A Bridge Too Far for The Scouts

By 
Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Below, Brandon Klaassen, Bridger, shoots for 2 against Froid-Medicine Lake.

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Photo courtesy Scott Campbell Photography
Baylor Pospisil, Bridger, bags 2 points against Froid-Medicine Lake.

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Photos courtesy Scott Campbell Photography
Above, Lucius Payovich, Bridger, looks for a path passed the Froid-Medicine Lake defense.

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Bridger's Cooper Frank let's fly at Twin Bridges. Cooper scored 7 points against them.

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The Bridger Scouts unbeaten run came to a halt at the State Class C tournament in Lockwood last week. 

The Scouts came into the arena with a stunning 20-0 season record but came undone to Twin Bridges who finished 2nd in District 12 and were eventual State C runners up. 

Twin Bridges wasted no time against the Scouts zooming into an impressive 38-16 lead by the half. 

On paper these two teams were evenly matched judging by their season records, Twin Bridges stood at 20-2. 

Bridger fought back in the third, winning it 14-10 but the pressure unleashed from their opponents saw Twin Bridges round out the night with a 15-10 4th quarter to win 63-40.

Bridger’s Baylor Pospisil led in scoring with 15 and 2 rebounds, while Jace Weimer scored 12 points and got 3 rebounds. Cooper Frank added 7 points with Chance Goltz and Lucius Payovich on 3 each.

The defeat sent Bridger up again Froid-Medicine Lake, winner of their District 2 table with a 19-5 record, in a loser out game. 

Again Bridger faced a blistering start from their opponents, looking down the face of a 36-13 score line by half time. 

With a mountain to climb Bridger did well to get points back, winning the 3rd quarter 19-18 but by then the damage had been done and the Scouts succumbed in the 4th, 12-9, for a final score of 66-41. 

Pospisil maintained his lead in the top scorers poll with 17 with Frank and Brandon Klaassen on 6 points, C. Goltz 4, Weimer 3, and Zentner 2.