Girls athlete of the week: Lauren Gomez, Lighthouse Christian

Lauren was the second Gomez to set a Lighthouse Christian girls basketball record this season. The freshman scored a game-high 22 points in a 68-50 win over Hagerman on Tuesday, and 21 of those were scored via 3-pointer. Lauren’s seven 3s broke a school record previously held by her sister, Parris.

A month earlier, Lauren’s senior sister Chloe scored 37 points in a win over Castleford, setting a program record that was also previously owned by Parris.

Boys athlete of the week: Elijah Bolyard, Twin Falls Christian Academy

Bolyard put up two monster performances in as many days for the Twin Falls Christian Academy boys basketball team. On Monday, the senior put up 30 points and 10 rebounds in a one-point loss to Murtaugh. On Tuesday against Castleford, he scored 31 points and had eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals. The Warriors won that game 72-48.

Past winter athletes of the week:

Week 1: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Declo’s Keegan Duncan

Week 2: Carey’s Porter Mecham and Gooding’s Grace Parker

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Week 3: Lighthouse Christian’s Chloe Gomez and Burley’s Jace Whiting

Week 4: Dietrich’s Slade Dill and Twin Falls’ Morgan Harr

Week 5: Minico’s Taylia Stimpson and Camas County’s Trey Smith

Week 6: Minico’s Dallas Andrade and Oakley’s Rachael Mitton

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