By Explore Big Sky Staff
BIG SKY – The Bough-Dolan Athletic Center at Lone Peak High School was filled with enthusiastic fans on Jan. 16 as both the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams defeated their West Yellowstone rivals. The boys finished with a 53-39 victory over the Wolverines, and Justin McKillop led the LPHS scoring attack with 13 points.
The Lady Big Horns’ first ever win versus West Yellowstone ended 46-33 for the home team, with Dasha Bough putting up 14 points and Louisa Locker adding 12 for LPHS.
The girls’ team came storming onto their home court against Lima on Jan. 17, with Bough (16 points) and Locker (13 points) leading the scoring charge for a second straight night, as LPHS won in commanding fashion, 57-31. Bianca Godoy added 11 for the Lady Big Horns, which improved their conference record to 3-5.
The boys’ team took the court with equal enthusiasm Saturday night notching a 64-46 win over the Bears. After the Big Horns took a 13-point lead into the half, Lima opened up the second with a 21-7 run and held a 1-point lead at the end of the third quarter. LPHS applied a full court defense throughout the fourth quarter, forcing numerous turnovers during a 29-10 run.
Sophomore Eddie Starz set a new LPHS boys’ single-game scoring record with 28 points, and senior Quinn House added a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. The Big Horns improved to 4-3 in the conference with the weekend sweep.
The Big Horns play in Big Sky Jan. 30 to take on Shields Valley and travel to Gardiner Jan. 31.