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ZagNative
12-12-2009, 06:26 AM
...to lead all scorers and go with four assists and four blocks.

Idaho Press (http://www.idahopress.com/?print=true&id=28460)

Hawks win another thriller
Bruce Mason
Saturday, December 12th, 2009

NAMPA Pressure-filled excitement seems to go hand-in-hand with the Skyview High boys basketball team at least when facing a fellow 4A juggernaut. After all, the Hawks won three state tournament overtime games last year, en route to winning the championship.

So it was only fitting Friday night when the Hawks, the top team in the state's 4A media poll, battled to the wire against second-ranked Twin Falls, trading baskets in the final minutes like heavyweight boxers trading punches. And in the end, again, it was the defending champions who were left standing, this time with a 71-66 victory.

Never underestimate the power of experience.

"The five (players) that we had in at the end, they were with us last year for all those state tournament games," said Skyview coach Aaron Sanders, whose team improves to 4-1. "Those five down the stretch played awesome."

Skyview junior guard Kyle Dranginis led all players with 30 points to go along with four assists and four blocks. Senior forward Matthew Clark had 14 points and 13 rebounds and senior guard Terrell Rowe scored 13 points in the Hawks' win.
And, they struggled to contain Dranginis, who drained long-range 3-pointers en route to his big night.

"I think if we haven't been in that situation before in past years, we would've panicked," Dranginis said. "We're a pretty experienced team when it comes to those close games."

Box Score for Skyview from magicvalley.com (http://magicvalley.com/sports/article_2cf1de32-9ed5-5285-9590-68a9ee4e5aa6.html):

Gropp 0 2-3 2, Austin 1 4-4 6, Dranginis 9 7-8 30, Rowe 6 0-0 13, Clark 7 0-1 14, Cook 1 0-0 2, Rudder 0 2-4 2, Timmons 1 0-0 2. Totals 25-44 15-20 71.

3-point goals Twin Falls 8 (Peterson 3, Harr 2, Pederson 2, Lancaster); Skyview 6 (Dranginis 5, Rowe). Rebounds Twin Falls 37 (Peterson, Jardine 11); Skyview 37 (Clark 13). Assists Twin Falls 16 (Harr 4); Skyview 16 (Clark 5). Total fouls Twin Falls 21, Skyview 20. Fouled out Lancaster.
We need some new pics this year! This one's from last year:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Recruits/2011%20Recruits/Dranginis/2009-03-07KyleDranginisSkyviewPocat.jpg

Have another good game this afternoon against Minico, Hawks!

(AverageJoe tells us: "Skyview plays Minco High School at 12:30pm (real early afternoon game) on Saturday .... Minco features 6 players over 6'6". One player is 6'10" and one is 6'8". Should be another real test for Skyview."

ZagAddict
12-12-2009, 06:56 AM
Congrats to Kyle... a long range shooter like Kyle would be a great compliment to GU's backcourt.

I didn't hear much about his visit last weekend for the Wake Forest game. Was that considered an official visit by NCAA rules? Did Kyle get a chance to practice with the team? Just curious, I'm hoping we're tops on Kyle's list. I get nervous with these types of recruits... the BCS schools always seem to be lurking in the shadows.

BobZag
12-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Kyle is really stepping up. Tonight is another tough test against Minico. Very impressed with this kid.

It was an unofficial visit. Official visits can only take place when a kid begins his senior year in August or September.

ZagNative
12-12-2009, 09:03 AM
I think I've read Kyle's played some pick up with the guys in summer or something.

ZagNative
12-13-2009, 09:35 AM
From the Idaho Statesman (http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/v-print/story/1007619.html), the report of last night's game:



SKYVIEW 72, MINICO 57

Kyle Dranginis had a near triple-double with 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, Skyview made 80 percent of its free throws and the Hawks cruised to a nonconference victory.

Minico13121715-57

Skyview20191617-72

Minico (record not provided)-Edgar Espinoza 1 point, Mark Leon 2, Coltin Johnson 19, David Fennell 2, Bronson Miller 15, Casey Christensen 2, Kade Miller 2, Kevin Jurgensmeier 13. Rebound leader: Leon 7. Assist leader: Leon 3.

Skyview (5-1)-Travis Gropp 5 points, Luke Austin 2, Kyle Dranginis 24, Sam Cook 4, Matt Rudder 8, Terrell Rowe 13, Matthew Clark 12, Andrew Timmons 4. Rebound leader: Dranginis 8. Assist leader: Dranginis 9.

BobZag
12-13-2009, 09:39 AM
Wow. Not much else to say.

MickMick
12-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Offer him now before the PAC 10 comes calling.

BobZag
12-13-2009, 10:46 AM
Offer him now before the PAC 10 comes calling.

+1

Just imagine Dranginis and Bell, Jr. in the Zags' backcourt together. That'd be Bouldin and Gray all over again, or Dickau and Stepp...

CaliforniaZaggin'
12-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Offer him now before the PAC 10 comes calling.

You read my mind, Mick2.