It All Begins
Make sure to scroll down for previews of the 4A all the way down to the 1A.
The 5A State Tournament will take place at the Idaho Center this weekend and it is sure to provide plenty of drama (and hopefully some last second shots).
Borah will take on Coeur D'Alene in the opener between to defensively minded teams. The matchup to watch will be Dion Watson Jr. against Isaiah Wright. Despite being 6'4, Watson runs the point for the Vikings and leads the team in scoring, but Wright is a lock down defender that has not allowed too many players to score on him this season. This matchup will be the difference on who prevails in the 1st game of the day.
Game two features two teams that are not expected to do much. Timberline comes in with a 13-10 record and Highland is a team that not many people know anything about. The Wolves seem to have adjusted to playing without Jarid Downey and the three-man combination of Grant Saetrum, Jordan Hall and Jackson Reed have provided plenty of firepower for Timberline offensively. The Highland Rams are the only representative from the East side of the state and although their head coach, Chris Frost says they have played stellar competition from outside the State, many are skeptical of if they can compete this weekend.
The team everyone is talking about, Post Falls, will start their State Tournament run against the Centennial Patriots. I said it yesterday, but it is a scary thing to write off the Patriots. They have way too much talent to not be considered a factor and if they get all of their scorers on, they could beat the Trojans. All eyes will be on Trojan pointguard, Marcus Colbert as he averages 17 ppg and will be headed to Montana State next year.
The nightcap will feature two teams from the SIC in Mountain View and Eagle. The Mavericks are the defending State Champions and with the exception of a bad 1st half against Borah, they have been playing strong as of late. As for Eagle, they had to fight off elimination twice last week to make it to the Idaho Center and will now play like they have nothing to lose.
It should be a great day of basketball at the Idaho Center and we will be broadcasting live from the "Big Barn" from 1 PM all the way until the end of the 4th game so tune into 630 The Fan all day for High School Basketball coverage. If you want to tune into the games from inside the Idaho Center, it will be 103.9 FM.