Idaho State Girls Basketball Tournament (Day 1)

This week I am covering the Girls Idaho State Basketball Tournament for   Photographing the State Tournament requires a lot of hours.  The drive to Boise from Northern Idaho requires a lot of hours behind the wheel, photographing at least 4 games a day requires a lot of time behind the lens and then after the games are finished the editing requires many late night and early morning hours in front of the computer.  State takes a large investment of time but the quality of play combined with the drama and emotion of the tournament is a recipe for a very fun and exciting three days of basketball.  Here are a few highlights from the games I covered on day 1.

Tri-Valley Titans (37) vs. Carey Panthers (46)

Nicole Gomez, Carey

Victoria Branch, Tri-Valley

Summit Academy Patriots (56) vs. North Gem Cowboys (27)

Nicole Wemhoff, Summit Academy

Shycole Simons, North Gem

Filer Wildcats (37) vs. Marsh Valley Eagles (66)

Sierra Koyle, Filer

Shaylyn Brown, Marsh Valley & Katie Hughes, Filer

Priest River Spartans (50) vs. Fruitland Grizzlies (48) – Double Overtime

Miranda Clinton, Fruitland

Ambrea Cuellar, Fruitland & Jill Weimer, Priest River

Karly Douglas, Priest River

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Sandpoint vs. Lakeland 02/14/2012

The IEL 4A District Tournament began Tuesday as the Sandpoint Bulldog Boys Basketball team traveled to Rathdrum to take on the Lakeland Hawks.

Mathew Burgstahler, Sandpoint

Aaron Spencer, Lakeland

Ryan Schwartz, Sandpoint

Tyrel Derrick, Lakeland

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