The Foresthill Wildfires varsity boys team finished the first half of league play with a 3-2 record. “We believe we’ve set our self up to finish the season on a very strong note” said Coach James Kuykendall. “With four league games remaining after our victory over Delta a league title is still attainable. We’ve battled injuries and illnesses unlike any I’ve seen as a coach and we’ve become stronger as we fight through the adversity.”
League game action in order of most recent:
At Delta on Janury 26 — All eight guys currently suiting up scored and Foresthill won in a tough environment.Though we had some ups and downs the players came through in the 4th quarter to clinch the win. Cody Mackay was crucial in disrupting the Delta offense while Wyatt Ralston hit three triples on his way to 11 points. Matt LaPorte came up huge with 16 points and 11 boards including several crucial free throws in the 4th quarter. Joey Misuraca came up with a momentum changing play by taking a charge early in the 4th quarter. Benji Nieves added 12 points and 8 rebounds while Emerson Miles added 9 points. The final score was 55-46.
At Forest Lake on January 22 — Playing without two key players the Wildfires came up short in their bid to knock off the Falcons. Ralston led the team in scoring with 14 and LaPorte added 12. Wildfires kept it close for awhile but eventually ran out of gas and made too many errors falling to the host team 62-48.
Sacramento Waldorf January 19 — A highly anticipated matchup as both teams entered the game undefeated in league. Foresthill played great defense in the first half and had the lead at halftime 26-22. Unfortunately the 3rd quarter wasn’t as kind to the host school and Foresthill was unable to recover from their poor play in the 3rd. The game ended with Waldorf clinching a 54-44 win. The Wildfires had three players score in double digits with LaPorte and Miles scoring 12 a piece and Miles having 11.
At Victory Christian on January 15 — Only seven players suited up and all seven scored. The game went back and forth but the Wildfires put together a strong 4th quarter to pull out a 60-55 win. Nieves had a big game with 17 points and 8 rebounds while LaPorte added a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Emerson Miles played tremendous defense on a very talented player and 12 points and 9 rebounds. Ralston finished with 8 points including a big 3 in the 4th and Tanner Borbe added 6 points.
At Woodland Christian January 12 — Foresthill 55-50, Benjie Nieves had a huge game 25 points and 17 rebounds. LaPorte had 10 points and 8 boards while Miles had 7 and Ben Holbrook had 6 points.
Delta January 8—First league game Foresthill got the win 51-33. Nieves had 15 points and 17 boards while Miles also had a double-double 14 points and 11 boards. Ralston had 13 points and LaPorted added 7.
- 1/29 at Sacramento Waldorf
- 2/2 vs Woodland Christian
- 2/4 vs Victory Christian
- 2/9 vs Forest Lake