I attended a summer basketball tournament this weekend in Wendell. I am writing this because I am furious that another private school, Lighthouse “Christian” Charter School, has loaded up another recruited roster to yank another state title in the 1A division. It is an absolute joke that this is allowed to happen. This is not a 1A roster. There are 19 year old juniors on this team that will be 20 years old when they graduate!! This team showed the poorest sportsmanship I have seen on a basketball court in a long time with showboating, filthy foul language, and extremely unnecessary physical play. The coaches and parents of those young men should be ashamed of their behavior. Before anyone thinks I am crying over sour grapes, I didn’t even have a dog in the race. I was just there to watch some high school basketball on a hot summer day and ended up leaving the tournament disgusted after watching two Lighthouse games. Truly pathetic
Rigby will be a bit different as far a the play style goes, because they have much more strength in bigs than guards, but they have the Berrett kid still, and he has the potential to score 30 a game if he needs to. It might take them a little bit of time to get back into the groove of basketball, because all but 2 of the main players played football up until a little under 2 weeks before the basketball season. They are a little bit short on guards with Taylor, Martin, and Olaveson leaving last year, but they have a lot of promise with the young guard group coming up, and the Miller kid as the point guard, who has been on varsity since a sophomore. The competition in their district this year is pretty weak, with Thunder Ridge, Highland, and Madison. Rocky Mountain and Post Falls will be tough too, but I would still give the upper hand to Rigby. Any thoughts?