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The Snake River Panthers took center stage as they opened the 2013 Class3A state basketball championship tournament against the Buhl Indians on Thursday. Riding a nine-game winning streak Snake River looked to run it to 10 and that is exactly what they did, although it was a little tighter than anticipated, as they held off a furious Buhl comeback attempt before escaping with a 38-37 victory.
â€śI thought that we started the game out well; we came out and scored 17 points in that first quarter but then in the last three quarters we just went stagnant,â€ť Snake River coach Robert Coombs said. â€śWe just were playing tentative. We were pretty tight for the first game and hopefully tomorrow we wonâ€™t be as tight.â€ť
Read the print edition for full coverage of the state tournament.