BUTTE — The Falcons of Twin Bridges and the Eagles of Manhattan Christian tip off in the Western C boys basketball divisional tournament semifinal round Friday at 5 p.m.
Both Twin Bridges and Manhattan Christian are undefeated this season, but unfortunately only one will move onto the divisional championship Saturday, while the loser would have to play its way back through a challenge game to take the second spot from the Western C.
Both squads cruised to easy victories Thursday in their first-round games and have dominated opponents all season long. However, Friday’s matchup is surely going to be the best competition either team has played all season, and the players are well aware of that.
“They’re good, they’re not one to take for granted. They got the big kid (6-foot-6 Caleb Bellach) down low and they’re going to do the same thing. They’re going to look for the extra pass and they’re going to play scrappy,” said Falcons forward Daniel Kruer. “We just have to come out, use our heads, really just get down and play basketball.”
“Well, obviously, Twin Bridges is a great team. We are very confident that we’re going to go out and win, but we think we need to play well and obviously stop some of their key players in order to do that,” said Eagles guard Caidin Hill.
The winner between the Eagles and Falcons will face the winner between Arlee and Gardiner in Saturday’s Western C divisional championship game, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.