Both the Braves and Lady Braves basketball teams faced elimination at the 3A West Regional Tournament held at Mountain View High School over the weekend but both of them punched their respective tickets to the Casper Events Center this Thursday where both of them will also be on hand to defend their state championships from a year ago.
The Braves will face the Rawlins Outlaws on Thursday with a 12 noon tip-off time while the Lady Braves will play Worland at 4:30 p.m.
Lady Braves Regional Scores
SVHS 47 Lander 39 - Savannah Lucero led the team with 13 points while Shay Schwab hauled in ten rebounds. Shelbey Brog also scored in double figures with 11 points and had the game-high of four steals. Ashlyn Schamber had 13 for Lander.
SVHS 23 Powell 35 - Points were very hard to come by as the Lady Panthers rode the hot shooting of Kalina Smith’s 15 points to advance to the finals. The Lady Braves were led by Schwab’s 8 points and six rebounds.
SVHS 46 Lyman 39- Facing elimination against a Bridger Valley team Kenedey Brog came up big with 14 points to lead all scorers. Schwab also scored 10 points and brought in a season-high 14 rebounds in the win. Lucero added 9 points and Morgan Dana had 8 boards.
SVHS 54 Lander 46 - In defeating Lander for the 4th time this season and the 2nd time in a three day span, Schwab put on a shooting display as she hit 6 3-point baskets and finished with 22 points. Lucero had 11 and Kenedey Brog had 8. Dana added another 8 rebounds in the win which gave the Lady Braves the #3 seed from the 3A West. Keeley Garvin had 17 for the Tigers.
Braves Regional Scores
SVHS 55 Jackson 45 - After losing to the Broncs in overtime just last week, the Braves controlled the third meeting of the season between the two rivals as they led for virtually the entire second half. Bronson Muir dominated the game with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Cole Critchfield added 15 points and 7 rebounds to go with four assists. Trace Haderlie and Robby Smith each scored 9. Jeremy Shockley had 16 and Gatlin Topp had 11 for the Broncs.
SVHS 50 Lander 54 - The Tigers led for most of this game but were able to build a three-possession lead in the second half. Some poor free throw shooting left the door open for the Braves who closed the gap down the stretch but could not complete the rally. Casey Winger had the game-high of 16 points while Cooxooeli Black had 13 of his 15 points in the second half. Muir and Critchfield had 14 each for Star Valley. Reese Hiibel added 8 points, all in the second half.
SVHS 48 Lyman 36 - After two last minute rallies to beat Lyman in the regular season, the Braves led by double digits the entire second half as they eliminated the Eagles and qualified for the state tournament. Critchfield had an extremely efficient 21 points and 5 assists in the win while Haderlie added 10. Drew Rollins led the Eagles with 10 points.
SVHS 54 Powell 42 - Fulfilling a promise to get everyone into the game, SVHS Coach Tony Saras did just that in the weekend’s final contest. His sophomores answered as they extended a single digit lead into double digits. Critchfield had 13 points while Muir defied the Panther size with 11 rebounds and 9 points. Haderlie finished with 12 points as well. Powell was led by Kalai Smith who finished with 14 points. Garrett Michael had 8 rebounds.