Boys and girls basketball tryouts were held on Nov. 7th and 8th, and expectations are high for both basketball teams in their up-coming seasons.
While the boys team had an overall record of 12-11 last sea-son, the team is looking to do better in region than their 5-9 record from last year. Last year’s team graduated seven seniors, so the face of the 2017-2018 Bruin boys basketball team will look very different as they head into their season this year.
“We’ve been with Coach Groves since sophomore year, and the team has really bonded and become close over the years,” Ethan Walker said. “I’m looking forward to playing with them an-other year and I am excited to see how the season turns out.”
Mountain View girls basketball team members have been practicing for weeks and have high hopes for the state playoffs and a potential state championship this year after a strong 12-1 run in region last year.
Although last year’s team lost in the first round in the 2016-2017 state tournament last year to East High, the girls team is pushing to improve and take state this year.
“We’ve been getting better and stronger as a team,” senior Tahlia White said. “The team unity and chemistry will be better this year because we have all played together for a few years.
White continued, “This year’s region isn’t as strong as last year, but we will still have to work su-per hard and respect opponents. We have a good shot at winning state. But we still need to be pre-pared for the season.”
With this being the first year that both the boys and girls team have had the same coach all three years of high school, they are not lacking in team chemistry or goals for their respective seasons.
As students know by now, Mountain View is now in a new region with new teams to play in every sport. As part of the 4A Region 10, Mountain View’s teams will face Lehi, Payson, Salem Hills, Spanish Fork and Uintah. The only team left in the new region left from the previous region is Orem, so with a completely new region both the boys and girls team are looking to pull ahead quickly and stay on top.
No one can predict exactly how this season will play out, so support the Bruins basketball program and show up to see why MVHS is the best.