NAMPA, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Indians put their 23-1 record on the line Saturday against Genesee, the lone loss of the year was to 1A DII champ, Carey.
Tim Chapman was seeking his second state championship, the last one coming in 2005.
The Indians nearly held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first quarter until the buzzer rang.
Bailee Owens scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half alone. Shoshone cruised to a 26-11 halftime lead.
Their largest lead was 18 in the fourth quarter at 47-29. But the Bulldogs kept penetrating until the end. Well it was too little, too late.
And even with Owens going down with a knee injury, Shoshone takes the title back to Lincoln County, 47-37.
I don't know if we were more relaxed, we were definitely more nervous playing in here. But we have watched them before and knew what we needed to do to beat them. So in that way we were relaxed."
It was a little intense in the beginning because they're getting used to the gym and the players we've never played them before. But after we starting knocking down some shots, it was smooth sailing from there on.
12 of Hennings' game-high 17 points came from the free throw line Saturday afternoon. She only missed one in the whole tournament. Hennings also led the team with 10 rebounds.
Meanwhile, when Owens went out to receive her medal from coach Tim Chapman, the crowd cheered MVP for the injured star.
Middleton 51, Minico 44: Bailey Black paced the Spartans with 10 points in the loss.
4A District Tournament
(4) Twin Falls 66, Century 57: Mitchell Brizee scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half to shock the Diamondbacks and book a ticket to state. The Bruins now travel to Preston next Thursday for the district championship.
(2) Preston 65, (3) Minico 60: The Spartans will host Pocatello on Tuesday in a loser-out game.
(6) Mountain Home 44, (8) Canyon Ridge 34: The Riverhawks have been eliminated from contention. The Tigers travel to Century in a loser-out game on Tuesday.
(5) Pocatello 65, (10) Wood River 57: The Wolverines are done for the season.