Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
BEN LOMOND 58, DELTA 45: Ben Lomond picked up the double-digit victory as Josh Hardin scored 18 points and hit two treys. Teammates Sterling Brandley and Sage Eastburn each added 11 points to the Scots' cause.
SNOW CANYON 77, PARK CITY 62: Snow Canyon had four players find the box score, led by Nate Gottfredson's 21 points, and the Warriors rolled to a first-round victory over Park City. Bosten VanDerVeur ripped the nets for 29 points with four treys in the loss.
JUDGE MEMORIAL 54, DIXIE 40: Joe Cremer had a solid performance for Judge Memorial in its victory as he scored 14 points and hit three treys. Teammate Tanner Riley added 13 points to the Bulldogs' cause while Kyle Hansen led the Flyers with a game-high 17 points including two 3-pointers in the loss.
BEAR RIVER 67, PAYSON 60: Bear River took an eight-point lead into the halftime, and held on to get the victory over Payson in the first round of the playoffs. Wade Miller poured in a game-high 30 points, 12 coming from beyond the arc, to propel the Bears over the Lions. Daniel Reno netted 26 points in the loss.
WASATCH 52, DESERT HILLS 46: Wasatch rallied in the fourth quarter to escape with a win over Desert Hills in the first round of the 3A playoffs. Jeff Murdock led the Wasps with 17 points, while Chris Johnson added 10. Ty Rutledge scored a game-high 19 points in the loss.
SPANISH FORK 61, OGDEN 57: Spanish Fork's well-balanced scoring attack, and Taylor Parker's 18-point performance helped the Dons outlast Ogden in the opening round of the state tournament. Spencer Smith led all scorers with 23 points in the loss.
MORGAN 86, CARBON 49: Morgan dominated in the first half to get the win over Carbon in the first round of the playoffs. Jake Miles torched the nets for 25 points with five treys while Cameron Skinner added 18 to fuel the Trojans.
CEDAR 58, UNION 41: Kordan Nielson led Cedar in its victory with 14 points. Teammate Mike Hourigan only scored eight points but distributed the ball well as he racked up 10 assists for the Redmen.
DAVIS 81, FREMONT 51: Davis outscored Fremont 48-26 in the second half to earn the win in region play. Jesse Wade drained four treys and scored and game-high 17 points while Abel Porter finished with 16 points and seven dimes to fuel the Darts.
WEBER 58, NORTHRIDGE 57: Weber edged out Northridge in overtime to take the victory at home. Hayden Schenck led with 17 points, seven boards and seven assists. Wyatt Beckey added 10 points and grabbed 11 boards to record the double-double.
SYRACUSE 54, LAYTON 51: Syracuse had a big fourth quarter, outscoring the visiting team 16-5, to help it attain the close victory.
HUNTER 67, WEST 64: Hunter eked out a win in a back-and-forth matchup thanks to a 21-14 fourth quarter in favor of the home team. Brandon Davies scored 27 points and hit one trey to lead the Wolverines, while the Panthers' Sunday Owda recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 boards in the loss.
KEARNS 70, GRANGER 51: Kearns outscored Grangers 48-27 in the second half to get the region win. Dayon Goodman's game-high 26 points and Tayler Marteliz's defensive intensity helped the Cougars earn the victory.
VIEWMONT 69, TAYLORSVILLE 64: Viewmont used a 25-15 run in the fourth quarter to push past Taylorsville in region play. Jarom Tye and McKay Butler combined for 45 points with eight treys to fuel the Vikings. Sidney Freeman and Jamahl Jones combined for 47 points with four 3-pointers in the loss.
JORDAN 69, COTTONWOOD 52: Brandon Pasker scored 21 points and Chandler Smith added 19 more as Jordan rolled to the road victory at Cottonwood. With the win, the Beetdiggers improve to 6-3 in region play. Jordan's Nick Schindler scored 12 points and hit three treys on his birthday.
ALTA 57, WEST JORDAN 50: Alta's five 3-pointers in the third quarter provided some steam for the comeback victory on the road. Landon Albrecht scored 18 points with three treys, and Trevor Hill added 17 points with two 3-pointers.
BRIGHTON 47, COPPER HILLS 33: Brandon Miller led Brighton to victory as he scored 20 points and hit one 3-pointer. Teammate Bryce Callahan was also solid for the Bengals as he scored eight points and hit two treys.
