Girls athlete of the week: Caitlin Crist, Canyon Ridge
Crist led the Canyon Ridge girls basketball team to two wins this past week. On Tuesday, the senior scored a game-high 21 points in a road loss to Wood River. Two days later, she nearly outscored Jerome by herself, with 35 points (11-of-23 on field goals, 9-of-13 on free throws) in a 51-37 conference win. Crist struck one more time with 29 points in Saturday’s 46-38 victory over Buhl.
Boys athlete of the week: Slade Dill, Dietrich
Dill continued his strong season with a monster week. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-7 senior scored a mere nine points in a blowout win over Richfield, but he broke out two days later, when he scored 17 points and might have recorded triple-double in an easy win over Lighthouse Christian. Finally, on Saturday, Dill scored 31 points and grabbed 24 rebounds in a victory over Oakley.
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