The Bonners Ferry Lady Badgers basketball team
capped off a stellar season with an early
morning game today, facing the Marsh Valley Lady
Eagles, Arimo, Idaho, at 8:30 a.m. PST, in the
consolation round and coming away with a 48-34
win to take fourth place in the Idaho State 3A
Snake River and Filer play for first and second
this afternoon; Parma and Sugar-Salem are
playing now for third and fifth.
The Lady Badgers began their quest for a state
title February 6, defeating the Priest River
Spartans, until then undefeated in the
Intermountain League, 45-42, to take the IML
They lost a tough match to The Parma Panthers on
Thursday, February 14, falling by a single
point, 41-40, after leading through most of the
The Badgers jumped out to at 10-6 lead in the
first quarter, and both teams put up 12 points
in the second, to put the Badgers ahead 22-18 at
halftime. The Panthers fought back hard in the
third, outshooting the Badgers 13-5 to take the
lead, 31-27, going into the final quarter.
The Badgers outscored the Panthers in the
fourth, 13-10, just a point shy as the buzzers
ended the game.
Desi Minor led the Badger scoring drive,
shooting for 12 points; Abby Skeen put up seven,
Kendra Merritt and McKenzie
MacDonald each shot six, Kerstin Oxford
and Jailee Foster each put up three points,
Jasmine Hill put up two and Savannah Woods added
In game two on Friday, the Badgers once again
faced off against their IML rivals, the Priest
River Spartans, and scored an even bigger win
than the district match, 45-35, but it wasn't
After a slow going first quarter in which both
teams scored five points, the Badgers opened up
in the second, outshooting the Spartans 12-4 to
go into halftime ahead, 17-9.
The Spartans managed to tie it up in the third,
shooting nine points and only allowing the
Badgers a single point to put the score at
18-all going into the fourth, which turned into
a shoot out, both teams putting up 14 points to
end regulation tied at 32, forcing overtime.
The Lady Badgers proved their team had stamina,
as they romped to victory shooting 13 points and
holding Priest River to three for the 45-35 win
and the chance to keep playing.
Savannah Woods led all scorers in the game,
putting up 13 points; Abby Skeen finished the
game with nine, Kendra Merritt and McKenzie
MacDonald both hit six points, Kerstin Oxford
contributed five and Desi Minor two.
The Badgers outscored
in every quarter of their final state game, led
by Kendra Merritt and Savannah Woods, both with
13 points. McKenzie MacDonald added 11, Abby
Skeen put up six, Kerstin Oxford and Desi Minor
each scored two and Emma Kelly put up one to
take the win, against a team whose five starters
were all seniors, 48-34.