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Post Falls Stops Eagle For 5A State Title

The Trojans (22-4) beat Eagle (24-2) 68-60 to win their first state boys basketball championship since 1964. (Game story coming from SportsLink.) Priest River (22-3) beat Salmon (20-6) for the boys’ 3A title, 79-65. (You can read the game story by Jordan Rodriquez/SportsLink here.)  In the 4A title game, Twin Falls (24-3) beat Moscow (18-7) by 52-37. The Idaho Statesman provides scores from all the boys’ tournament games from the Idaho Center in Nampa here.

Post Falls 68, Eagle 60: A Hill helped Post Falls High School reach the summit after a 46-year climb. A junior on a team with eight seniors, starting point guard Connor Hill provided the spark Saturday night’s 5A boys’ basketball state championship effort. Post Falls’ 68-60 triumph snapped Eagle’s 19-game winning streak and brought the Trojans their first boys’ basketball state title since 1964 and third overall. “I just don’t think that Southern Idaho respects Northern Idaho basketball,” Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. “I just truly believe that they think that we’re a bunch of small towns up north and we aren’t as skilled as basketball players/Jon P. Brown, SportsLink. More here.

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