Cutthroats conquer MVCA
Court openers for boys
School Cutthroats were in a conquering mood last Tuesday when Magic Valley
Christian Academy came to Sun Valley for the season-opening boys’ basketball
games in the Fish Tank.
Sparked by 19
points by John Hayes and 17 points by Jim Fairchild, the Cutthroats trailed only
once and fought hard for a 67-55 non-conference win. Fairchild added 9 boards as
coach Mike Wade’s Cutthroats out-rebounded MVCA 37-33.
It was a solid
team effort for The Community School (1-2, 0-0 league).
Hayes (3 steals,
4 assists) had 7 points in the first and 7 points in the third as the ‘Throats
extended their 35-23 half-time lead. Hayes poured in three of his team’s five
In his first Sun
Valley game, Dylan McIlhenny chipped in with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and
3 assists. Another all-around player was captain Ethan Weston (5 points, 8
rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists).
added 6 points and 6 rebounds, while Bret Watson had 6 boards. Luc McCann
contributed 5 points including a 3-pointer. Cody Griffith (13 points) led MVCA.
(15 points, 7 rebounds) was on fire from the outside with three 3-pointers, but
the Cutthroats (29% field goal shooting) couldn’t hit timely shots and fell
50-45 at Hansen. Turnovers (28) didn’t help in the team’s first road game.
rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists) tallied 9 of his game-high 18 points in the third
period as the Cutthroats erased a three-point halftime lead and went ahead
35-33. But the host Huskies won it at the free throw line, hitting 9-of-13 in
"It was a
fun game, back and forth and very tight," said coach Wade.
out, Fairchild (4 points) led the way with 11 of the 40 Cutthroat rebounds.
McIlhenny added 4 points, 11 boards and 3 assists. Sonneland and Weston each
scored a bucket, and Watson had 4 assists. Ryan Verway (13 points) topped Hansen’s
Monday night the
Cutthroats continued their solid play by nearly pulling off a win in a tough
place to win—Oakley’s gym. But the Hornets (2-1) held off the ‘Throats
Hayes tallied 19
points, Fairchild 17 and McIlhenny 15. Drew Detwiler contributed with 4 points
and Sonneland added 3. Ammon McBride’s 19 points including three 3-pointers
played Murtaugh Tuesday and host Shoshone Friday.