Minico had a chance to win in regulation and 1st and 2nd overtime and came up short. Preston went to the line 32 times in the 4th quarter and overtimes. At the end of the half with 1.7 seconds left Preston imbounded the ball advanced it 15 feet and made a nearly 3/4 length shot and the clock started after the ball went through the hoop. At best it would have taken 3 seconds to get the shot off. They called off a game winner in 2nd overtime for Minico that looked good to me watching the tenths cycle at the time of the release. Moscow and Columbia Twin and Minico now with only two losses.
Hopefully games like this are a preview of the 4A state tournament. Plenty of teams with a shot to win it this year. Obviously Preston is looking for the 4-peat, but teams like Twin Falls, Minico, Middleton, Columbia, Century, Moscow, etc. all look strong as well. That's not even including the likes of Vallivue, BK and Idaho Falls, who are all better than their records indicate. Plenty of teams that could have made a run at state will miss the tournament all together just by virtue of how many good teams are out there. Fun to follow.
Axed sounds like you are a minico fan. Is Preston over rated sounds like minico was the better team by your comments. Heard lots of positive on Hobson and Hyde how did the teams match up last night
You are 100% right Sven and on the right night you could add Mountain Home to that mix. Preston is definately not overated. Outside of Rocky the 4a's are as good as the 5a's. Preston does not scare me any more than Twin Falls or Century. They are solid and their future is ahead of them only loosing Parker who was player of the game last night. Hobsen is a great 3 point shooter and Hyde is in the same league as Rogers Madsen Brezee and Robinette in the post. Smellie is a great point who can get to the rim and Dunn is a really good athlete. Minico's point Chandler had a really poor night with dribble penetration and has been superb. Minico has two 50+% three point shooters in Guzman and Chandler and Carpenter is elite. Madsen is just awesome and Minico has a couple of great role players who are very quick defenders in Ball and Durfee. Minico has beat BK twice Kuna Twin Falls Century and Middleton. Preston lost badly to Twin Falls and beat Century in overtime. I still think the four best teams in 4a are in the great basin. Century has a great post a very solid 4 in the sophomore and three 6'4- 6'3 bigs who can get to the rim on dribble penetration plus and excellant point in Harwell. What can you say about Twin with two 6'9" bigs in Brezee and Ball and two great guards in 6'4" Duggan a great defender and point 6'3" Faust Usteda also a terrific 3 point shooter and a kid like Duggan who they post up and get to the hole in the half court.