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Here’s how ex-Boisean fared in first half of “Jeopardy!” finals

Statesman Staff

Niki Peters
Niki Peters Provided by “Jeopardy!”

Timberline High School alumna Niki Peters finished the first day of the game show’s college tournament in third place, but her score keeps her in contention for the two-day finals’ $100,000 prize.

With a correct answer in final jeopardy, Peters ended up with $18,600 — just $3,500 behind the leader at the end of Thursday’s game. Friday’s championship will be determined by combining players’ winnings from both days of play.

A sophomore studying integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Peters attended Timberline and the Treasurve Valley Math and Science Center before moving to California. She earned her way into the “Jeopardy!” finals by winning her matches in each of the previous rounds of play.

The other college tournament contestant who hails from Boise, Capital High graduate Kevin Brown, competed in the quarter-finals but fell just $400 short of the amount needed to earn a wild-card spot in the semifinals.

“Jeopardy!” airs at 6 p.m. weekdays on KBOI-TV, Channel 2.