Local teams take home state title hardware

Credit: Zach Wolken/KTVB

Local teams take home state title hardware


by Zach Wolken and KTVB.COM Sports


Posted on February 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 1:11 PM

NAMPA, Idaho -- Championship Saturday brought teams from across the state to face off for six state titles.

The first title game of the day was Richfield and Dietrich battling for the 1A D2 crown.

Dietrich player Charley Bingham would be a major player in the game, netting 18 points for her team.
The game would hit a second overtime and then a third overtime.
Dietrich would claim the title 55 to 51 over Richfield.

"All these girls this year, they've all kind of pulled together and they kind of feed off each other and our leaders stepped up," said Dietrich Head Coach Acey Shaw. "Ellie and Sheala said 'We're not giving up and they said we're not giving up.  We're not quitting.' They were determined and they got her done."
"We knew we couldn't give up and it was all about heart then," said Dietrich Sophomore Guard Charley Bingham. "We wanted to win this. We've been working for this all year. We wanted this."

Lapwai would claim the 1A D1 title 61 to 25 over Clearwater Valley.

The 2A title would go to Grangeville 48 to 44 over Kamiah.

And Sugar-Salem would earn an overtime victory over Timberlake 48 to 44.

In the 5A Lewiston ended Coeur d'Alene's run of three stright titles by taking down the Vikings 43-39. 

In the 4A Middleton caputred their second straight title with a 47-33 victory over Wood River. 

A 10-2 run by the Vikings toward the end of the third quarter put the game out of reach for the Wolverines. 

"This is the best ending ever.  Our seniors, we couldn't ask for anything more," said Middleton senior Kendra Limb.  "We couldn't ask for a better team than we had this year.  This is exactly what we wanted.  It makes us so happy to say we could finish it off with these girls."

The IHSAA Boys State basketball tournament begins March 3rd.