The Thunder Mountain boys’ basketball team finished off its regular season after dropping a pair of weekend games in Petersburg.
The Vikings knocked off the Falcons 61-49 Saturday after winning 66-48 on Friday.
Coach John Blasco was not pleased with his team’s intensity in the opener, a game he said Thunder Mountain was never in.
“We had a very slow start to the game the entire first half, and we were flat-footed and lethargic,” he said. “We competed in the second half, still losing 36-32, but in terms of our intensity, we stepped it up.”
Matt Seymour led the Falcons with 17 points.
Blasco said the team played much better Saturday.
“Our intensity level was much higher for the whole game and I was quite impressed with our bench, which instantly stepped up when we got into early foul trouble.”
Four players had two fouls within the first five minutes of the game, Blasco said.
The losses dropped Thunder Mountain to 4-20 on the year, but Blasco is confident about the Falcons’ chances heading into next week’s Southeast Conference Tournament at JDHS.
He said if Thunder Mountain can play a complete game, it has a shot to win each night.
“After Friday night I would have said yes (about going into the tourney demoralized). But after tonight, I got what I asked for from the kids and I think we just weren’t able to play our game to the level we could have given the struggles with the foul trouble.
“But I’m actually very pleased with the way we competed the whole game. A 12-point game that was actually very tight the whole time, and I’m feeling good with the level of momentum we have going in.”
Ben Jahn led TMHS with 11 points.
The Falcons play the loser of the blind draw at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday.