High school basketball: Thursday's boys and girls roundup

Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 11:50 p.m. MST

Weber / Brighton in Cottonwood Heights Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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From Lone Peak's big win in Florida, to Davis' buzzer beater over Olympus, it was a busy Thursday night of high school basketball. Here's a recap of all the boys and girls games.

Boys basketball

REGION 20

PANGUITCH 50, WAYNE 37: Panguitch took control of the second half, outscoring Wayne 26-12 to secure the victory. Tyce Barney led the way with 17 points and five boards. Kaden Figgins added 10 points including six assists.

PIUTE 75, MILFORD 47: Tyler Dalton had a solid game for the T-Birds, scoring 22 points en route to a victory. Four other players scored in double figures for Piute.

VALLEY 83, DIAMOND RANCH 66: Colby Spencer tallied 33 points with three 3-pointers while Dallen Esplin added 20 points as Valley dropped 32 points in the final quarter to pull away from Diamond Ranch.

BRYCE VALLEY 70, ESCALANTE 35: Logan LeFevre and Hunter Mecham had 12 points apiece as the Mustangs led 22-9 after the first quarter.

NONREGION

BOUNTIFUL 65, LOGAN 62: Bountiful came out firing on all cylinders and its 15-point halftime lead was too much for Logan to overcome. Sam Merrill led the Braves with 26 points including three 3-pointers.

HIGHLAND 51, COTTONWOOD 36: Highland limited Cottonwood to single digits in three quarters to earn the win.

SAN JUAN 66, AZTEC, N.M. 49: San Juan's Barkley Christensen led the way with 19 points and seven assists. Logan Meyer added 17 points with four boards.

PLEASANT GROVE 73, SPANISH FORK 50: Pleasant Grove's 20-5 run in the second quarter was too much to come back from for Spanish Fork, and the Vikings held on for the win. Pleasant Grove's Matt Conway led all scorers with 13 points.

PINE VIEW 70, SALEM HILLS 64: Pine View defeated Salem Hills in the single digit victory. Kody Wilstead had a game-high 26 points with 17 boards. Dallin Milne added 10 points including two assists.

HUNTER 47, SKYLINE 35: Led by Brandon Davies, who scored 17 points, Hunter was able to capture the road victory over Skyline. Skyline's leading scorer, Alek Johnson, scored all 12 of his points from behind the arc and they all came in the second quarter.

DESERT HILLS 58, MANTI 50: Jordan Hokanson scored 18 points, while Taylor Houston added 12 points and nine rebounds to lead Desert Hills to the victory over a gritty Manti team.

GRANGER 42, MOUNTAIN VIEW 39: Sophomore Mawein Makol led Granger to its first victory of the season by scoring 14 points and adding eight blocks and eight rebounds. Ryan Warner led Mountain View, scoring 18 points including four makes from behind the arc.

DAVIS 46, OLYMPUS 43: With the game tied at 43, Davis' Abel Porter stole the ball, drove down the court and threw up a 3-pointer for the win as the buzzer was sounding as the Darts survived a scare from Olympus to improve to 6-0. Braden Koelliker added 13 points to the victory with one 3-pointer.

JUDGE MEMORIAL 47, KEARNS 33: The Bulldogs pounced on the Cougars in the 14 points victory at home. Terrell Young and Patrick Neville combined for 25 points.

NORTHRIDGE 58, MAPLE MOUNTAIN 54: Maple Mountain was able to outscore Northridge by eight in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime but Northridge was too much in the extra period. The Knights had four players score in double digits led by Preston Christensen who scored 16 points.

OREM 78, WASATCH 48: Zach Hunsaker and Dalton Nixon scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, to lead the Tigers in their blowout win over Wasatch.

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