Busy week of Big Horns basketball
Wins, losses and learning
It has been a busy few days for Big Horns basketball players and fans. The Lone Peak Big Horns boys basketball team bested their longtime West Yellowstone rivals during a nail-biter of a game. Big Horns Head Coach John Hannahs explained that the Wolverines were not quite as ferocious since they were short of players. The teams took turns narrowly leading, with West Yellowstone battling back the third and fourth quarters. Still, the Big Horns eked-out a victory with solid performances from Michael Romney, Jackson Lang, Mikey Botha and Nolan Schumacher.
The Big Horns girls team did not muster a win. Slow to get on the scoreboard in the first quarter, the girls also took a hit in the third quarter. Still, they showed determination during the game and demonstrated real talent that will surely flourish with age and experience.
A first quarter sprint to the scoreboard helped secure the Big Horns varsity boys victory over Lima on Feb. 6, with Lang, Schumacher and Botha again dominating offense, this time with Tony Brester and Juliusz Shipman bolstering efforts.
The Big Horns varsity girls had an exemplary game, with Lyli McCarthy and Carly Wilson reaching double digit scoring. Evidence of their resolve, the Big Horns girls took the lead in the second quarter and did not let up. Both Big Horns teams seem to thrive when they can secure momentum the first quarter. They fell to the Ennis Mustangs on Monday.