Shoshone seeks first state championship since 2005

NAMPA, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Shoshone will make its fifth trip to the state title game and fourth in Tim Chapman's 28-year career as head coach, as they shock Prairie, 30-27.

Chapman last won a championship in 2005, but with this core group of players, the Indians have a fighting chance.

The Indians defense shut down a Prairie team that dropped 78 points on Notus the night before. The Pirates' 27 point outing on Friday was the lowest of the season. They scored 35 against 2A state participant Grangeville earlier in the year.

"I told the girls that we got to keep it low, 32-30, they scored 78 points last night. We got to slow them down...30-27, you can't get much closer!" Chapman exclaimed.

Madison Shears lead the Pirates with 11 points and five rebounds.

Bailee Owens, Cierra Hennings and Patti Fitzgerald all scored eight points for Shoshone. Hennings was 6/6 from the free throw line. She also had nine rebounds.

Shoshone faces Genesee on Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa for the 1A DI state championship starting at 11 a.m.