CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE STAR VALLEY BASKETBALL TEAMS AS THEY FACE PINEDALE HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12. THE STAR VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER PRE-GAME SHOW WILL BEGIN SHORTLY AFTER 5 P.M. WITH THE VARSITY GIRLS SLATED TO TIP-OFF AT 5:30 P.M. THE VARSITY BOYS GAME IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 7 P.M. THESE GAMES WILL BE UPLOADED AND ARCHIVED HERE AT THIS SAME LOCATION FOR LATER VIEWING.
The Star Valley Lady Braves (8-3) are currently ranked #3 in the Wyopreps.com Coaches & Media Poll as they try to move into the driver’s seat in the Southwest District Friday evening against the Pinedale Lady Wranglers (9-5). Pinedale defeated the Lady Braves for the first time since 1983 on January 15 in Sublette County with a 46-42 overtime effort. Star Valley is expected to be fully healthy for Friday night’s game after missing Morgan Dana, Kenadee Jenkins and Shalee Guild in the previous match up.
The Braves (10-3) will try and continue their mastery of the Pinedale Wranglers (7-8) Friday evening. Star Valley has won their last 16 meetings with Pinedale dating back to 1951. Star Valley is currently ranked #5 in the Wyopreps.com Coaches & Media Poll. The Braves collected a 56-48 win on the road on January 15 in the previous meeting.
Star Valley will host Mountain View High School on Saturday afternoon while Pinedale will travel to face Jackson Hole High School. SVHS will be on the road in Powell and Cody on February 19 & 20.
(Photo provided by Aaron C. Jenkins Photography)
Pinedale: 37 Star Valley: 65 – The Lady Braves led 24-10 at the half and 45-20 after the third quarter as they routed the Lady Wranglers in a bit of payback for an overtime loss on the Pinedale court in January. Savannah Lucero had the game-high of 14 points while Morgan Dana collected a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kenadee Jenkins also scored ten points. In all, eight players for Star Valley scored at least five points. Sheree Rule finished with 13 points for the Wranglers.
Pinedale: 58 Star Valley: 75 – An extremely crisp Braves team put together an offensive show on Friday night en route to a total of 75 points. Jake Pierson had the game-high of 24 points while sophomore Chase Critchfield scored 18. Reese Hiibel had a double-double of 11 points and ten rebounds and Chase Erickson also finished in double figures with ten points of his own. Garrett Lozier of Pinedale hit six three-pointers for the team-high of 18 points. In all, the two teams combined for 20 made shots from beyond the arc.