Vote for the Treasure Valley girls basketball player of the week (Jan. 30 to Feb. 5)

Idaho Statesman

Help us choose the best of the best in the latest Idaho Statesman girls basketball player of the week contest.

Polls close at noon Wednesday. Read about all the candidates and their accomplishments below.

You can vote multiple times. This is meant to be a fun way to show support for athletes. This is not meant to be scientific.

Nominations are submitted by area coaches or taken from stats reported to the Idaho Statesman.

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Avery Howell, Boise: Led the Brave to a state tournament berth with two double-doubles last week. She had 24 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in a win vs. Middleton. She added 19 points, 14 rebounds and five steals in a district semifinal win against Timberline.

Demi Thompson-Lopez, Mountain View: Sank a half-court buzzer-beater to keep the Mavericks’ season alive with a 29-27 win vs. Kuna. She averaged 22.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games.

Ava Eppich, Council: Racked up 18 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block while shooting 44% from the floor in a 67-40 win over Salmon River in the district tournament semifinals.

Kyler Nitzel, Cascade: Finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a district tournament elimination game. She also scored 24 points earlier in the week.

Kimberly Zink, Victory Charter: Recorded two double-doubles last week. She had 22 points and 18 rebounds in an elimination victory vs. Idaho City. She also had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a first-round district tournament loss.

Sidney Jackson, Parma: Racked up 23 points, four rebounds and three steals in a 54-26 win vs. McCall-Donnelly that clinched the Panthers a state tournament berth.

Brielle Magnuson, Rocky Mountain: Scored 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting and added eight rebounds in a 62-46 victory against Owyhee that sent the Grizzlies to the 5A District Three Tournament championship game for the first time in program history.

Shae Olsen, Greenleaf: Poured in 28 points, six steals and five assists in a 58-31 win vs. Victory Charter in the first round of the 1A Division I District Three Tournament.

Brooklynn Dayley, Melba: Had 18 points, eight steals and three assists in a 67-26 rout of Nampa Christian to clinch a state tournament berth.

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