Both Valley Varsity girls basketball teams added to their win totals

Emalee Bugas dribbles and controls the ball as she looks for space in Mountain View’s game against Big Piney at the Rawlins tournament last week. COURTESY PHOTO/Chary Young Porter

RAWLINS — LHS and MVHS girls teams competed last Friday and Saturday at the Rawlins Winter Classic.

During the two day spread, each of the high school girls varsity teams played three times with two of the games last Saturday.

Other teams on the court at the tournament included Worland, Big Piney, Buffalo, Thermopolis, Pinedale and Rawlins. Big Piney was the only 2A conference team at the tournament. Out-powered and out-maneuvered the Lady Punchers lost all three of their games. Their first game against 3A Worland was the closest and they only lost by two on Friday.

As for the Valley varsity girls basketball teams, Lyman handed Thermopolis a 22 point loss in the Lady Eagles first game on Friday with a score of 51-29. The Lady Eagles were back on the floor on Saturday and cinched two more wins attesting to predictions they would be one of the leaders in 3A again this year. The LHS Lady Eagles outpaced Worland by 26 and finished the game with a final score of 60-34.

Their next game against the Lady Bison of Buffalo was a closer game, but the Lady Eagles took the game by eight points, 58-51. They now have an overall record of 9-1, with their only loss to 4A Natrona County.

The MVHS Lady Buffalos lost their first game of the tournament against the Buffalo Lady Bison last Friday by three, 43-40. It was close and a well-fought game, but Mountain View couldn’t make the final score tilt in its favor.

The Lady Buffalos were back on the floor on Saturday. This day proved to give the team a couple of healthy wins. They took on the Lady Outlaws of host team Rawlins, and handed the Outlaws a 21-point loss, 64-43. On the second game of the day, Mountain View went up against the 2A Lady Punchers of Big Piney. This proved to be another big win for the Lady Buffs as they won by 18, 64-43. The Lady Buffs now have an overall record of 6-3.

The LHS Lady Eagles were slated to be back on the court for two home games this week. They hosted Kemmerer in a conference game yesterday after the Pioneer’s press time and will host 4A Evanston tonight in the Eagle Lair.

The MVHS Lady Buffs go up against the 4A Evanston Red Devils this afternoon and host Rawlins, a team they bested last week in tournament play and a member of the 3A SE Quad tomorrow afternoon.

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