The Lady Braves (4-7)(2-2) came up just short in a 25-23 loss to visiting Evanston on Friday night while the Braves (5-6)(2-2) pulled away for a 57-44 victory to avenge a loss to the Devils two weeks ago.
The junior varsity girls won 32-28 and the junior varsity boys won 30-27.
The SVHS basketball teams host the Jackson Broncs (6-7)(2-3) and Lady Broncs (2-11)(2-3) this Friday night in Afton. The varsity girls are slated to tip-off at 5:45 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Evanston Lady Red Devils: 25 Star Valley Lady Braves: 23
Alli Barker was the only player to hit double figures in the game as she led her Evanston squad with ten points and eight rebounds. Pearl Marquez added six and Haily O’Neill finished with five points and seven rebounds. Shay Schwab led Star Valley with seven points, Morgan Dana added six and Kenedey Brog had five including a three-pointer at the buzzer. Shelbey Brog had the team-high of five rebounds. It is the first time Evanston has swept the Lady Braves in the season series since the 2007-08 season.
Evanston Red Devils: 44 Star Valley Braves: 57
Star Valley and Evanston dueled into the fourth quarter with multiple lead changes before the Braves were able to use a 19-9 fourth quarter to pull away for the victory. Alek Johnson led the Devils with the game-high of 17 points. Brock Ehlers and Cole Revelli each chipped in seven points and Gavin Whitaker had six. Just six players made it into the scoring column for Evanston compared to eight for the Braves who were led by sophomore Reese Hiibel and his 16 points. Senior Trace Haderlie had 11 points and six assists and Cole Critchfield netted ten points. Hiibel also led the team with seven rebounds. Star Valley and Evanston have split their season series for the past three years but it was the road teams pulling out the victory in the previous two school years.