Bengals look good in season opener, Nicky goes off for 32

By Doug Nielsen

Nicky Vyfvinkel ate her wheaties yesterday. In fact, she ate hers and then the Cougar’s. It was the quietest full game dominance I think I’ve ever seen. In a night where most kids are so “first game” nervous, Nicky decides to put up 32 in Brighton’s first game of the season.

Don’t get me wrong. The entire team played awesome. Lilly and Annabelle put up 8 and 7 respectively… but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a 32 point beat down like that.

I hadn’t even gotten through my 3rd Diet Coke by the time she had 20. By the time I’d texted my wife the results of the sophomore game she had 25. I’m excited for this season. If Nicky can keep that up, followed by double digit production from the guards… this team is gonna be tough to beat.

Final score: BRIGHTON 61 KEARNS 45.


Bengals head to Kearns

It’s opening week for high school basketball and the Bengals will be in Kearns Tuesday night, November 20th. Games start at 3:30 with varsity finishing the night off at 7:30 PM. Some are comparing this year’s squad to Coach Pat Summit’s 97-98 Tennessee roster which went 39-0 and a NCAA Championship.

“Summit’s 98 dream team was special” Coach Nielsen said in an interview this past weekend. “I mean, I’d put this Bengal team up against anybody. Really, I mean that. The 98 team? I probably would.” 

It’s the program’s first game under legendary Coach Wood (NCAA 2k17 3rd place finish) and his trusty sidekick Coach Jesse (Tecmo Bowl champ 1994).


Special thanks to all who came out to play. We will have 4 teams. Your respective coach will be contacting you within the next week to finalize payment and practices.

All kids must have an AAU number. Please go to and get a membership. Your coach will need the AAU number for their roster.

COST is divided per player per team. Your coach will have your team’s fee. Jersey prices are still TBD.

GAMES are either Mondays or Saturdays. Games will be posted on this website but please always contact your coach for any changes, questions. Your coach will be your main contact for scheduling.

8th grade- Coach Jeni Larsen

7th grade- Azar McMaster

7th grade- Doug Nielsen

6th grade- Doug Nielsen