CALDWELL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Lighthouse set the tone early, by getting big man Kon Ajang into foul trouble in the first quarter. The 6'9" post from Genesis Prep still dropped 23 points.
The Lions took advantage and at one point built a double digit lead.
Lighthouse led 32-25 at the half, but saw their lead dwindle in the third, when the Jaguars outscored the Lions, 15-7.
But Lighthouse pulled away forcing the Jaguars to have to foul and they hang on for the 56-53 win.
Tyler Munsee had 24 points in the win, he explained, "how we're going to be eventually facing Genesis Prep, we just had that in the back of our minds, summer drills. we got to this point. It is crazy how this all ends up."
"We talked about defense and rebounding, they have two guys over 6'8, but we had to come in and play no matter what, you have to box out, defend and rebound. Johnny Hillman was out for them, but we did our job tonight," exclaimed head coach Tony Standlee.
Lighthouse faces Covy Kelly and the Garden Valley Wolverines at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in the 1A DII state championship at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.