Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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.