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Back after 18 years, Mustang girls are out

After a celebration at the High Desert tournament, the Jordan Valley girls basketball team is out of the state tournament after two losses. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Valley School District)

BAKER – The Jordan Valley girls basketball team ended the run for a state title Thursday in its first state tournament appearance in 18 years.

The Mustangs lost 58-50 loss to Days Creek on Wednesday in quarterfinal play and lost 54-32 to Joseph Thursday in consolation play.

 In the first game, the Days Creek Wolves outscored the young Mustang team in every quarter of the game, going inside for 24 of the team’s 58 points.

Jordan Valley never led in the game, but stayed competitive with 76 percent shooting from the free throw line.

Taylor Warn led the Mustangs with 15 points. Kiana Quintero . . .