The Lovell Mustang boys basketball squads tipped off the season as they swept the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies Saturday and split with the Greybull Buffs Tuesday.
Saturday, the Lovell eighth-grade squad defeated Rocky 45-10 in Cowley. Jared Mangus poured in 13 points for the Mustangs, and McKade Rasmussen and Blake Wilson added 10 apiece, Weston Crumrine 7, Parker Anderson 3 and JR Prosser 2.
The seventh-grade team defeated Rocky 44-16. Robert Romero and Matthew Newman led Lovell with 9 points apiece, and Owen Walker and Parker Steenbakkers added 6 apiece, Lafe Files, Kade Green and Braxton Felkins 4 each and Gavin Robertson 2.
The sixth-grade squad defeated Rocky 18-12. Owen Edwards and Brody Muller led Lovell with 4 points apiece, and Halen Strom, Cash Wassmer, Brendan Powell, Declan Mayes and Myken McArthur added 2 each.
Tuesday at home, the eighth-grade squad fell to Greybull 44-42. Wilson fired in 13 points for Lovell, and Anderson added 9, Crumrine 8, Adnan Khan 7, Jacob Bischoff 4 and Rasmussen 1.
The seventh-grade team corralled the Buffs 55-3. Green poured in 14 points for Lovell, and Walker added 12, Files 10, Felkins 8, Newman 6, Steenbakkers 3 and Kyle Wilson 2.
The sixth-grade squad crushed the Buffs 34-6. Edwards and Wassmer led Lovell with 8 points apiece, and McArthur, Muller and Powell added 4 each, Halen Strom, Cayden Fink and Hugh Carpenter 2 each.
Saturday, the seventh-graders will host Thermopolis while the eighth-graders travel to Thermopolis. The games are scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. in Thermopolis and Lovell.
Tuesday, the seventh-graders will host Cody while the eighth-graders travel to Cody. The games are scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m. at each location.
By Sam Smith