Badgers face Spartans Monday for league lead, senior night

Badger seniors Josh Beazer and Hayden Stockton.

The boys’ basketball team extended their win streak to six games Thursday night against Post Falls JV, winning 69-56. The Badgers got off to a rough start, down 10-2 in the first couple minutes of play. Coach Williams called a timeout, regrouped his team and got them refocused on defense.

“Post Falls was a really good shooting team and was very disciplined on offense,” Badger coach Nathan Williams said. “It was a great match up with our younger team and I am proud of how they stuck together down the stretch.”

The timeout paid off and the Badgers went on a run themselves, building to a one-point lead after the first quarter. The Badgers continued to play unselfishly on offense and began to communicate more on defense.

At halftime the Badgers had a 3 point lead, 33-30.

The second half was more of the same, with Braeden Blackmore scoring 10 of his game high 25 points in the third quarter. In the fourth he scored another eight points and Ridge Williams chipped in eight as well to fuel a 22 point fourth quarter performance and extended the lead to double digits.

“I believe our depth as a team and focus on defense is what is helping us reach some of our goals,” Williams said. “I really am impressed with how hard the boys are playing and the unselfish play that we are consistently seeing. It is a team effort on both ends and is enjoyable to coach.”

The Badgers, 7-4 overall and 2-0 in league, host Priest River, 9-5/2-0, at 7 p.m. Monday, February 8. This game is for first place at the halfway point in league, and it’s also senior night for Josh Beazer and Hayden Stockton. It should be a great contest between two good teams.

BCSD #101 is allowing 40-percent gym capacity, 360 people, and remind everyone to maintain six foot spacing between family units or wear a mask.