Scouts Split the Weekend

Photo by Robin Smith

The Bridger Scouts have had an up
and down year so far this season.
Whether it was a win over the Absarokee
Huskies, or a close loss to Park
City. The Scouts have just been looking
for a set of games that can define their
season, and set them on the right path
before the district tournament.
On Friday, the Scouts took on the

Fromberg Falcons and took another
step forward in their progression as a
team. The game started out as a dog
fight with neither team being able to
get any separation. The first quarter
ended with the Falcons holding on to a
slim 12-10 lead, and they would cling to
that lead going into the locker room at
halftime with a 21-20 lead. The third
quarter however would be the beginning
of a complete change in script.
The Scouts got their footing, and
really found their offensive mojo, going
on a 20-8 run, finishing the third quarter
leading 40-29. The Scouts weren’t
done, they finished off the game keeping
their foot on the gas, and keeping
up the defensive intensity. The Scouts
would go on to win by the score of 61-35.
Scouts senior Tryston Matt led all
scorers with 18 points, while Miles
Guenthner paced the Falcons with 11
points of his own.
With the Scouts win over the Falcons,
it looked like they were starting to
find their stride, but would have a
major road block ahead on Saturday
when they would have to travel to Plenty
Coups to take on the Warriors. Anybody
familiar with Class C basketball
understands just how difficult it is to
win in Plenty Coups, no matter how
good the Warriors are in that particular
year. The Scouts got off to a terrific
start, managing the crowd, and keeping
the offensive pace with the Warriors.
The Scouts would finish the back
and forth first quarter trailing only
19-17. In the second quarter however,
the Scouts would get an edge, finding a
way to contain the Warriors all while
keeping up their scoring output. Going
on a 22-13 run, the Scouts would finish
off the half with a 39-32 lead. Basketball
however is a game of runs, and the
run the Warriors would go on in the
third quarter, would end up being the
Scouts' undoing.
The Warriors defense would amp up
their intensity, and hold the Scouts to
single digit scoring, while putting their
foot on the gas on the offensive end of
the floor. The Warriors would go into
the 4th quarter leading 54-46, and
wouldn’t look back as they finished the
game winning by the score of 79-65.
Tryston Matt and Sam Pfiefer led the
Scouts with 19 points apiece, while
Trent Goldsberry added 18 points of
his own.