Borah Dominates Eagle to Leave Mountain View as the Only Remaining Unbeaten Team
By virtue of the Borah Lion's stellar defensive play last night, they handed the Eagle Mustangs their first loss of the season leaving the defending state champion, Mountain View Mavericks as the only undefeated team left. With that being said, don't think the Mavs win over Boise High came easy.
The Braves out played Mountain View in the first half and held a 9 point lead halfway through the second quarter. A few turnovers by Boise High allowed the Mavericks to get back into the game and Tanner Percifield made a half court shot at the buzzer to put Mountain View up by one going into the locker room. On a night where Brandon Luedtke struggled to get into double digits because of Joe Simpson's stellar defensive effort, sophomore Branson Trube rose to the occasion for the Mavs as he had 14 points just two games after he broke his nose against Borah. Mountain View should cruise Saturday against Meridian, but they will be tested again next Tuesday at Centennial.
The Borah Lions stymied Eagle right from the beginning of the game and held a 10 point advantage at halftime. From there, Borah continued to dominate behind the solid post play of Ben Tucakovic as he had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Cody Spjute came onto the scoring scene as well for Borah and if he can keep that up, it spells trouble for the rest of the SIC because that's another element the Lions would have to their already potent offense.
The battle of two desperate teams was won by Centennial as they outpaced Vallivue 62-53. Timberline took care of business against Meridian to improve to 3-1 in SIC play and Rocky Mountain notched their first conference win as they knocked off Capital 47-37.
Join us today at Beef O'Brady's from 4-6 PM where we will recap all of the high school games and talk with a few of the star players that performed well last night.