High school basketball: Thursday's roundup

By REPORTER

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 12:08 a.m. MST

Boys basketball

2A PLAYOFFS

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.

3A PLAYOFFS

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.

REG. 20 TOUR

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.

REGION 19

PINNACLE 72, WHITEHORSE 63: Pinnacle shot 10 3-pointers in the nine point victory over Whitehorse on the road. Jake Hardy scored 22 points three treys. Dalton Rudman scored 20 points with 5 3's.

NONREGION

LOGAN 66, BOX ELDER 63: Logan had four players score in double figures in the three point victory at home. Jordan Larsen led with 16 points with three treys. Jaxton Andersen and Tyler Brimhall each contributed 12 points each. Luke Falk finished off with 10.

PROVO 59, MOUNTAIN VIEW 55: The Bulldogs won the Region 8 play-in game.

Girls basketball

2A PLAYOFFS

EMERY 52, BEAVER 39: Ashlynn Allred and Jeridi Price scored 13 points each and Hannah Dyer hit four 3-pointers as the Spartans shot the ball well to advance to the semifinals of the 2A state tournament. Macail Wood led all scorers with 16 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

PAROWAN 54, AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 46: Chennin Benson lit up the stat sheet to lead Parowan past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2005. Benson had 30 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks, three steels, and two assists in the win. Mauri Staheli led ALA with 15 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

KANAB 38, GUNNISON 37: Whitney Houston hit a long 3-pointer with 8.5 seconds remaining on the clock to give Kanab back the lead and the win. Houston finished with seven points, and the Cowboys were led by Kaitlyn Glover and Shaylee McDonald, who scored 12 points apiece.

RICHFIELD 41, ENTERPRISE 31: Sloane Roundy scored 12 points and had four steals to lead Richfield in the quarterfinal victory.

3A PLAYOFFS

CEDAR 51, BEAR RIVER 41: Cedar connected on 9 of 22 3-pointers as it used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from Bear River for the 3A quarterfinal victory. Tara Shipp scored 16 points to led Cedar, with Javlyn Weaver adding 14 points on three treys. Cedar's pressure defense forced Bear River into 19 turnovers.

DIXIE 43, CARBON 23: Dixie dominated defensively from the opening whistle limiting Carbon to just 25 percent shooting in the easy 3A quarterfinal victory. Dixie struggled from the field itself in the first half, but still led 16-4 at the break. Caroline Lantor lead the Flyers with 15 points, while Aubri Challis adding eight.

SNOW CANYON 53, DELTA 36: Defending 3A state champion Snow Canyon outscored Delta 31-15 in the 3A quarterfinals on Thursday to overcome a sluggish start at the Dee Events Center. Ashlee Nyborg and Amy Harris both scored 12 points, while Megan Leavitt added seven points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors.

DESERT HILLS 42, MORGAN 20: Desert Hills held Morgan to just 20 points and 12 percent shooting for the game in a relatively easy 3A quarterfinal victory. Haley Bodnar led Desert Hills with 10 points, while Blair Bliss chipped in with nine points.

4A PLAYOFFS

TIMPVIEW 48, OREM 46: Cherissa Chadwick hit a jump shot to push the T-birds past region-rival Orem in the 4A quarterfinals. Lindie Haddock led the team with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Lauryn Dela Cruz added 18 points and four rebounds. The Tigers were led by Tatiana Monsen, who scored 16 points and had four steals. Selesitila Tenney scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds in the loss.

SKY VIEW 62, BOUNTIFUL 48: Tara Goldman led the Bobcats with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

BONNEVILLE 61, HILLCREST 30: The Lakers opened the second half on a 23-4 run as Kayla Eilertson scored 15 points.

SPRINGVILLE 55, CLEARFIELD 27: The Red Devils led 17-3 after the first quarter as they remained unbeaten. Savannah Park posted 18 points.

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