Jordan Valley Takes Down Warriors For Fourth

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Prior to providing rebounding stats and points in the paint, an observation about the Jordan Valley girls’ basketball team. For the second year in a row, the Mustang girls have finished up the 1A state tournament in fourth place. This accomplishment comes from a school of 18 total students, easily the smallest school in the tournament. After the graduation of last year’s senior players, EOS wrongfully believed Jordan Valley would be down this season-we were terribly wrong. The fact an entire school with less students than most first grade classes of other schools is a testament to the work the players put in, the support of the community and finally, that one person jumping up and down on the sidelines (yes, we caught your technical foul-is not the first, won’t be the last).

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BAKER – Using a powerful final quarter after trailing at the half, the Jordan Valley girls’ basketball team claimed a fourth-place finish at the 1A state basketball tournament, beating North Douglas 43-41 in the morning hours of Saturday, March 4 in Baker.

The Mustangs got off to a terrific start as Jill Gammett hit a jumper two seconds after the tip. North Douglas responded, outscoring the Mustangs in the final part of the first quarter and the Warriors led 18-11.

Jordan Valley momentarily took back the lead at the 4 minute, 45 second mark of the second quarter before North Douglas rebounded and led at the half 25-24.

The third quarter was dead even as both teams added eight points to their totals, but Jill Gammett did pick up her fourth foul and hit the sidelines. In the final eight minutes, two free throws by Kaitlyn Stoddart tied the score at 36 points. Less than two minutes later, it was again a free throw, this time from the returning Gammett, to hand the Mustangs the lead for good at 37-36. North Douglas pulled to within a single point with 31 seconds on the game clock but a basket by Meg Eiguren secured the victory with 17 seconds left in the game.

Even forced to sit some, Gammett led Jordan Valley with 14 points. Kenzie Tuttle, named the MODA Player of the Game, finished with 10 points and Stoddardt finished with eight points.

The Mustangs saw the perimeter game basically disappear in the game versus the Warriors, finishing 2-for-9 for 22%. From the free throw line, Jordan Valley shot 63% going 19-for-30.

The May graduation will see the Mustangs say goodbye to only Gammett with two juniors, four sophomores and freshman Jalee Maestrejuan returning. 



Jill Gammett 3-10 6-8 14; Kenzie Tuttle 5-8 0-4 10; Kaitlyn Stoddart 1-6 6-10 8; Meg Eiguren 2-12 3-4 7; Jalee Maestrejuan 0-3 4-4 4; Claire Collins 0-2 0-0 0; Kyndra Williams 0-2 0-0 0; Shailee Rutan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-43 19-30 43.


Brooke McHaffie 8-14 0-3 16; Savannah Harkins 3-12 2-3 10; Brooklyn Cyr 2-11 1-4 6; Maddy Vaughn 2-5 0-1 5; Brooklyn Williams 2-3 0-0 4; Lailah Ward 0-0 0-0 0; Graycie Rodgers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-48 3-11 41.

Jordan Valley……………..   11   13    8   11  –   43

North Douglas……………..   18    7    8    8  –   41

3-point goals–Jordan Valley 2-9 (Jill Gammett 2-5; Meg Eiguren 0-2; Claire Collins 0-1; Kyndra Williams 0-1), North Douglas 4-17 (Savannah Harkins 2-9; Brooklyn Cyr 1-4; Maddy Vaughn 1-4). Fouled out–Jordan Valley-None, North Douglas-None. Rebounds–Jordan Valley 35 (Kenzie Tuttle 8), North Douglas 39 (Savannah Harkins 10). Assists–Jordan Valley 1 (Kaitlyn Stoddart 1), North Douglas 4 (Brooklyn Cyr 1; Brooke McHaffie 1; Maddy Vaughn 1; Brooklyn Williams 1). Total fouls–Jordan Valley 18, North Douglas 19. Technical fouls–Jordan Valley-None, North Douglas-None.

Moda Players of the Game:

Kenzie Tuttle, Jordan Valley

Brooke McHaffie, North Douglas

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