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.

Dietrich's Dill Slade pulls up to shoot the ball against Genesis Prep during the 1A DII state basketball championship game Saturday morning, March 4, 2017, at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS FILE PHOTO

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