Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Feb. 10-15)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Destiny Slocum, Mountain View: The sophomore point guard wins the award for the second straight week thanks to an outstanding performance in the 5A District Three championship game. Slocum was unstoppable, scoring a game-best 32 points with eight assists, five rebounds and two steals as the third-seeded Mavericks defeated Boise 70-48 to earn the league’s No. 1 seed at the state tournament.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tristan Rericha, Riverstone International: The Otters won back-to-back games for the first time in school history with the help of their senior center, who became the school’s all-time leader in games played. In a 50-40 win against Compass Charter, Rericha had career bests of 17 points and 17 rebounds, plus two blocked shots. He recorded his second straight double-double in the school’s first ever victory over Greenleaf by contributing 13 points, 10 rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals.

WRESTLING

Kurtis Loftis, Kuna: In a matchup of the state’s top two wrestling teams, 4A Kuna downed 5A Centennial 33-29. It was Loftis’ 5-4 decision over Centennial’s Dakota Wall in the second-to-last match of the night that put the Kavemen ahead for good. Loftis then added a pin of Jordan Pendleton¬†in 1 minute, 47 seconds to help Kuna defeat Mountain Home 63-18 the following day.

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