by Naabaahii Tsosie
MVHS Vs Provo
On February 24 the Mountain View Bruins faced off against the Provo Bulldogs, beating the Bulldogs 65-48. The Bruins had control for most of the game. Whenever the Bulldogs would get close to the Bruins score they would be shut down by the amazing defense of the Bruins. In the game the Bruins worked together for an awesome, fun win over Provo. Because of this victory, the Bruins will play against Timpanogos in a play-in game in order to advance to the state tournament. The first three quarters were very close score. But by the fourth quarter the Bruins began to shutout the Bulldogs. The Bruins crazies were behind the team the entire game. But by the end of the game Brigham Bateman had 20 points really helping the Bruins win this game. The Bruins next opponent is the T-Wolves of Timpanogos on Thursday the 24th.
by Josh Lindorf
As the clock ran out, Savanah Hansen drained a buzzer beater, giving the Bruins a 50-48 victory over Maple Mountain. Mountain View is now headed into the second round of state playoffs, facing Bountiful on Wednesday. The first quarter of the game was neck and neck, and the score going into the second quarter was 15-16. At halftime, Maple Mountain had the lead 27-23. During the third quarter, Mountain View struggled against the Eagles defense and could not get any shots to sink. The Bruins were behind the Eagles 37-26 going into the fourth quarter. Mountain View made a great defensive comeback, which was sparked by Allie Warner. Shots from every side of the hoop started to swish for the Bruins. With just under four minutes left, Mountain View was in striking distance, with the score 37-43. The team went into full court press mode, and the defensive pressure seemed to work because the Bruins cut the lead to 4. While the crazies were cheering on loudly, Mountain View could not be stopped. The ball stayed in Bruin territory as Allie Warner helped give the Bruins a 48-47 lead with a clutch three. Shortly after, Maple Mountain evened the score at 48 with a free throw. The Bruins were able to work the ball around until there was a time out taken with 20 seconds left. A play was set up to get the the final shot up and Savanah Hansen was open near the top of the key and let a long two pointer go. The shot went in and all of the Bruins, crazies, and fans burst into excitement, and tears of joy. Tahlia White lead Mountain View with 20 points, and Lavender Briggs added nine to give the Bruins a push. The Bruins really “showed up” today.
by Emi Cano
The Bruins’ basketball team secured an important win against Timpanogos 55-47. The boys played a good Timpanogos team and the whole team had to pull through for this win. Timpanogos trailed MV most of the game. Mountain View started off shaky with 7-0 start but bounced back and lead the rest of the game. Coach Groves’ team had a good defense the entire length of the game and shot very well from the three. MV securing this means they have a chance to go to state. The Bruins have to beat the Provo Bulldogs on Tuesday the 23rd of February at Provo. If they come out with a win they get to play a “play in” game, kind of like a wildcard in football. Mountain View is very hopeful and looking to play hard the rest of the season.
By Naabaahii Tsosie
On February 16th the Mountain View Lady Bruins faced off against their high school rivals, the Orem Tigers, and the ending score was 61-15. This was the most anticipated girls basketball game of the year because it was senior night and the Lady Bruins get to play their cross town rivalry. Now the Lady Bruins are going to the playoffs this year and are looking to make an impact there. Now the Lady Bruins ranking is going up in state, and they are in the top 10 in the state. By the first quarter the Lady Bruins already had a big lead. With the Bruin defense keeping the Tigers to 9 points during the first half. The Lady Bruins’ defense is going to play a big role on who is going to be number 1 in state. The Lady Bruins offense is a force that will be useful in the playoffs. If the Bruins keep playing like they are. The Bruins will have a big chance of taking the state championship. They play Timpanogos Friday the 19th and are looking to get another easy win.
By Michael Pimintel and Josh Lindorf
Mountain View beat Orem with a score of 51-46 in one of Utah’s strongest cross-town rivalry games. In the first half the Bruins were struggling to keep up with the Tigers. At halftime, the score was 15-27. During half-time the cheer squad, Orchesis, and Drumline kept the crowd entertained and excited. Bruin crazies cheered very loudly and helped bring a great competitive spirit to the game. Solid defense from the whole team helped keep the Bruins alive. Mountain View made a great comeback, and with 1:30 left in the game the Bruins took the lead and the crazies truly went crazy. Two clutch free throws were made by Kedrick Clayton giving the Bruins a three point lead. Orem tried to make a comeback, but did not succeed. The Bruins won and the crazies stormed the court as time ran out, making a memorable night in Bruin territory. Mountain View saw amazing support tonight, with hundreds of students cheering on valiantly. The Bruin seniors Brigham Bateman, Kent Free, Jake Holland, Brennan Lovelace, and Tyson Wilson had no better way to finish senior night.
By Josh Lindorf
After beating the Corner Canyon Chargers 54-32 on Tuesday night, Mountain View’s Lady Bruins are now (8-1) in region 7 play. The Bruins took the lead early, ending the first quarter at 19-10. In the second half, the Bruins outscored the Chargers 31-14 to clinch the victory. Tahlia White added 17 points, and Lavender Briggs had 12 points to help take Mountain View to victory. The Lady Bruins head up to Alta on Friday night, for round two against the undefeated Hawks. Mountain View also faces their rival Orem at home next Tuesday. The Bruin Crazy captains want everyone to show up, setting a goal to have 1000 crazies in attendance.
by Josh Lindorf
By Josh Lindorf
The Bruins Wrestling Team “took down” at divisionals competition this week, qualifying 15 wrestlers for further competition at state. Sophomore, Gabe Terry, and Senior, Keegan Ngatuvai, placed second in their weight class. Both wrestlers are returning state placers, looking to place again this year. Brigham Miyazawa, Harrison Riggs, and Keegan Bray all placed third in their weight classes, helping the team clinch third at divisionals competition. Mountain View has had a successful season thus far, winning the Region 7 championship, and placing third at divisionals. Coach Blevins said,” I felt great about divisionals overall. It was interesting to see how much of team-building experience it was. We didn’t have a champion, but having 15 state placers exceeded my expectations. Third place out of fourteen teams was great!”
by Naabaahii Tsosie
On the 29th of January, Mountain View Bruins squared off against the Provo Bulldogs. The Bruins were able to take the Bulldogs into overtime with a score of 55-55. The Bruins have a 7-9 record after the Provo game because of amazing shots made by senior, Brigham Bateman, and the many rebounds made by the team. Third quarter into the game, the Bulldogs defense was crushed by Mountain Views impressive offense. The game went into overtime with the Bruins scoring more in the last quarter than in the entire game. The final score was 69-63 Bruins for the win. The Bruins had an amazing game and hope to continue a successful season to qualify for the state tournament.