The Braves and Lady Braves hosted Mountain View and Lyman over this past weekend, winning all of their varsity match ups. In the process the teams have now put themselves in position to battle for the top three spots in the 3A West along with Powell and Cody who will be in Afton this weekend.
The Lady Braves are currently (7-7)(5-2) and have won six of their last eight games. The Braves are (8-6)(5-2) and are riding a five-game winning streak.
The teams will host Powell on Friday night with junior varsity games beginning at 4 p.m. The varsity girls will follow immediately afterward with the varsity boys taking place at approximately 7 p.m. (Photos provided by Aaron Jenkins)
Lady Buffs: 31 Lady Braves: 49
Freshman Savannah Lucero had a breakout game on Friday night as she dropped five three-baskets en route to a career-high of 22 points. After a 21-21 tie at halftime, the Lady Braves outscored Mountain View 28-10 in the second half. Shay Schwab had nine rebounds. Shelbey Brog had six points while Kenedey Brog and Shayla Patterson had five each.
Buffalos: 28 Braves: 61
Cole Critchfield led the way with 16 points and Robby Smith added 14 as the Braves were never threatened in a one-sided outing. Bronson Muir added nine points and Reese Hiibel had seven rebounds.
Lady Eagles: 44 Lady Braves: 50
Lucero notched double figures again as she had the team-high of 12 points while Shelbey Brog scored ten. Brog is averaging over nine points per game over the last three outings. Shay Schwab finished with nine points as the Lady Braves won their third game in a row. Taylor Limoges and Hannah Bugas led the way for Lyman with 13 each.
Eagles: 40 Braves: 42
This game was close throughout as Star Valley had their share of struggles against the Lyman defense. Meanwhile Tyson Gillies hit four three-point baskets for the Eagles who led the Braves 36-29 with under four minutes to play. Bronson Muir and a full-court press forced four straight turnovers as Star Valley outscored Lyman 13-4 in the final 3:35 for the victory. Critchfield had 15 points and Haderlie hit a pair of three-point baskets and finished with 12.