After last Wednesday’s boomshakalaka, the NSHS boys’ basketball began their season by hosting the Maeser Prep Lions Friday night. Both the freshmen and JV teams easily won their games, but the Lions were ahead at the end of the varsity’s first quarter 15-5. The Wolves held the Lions to just two points in the second quarter while scoring 25 of their own to lead at the half 30-17. The Lions were unable to connect with the basket for the remainder of the game leaving the final score 67-32 for North Sevier.
Senior Ethan Fielding led in scoring with 25, Junior Keaton Hallows had 15 with Ryker Frischknecht 7, Keaton Rosquist 6, Cauy Williams 4 and both Kyson Bosshardt and Randy Elmer 3 each. Senior Tate Goble contributed 2 with Jacob Johnson and Greyson Bennett each a foul shot.
This week the team hosts Panguitch Tuesday, November 23 then heads to Bryce Valley next Tuesday. The Bobcats come into the game with a 1-0 record after beating Millard 56.40.
North Sevier girls’ basketball participated in the boomshakalaka preview on Wednesday, November 17 as their season begins Tuesday, November 23 in Milford. Coach Lexa Larsen has two returning seniors, Avery Smith and Gracee Johnson, and said both are looking forward to their senior seasons.
“Gracee is moving down low and has worked hard to improve her footwork and post moves. Avery has spent lots of time shooting and is working to become more of a perimeter threat. They are both great leaders and teammates,” said Larsen. “We have six juniors who all have some varsity experience. Brook Butler has been playing varsity for a couple of years now. She is a great leader on and off the court and is key for us getting into our offense. Alli Mason and Mila Torgerson played lots of varsity last year and each has improved her inside game. Our younger girls will add some much-needed depth and skill. We should be able to play faster and more aggressively on defense because of them.”
She said still has the same great coaching staff and appreciates all that they sacrifice and contribute to the program. The region has some changes this year as Monticello and Altamont returned to 1A, so Millard was added, but they’ll still play Gunnison, North Summit and Duchesne.
“We don’t have a lot of home games this year, so don’t wait to come catch a game,” said Larsen. Their first home games are Tuesday, November 30 as they host Parowan and Thursday, December 2 as they host Draper APA.