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First round games from SIC tournament

by Transition Hoops Report

sic-round1From Capital High School (Boise, ID) two first round games of the Southern Idaho Conference District Tournament.

#2 Boise vs. #7 Timberline

In game one, Boise High School got ahead early and then held off a late rally from Timberline High School to advance. Boise was led by junior point guard Paul Pennington, who does a great job running his team. Pennington got things going early on the defensive end with multiple steals. As the game progressed, he continued to attack Timberline’s defense off the dribble and find open teammates before ending the game with important free throws.

Boise also got solid contributions from Emmett Plummer and Lucas Centeno. Plummer is a “do anything” sophomore wing/ forward that was defending bigger players in the post and getting to the boards. He created numerous extra possessions. Centeno was a pest on defense as well, using his length to get in passing lanes and creating deflections. He also hit some big 3s down the stretch.

Timberline did spark a late comeback run behind the deep shooting of sophomore Cole Alton. Alton has good size and length and showed that he is a threat on the catch and shoot.

#4 Mountain View vs. #5 Centennial

Game two was a back in forth battle between two teams that did a really good job moving the ball on offense. Centennial grabbed a two point win, led by seniors Delveion Jackson and Jaydon Clark.

Jackson was very good finishing plays on both sides of the rim, most of the time against solid defense. He got multiple put backs by hitting the offensive glass and knocked down key free throws toward the end.

Clark did a great job running the team from the point. He was constantly under control and knocked down several 3-pointers when left open or coming off screens. He has a good looking stroke that has you believing it will go in anytime it leaves his hands.

Brooks King also had a big impact on the game. King knocked down some big shots and also hit the game tying and game winning free throws.

For Mountain View, it was Jalen Galloway and Cameron Howard leading the way. Galloway showed a nice touch around the rim with some good footwork and also showed that he can defend outside the post when needed. It was fun watching he and Jackson match up with different styles of play.

Howard made his impact late in the game, knocking down some 3-pointers and jumpshots that kept the Mavericks in contention.

All four teams will play again on Saturday. Boise and Centennial have advanced the semi-finals and will qualify for the Idaho State Tournament with wins. Timberline and Mountain View will need wins on Saturday to stay alive.

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