High school basketball: Friday's boys roundup

Published: Saturday, Dec. 3 2011 10:00 a.m. MST


MORGAN 61, HURRICANE 54: Jake Miles scored 22 points while Boston Saunders chipped in with 15 as Morgan pulled away from Hurricane with a 19-8 run in the fourth quarter in a battle of quality 3A teams at the Sevier Valley Center.

COTTONWOOD 49, MURRAY 45: The Cottonwood Colts pulled out a close victory over the Spartans. Parker Swope led the way for the Colts with 11 points. Nathan Aland of Murray had 14 points in the losing effort.

JORDAN 64, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 40: With 14 second-half points by Mark Krueger, Jordan came out on top over Twin Falls. Trent Neilson and Ryan Nemelka combined for 22 points.

MANTI 68, GRAND 47: Jamen Miller scored 18 points and Quinn Nielsen chipped in with 14 as the second-ranked Templars improved to 2-0 with a victory at the Sevier Valley Center. Zak Hazlett scored 20 points in the loss for Grand.

CEDAR 49, NORTH SANPETE 34: Kyler Nielson and Trent Snow combined for 23 points to lead Cedar past North Sanpete for a victory at the Sevier Valley Center.

DESERT HILLS 76, BEAR RIVER 44: The top-ranked Thunder stormed to a 50-22 halftime lead in a dominating performance against Bear River at the Sevier Valley Center. Tyler Ott led the way with 20 points with Ty Rutledge chipping in with 15 points and three 3-pointers.

DIXIE 44, PARK CITY 39: Devin Bennett and Deshon Brown combined for 28 points as the Dixie outscored Park City 25-17 in the second half to eke out a victory at the Sevier Valley Center.

PAROWAN 43, NORTH SEVIER 40: Justin Hulet was blazing from beyond the 3-point arc, sinking five 3-pointers. Hulet led all scorers with 17 and lifted Parowan to a narrow 43-40 victory.

SOUTH SEVIER 59, NORTH SUMMIT 43: Kaden King and Race Parsons each scored 17 points to lead the Rams past North Summit. Austin Clark also came up big in the win with 15 points.

RICHFIELD 59, ENTERPRISE 52: Zak Jensen had a game high 15, with three 3-pointers as the Rebels defeated Enterprise at the Sevier Valley Center.

PAYSON 56, PLEASANT GROVE 50: Clint Bateman posted 25 points for Payson in a thrilling overtime victory. Pleasant Grove could not follow-up its strong fourth quarter with a strong overtime and fell by six.

BRYCE VALLEY 62, KANAB 53: Eddie Dunham put on a clinic as Bryce Valley defeated Kanab on the road. Dunham recorded 32 points, getting it done on the inside and from behind the arc. Conor Corry led the Cowboys in the loss with 19 points.

WEST 61, CYPRUS 45: Devin Price scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead West to its first victory of the season. Lennon Coley led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points.


RIVERTON 58, HIGHLAND 50: D McCleary and Stephan Holm combined for 41 points in the Riverton victory over Highland. McCleary led all scoring with 21 and Holm added 20. Liam Thomas proved to be a potent scoring threat for Highland with 18 points in the loss.

WEBER 63, OGDEN 50: Weber took advantage of an enormous free throw disparity, knocking down 22 of 29 at the line to fly past Ogden. The Warriors, behind Justin Nielsen and Hayden Schenck, outscored the Tigers 21-9 in the third quarter.

WOODS CROSS 52, OLYMPUS 37: Woods Cross doubled Olympus' scoring in the second and third quarters, and the mid-game surge ultimately lifted the Wildcats to victory. Sean Barton led all scoring with 13 points in the win. Brady Cowley contributed 11 points and three rebounds.

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