MERIDIAN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Kimberly Boys Basketball is at the big dance for a second year in a row.
The Bulldogs made it all the way to the 3A state championship in 2018, before losing to Fruitland.
The Bulldogs featured a large fan base at Meridian High School Thursday, maybe even larger than Parma's.
The Panthers led by three at halftime, but the Bulldogs kept chipping away.
Kimberly led 44-42 going into the fourth quarter. Both teams shot extremely well, Parma owned the three point game, shooting 50%, while Kimberly was 64% from two point range. And that's what pushed them ahead, as they shot 83% in the second half alone.
While the team didn't shoot the long ball well, Brant Etherington did...
he was 3 for 5 from three point range. The former Minico athlete posted a team-high 13 points and the Kimberly Bulldogs are headed to the semi-finals after holding off Parma in the final seconds, 57-55.
Head coach Daren Garey breaks down the final few seconds in the video.
Etherington said, "I'm really nervous because this is my first time going to state and I'm just really happy to be here."
Kimberly plays Sugar-Salem Friday at 6 p.m.