Jordan Valley returns its starters as High Desert basketball play begins

Harper senior players (from left) Alexis Wilson, Kylee Jager and Kassie Jordan will spearhead the Hornet attack this season. (Photo courtesy of Harper Charter School)

JORDAN VALLEY – The hoops season tipped off last week in the High Desert League, and once again several Malheur County girls teams are expected to be strong contenders for top spots.

Jordan Valley has captured league titles and had deep tournament runs in recent seasons, a trend many expect to continue as the Mustangs return their core of players intact.

“I am returning all starters from last year’s team, which is huge,” said Kelsi Skinner, head coach of the Mustang team. “My younger players also add a great dynamic to the team.”

Skinner took charge of the team in 2016 and has led the Lady Mustangs to playoffs the past two seasons . . .