Madison played probably their best game of the season Wednesday beating Highland 80-33 in Pocatello.
Madison got hot from behind the arc early with Taden King hitting five three-pointers in the first quarter to give Madison a 31-11 lead.
The Bobcats didn’t slow down much in the second quarter. In the second quarter they scored 19 points and were up 30 points by halftime. They also head a 26-point third.
“We challenged (our players),” Schwab said we said, “‘It’s a week away from the district tournament. It’s time that we start showing who we are and just come out and play. Our guys responded and played the most complete game of the year.”
After the third Schwab put in his subs.
“I like Highland’s coach a lot so I wasn’t going to play starters in that fourth quarter if I didn’t have to,” Schwab said.
Taden King led Bobcats with 27 points all in the first half, Wesley Jensen scored 16 points and Braxton Pierce scored 10 points.
Schwab is happy his team played well but doesn’t think they’re peaking quite yet.
“What I would really like to think is that we’re going to get more consistent in the next couple weeks,” Schwab said. “I told our kids, ‘we’re not seeking perfection, we’re seeking progression.’ We just want to keep progressing.”
Madison’s next game is today against Rigby. When the teams met up in Rigby a couple of week ago the Bobcats fell 57-54. Rigby is 19-1 on the season and Madison is 14-6. The only conference loss between the two team’s was Madison’s at Rigby.
“I think (it’ll take) bringing the intensity that we brought tonight to bring the defense and just the understanding of what our game plan is and what we’re trying to do,” Schwab said. “I thought last time we took a couple of shots at times that were not the shots we wanted at that time. But if we bring the intensity that we brought last week when we played them and I like we had tonight it should be a fun game against Rigby. They’re ranked number 2 in the state for a reason. It’ll be a great test for our boys.”