Jordan Valley girls stampede to state quarterfinal action

Jordan Valley’s Taylor Warn, left, Emilee Burch and Regann Skinner celebrate the win and the upcoming trip to state quarterfinal action. (Submitted photo)

KLAMATH FALLS – A young Jordan Valley girls basketball team continues to power through the state tournament and is now scheduled to play in the final eight.

The Mustangs started the march with a 54-30 home victory over Chiloquin last Tuesday. 

Jordan Valley jumped out to a 28-18 halftime lead over the Panthers and held Chiloquin to 3 points in the third on its way to the win.

Regann Skinner finished with 18 points to lead Jordan Valley with Taylor Warn adding 14 and Nicole Terry putting in 13.

The Mustangs were on the road for round two, traveling to Klamath Falls to take on the fifth-seeded Triad team.

Holding the Timberwolves to 6 points in the first eight minutes of the game, the Mustangs pulled off the victory, 56-42.

The Mustang defense started the second half holding the Timberwolves to 8 points while scoring 16.

Allisyn Reynolds led Jordan Valley with 20 points and Warn had 16.

“The girls played extremely hard this past week and the desire to win our two playoff games was shown,” said Jordan Valley Coach Kelsi Skinner. “They are such a hard working dedicated team and it is so much fun coaching these girls, we are truly blessed.”

The 12th seeded Jordan Valley squad is scheduled to enter quarterfinal play on Wednesday against fourth-seeded Days Creek at Baker High School starting at 3:15 p.m.

Days Creek downed Alsea 48-39 to advance to the quarterfinals.

The winner will meet the victor of a game between 9th seeded Joseph and the top ranked team in the state, Country Christian.

The other side of the bracket sees Powder Valley taking on Hosanna Christian and Nixyaawii meeting up with Damascus Christian. 

Last year, Nixyaawii downed Country Christian, 68-39 to claim the state title.

The Adrian Antelopes grabbed third place and Crane finished fourth.