No. 3 Lyman Edges No. 4 Mountain View in Girls Basketball [VIDEOS]
The heated Bridger Valley rivalry didn't disappoint last Friday night, as the third-ranked Lyman Eagles topped No. 4 Mountain View, 39-38.
Sage Bradshaw scored 11 points and Charlsie Rose added nine, as the Eagles withstood a comeback by the Buffalos in a game that went down to the wire.
Mountain View High School was rocking despite a less than capacity crowd due to COVID.
The game was tight throughout the first quarter and was tied, 8-8, at the end of the period. Lyman dominated the second, as they opened up a 16-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes left in the first half. It was 25-11 at halftime.
Mountain View tried to pull closer in the third, but the Eagles had most of the answers. Lyman held a 36-24 lead as the game entered the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Buffalos held the Eagles to just three points, while closing the gap all the way down to one-point.
Mountain View's Jayda Kenison scored five points in the last two minutes. She had a 3-point play off a steal and then made a jumper that trimmed Lyman's lead to 39-36, inside of 90 seconds left. A blocked shot and transition lay-up by Kylee Dellinger with just under 30 seconds remaining cut it to 39-38.
After fouling to stop the clock several times, the Buffalos got a steal and called timeout with 5.2 seconds left. With a chance to win it, Mountain View ran a set play but the shot didn't go, and Lyman held on for the victory.
Kaycee Bugas led Mountain View with 13 points in the loss. Kenison and Dellinger added eight points each.
WyoPreps spoke to Bradshaw and Lyman head coach Jason Hansen after the game.
The rematch will be in Lyman on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m.