TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Raft River eliminated the 1A DI reigning girls basketball state champion Oakley, by the final of 46-41. Karlee Christensen posted a team-high 10 points, while Braylee Heaton and Jessie Ward each added nine points in the win. For the Hornets, Mallory Beck recorded a game-high 12 points.
Prior to the Shoshone-Valley game in the district championship, we caught up with Vikings assistant coach, Ryon Jarvis. He exclaimed, "the young girls just went through their growing pains last year and they got better and better. So we'll see what happens."
Shoshone shook off some early game jitters and settled down after halftime. The Indians repeat as district champions and return to state after winning the District IV 1A DI championship, 35-26 over Valley. Shoshone (21-1) opens with the third place team from District III on Thursday, February 14 at 1:15 p.m. at Columbia High School in Nampa.
The Trojans and Vikings will play in a loser-out game at Murtaugh High School on Thursday. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 pm. The winner travels to McCall-Donnelly High School on Saturday for a play-in game starting at 1 p.m. They will play the third place team from District I-II.
Declo swept Wendell, winning the championship, 59-37. The Hornets, the District IV 2A champs face the second place team from District VI on Thursday, February 14 at 1:15 p.m. at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise.
Filer rebounded from its semi-final loss to Buhl to eliminate Kimberly on the road Monday night, 56-43. Ella Fischer led Filer with 19, followed by Kori Gartner with 12 points.
That means that the No. 3 seed and No. 4 seed are playing for the district championship. The Indians can book a ticket to state with one win Tuesday over Filer at CSI. Tip-off starts at 7 p.m. However, if the Wildcats defeat Buhl, then the series moves to Thursday at the high seed.