New High School Tradition?
The Eagle Mustangs keep proving the doubters wrong as they moved to 5-0 last night with a one point win over Centennial in a game where head coach Tom Seifert said that it was the Mustang's "first true test" of the season. Braiden Shaw led the way again for Eagle and the schedule doesn't ease up for the Mustangs as they will host Borah tomorrow night.
There were no surprises last night with two of the top teams in the conference matching up against squads that are definitely in rebuilding mode. Mountain View beat Capital 53-36 in a game where the final score was not as indicative of how much of a mismatch this game really was. Brandon Luedtke sat the whole fourth quarter and Tanner Percifield was held under his season average in scoring, but the Mavericks still cruised to an easy win. The Eagles have some pieces in place with Cam Carlsen and Hunter Young, but if they want to compete in the 5A SIC later on in the season, they will need someone else to start scoring on the offensive end.
Borah defeated Meridian 47-36 in a game where both teams struggled to score. The Warriors tried to use a half-court trap to slow down the Lions and it worked for a while, but Borah pulled through in the end.
The Timberline Wolves used a balanced attack to hold off Rocky Mountain 57-48. The Grizzlies only had 8 points at halftime and had to climb uphill the rest of the game. Three Wolves had eight rebounds and Jackson Reed was close to a double double as he finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds.
The upset of the night was the Boise Braves going on the road and defeating Vallivue without their leading scorer Joe Simpson. Alex Rant and Garrett Jones filled the void offensively as they each had 11 points. The Braves will be tested tomorrow night when they host Vallivue. You can hear that game on 630 The Fan.
As promised, here is the video of the student section in Massachusetts starting a new tradition.