Boise Opens Up Conference Play With A Dominating Win
Originally on the schedule, all ten teams from the 5A SIC were to open their conference season on Friday night. For one reason or another, Boise High made the short trek over to Capital last night in a battle of two teams that were picked by the coaches to finish in the bottom half of the coaches poll.
Both teams were slow out of the gate as they both failed to reach double digits by the ed of the first quarter. Fortunately for Boise High, having four starters coming back from last years squad worked to their advantage in the second quarter as they built a 12 point lead by intermission. Playing at home seemed to inspire the Eagles as they came out of the locker room and brought the game to within single digits after the third quarter, but the Braves outscored them 18-5 in the 4th quarter for a convincing 56-34 win.
Boise's Joe Simpson led all scores with 20 points and Ben Showalter chipped in 14. Capital's leading scorer was Gavin Beck with 8 points.
The final non-conference affair between Borah and Bishop Kelly took place on Tuesday night and after watching those two teams in person, I can see why they are both picked to win their respective leagues. Borah's size will be tough for anyone to defend and Isaiah Wright was an absolute treat to watch and I can understand why he is the talk of the SIC despite being just a sophomore.
We will be broadcasting live at Beef O'Brady's on the corner of Eagle and Overland tomorrow to officially tip-off conference play and the marquee matchup is #1 Borah at the defending state-champion Mountain View Mavericks. Other games on Friday night are Boise High going to Timberline, Vallivue at Capital, Rocky Mountain at Centennial and Meridian at Eagle.
Come join us at Beef O'Brady's tomorrow between 4-6 PM and be sure to stay tuned to 630 The Fan for extensive High School basketball coverage throughout the season.