PARK CITY – The Bridger girls basketball team recovered from a slow start and survived a late Park City rally to beat the Panthers 36-28 on Friday night.
The start for both squads mirrored the temperatures outside as Bridger led 11-6 at halftime.
Both teams picked it up out of the locker rooms. Hope Buessing got hot for the Scouts, while Alyx Grabowska kept Park City afloat with some tough buckets down low. Bridger led 24-14 after the third quarter.
The Scouts opened up a 13-point lead at the start of the fourth after a 3-pointer from Emily Adkins. Adkins led Bridger with nine points on the night.
The Panthers then stormed back over the next couple of minutes. Park City cut the lead down to six points and had the chance to make it a one-possession game with just less than three minutes to play.
That’s when Desiree Jones Scott made the biggest play of the night. The senior read the pass, stepped in front and headed the other way for the layup plus the foul.
That play silenced the crowd and ended the rally as Bridger survived the scare.
The Scouts remained undefeated in conference play with the victory.
The boys took the court right after, and it was all Park City all of the time. The Panthers jumped out to a 15-2 lead after one and never looked back as they ran past Bridger 52-25.
Park City did not slow down after the fast start. The Panthers led by 14 at the break and outscored the Scouts by 13 points in the second half.
Connor McNeil led all scorers with 14 points, while Garrett McMillen added 10 for the victorious Panthers.