Centennial Gets Back on Track
The game of the weekend in the 5A SIC opener for both teams did not disappoint, as the Mountain View Mavericks protected home court and defeated Borah by the slimmest of margins winning 52-51.
After the two teams settled in, Mountain View exploded in the 2nd quarter and took a 10 point lead into the locker room behind the hot shooting of Randall Robinson. It seemed every time the Mavericks needed a big shot and the offense was wearing down, Robinson delivered and became the hero in a game where he was not expected to be.
For the top-ranked Lions, turnovers proved to be key as Isiah Wright had some communication issues with the rest of his teammates in the 4th quarter and when he threw a pass out of bounds in the final minute, it proved to be costly. Ben Tucakovic really proved why he might be the best player in the 5A SIC as he scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds. Neither team had a let down the next day as Borah beat Vallivue and Mountain View snuck past Timberline.
A game that might not have too much meaning in early December, but might be the difference in determining district seeding was Timberline's one point win at Boise on Friday. The Wolves and the Braves are both picked in the middle of the pack for the 5A SIC and judging by the way Timberline competed against Mountain View, they look like a team that will be in the mix in late February.
It will be a busy week for all ten squads as they all will play on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week.
Tune in to 630 The Fan on Tuesday and Thursday as we will be broadcasting Mountain View basketball. Tip time is at 7:30.