AMERICAN FORK 53, BINGHAM 36: American Fork went on a 15-2 run in the second quarter to give them the lead and continued the streak throughout the second half. Kyle Line led with 19 points with four treys. Brendan Bailey and Ryan Andrus combined for 17.
RIVERTON 65, PLEASANT GROVE 61: Riverton outscored Pleasant Grove 20-10 in the fourth quarter to narrowly capture the region win. Richard Worsham's 18 points and Stephan Holm's 15 points led the way for the Silverwolves. Forrest Pincock hit three treys and finished with a game-high 19 points in the loss.
LONE PEAK 90, LEHI 71: Lone Peak dominated in first half and cruised to the region victory over Lehi. Nick Emery poured in a game-high 25 points, while T.J. Haws added 19 to propel the Knights over the Pioneers. Frank Jackson ripped the nets for 30 points in the loss.
ROY 62, BONNEVILLE 57: Led by David Hadley and Brekkott Chapman, Roy eked out Bonneville in a Region 5 matchup. Hadley scored 15 points and hit three treys while Chapman added 17 points.
MOUNTAIN CREST 63, SKY VIEW 61: Tyler Crosbie hit a lay-up with one second left to lift Mountain Crest over Sky View in a Region 5 thriller. Crosbie not only hit the winning shot but scored a game-high 31 points for the Mustangs. In the loss, the Bobcats' offense was fueled by Ty Nielsen and Jalen Moore who scored 22 and 21 points, respectively.
CLEARFIELD 47, CYPRUS 45: A well-balanced scoring attack helped the Clearfield squeeze past Cyprus in region play. Kyler Moore led the Falcons with 11 points with three treys, while Jordan Nuffer added nine points to the Falcons' cause.
HERRIMAN 56, HILLCREST 52: David Maynard scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half to help push Herriman past Hillcrest in region play.
MURRAY 65, WESTLAKE 59: Five players scored in double digits for Murray which had 10 makes from behind the arc as a team. Dylan Ross and Bo Shipley led the Spartans with 14 points apiece including six treys between them.
OLYMPUS 58, SKYLINE 45: Led by Jake Lindsey and Coulson Hardy, Olympus secured the Region 7 title with its win over Skyline. Lindsey scored a game-high 15 points, while Hardy contributed 10 more in the final game in Olympus' gym.
OREM 69, MAPLE MOUNTAIN 46: Dalton Nixon was solid for Orem in its victory as he scored a game-high 17 points. Quinn Peters was not far behind for the Tigers as he added 16 points.
PROVO 53, TIMPANOGOS 49: Provo eked out Timpanogos as it outscored the home squad 15-5 in the final period. Cole Gordon and Brian Carter provided much of the Bulldogs' offense as they scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 84, SALEM HILLS 73: Five players reached double figures for Mountain View in its win over Salem Hills. Austin Kocherhans led the Bruins with 22 points including two 3-pointers. The SkyHawks' Alejandro Llamas was nearly unstoppable as he dropped 37 points and hit an astounding nine treys.
SPRINGVILLE 56, TIMPVIEW 52: Springville took control in the fourth quarter doubling Timpview on a 24-12 run. Bradley Kitchen led with 24 points and had six rebounds with four assists and two steals. Ben Johnson added 10 points with seven boards.
LEGACY PREP 71, CONCORDIA PREP 9: Legacy Prep cruised to the region win over Concordia Prep behind Kylan Gardiner's game-high 23 points and Klint Gardiner's 17 points.
OAKLEY 71, MOUNT VERNON 64: After building up an early lead, Oakley picked up the road win as it kept Mount Vernon from posting a comeback. Led by Tyler Weber, who scored 28 points and hit two treys, only four players scored for the Explorers though each reached double figures. The Patriots were led by Joseph Lin who scored 30 points and hit three 3-pointers in the loss.
MONTICELLO 90, MONUMENT VALLEY 69: After a close first half, Monticello put Monument Valley away in the third quarter, outscoring the visiting squad by 16. Jake Duncan led the Buckaroos with 23 points while teammate Gunnar Hollingsworth added 19 more.
DUCHESNE 61, MANILA 45: Duchesne notched the big road victory as it slowly but steadily expanded its lead. Kaden Moon and McKade Nielsen provided the Eagles with a one-two punch as they scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.
ST. JOSEPH 56, RICH 44: Katie Panushka hit a "miracle" three to send the semifinal game into the first overtime. She finished with 24 points, while sophomore guard Mady White added 13 points, including a 3-pointer in the second-overtime that sealed the win for the defending state champions. The Rebels were led by Alisa Petersen, who scored 20 points in the loss. Emma Peart added eight points and Alyssa Brown finished with seven. The loss means second-ranked Rich will take on the loser of the Layton Christian/Piute semifinal game.
