The Mountain View Buffalos girls’ basketball team will feature a little more size than in recent seasons, which they hope leads to more success.

The Buffalos were 22-7 last season and reached the 3A state basketball tournament but went 0-2 for the third straight year. Mountain View had a 3-3 record in the 3A Southwest Quadrant and placed fourth at the 3A West Regional tournament.

They return one all-state player in McKinlee Covolo. As a sophomore last season, she averaged 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Covolo shot 57 percent from the floor, which led Class 3A, and added 1.5 blocks per game.

WyoPreps visited with Covolo and senior Mylie Micheli to preview the upcoming prep basketball season. They touched on how practice is going, how the team is different with its size compared to some recent years, what it’s like to play for head coach Jessica Moretti and more. We did chat with Coach Moretti to get her perspective on how preparation for the season is going, how different her squad will be with more size, trying to take the next step up to compete for a title, and more.

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The Buffalos are on a run of making the state tournament for five straight years, but they haven’t won a first-round game since 2019. They have also dealt with injuries to key players over the last few seasons and are hoping to get past that in 2024.

Mountain View plays in the Brider Valley Tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to begin the season.

State 3A Basketball Tournament Day 1

State 3A Basketball Tournament Day 1

Gallery Credit: Frank Gambino

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