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Snake River clinches first state tournament berth since ’14, Feb. 8 girls basketball round up

At Moreland, the Snake River High School girls basketball team earned a trip to state after beating Marsh Valley 51-38.

It is Snake River’s first trip to the state tournament in girls basketball since 2014. Marsh Valley has been 3A District 5’s representative in the state tournament for the previous three postseasons.

Tied at 6 all after the first, Snake River outscored Marsh Valley 29-19 during the next two quarters to solidify a strong lead.

Snake River finished 2-2 against Marsh Valley this season.

The Panthers (17-6) then outscored the Eagles 16-13 in the fourth to earn a trip to state. Snake River will play Thursday at 8 p.m.

Marsh Valley 6 7 12 13 — 38
Snake River 6 12 17 16 — 51
MARSH VALLEY (38) — Vorwaller 11, Christensen 7, Sutton 4, Belknap 2, Redford 2, Batts 8, Klifford 4.
SNAKE RIVER (51) — Abbie Tew 2, Kelsey Higginson 27, Josee Steadman 6, Abby Morgan 7, Gilbert 5, Harper 4.

1A, DI District 5-6 tournament

GRACE 43, CHALLIS 30: At Terreton, Challis’ season came to end after losing to Grace for the second time in a best-of-3 series.

Challis lost to Grace 35-30 in Game 1 before beating Grace 53-50 in Game 2. No other details of Game 3 were available as of press time.

Challis’ season ends at 7-10.

1A, DII District 5-6 tournament

ROCKLAND 56, MACKAY 39: At Firth, the Mackay High School girls basketball team’s season came to an end after losing to Rockland 56-39 in the loser out bracket of the 1A, DII District 5-6 tournament.

No other details were available as of press time.

Mackay’s season ends at 12-13.

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