spencer, Raft River, Senior
Jack DeJong, Lighthouse Christian, Freshman
Robert Wybenga, Oakley, Senior
Tristan Schroeder, Shoshone, Senior
Nick Hernandez, Glenns Ferry, Junior
Austin Cranney, Oakley, Senior
Chris Grunig, Murtaugh, Senior
Kagen Knudsen, Raft River, Senior
Hunter Anderson, Murtaugh, Senior
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.
Kaybree Christensen, Raft River, Senior
Addie Stoker, Murtaugh, Junior
Karlee Christensen, Raft River, Senior
Jordan Wolverton, Lighthouse Christian, Sophomore
Amanda Elorrieta, Murtaugh, Senior
Karlie Chapman, Shoshone, Sophomore
Lauren Gomez, Lighthouse Christian, Senior
Braylee Heaton, Raft River, Senior
Lyzan Gillette, Oakley, Senior
Allison Nebeker, Murtaugh, Senior
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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