District Championship Games in Idaho Set State Seeding

by Transition Hoops Report

Rocky Mountain (ID) vs. Capital (ID)

Capital remained unbeaten at 23-0 on their way to the 5A Southern Idaho Conference tournament championship game. It was tight all the way and came down to a free throw by Derrick White (6'1 PG 2015) with 3 seconds to go to get Capital the win. Logan Skurdal (6'2 SG 2015) and Kekoa Nawahine (6'3 SF 2014) led the way for Rocky Mountain.

BAM2014SpringWhite was aggressive all game on offense with strong drives to the basket, getting to the foul line and hitting the three.

Meanwhile, Talon Pinckney (5'4 PG 2016) was a spark off the bench. Capital had a tough job replacing Keegan Hansen in the lineup, who was out as a precaution following a mild concussion earlier in the week. But they did it by committee. Pinckney harassed players on defense all night. And Hodges Bailey (6'0 SG 2017) was very active on the glass on both ends.

Skurdal was getting it done on both sides. He really showed that he is a balanced player. He can still hit the three but he thinks the game well. Defensively he was solid and he was great finding open teammates around the basket.

Athletically Nawahine can compete with about anyone and he was active most of the game. We really took notice of him last year during the state tournament and he'll have the chance to build on that next week. You can see why Boise State signed him for football.

Bishop Kelly (ID) vs. Skyview (ID)

Bishop Kelly took home the 4A Southern Idaho Conference tournament championship with a decisive victory over Skyview.  Big man Ryan Matunas (6'6 C 2014) was a steady force inside and Tyler Allumbaugh (6'0 PG 2015) and Luke Meyers (6'3 PF 2014) played well on the perimeter.  Skyview was led by Holton Hyde (6'2 SF 2015).
Matunas blocked shots, gathered tough rebounds, and finished strong inside.  He is a physical presence in the paint. 
Allumbaugh showed off great range.  He hit several 3's and made hustle plays all game.
Meyers rebounded strong and was versatile.  He hit a couple 3's and went hard to the rim in transition. 
For Skyview, Holton Hyde finished strong around the rim. He also hit some mid range pull up jumpers.  Hyde played hard from start to finish.


Kuna (ID) vs. Nampa (ID) 

In the early game, Nampa played their way into the 4A state tournament with the win over Kuna.  JD Schutt (6'0 SG 2015) led the way for Nampa and got quality contributions from Tyler Hamlin (6'2 SF 2014) and Blaine Roberts (6'2 SF 2015).  Shawn Stanley (5'8 PG 2014) kept Kuna in the game.
Schutt is a very efficient scorer that shoots a really high percentage.  When he chooses to fire he normally knocks it down and has range beyond the 3 point line.  He hit multiple 3's and knows how to get contact and get to the line where he is an incredible free throw shooter.
Tyler Hamlin and Blaine Roberts added perimeter jumpshots and great defense.  They both got several deflections in their half court trap. 
Kuna's Shawn Stanley played extremely hard and kept the game interesting with 3's and crafty finishes inside.  He has a really tight handle and is a very good decision maker and leader. 

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