Timberline Looks for A Marquee Win
With eight teams in the conference having a nice layoff over the Christmas holiday, two teams were treated to extra long breaks as Timberline and Vallivue decided to push their scheduled game back to later in January.
With that being said, the Timberline Wolves had a few extra days of preparation to get ready for the Borah Lions, who are currently on a 5 game winning streak where they have dismantled all of their opponents by double digits. So far this year, Timberline has beaten the teams they were expected to, but have faltered against Mountain View and Eagle. Now they will get another opportunity to make a statement as they try and knock off Borah, who has moved into a tie for first place in the SIC behind their stellar defensive play.
An interesting matchup will take place when Mountain View travels to play at Vallivue. The Falcons are dead last in scoring, but Scott Moore has had a lot of time to try and work out the kinks and he will need his team to score a bunch if they want to keep up with the Mavericks, who are currently leading the SIC in scoring. Brandon Luedtke will look to get back into double figures as he has had two games in a row where he has been held to 6 points or less.
The Boise Braves looked very good against Mountain View a few weeks ago, but consecutive losses to Borah and Meridian have sent them back to the middle of the pack. The Braves made a statement earlier this year as they held their opponents to less than 40 points per game the first part of the season, but have allowed 50 points or more five games in a row. Centennial has officially turned the corner after starting the season 0-2 and are only one game out of first place as we begin 2012.
The pieces are starting to come together for Capital, but the end result has stayed the same so far as they are winless in conference play. The offense has picked up significantly and they even out-rebounded Centennial in their one game over break so there are plenty of positives that Paul Rush is hoping will translate to wins. That will be tough to do tonight against Eagle, who will look to bounce back after a tough loss to Mountain View. The Mustangs have a stretch of four consecutive games against teams in the bottom half of the SIC, so expect them to make a push for the top spot throughout the next two weeks.
Don't look now, but the Meridian Warriors are starting to figure it out. Mike Graefe has installed his system and the kids are starting to buy in and that was evident in their win at Boise High over the break. Rocky Mountain is looking to find some consistency and bounce back after a loss to Borah over the break.
Remember, all of these games will take place tomorrow night as we did the Coaches Show one day earlier because we will be out at Beef O'Brady's from 4-6 PM in preparation for Tanner Mangum playing in the Under Armour All-American Football Game. Come see us tomorrow at Beef O'Brady's.