The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team succumbed to Mt. Edgecumbe’s tough defense on Friday night, losing to the Braves 75-63.
The Falcons scored in streaks while Mt. Edgecumbe kept their offense steady. The Braves took an eight-point advantage in the first, outscoring the Falcons 18-10 in the opening quarter with 15 of Mt. Edgecumbe’s points coming from senior Paul Bioff. Thunder Mountain then made a big run in the second, with junior Chase Saviers’ 16 points leading to a team total of 29 in the period.
Down a point coming out of the half, Mt. Edgecumbe outscored TMHS 19-9 in the third, leading to a nine-point Braves advantage going into the final period. Mt. Edgecumbe added three points to their lead in the fourth to close the game up by 12.
Bioff led all scorers with 34 points. Junior teammate Trenton Kasayulie had 15, senior Bobby Pate had 11 and senior John Housler added 10.
Falcons junior Chase Saviers led his team in defeat with 23 points, while junior Noah Reishus-O’Brien added 10.
Thunder Mountain’s record fell to 5-12, while Mt. Edgecumbe, which competes in the 3A division,now has a 7-12 record.