High school basketball: Thursday's roundup


Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 11:50 p.m. MST

Boys basketball


EMERY 51, WATERFORD 33: Dawson Jensen scored eight points and, when he got into foul trouble, Corbin Barnett added eight more off the bench for the Spartans. Bailey Faimalo led the way with 13 points as Emery earned the quarterfinal victory. Mufi Hunt score 13 points and was 7 of 8 from the foul line for Waterford in the loss.

GUNNISON 59, SOUTH SUMMIT 54: The Bulldogs took control early, but could not secure the win with poor foul shooting in the second half. The Wildcats pulled within a point with just 12.8 seconds remaining before the Bulldogs' Colby Caldwell broke away for a fast break layup at the buzzer. Caldwell led all scorers with 20 points while Beau Rydalch scored 17 for South Summit.

WASATCH ACADEMY 75, SUMMIT ACADEMY 41: Cody John and Geno Luzcando combined to score 32 points as the Tigers sailed through the quarterfinal round of the 2A state tournament. For Summit Academy in the loss, Rashaan Griffin and Ashton Richards recorded 10 points apiece.

SOUTH SEVIER 56, NORTH SUMMIT 32: Race Parsons poured in 18 points and four 3-pointers, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished four assists to lead his current team — South Sevier — to victory at the home of his future team — SUU. Austin Clark and Patrick Baker combined to add 24 points in the Rams' winning effort.


SNOW CANYON 67, BEN LOMOND 66: Snow Canyon's Jacob Frei scored the Warriors' only points in overtime on a 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining, but that proved to be the game winner as upset-minded Ben Lomond missed a 3-pointer and then turned the ball over on its final two possessions of the game. Snow Canyon scored 41 points in the first half, but only 26 the rest of the way, but still won thanks to a 34-23 rebounding edge. Frei finished with 20 points to lead the Warriors, including 6 of 9 shooting from 3-point range.

BEAR RIVER 66, JUDGE MEMORIAL 61: In a game that featured 14 lead changes and 11 ties, Bear River pulled away late from Judge to advance to the 3A semifinals. Wade Miller led the Bears with 29 points including five 3-pointers. With the game tied at 59-59, Miller hit a baseline 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining and Bear River never trailed after that. Judge had four players score in double figures led by Tanner Riley with 15.

WASATCH 46, SPANISH FORK 36: Wasatch continued its surprising march through the 3A tournament with a convincing quarterfinal victory over Spanish Fork. The Wasps held Spanish Fork to just 26 percent shooting, including just 19 percent in the second half as they pulled away with a 25-15 edge after halftime. Chris Johnson led the way for Wasatch with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

MORGAN 69, CEDAR 57: Tied 45-45 midway through the fourth quarter, No. 1 Morgan dominated the rest of the way en route to the 3A quarterfinal victory. The Trojans shot 56 percent and got great contributions from Ben Saunders with 11 points, and Camen Gray and Bridger Streadbeck with nine points. Jake Miles scored 16 to lead the Trojans, with 10 of his points coming from the foul line.


PANGUITCH 74, MILFORD 39: Panguitch shut down Milford in the fourth quarter outscoring them 20-9. Tyce Barney led with 31 points, 12 from beyond the arc. Dalan Bennett added 16 points with eight rebounds.

PIUTE 52, VALLEY 50: Piute's Tyler Dalton led the way scoring 22 points with three treys in the close victory at home.

WAYNE 75, ESCALANTE 62: Wayne's Ty Rees led the way with 23 points and seven assists in the 13 point victory. Marc Simmons added 16 points with 12 boards.

BRYCE VALLEY 90, DIAMOND RANCH 53: Bryce Valley had four players score in double figures in the blowout victory over Diamond Ranch at home. Braxton Syrett led with 17 points. Hunter Mecham added 14 points.