Ophir Miners fifth and sixth grade team. PHOTO COURTESY MARA MITCHELL

Lone Peak School basketball wrap-up

Both Bighorn teams had to overcome an incredible amount of adversity this year. Both teams managed to achieve a lot of great things as well as representing their school honorably. They fought through every single game and repeatedly put forth performances that they could be proud of. Great work this season everyone.

The Lady Bighorns started their week on a high note, defeating the Lima Lady Bears at home to clinch the 7 seed in the district tournament. They squared off against #2 Ennis in the first round on the road Thursday, and in a defensive struggle, fell short against the Mustangs. The single elimination format for this year’s tournament means that teams do not get a chance to march through the consolation bracket; therefore, the Lady Bighorns season came to an end. Congratulations on your accomplishments this season girls, and thank you for your hard work! T

he shorthanded Bighorns had a tough end to the season as they lost their play in game on the road in Gardiner by 15 points. This means that their season also came to an abrupt end. They can hang their hats on a number of great wins this season as well as multiple school records being broken by our seniors this year. Jackson Lang made the most 3-pointers in a single game. Michael Romney landed the record for most assists in a single game as well as most free throws. In fact, Romney finished out the season with a free throw percentage of 86 percent. Your coaches are extremely happy that they got to spend the season with you and appreciate your hard work. GO BIGHORNS!

OMS BOYS BASKETBALL

After beating West Yellowstone 32-24 and Amsterdam 23-17 the 5/6 grade boys finished with an undefeated record this season of 12-0 and are currently on a 15 game winning streak dating back to 2020. Ryan Malinowski led scoring in the last two games vs. West Yellowstone and Amsterdam with 14 and 10 supported by Miles Romney with 10. Also contributing buckets in the West game was Sid Morris, Micah Larson, Steen Mitchell, and Teagen Miller. Against Amsterdam, Steen Mitchell contributed 6, Micah Larson 5, and Nick Hoadley 2. Throughout the season, 10 different players have scored at least 10 points and 5 different players have led in scoring. The future is bright for the Miners!

The 7/8 grade team ended its season on Wednesday vs. West Yellowstone after a thrilling game. The miners led the entire game, but after a clutch shot by Henry Flach, West Yellowstone scored 5 points in the last two possessions and won by two points on a buzzer beater. Ebe Grabow, Dom Holst, and Henry Flach all led scoring with 7, Bridger Flores contributed 4, Joe Gale 2, and Oliver McGuire and Matthew Tompkins both had 1.

Great job Miners!

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