Boys and Girls Basketball Face Brighton

Alta’s Basketball has jumped into the season with some great matches.


Jett Lundberg grabs the ball

Ian Ackermann, Sports Editor

Out on the court the Alta hawks are playing hard! This Tuesday, both the boys and girls team put their skills to the test with  two matches against Brighton!

For the Alta’s Varsity Boys, it was their first home game and they took away a victory of 80-68. Brighton led in the beginning of the first quarter, but Alta bounced back quickly and maintained a lead for most of the game.

“I think our biggest strength was playing together playing as a team,” notes Coach Travis Ohrn. “We shared the ball a lot and making those shots against their 2-3 zone defense was huge.”

“It was a good game,” adds Hayden Hudson. “We accomplished what we needed to do, and we could definitely score!”

It was a fast paced game, starting a two win streak for the team after their win against Stansbury.  Alta scored five 3-pointers, two of them scored by Dylan Smith. Defensively, Coach Orhn worries that “we can’t give up that many points”, although we did have four good blocks on Brighton.

Overall the Varsity Boys are taking this season head on, and their work is showing. Coach Ohrn is optimistic about the season and believes that by “just taking it game by game…we can see a lot of success”.

The Lady Hawks team had an away game at Brighton. They lost after a tough game of  48-39. However, the team still fought strong, leading the game all the way into the 3rd quarter. They worked well together, pulling off 5 assists, but unfortunately struggled keeping the ball with 10 steals from Brighton.

Although it was a tough loss, there were some impressive achievements in this game.

“Sadie Gardner had a double double with 12 points and 10 boards,” Notes Coach Gustafson. “Becca Weber went 2-2 on her treys and pulled down 8 boards, and  Brinlee McRae scored 14 with 8 boards, 2 assists, and 3 steals.”

“Our passes were strong,” adds Team Manager Kymora Te’o. “But our weakness was our communication.”

The Lady Hawks learned a lot from this game and are looking forward to improving throughout the season.

Alta Boys team stands for the National Anthem