"A victory will soon unfold..."
by Joshua Lindorf
Mountain View held off the Maple Mountain for a 66-64 win yesterday. The victory was one of the biggest upsets in high school basketball this year. The Bruins got off to an incredible start, leading the Eagles 22-12 at the end of the first. Throughout the second, defensive intensity increased and the Eagles took the lead going into halftime 28-27. Maple Mountain started to pull away in the third, but Mountain View just kept coming back. Great defensive stops by the Bruins kept them alive down the stretch. With two minutes left, the Bruins trailed 55-56. Kedrick Clayton swished a three giving the Bruins a big push. Mountain View had control of the game and put in a few buckets to increase the lead. Maple Mountain player Kade Poulsen sank a deep three with twenty seconds left to put the score at 66-64 Mountain View. In the final seconds, Maple Mountain attempted a lay-up, but missed and Mountain View took control of the ball and claimed victory in Mountain View’s biggest upset this year. Brigham Bateman lead the Bruins with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Ricky Stafford also had 12 points and 9 rebounds to help out the Bruins.