Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Feb. 3-8)

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Destiny Slocum, Mountain View: The Mavericks won their first two games in the 5A District Three Tournament to advance to the championship game for the second year in a row. In the first round, Slocum had 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 45-23 win over Borah. The sophomore point guard then had 23 points, six assists, four steals and two rebounds to help the No. 3 Mavericks edge No. 2 Centennial 50-47. Mountain View’s win over Centennial in the semifinals assures the Mavericks a spot in the state tournament. They play Boise at 7 p.m. Friday at Capital High for the district title.


Keshawn Liggins, Middleton: The Vikings maintained their half-game lead in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference with two wins last week. Liggins contributed 22 points, 11 rebounds, five steals, five assists and one blocked shot in a 58-51 victory against Columbia. The senior guard dropped a season-high 39 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, three assists and one blocked shot in a 64-55 win over Mountain Home. Middleton is 14-4 overall and 13-1 in the 4A SIC.


Kaleb Tackett, Columbia: The Wildcats won the team championship at the 25th annual Weiser Invitational over the weekend. Tackett, a senior, won an individual title at 113 pounds to improve to 33-5 this season. In the championship match, Tackett upended No. 1 seed Fransico Barrera of Ontario, Ore., with a 12-5 decision. Barrera is the reigning 2014 Rollie Lane champion.

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