PIUTE 58, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 55: Whitney Westwood and Kierra Gleave led a fourth-quarter comeback with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Tori Gass added 12 points and Shalyn Bagley finished with nine points. The Eagles were led by Teneshia with 28 points and Alissa Atisme added 11 points. The loss means Layton Christian will face Rich for third/fourth place on Saturday, while the win means Piute will play St. Joseph for the 1A state title at 5 p.m. Saturday.
MILFORD 35, MONTICELLO 20: Kennedy Netto led the Tigers with a 13 point game. The win means Milford will take on Manila for fifth place Saturday afternoon. Aapree Sheeran led the Buckaroos with seven points.
MANILA 50, ESCALANTE 41: Manila earned a consolation victory behind the 19-point performance of Janell Reed. Rebecca Collett added 12 points, and Emily Catron finished with 11 points. The Moquis were led by Lindsey Phillips' 20 point performance and Shelby Steed's 12 points in the loss. Manila moves on to play Milford for fifth place Saturday.
PANGUITCH 47, WAYNE 33: The fifth-ranked Bobcats advance to the sixth-place game with an impressive win over Wayne. Darri Frandsen and Taylor Bennett led the team with 15 and 18 points, respectively. The loss eliminates the Badgers, who had a great run after qualifying for the tournament with a play-in win. Wayne was led by Rebekah Rasmussen, who scored 15 points.
DUCHESNE 43, TINTIC 28: The Eagles advance in consolation play with a big win over Tintic. Mashaylee Giles led the team with 10 points, while Melissa Robinson added nine points and Shayla Giles contributed 8 points in the win. The Miners were led by Ciera Wall and Esther Pehrson, both of whom scored seven points each in the loss. The loss eliminates the Miners from the tournament.
EMERY 56, NORTH SEVIER 44: Emery overcame a 15-point deficit in the first half to rally past North Sevier, earning the victory in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Jeridi Price led the way for Emery with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Ashlynn Allred and Hannah Dyer chipped in 10 points each.
BEAVER 44, WATERFORD 15: Brielle Christensen and Hattie Snyder scored 10 points each as Beaver rolled to the 2A first round victory over Waterford. The Beavers pulled away for good with a dominant second quarter, outscoring the Ravens 19-0.
PAROWAN 48, NORTH SUMMIT 39: Chennin Benson scored 16 points and Taucia Rowley chipped in 12 more as Parowan jumped out to an early lead on North Summit in the first round of the 2A playoffs and never relinquished it.
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 41, SOUTH SEVIER 38: American Leadership played great in the first and fourth quarters, and that was just good enough to help the Eagles advance to the 2A quarterfinals. ALA led 11-3 after the first quarter, but only scored 12 points in the middle two quarters and found itself trailing 30-23 heading into the fourth. The Eagles shot the ball very well in the fourth, particularly from the free-throw line, as they pulled away for the win. Dalila Rodriguez led ALA with 16 points on 9 of 10 shooting from the foul line. Mauri Staheli chipped in with 14 points.
KANAB 57, SOUTH SUMMIT 51: Whitney Houston scored 21 points and Kaitlyn Glover chipped in 18 as Kanab edged South Summit in a thrilling first round game at Orem High School.
GUNNISON 52, SAN JUAN 39: Gunnison moved on to the second round of the 2A playoffs with its double-digit victory over San Juan. The Bulldogs built an 11-point lead by halftime, and held-off the visiting Broncos the rest of the way. Madee Christenson led the Bulldogs with a game-high 13 points.
RICHFIELD 49, MANTI 23: The Wildcats built a comfortable 10-point lead by half-time and cruised to victory from there. Megan Bean had a great game for Richfield as she scored 21 points, while Manti's Mandee Christensen scored 13 points and hit two 3-pointers in the loss.
ENTERPRISE 52, SUMMIT ACADEMY 30: Enterprise built a large lead through three quarters and breezed past Summit Academy in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Taylor Phelps, Jaycee Reber and Josie Mitchell each scored nine points for the Wolves who utilized a very balanced scoring attack.
WEST 48, TAYLORSVILLE 43: West battled back after its slow start to steal the win from Taylorsville. Maddy Murphy finished with a game-high 16 points, and Kelsey Price contributed 11 points to fuel the Panthers.
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