Signing Day Recap
National Signing Day can be such a whirlwind at times and initially, all of this years classes look pretty solid, but as Weber State head football coach Jon L. Smith told us, "Every coach likes their recruiting class on Signing Day. Talk to me at this time next year and I will let you know if it was a success or not." You can't help but agree with coach Smith, so we will move on to what happened in the 5A SIC Basketball race last night.
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The Borah Lions were given a scare in the 1st half against Boise High last night, but the top team in the state used their defense (big surprise) to lock down their 15th consecutive win, 53-34. The Braves scored just 11 points in the second half and Tucker Larson was their leading scorer with nine. Balance was the theme for the Borah Lions. Weber State football recruit Braden Corpus had a busy day as he stopped by Mickey Ray's in Eagle and then scored 12 points to help lead the Lions to the victory. With a win tomorrow over Rocky Mountain, the Lions will clinch the 5A SIC regular season crown.
The odds were stacked against Mountain View when two starters, Tanner Percifield and Nate Moore, were out of last night's game. With that being said, Jon Nettleton's group played their best defensive game of the season and beat Centennial 42-32 in a showdown for 2nd place. Brandon Luedtke started off slow, but carried the load offensively in the 2nd half for the Mavericks as they are now one game ahead of Centennial and hold the tiebreaker between the two by virtue of their victory of Borah in December. If Centennial wants to make it to the Idaho Center, Daryl Robertson has to start picking it up offensively. The junior was held scoreless against Borah on Saturday and scored just two points last night.
In a battle of two teams that were trying to get back on track after surprising losses over the weekend, the Timberline Wolves went on the road and beat Eagle 49-43. The Wolves started off strong and had a 14 point lead at halftime before Eagle tried to make a comeback. Grant Saetrum had a strong performance for Timberline as he put in 14 points. The Wolves are now in sole possession of 4th place as Eagle has slipped all the way back into 6th with three games remaining in the regular season.
All of the sudden, the Vallivue Falcons are starting to pick it up offensively and the results are showing in the win column. The Falcons scored 67 points last night and routed a Rocky Mountain team that was previously on a 3 game win streak. The win for Vallivue pulls them even with Rocky in a tie for 7th place with three games left to go.
In a must win game for both teams, the Meridian Warriors prevailed over Capital and all but ended the Eagles season. Meridian seems to be a different team when they play at home and that was no different last night as they won 58-45. Meridian is one game behing Vallivue and Rocky Mountain and is still on the outside looking in for the district tournament.
We will be broadcasting live from John Doe's Sports Bar in Nampa today, so come see us from 4-6 PM.