BLACKFOOT â€” After trailing by close to 10 points for the majority of the game, Blackfoot made a run to cut Madison's lead to 32-30 with two minutes left in the third quarter. The Broncos didn't score from the field for another five minutes and by that time the lead and grown to 11 and the Bobcats hung on to win 53-44.
"We did some good things tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "Especially defensively. Offensively is where we need to see some improvement. We played like five individuals for most of the night instead of running our offense. I think we were just trying too hard."
Blackfoot struggled out of the gate, falling behind 9-2 midway through the first quarter. The Broncos were able to make a run and tie the game at 13 early in the second, but Madison had an answer and extended the lead once again.
"Madison is big, physical and executes well." Hale said. "They work the ball so well that they pass up good shots to get even better shots. They make you pay and when we get to the end of the season, I'm sure they will be right in the mix in 5A."
Paul Cannon led Blackfoot with 11 points and Mckye Watt added nine. Madison's Logan Lee led all scorers with 18.
The Broncos are now 0-2 on the young season and will look for that first win on Tuesday at Idaho Falls.
MADISON 53, BLACKFOOT 44
Madison 11 16 5 21 â€” 53
Blackfoot 10 9 11 14 â€” 44
Madison â€” Lyle Sutton 7, Logan Lee 18, Stockton Berry 11, Jakob Wilson 4, Logan Anderson 6, Kameron Jackson 5, Brady Dayton 2
Blackfoot â€” Alonzo Ramos 5, Paul Cannon 11, Tyler Cannon 3, Austin Campbell 4, Mckye Watt 9, Tanner Norton 6, Aaron Vail 4, Marshall Sandow 2