OREM Mountain View's girls coach Laura Romo was not at all satisfied with her team scoring just five points in the second quarter against Orem.
So she went into the locker room and "had a little talk."
Whatever she said, it seemed to work. Trailing Orem 26-20 in the third quarter, The Bruins erupted for a 13-1 run and a 33-27 advantage.
The Tigers roared back to take a 34-33 lead but it would be their last of the game as the Bruins won a nail biter 43-41.
"It was a fun game," Romo said. "It went back and forth. This is a rivalry game so I feel lucky to have won."
The game consisted of 12 lead changes, nine ties and was especially interesting in the final thirty seconds. With 26.8 seconds left in the contest, and the Tigers trailing 41-38, Virginia Voeks hit a game-tying 3-pointer. But the Bruins immediately pushed the ball down the floor and took the lead back when Anjie Lines hit a running jump shot with 12.6 seconds left. The Tigers inbounded but were unable to get off a shot as the clock expired.
Orem coach Ross Reed was most disappointed with his team's inability to make critical free-throws down the stretch that would have put more pressure on the Bruins. The Tigers went 0-4 from the line in the fourth quarter.
"When you run your offense and can't make free throws, it makes a difference," Reed said.
Both teams got off to a sluggish start with turnovers and missed shots and was scoreless for more than two minutes at the beginning.
The Tigers led 12-10 after the first quarter and 19-15 after the second. The Tigers started the third quarter on a 7-5 run before the Bruins' took control.
Mountain View was able to win despite not having a single player reach double-digits. Megan Goodman led the Bruins with nine points and Caitlin Boswell added eight.
"We knew it would be a tough game," Goodman said. "We were really excited coming in and I think that mentality helped us."
Voeks and KT Thomas led the Tigers with 12 points each.