Congratulations to all the 12 Idaho Select players that were selected to their classification’s all-state teams.
5A First Team – Matt Grooms (Rocky Mountain), Cody Spjute (Borah), Clark Wilkinson (Highland)
5A Second Team – Austin Andreasen (Highland)
4A First Team – Alec Meyerhoeffer (Twin Falls)
3A Player of the Year – McKay Cannon (Shelley)
3A Second Team – Wyatt Johnson (Teton)
2A Player of the Year – Mitch Orme (Firth)
2A First Team – Michael . . . → Read More: Idaho Select All-State Selections
With a competitive opening day at the Fruitland Christmas Tournament, several players emerged that fans in the Treasure Valley (and Baker City) will want to keep their eyes on. CLICK HERE for game recaps.
It was great to get two very competitive games (Baker vs. New Plymouth and Fruitland vs. Emmett). Close games always bring out the best players and give them an opportunity to shine when it matters most.
But don’t let the top . . . → Read More: Close games bring out the top players
From Idaho Falls, the Hillcrest Knights hosted the Rigby Trojans in front of a great crowd and fun environment.
Rigby started hot on 3-pointers from senior Jenner Heyrend and the inside play of senior JonRyheem Peoples. But Hillcrest never panicked and continued to execute their offense and apply pressure on defense. The upped their pressure in the second quarter with a half course press and built a 36-25 halftime lead.
Hillcrest’s experience really show in . . . → Read More: Tough free throw Knight for Hillcrest nearly costs them a win
Players in Idaho and much of the northwest (such as Wyoming, Montana, northern Nevada and eastern Oregon) suffer from the same problem – lack of exposure to college programs. Often the best players never get to be seen because they play in a small town or in an area that colleges never get a chance to make it to. This can make the basketball recruiting process very frustrating.
But there are ways to get your . . . → Read More: Basketball recruiting: game film and highlight reels
Navarro (Vallivue) scores 19 in loss to Bishop Kelly; Stanley scores 15 and leads Kuna to win over Capital
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Connor Meyerhoeffer (Twin Falls) scores 24 in win over Idaho Falls
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It was a back and forth game from Capital between the Capital Eagles and Kuna Kavemen. Both teams ran good stuff and executed well on offense. But in the end, it was Kuna that made more winning plays, hitting big shots and getting more loose balls. They took the win 53-44.
Kuna was led by senior Cameron Francis and junior Shawn Stanley. Francis’ game may look a bit awkward, but he scored in a variety . . . → Read More: Kuna closes out Capital for win
Dennis (Centennial) scores 11, hits game winner over Bishop Kelly; Bruneel’s double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) leads Rocky Mountain past Nampa
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Late scores from Friday – Saetrum (Timberline) leads Wolves past Middleton with 13 points; Thomas (Cole Valley) scores 22 in win over Nyssa; Vander Esch’s double-double (18 points, 13 rebounds) leads Salmon River past Highland of Craigmont
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. . . → Read More: Player News, Friday, November 30, 2012
For Centennial, this was a chance to remain undefeated. For Bishop Kelly, it was a chance to get their first win of the season.
Centennial came out fast and grabbed an early 9-2 lead. But BK answered with a 12-1 run to end the first quarter behind 10 points from junior Luke Meyers. From there it was back and forth and the half ended with Centennial up 24-23. BK was able to neutralize Centennial in . . . → Read More: Hunter Dennis last second 3 gives Centennial win over Bishop Kelly
Lado (Columbia) sets school record versus Meridian with 23 rebounds
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Lado (Columbia) goes for big double-double (23 points, 23 rebounds) in OT win over Meridian; Spjute (Borah) scores 25 to lead Lions past Kavemen; Dennis (Centennial) leads Patriots to win with 22 points (and the early candidate for Dunk of the Year)
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From Eagle, the Mustangs and the Bishop Kelly Knights opened their seasons in a 5A vs. 4A Southern Idaho Conference match up.
Eagle jumped out quickly behind 2 quick 3-pointers from junior guard Jacob Talbot. Eagle would run the score to 10-2 before BK settled down.
The Knights used a combination of pressure man to man, a 1-2-2 zone press and some half court zone. Initially, it helped keep the Mustangs off balance and keep . . . → Read More: Season opens in Eagle with Mustang win