Girls High School Basketball

Idaho girls state basketball: Championship roundup

Members of the West Jefferson girls basketball team celebrate their 45-37 victory over Soda Springs in the 2A state championship game.
Members of the West Jefferson girls basketball team celebrate their 45-37 victory over Soda Springs in the 2A state championship game. (Idaho Falls) Post Register

3A: TIMBERLAKE 62, MARSH VALLEY 35

After finishing second at state the past two seasons and four of the past five, Timberlake broke through for its first championship. All 13 players on the Tigers’ roster scored in a game they led by as many as 29 points. Junior guard Keelie Lawler was the only player to reach double digits with 11 points, while Allison Kirby notched nine points and Jacquelyn Mallet eight for Timberlake (23-1).

2A: WEST JEFFERSON 45, SODA SPRINGS 37

Making its first state appearance since 2011, West Jefferson (22-5) rode a strong first half to its fourth championship in program history. Senior guard Jade Skidmore — the youngest child of West Jefferson coach Gary Skidmore — surpassed 1,000 career points with her game-leading double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds. Soda Springs (21-6) was trying to win back-to-back titles for the first time in program history.

1A DIVISION I: LAPWAI 47, PRAIRIE 43

Lapwai continued its dominance of the classification, winning for the second year in a row and for the fourth time since 2009 in its 16th straight state tournament appearance. Junior Koyama Young went 10-for-21 from the floor for a game-high 25 points with 14 rebounds. The Wildcats (21-2) beat Prairie (18-7) in the title game for the second year in a row.

1A DIVISION II: RICHFIELD 51, DIETRICH 40

Richfield won its second consecutive championship and fourth since 2009 in a rematch of last year’s title game. Senior guard Hannah Walker led all scorers with 18 points, and senior forward April Wood registered a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (22-6). Dietrich (15-10) was playing in its sixth straight championship game.

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