Wednesday's boys and girls prep basketball roundups

Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 11:39 p.m. MST

American Fork celebrates as Alta High School is defeated by American Fork High School 63-60 on a last second 3-point-shot by Sadie Williams in girl's basketball Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Draper, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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Boys basketball

REGION 9

SNOW CANYON 75, CANYON VIEW 60: Both schools rallied, but Snow Canyon took the win after an incredible second half and taking full advantage of their free throws. Brayden Linde scored an outstanding 30 points including three from downtown, while Chandler Giles netted 17.

DESERT HILLS 60, CEDAR 48: After a close three quarters, Desert Hills turned up the heat and rallied for a 16-5 run in the fourth. Tyler Ott and Brandon Simister combined for 25 Thunder points.

DIXIE 45, HURRICANE 42: Dixie managed to get the best of Hurricane in the shootout, as Devin Bennett and Deshon Brown combined for 24 points.

REGION 11

MORGAN 59, BEN LOMOND 51: Boston Saunders led all scorers with 21 points and seven rebounds, and Morgan pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 23-16 run.

OGDEN 58, BEAR RIVER 42: Blake Newman had a great all around game for Ogden, most notably on defense and rebounding. Newman also scored 17 points made seven of eight from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Spencer Smith chipped in 15 of his own, including three 3-point shots.

STANSBURY 57, TOOELE 43: Stansbury never gave up the lead and took full advantage of their time on the free throw line. Stone Tia lead the Stallions with 13 points while Brek Bentley netted 11.

REGION 19

MONTICELLO 78, NAVAJO MOUNTAIN 26: Monticello started the game on a 27-0 run and coasted to the victory from that point. The Buckaroos' scoring was balanced between all players who participated, but Austin Maloy lead the team with 12 points while Chase Doucet was not far behind with 11.

REGION 20

BRYCE VALLEY 54, VALLEY 51: Bryce Valley outscored the home team 22-9 in the fourth quarter, capping off a dramatic comeback in the narrow win. Jake Pearson and Braxton Syrett combined for 31 points.

MILFORD 57, DIAMOND RANCH 52: Milford nudged their way to the win with a strong start and a productive third quarter. Braxton Davis shined on the court with 13 points including two from downtown, while Jacob Swanson netted 12.

PANGUITCH 81, ESCALANTE 35: Escalante couldn't keep up as Panguitch opened the game with a 27-10 first half. Tyce Barney wowed the crowd with 25 points including two from behind the arc, while Tom Adams dished out 15.

PIUTE 53, WAYNE 50: Cash Newby combined for 27 points, including five 3-pointers to help Piute to a narrow region win. Taylor Albrecht grabbed 10 rebounds and netted 13 points for Wayne.

NONREGION

MOUNTAIN CREST 67, GRANGER 42: Mountain Crest had the lead from the beginning and sealed the win with a powerful fourth quarter. Tyler Crosbie shined on the court with 17 points including one from behind the arc, while Famafili Pututau netted 16.

WASATCH 56, PAYSON 50: Wasatch used a 7-point lead at halftime to pace themselves for the upset win. Cale Strong netted 15 points to lead the Wasps.

MAPLE MOUNTAIN 56, PLEASANT GROVE 53: Maple Mountain got off to a slow start this season but a win on the road over PG may be a sign that the Golden Eagles are starting to right the ship. KJ Hall led the winning effort with 17 points while Nate Guymon chipped in 10 of his own. Pleasant Grove had a chance to push the game in to overtime with a good look from 3-point land but could not connect.

WEST JORDAN 91, CYPRUS 39: West Jordan continued it's winning ways with a blowout victory. The Jaguars shot a brilliant 23-for-30 from the free throw line, and teammates Jaden Jackson and Jordan Loveridge each scored 26 points.

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