Bridger Valley Pioneer | The tire season started last week in Valley
BRIDGER VALLEY – Notes for Mountain View and Lyman last week at the Bridger Valley tournament have led both schools into their 2021-2022 basketball season.
The tournament, hosted by the Valley, brought several teams together to hone their skills on the hardwood. The ladies from Lyman and Mountain View have taken their games to the extreme and scored three wins.
In the latest WyoPrep poll of coaches and media this week, the Lyman Lady Eagles took the top spot in 3A. In the second ballot they received 14 votes for first place. Douglas stayed in second place and the Bearcats got the other five votes in first place. Mountain View moved up two places to third place in the new ranking. After a 3-0 start last weekend, the Pinedale Wranglers jumped to fourth place in the poll. Lander fell two places to fifth in the poll. Newcastle fell out of the top 5.
The Lyman Lady Eagles start 3-0 in the Bridger Valley basketball tournament with wins over Cokeville, Big Piney and South Fremont High School, Idaho, according to LHS head coach Jason Hansen earlier this week.
The Lady Eagles team will play Laramie, Cheyenne South, Natrona County and Torrington in the Flaming Gorge tournament this weekend.
The MVHS Lady Buffs also played their three games during the tournament. They defeated Farson-Eden, had a 64-point blowout against Wind River and ended in a 14-point win over Cokeville.
Mountain View also competes against opponents at the Flaming Gorge Classic in Green River this weekend. Their first game was against South (Cheyenne) yesterday and against Kelly Walsh tomorrow, with a third opponent to be announced.
Due to their performance last weekend, Lyman and Mountain View take first and second place in the 3A SW Quad with 3-0 records. Pinedale is on their heels and also has a 3-0 record. Kemmerer is on the low end with a 0-4 record, still looking for a win.
As for the boys’ teams at the BV tournament last week, the Eagles had two wins and one loss. They beat both Cokeville and Rich County (Randolph, Utah) by scoring 76 points in both games and keeping their opponents at 35 and 51 points, respectively. The game against Ririe, Idaho, wasn’t so one-sided and the Eagles lost by six points.
As for the MVHS Buffalos last weekend, their first game was a thriller as the Buffalos took the win in extra time by two points (58:56). Their second game against Little Snake River / Bags was a 45 point win. Next up was the game against Ririe, Idaho, which meant a defeat for the Buffalos with 11 points. Their last game against Farson-Eden turned out to be a strong win with 26 points.