Jordan Valley girls return to state tournament after 18 years

The Mustangs girls are back home after appearing in the final eight at the state 1A tournament. (Enterprise file photo)

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 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, named player of the game for Jordan Valley, had 10 points . . .