Miners show improvement in buzzer beater at home

The first time Ophir Middle School took the court against West Yellowstone this season, the boys were held scoreless in the first half and had to start the second half down 0-26. On Nov. 28, back on their home court, the Miners surged late in the game and were down by just two with the score 28-30. 

The Miners had the ball with one second left, but were unable to tie the game with a final shot. 

Third-year coach and Big Sky Christian Fellowship Pastor Brian Van Eps was smiling about the marked improvement he’s seen the Miners make since the early season. On Dec. 7, they face Anderson School, which he says graduated some good players from last year’s team. 

“Anderson will be a good match up for us,” said Coach Van Eps. “That’s one of those games that will show how well we might do in the playoffs.” 

The Rural School Conference league championships will tip off on Dec. 19 at the Petra/Heritage School in Bozeman. 

—DM

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