Timberline Gets A Marquee Win
When I went down to the floor to talk with Josh Downey and Jon Nettleton to make sure the starting lineups were the same as last game, coach Downey told me their top scorer, Jarid Downey, did not make the trip over to Mountain View's gym. When a team goes into the defending state champions gym, they need to be at full strength to get a win. Fortunately for the Wolves, Jordan Hall came to the rescue.
The senior who was 5th in scoring averaging around 12 points per game, erupted for 26 points to make up for the absence of Jarid Downey and the Wolves earned an impressive 57-53 win on the road. If the Timberline team that played Friday night shows up every game, they can beat anyone. Even for a team that was near the bottom of the league in defense, they kept Mountain View in check and had them out of rhythm for the majority of the game. For the Mavericks, its back to the drawing board as they are currently on a two game losing streak. Their only piece of good news is they get the opportunity to rebound against Capital on Friday night and the Eagles are currently in last place.
Bryce Feist did all he could to help the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies upset Eagle, but they fell just short as the Mustangs survived 58-56. In a night where Feist scored 30 points, the highest this year in the SIC, the Grizzlies couldn't maintain their lead in the second half. Eagle went into the locker room down by 12 at the break, but on a night where Braiden Shaw was not at his best, several other Mustangs contributed to the victory.
The balance just keeps on coming for the Borah Lions. Braden Corpus was the leading scorer in their game over the weekend as the Lions crushed Vallivue 65-50 for their tenth straight win. Corpus had 15 points and 8 assists and Ben Tucakovic chipped in 14 in a game where these two could potentially meet in the first round of the district tournament. More importantly for Borah, because of Mountain Views loss, they hold a two game lead over everyone else in the conference with 7 games remaining in the regular season.
Centennial beat Meridian in a game where the final result was not indicative of how big of a mismatch this really was. The Patriots raced out to a 25-10 halftime lead and never looked back. Coach Aipperspach had to have been pleased with another balanced effort as three Centennial players were in double figures.
Boise got back on track with a 58-46 win over Capital. In another impressive performance in a losing effort, Hunter Young scored 30 for the Eagles as he went 7 for 10 from three point range, but it wasn't enough to give Capital their 2nd conference win and time is running out for the Eagles if they want to make the district tournament. Boise distanced themselves from Vallivue for the 6th spot in the standings and barring a major collapse, will be headed to the district tournament.
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