Head coach of the undefeated Mountain View Lady Buffalos Basketball team, Jessica Moretti took some time on Friday to discuss the season and how the 3A Southwest division is stacking up this year. The Buffalos have their work cut out for them this season sharing a conference with both Lyman and Pinedale who both sit at just 1 loss a piece so far into the season and were undefeated at the time of the interview, but thus far Mountain View has been up to the task, sitting at an impressive 12-0 at the season rolls onward.
“We’ve hit the ground running you know at 9-0 and that really keeps the motivation up” Coach said in regards to her feelings on the teams start but also added that she believes she wants to see the teams shooting percentage increase in the coming weeks “We lead the 3A in rebounding but I would like to see the ball go in the first time”. That is certainly a helpful factor for the team thus far though is despite the teams lower shooting percentage than they would like they have a lot of length up front and their state-leading rebounding has obviously helped their offense in getting multiple chances.
Those multiple chances have led the Buffalo to a conference-best 55 points per game scoring this season and on the other end limiting opposing second chances has let them hold opponents to just 28 points per game thus far a massive gap between the 2. The dominance has been fully displayed all year long as the Buffalos have only played 3 games this season that ended within single digits of their opponents and have not played a single game all year that ended in a 1 possession victory.
“Every has great athletes and everyone has great coaching staffs as well” Coach added in regards to the sheer strength of the conference this year as the 3A Southwest looks to be a grueling gauntlet this season for everyone involved. While Lander Valley may be having a down year, as previously mentioned Pinedale and Mountain View rivals the Lyman Eagles lurk with their 9-1 records, and Coach Moretti believes the big game atmospheres throughout the year will be great for her team.
The team also plays 3 sophomores with substantial playing time this season which is arguably one of the most impressive parts of this team is that normally a team showing this level of dominance is filled to the brim with seniors and a few juniors maybe and overwhelming opponents with experience, this team though has a very bright future on top of their dominance this season. After the interview, the Buffalos went on to win all 3 of their games over the weekend with the closest outcome being 26 points and boosted their record to 12-0 now as they look ahead to Rawlins this coming Saturday.
The full interview can be found below: