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Bridger girls win nail-biter at Park City, Park City boys hold on

Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 31, 2020

PARK CITY -- The Bridger girls basketball team held off Park City down the stretch of Friday's District 6C game in Park City for a 40-37 win, while the Park City boys gave up a double-digit lead before winning 55-42.

Bridger's girls jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and led 12-8 after one, but by halftime it was 20-18. Park City jumped in front after three quarters, outscoring the Scouts 12-9 in the third quarter.

The teams traded buckets throughout the fourth quarter. With just more than three minutes remaining, Bridger held a slim one-point lead. A 3-pointer by Emily Adkins extended the lead to four, but Park City would cut the lead to 38-37 with less than a minute to play.

The Panthers had a chance to grab the lead in the closing seconds, but a steal and layup by Serena Oyler gave the Scouts a 40-37 lead with less than 10 seconds to play. Park City got a 3-point attempt up to tie the game, but it caromed off the iron.

Jenna Kallevig had 15 points to lead all scorers. Kallevig was the only player in double figures.

Bridger will host Harlowton-Ryegate on Saturday. Park City will travel to Absarokee.

Park City's boys would make it a doubleheader split, as the Panthers built a 13-point lead in the first half before holding a 24-14 halftime lead.

Bridger cut into Park City's lead significantly in the third quarter, though, as the Scouts outscored the Panthers 18-10 to trail by just two entering the final quarter, 34-32.

Bridger eventually grabbed the lead in the fourth quarter, but it was for a brief moment. Ben Kessler had a crucial and-one and Tucker Johnstone buried two fourth-quarter 3s, the last of which felt like a dagger, and putting the Panthers up nine with under a minute to play.

Johnstone and Garrett McMillen led Park City with 15 points. Jake Kallevig had 13 for Bridger and Jace Weimer had 12. The boys follow the same schedule as the girls teams on Saturday.