BV girls ball

Larry Neilsen’s Boyer Valley basketball team opened its season on Monday night with a 55-40 victory over Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto/CO-U at Dunlap.

BV led 34-18 at halftime.

The Lady Bulldogs then upped their lead to 22 points at 48-26 to start the fourth quarter.

Leah Cooper paced BV’s attack with 19 points, adding six rebounds and three steals.

Talia Burkhart chipped in with 13 points and six boards. She netted 11 of her 13 in the first half after sinking 7-of-13 free throws.

Katelyn Neilsen buried three, three-point baskets for nine points to go with a team-high 11 boards.

Taylor Klein tallied seven points and nine boards. Addie Wood had four points and three steals.

Marie Hanigan finished with two points, four boards, four steals and two assists.

Kylie Petersen also had one point, five boards and three steals for the Lady Bulldogs converted 20-of-36 free throws.

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