Preparing for West Yellowstone
Big Horn boys face two of the toughest teams they’ll face all year
It was a battle through the first and second quarters during their January 4 home game against Twin Bridges, but the Big Horn boys lost their momentum after the half. With 2:53 left in the first quarter, a side three-pointer was secured by Big Horn number 22, Frankie Starz, tying the game 10-10 against the Falcons. The first quarter ended with a score of 24-14, Falcons ahead.
The Falcons widened the gap by halftime with a score of 41-22, Twin Bridges winning the game with a final score of 78-23.
“I think we did good, we just didn’t come out of the halftime very well, which was tough for us. We didn’t score at all in the third quarter, so we need to figure out a way to get fired up at halftime, so we don’t get that domino effect, which really hurt us,” Starz said. “But we played well in the first and second quarter. That’s what happened in the game last night as well, so we need to figure that out.” Starz also noted it’s important that the team comes together rather getting down on one another when things get tough.
Big Horn head coach Brian Van Eps said it was the kind of game which builds skill, character and a better team.
“Regardless of the scores in both the games, I told the guys we got better. These are two of the better teams we will face all season (Gardiner on January 3 and Twin Bridges on January 4). We got better and we’re getting better,” he said. “This is going to help us. These are the moments that are going to help us in the end.”
Following the recent losses. Lone Peak High School Athletic Director John Hannahs was looking ahead to the upcoming January 11 home game against the West Yellowstone Wolverines, the Big Horn’s regional rivals. “If you’re going to pick one game to come to, that’ll be the one,” he said.