Varsity Extra Notebook: 5A, 4A girls basketball title games are Friday

February 14, 2014 

BOISE, MOUNTAIN VIEW EYE 5A DISTRICT TITLE

The championship game of the girls basketball 5A District Three Tournament tips off at 7 p.m. Friday at Capital High.

It will be the third meeting between third-seeded Mountain View (17-5) and fourth-seeded Boise (16-6). Both wrapped up state tournament berths with semifinal wins Saturday.

Mountain View defeated Boise 57-46 on Dec. 13, and Boise evened the regular-season series with a 69-62 victory Jan. 17.

Friday's winner will play conference foe Capital (14-9) in the first round of state, while the loser draws the District One-Two runner-up (Saturday's Lake City-Lewiston winner).

The state tournament starts next Thursday at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

SKYVIEW, MIDDLETON BATTLE FOR 4A TITLE

The Middleton girls have won the past five 4A District Three Tournament titles, but Skyview owns the top seed heading into Friday's game at 8 p.m. at Caldwell High.

Skyview (21-1) has not lost since a season-opening defeat against 5A Rocky Mountain. The Hawks beat the Vikings (16-6) 50-32 and 45-32 this season.

Friday's winner advances to state as the league's No. 1 seed and will play Burley the first round of state, which starts next Thursday at Mountain View High. The loser plays District Five-Six champ Century (17-5).

ROCKY SENIOR WINS GATORADE AWARD

Tyson Fox of Rocky Mountain is the 2013-14 Gatorade Idaho Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

The 5-foot-9, 142-pound forward/midfielder scored 25 goals with 10 assists this past season. Fox is the 2013 Idaho Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year, and is a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program.

The three-time first-team selection in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference ended his high school career with 65 goals and 25 assists.

"Tyson Fox had a fantastic year even with a very incomplete supporting cast," Borah coach Jayson Transtrum said. "In our senior All-Star game this year against the best seniors in the Valley, he scored three goals and was the best player on the field."

Fox signed a letter of intent to compete for Pacific beginning this fall.

Rachel Roberts: 377-6422, Twitter: @IDS_VarsityX

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