Lyman and Mountain View varsity basketball

Valley basketball teams split wins

LYMAN — Noise echoed from the rafters at the Lyman lair Saturday night at the Lyman Eagles hosted the Mountain View Buffalos in a conference basketball game for both teams as they kicked off this year’s conference season.

The outcome of the games was a split, with the Buffalos taking the win over the Eagles and the Lady Eagles sitting on top of the Lady Buffs.

Two teams in purple and two in blue as they stepped on the hardwood Saturday night lending an air of excitement that seemed to tremble through the noisy crowd.

Lyman and Mountain View will go their separate ways this week as they take on new opponents in their march to the chance at the state berth. This week the LHS Eagle team hosted Evanston yesterday and will face the Big Piney Punchers today in Piney. Results of the Evanston game weren’t available at press time.

The varsity teams for the Mountain View Buffalos will play the Kemmerer Rangers at Kemmerer tomorrow.

Lady Eagles snag win as game winds down —

The Mountain View Lady Buffs entered the Eagle lair last Saturday to face the Lady Eagles on their home court, and the Lady Eagles won with a score of 37-34.

The Buffalos rout the Eagles in the 2nd half

“This was a big win (game over the Lyman Eagles) for our program,” Buff head coach Dustin Rees said Monday.

The Buffs came off a loss last Friday against the Rawlins Outlaws, 63-54. Jason Stoddard led the Buffalos with nine points, while Brandon Vitt added seven to lead Mountain View.

The Buffs bounced back from their loss to the Rawlins Outlaws and took the win from the Eagles in the Eagle lair last Saturday.

“We played the best 14 minutes we've played all year to begin the game,” Eagle head coach Kevin Lueck said Tuesday morning. “We lost momentum the last two minutes before half by getting into foul trouble and giving up too many offensive rebounds that put Mountain View on the free throw line.


Lyman Eagle BeauDee Bluemel on the watch as MV Buff Brandon Vitt looks for an opening down the floor. Vitt poured in 20 points in the last two games for the Buffs. Bluemel suffered a high ankle sprain during the game, which will sideline him for awhile. PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis

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