Girls athlete of the week: Saydi Anderson, Minico

Anderson had a chance to beat rival Burley on Saturday night, but her contested layup attempt bounced of the rim as time expired. The miss was one of Anderson’s few blemishes this past week. The senior led the Minico girls basketball team to the Great Basin Conference tournament semifinals with 27 points in a 49-42 win over Jerome on Thursday. In Saturday’s 46-45 semifinal loss to the Bobcats, Anderson scored a game-high 14 points.

Minico's Kobe Matsen shoots against Burley's Jackson Hill (21) during their 4A Great Basin conference game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Minico High School in Rupert.

Boys athlete of the week: Kobe Matsen, Minico

The Minico boys basketball team started the week with a 66-53 loss to Twin Falls on Wednesday, but Matsen was not the problem. The junior scored 13 points on 5-of-9 field goal shooting (3-of-3 on 3-pointers). Two days later, Matsen scored 31 points (13-of-18 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3, 4-of-5 from the free-throw line) and grabbed 16 rebounds in an 84-61 win over Wood River.

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

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

Week 7: Lighthouse Christian’s Lauren Gomez and Twin Falls Christian Academy’s Elijah Bolyard

Week 8: Minico’s Regen Povlsen and Gooding’s Grace Parker

Week 9: Dietrich’s Kade Shaw and Oakley’s Makinlee Cranney

Week 10: Burley’s Ryan Bagley and Declo’s Maddie Ramsey

Week 11: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Dietrich’s Slade Dill

Week 12: Oakley’s Jayden Palmer and Glenns Ferry’s Sage Wootan