RUPERT, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Australian students are on holiday and what better way to spend the extra time off than by exploring Idaho!
Oakhill College basketball players took on Homedale and Vallivue over the weekend.
Oakhill was the arch rival for former Boise State standout Nick Duncan when he was in high school and he helped get these games going.
The Australians lost to the Treasure Valley schools and hoping to find better luck at Minico Monday night.
The Spartans though have other plans and the student section always enjoys themselves at the games.
Minico up 29-8 in the second quarter, Rylan Chandler makes it a 24 point game after this three ball.
With the second quarter winding down, Minico still in control.
Nathan McCranor showing signs of life for Oakhill. He gets the bucket and one.
Matt Wehrmann had a solid game for the Australians, gets his own rebound and the putback,15 on the night for him.
But the Spartans take this one, 84-41. Abe Guzman led Minico with 15 points, both Larry Vega and Regen Povlsen added 12 points, while Mason Harwood scored 10.
The Oakhill students now they head to Denver.
We caught up with the kids before they left the Gem State.
Mitchell Vaughan said, "I just really like the weather here and the people. They have really good shops for buying basketball shoes."
Jeremy Jones added, "I like farming and I've seen lots of different farming here and the ways they do it and the people are really nice, if you're on the street, they wave at you, you wave back. and just playing basketball here is a great experience, totally different than Australia."
Mitchell Ryan-Linanne explained, "it's absolutely brilliant, the work ethic here is really different than back home. just the sightseeing, all the different things you have, just the experience."
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Hagerman 48, Valley 46 (OT) : (PIRATES: Alaina Floyd 18, Brenna Firth 10)
Dietrich 47, Lighthouse 29: (LIONS: Hailey Grossmann 14 BLUE DEVILS: Brianna Astle 13, Kaylee Dilworth 10, Quincy Christiansen 10)