RICHFIELD — Perhaps the only way Enterprise's juggernaut girls' basketball team loses this season is if the players continue injuring each other.
Sophomore Anden Lyman is sporting a black eye during the state tournament, and it didn't come from South Summit — the team Enterprise beat 43-23 in the 2A semifinals on Friday afternoon. It came from her sister and Wolves star player Tressa Lyman, who elbowed her in practice on Tuesday.
Anden Lyman played through the pain, scoring 11 points in Enterprise's win over the Wildcats. After the victory, she was asked if it will come down to the Wolves' players physically taking each other out for other teams to have a shot at beating them.
"No," she said while walking away and abruptly ending an interview with reporters. "We try not to lose."
Enterprise improved to 23-1 with the lopsided victory over South Summit, and 22 of its wins have been by double digits. The Wolves have dominated because of their defense, and it continued against the Wildcats. Enterprise held South Summit scoreless in the second quarter and to two points in the third.
"We've been very consistent," said Enterprise coach Brian Phelps. "The kids are ready every night. Most teams don't get that. You usually have your ups and downs, but they've come to play every night, and worked hard in practice all year long."
Tressa Lyman has been Enterprise's go-to player throughout the season. But the Wolves showed off some depth against South Summit, as Lyman was only their third-leading scorer with six points. Jodi Williams had nine points for Enterprise.
Tressa Lyman did have a couple of thunderous blocks on defense, playing a role for the Wolves, as did the rest of her teammates on Friday.
"We talked about it at practice — our individual roles and everyone trying to step up our individual performances so we can be better as a team," said Anden Lyman. "We all stepped up and did our jobs and held it together."
Finally, the Wolves get to play for the state title again after losing to Beaver in the state championship game last season. Enterprise swept Beaver in two regular season games, winning both times by 10 points.
"We feel good about our chances," said Phelps. "We know they're a very good team. It'll be a battle, and come down to whoever executes the best."
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