EMERY 64, MANTI 59: In a game that featured major momentum swings, Emery enjoyed the last swing in the fourth quarter as it held on for the 2A first round victory at Orem High School. Dillon Wilstead led Emery with 17 points, while Dawson Jensen added 16 and Bailey Faimalo chipped in with 12. Jamen Miller led Manti in the loss with a game-high 25 points.
WATERFORD 64, ENTERPRISE 55: Waterford played great defense and survived a late Enterprise rally to pull off the 2A first round upset at Orem High School. Alex Millet led the way with 18 points, with Mufi Hunt adding 17 points and a whopping 16 rebounds. Enterprise was led in the loss by Dayce Truman, who led all scorers with 31 points.
SOUTH SUMMIT 46, KANAB 43: South Summit used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Kanab for the first-round victory at Orem High School. Beau Rydalch led the way for the Wildcats with 20 points.
GUNNISON 46, RICHFIELD 38: Nik Roberts scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Gunnison withstood a late push by Richfield to claim the 2A first round victory. Leading the entire game, Gunnison briefly fell behind at 28-27, but closed the third quarter on a 7-0 run to regain the lead. The Bulldogs maintained that lead the entire fourth quarter. Richfield's Brandon Willardson led all scorers with 18 points.
SUMMIT ACADEMY 70, BEAVER 66: Ashton Richards poured in 31 points on five 3-pointers as Summit Academy earned an impressive victory over Beaver in the first round of the 2A state tournament. Rashaan Griffin added 10 points for the Bears. Braxton Williams scored 24 points to lead Beaver in the loss.
WASATCH ACADEMY 62, SAN JUAN 27: Four players scored in double-digits for the Tigers in the win over San Juan, including Cody John who led all scorers with 15 points, and Insa Kaba who contributed a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. In the loss, Barkley Christensen led the Broncos with 10 points.
SOUTH SEVIER 68, MERIT ACADEMY 42: Race Parsons made history during South Sevier's easy 2A first round victory over Merit Academy on Saturday night. The senior came into the playoffs with 1,996 career points, and he easily passed the 2,000-point mark with a whopping 36 points, becoming just the sixth player in state history to reach 2,000 career points. Parsons moved into a fifth-place tie with Spanish Fork's Robbie Reid (1990-1993) on the career scoring list with 2,032 career points. Gunnison's Gary Hill (1959-1963) owns the state record with 2,283 career points. Spanish Fork's Randy Reid (1986-1989) is second with 2,191 career points. Ben Lomond's Kurt Miller (1983-1987) with 2,153 points and Highland's Mike Maxwell (1975-1979) with 2,098. South Sevier will likely play three more games this year, which means Parsons will likely surpass Maxwell for fourth-place all-time.
NORTH SUMMIT 56, PAROWAN 42: The Braves advanced in the 2A playoffs.
ST. JOSEPH 39, PIUTE 29: The Jayhawks repeat as 1A state champions with a win over the T-birds in Richfield. Katie Panushka led the way with 18 points, while Mady White added 11 points.The T-birds were led by Kierra Gleave and Whitney Westwood, who each scored 10 points.
RICH 60, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 33: The Rebels were led by Alisa Petersen's 15 points in their third-place win over LCA. Cami Lamborn and Emma Peart added 13 points each. The Eagles finished in fourth with the loss and were led by Teneshia Davison's 15 points.
MILFORD 39, MANILA 31: The Milford Tigers earned fifth place in the 1A state tournament with a win over Manila. The team was led by junior Kennedy Netto, who scored 12 points, and senior Tia Florence, who scored 10 points. The loss means Manila takes seventh place. The Mustang offense was led by Janell Reed, who scored eight points, Ashlee Hullinger, who scored seven, and Rebecca Collett, who finished with six points.
PANGUITCH 55, DUCHESNE 26: The Bobcats earned sixth-place with a victory over Duchesne. Darri Frandsen led the young team with 25 points. Whittni Orton and Chesney Campbell added eight points each.The loss means the Eagles finish in eighth place. Mashaylee Giles led the team's offense with 11 points.
BEAR RIVER 56, SPANISH FORK 48: Jordan Theurer led the Bears with 27 points, and Terrell Fridal and Alyssa Park each contributed eight points and eight rebounds in the win over Spanish Fork. In the loss, McKinley Brinkerhoff had 14 points.
CEDAR 70, UINTAH 40: Tara Shipp led the Cedar attack with 16 points, and the home team finished the game on a 23-10 run to oust Uintah from the 3A playoffs.
DIXIE 51, JUAN DIEGO 39: Dixie turned up the pressure in the second quarter by outscoring Juan Diego 14-4, and the visiting team handed Juan Diego just it's third loss of the season. Caroline Lantor and Kelsey McCann each scored 14 in the Flyers win.
CARBON 35, STANSBURY 33: Shelby Cornforth put up the game winning basket with five seconds remaining, via the assist from Katie Basinger to lift Carbon over Stansbury in the first round of the 3A playoffs.
SNOW CANYON 61, JUDGE MEMORIAL 57: Snow Canyon beat Judge Memorial in the first round of the 3A playoffs. Megan Leavitt led the Warriors with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
DELTA 33, OGDEN 28: Delta gained the win in the first round of the 3A playoffs after a hard-fought battle with Ogden. To lead the Rabbits, TaNeil Clayton had 22 points, including three 3-pointers.Comment on this story
MORGAN 54, NORTH SANPETE 42: McKenzie Schenk led the Trojans with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds to secure the win over North Sanpete. In the loss, Keisha Jorgenson led all scorers with 16 points, including two 3-pointers.