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Four District III teams move on to championship games

Four District III teams move on to championship games
(KBOI) - District III started the Friday with eight teams remaining in the Idaho Boys State Basketball Tournament, half of them made their way to Saturday's title games

Three of the four teams in the 5A semifinals are Treasure Valley schools, so it's no surprise to see an all-Treasure Valley state championship games. Borah will try to defend last year's title against Mountain View in the 8 pm (MTN) game at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

Skyview started the 4A tournament with much of the hype, but their title trek ends at the hands of the defending champion Rigby Trojans 51-41 at Borah High School.

The Fruitland Grizzlies had won two-straight state titles, but this time around they don't have Boise State football signee and probable MLB draft pick Joey Martarano's athleticism to fall back on. Snake River took advantage, ended Fruitland's three-peat dreams, and got revenge for last year's championship game loss to the Grizzlies.

The Pilgrims of New Plymouth needed overtime, but found a way to get past Firth for a chance at a state title in 2A. They'll take on Grangeville in the 1:40 pm (MTN) at Idaho Center.

Liberty Charter won their first state tournament game on Thursday, but couldn't follow it up with their second. Kamiah ends their tourney journey with a 58-43 loss.

Salmon River won the state football championship in 1A D2, and many of the same players will try to do the same in basketball. They've combined to score 141 points in their first two games of the tournament, and will play Nezperce at 9:30 am (MTN) Saturday.

Here's a complete recap of Friday's state basketball action:

5A
Semifinals
Borah 62, Mountain View 53
Rocky Mountain 51, Highland 48
Consolation
Capital 54, Lake City 46
Madison 56, Post Falls 49

4A
Semifinals
Moscow 57, Twin Falls 55
Rigby 51, Skyview 41
Consolation
Bishop Kelly 67, Burley 41
Emmett 58, Century 55

3A
Semifinals
Shelley 66, Filer 52
Snake River 50, Fruitland 37
Consolation
Buhl 76, Timberlake 69
Sugar-Salem 46, Payette 30

2A
Semifinals
Grangeville 54, West Side 41
New Plymouth 53, Firth 48, OT
Consolation
Declo 50, North Star Charter 35
Soda Springs 66, Cole Valley 65

1A DI
Semifinals
Butte County 43, Genesee 32
Kamiah 58, Liberty Charter 43
Consolation
Notus 64, Clearwater Valley 57
Shoshone 54, Grace 32

1A DII
Semifinals
Nezperce 53, Kendrick 41
Salmon River 65, Carey 48
Consolation
Dietrich 77, Mackay 74, OT
Sho-Ban 55, Kootenai 45