Nine is arguably the loneliest number on the scoreboard.
Sure, nine gets to be on the right side of the scoreboard all the time — 19, 39, 49 — but rarely do the lights on the left get to burn a proud 9 in the presence of a crowd.
The number nine got a big hug Dec. 2 from Evergreen.
The 10th-ranked Lady Cougars scored like they were sugared up on Pop Rocks and Monster energy drinks en route to a season-opening 92-32 Class 4A nonleague victory over Battle Mountain.
“We got really good shots,” Cougars coach Ali Meyers said.