Idaho Select Basketball

Recaps from 5A SIC semi-finals

Borah vs. Timberline

For the Borah Lions, Jeremy Jones and Jordan Wright got them off to a great start, hitting big shots and making all the right passes. Timberline struggled to get any good looks. By halftime Borah was up 25-13 at halftime. The lone bright spot for the Wolves was Marcus Graham, who scored 9 of the team’s 13 points. He would finish with 19.

Borah continued to stay methodical on offense in the second half, unfazed by changes to Timberline’s defense. Though the Wolves would make a run early in the fourth quarter, Ben Tucakovic and Austin Scott finished it off with multiple 3-pointers. Borah won 63-45 and advances to the district championship game on Friday. Timberline will face Vallivue tonight.

Centennial vs. Mountain View

The old saying “it’s hard to beat a team 3 times in a season” seemed to be true as Centennial put the past behind them and grinded out a 53-35 win.

The first half was tight. Centennial used balanced scoring while Percifield was Mountain View’s main weapon, scoring 16 of their 22 first half points. Aaron Maffey led the Patriots with 10 first half points.

But in the second half, the Centennial defense clamped down, allowing Percifield only 1 point in the half and holding Mountain View to 2 total points in the fourth. The Patriots, meanwhile, were content to work the clock on offense. This is when their point guard, Patrick Manning, is at his best. He found big man Faruk Huskic inside or rhythmically knocked down outside shots.

Centennial advances to the district championship game against Borah on Friday. Mountain View will take on Eagle tonight.

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