High school basketball: Saturday's roundup

Published: Saturday, Feb. 23 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

Boys basketball

2A PLAYOFFS

WASATCH ACADEMY 57, GUNNISON 45: Cody John led all scorers with 19 points as Wasatch Academy captured the 2A championship. Lafe Christensen led Gunnison with 10 points in the loss.

SOUTH SEVIER 68, EMERY 62: South Sevier jumped out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter and outlasted Emery to clinch third place in the 2A Playoffs. Race Parsons recorded the monstrous double-double, torching the nets for a game-high 36 points while grabbing 11 boards, and Austin Clark added 17 points to propel the Rams over the Spartans.

SOUTH SUMMIT 63, SUMMIT ACADEMY 48: South Summit opened the game with a 24-point first quarter, and then cruised to the win in the 2A fifth place game. Brad Richins led the way with 19 points and four 3-pointers, and Garrett Crystal scored 14 points with two 3s. Ashton Richards led the Bears with 16 points.

3A PLAYOFFS

MORGAN 58, BEAR RIVER 44: Jake Miles scored 16 points and Garren Miles added 12 points off the bench as Morgan dominated the 3A state championship on Saturday building a 24-point lead at one point on its way to the school's first boys basketball state title since 1974.

SNOW CANYON 66, WASATCH 61: In a back-and-forth third-place game in which Snow Canyon and Wasatch combined for eight 3-pointers, Snow Canyon pulled away in the final minute to hang on after the Wasps missed a 3-pointer in the final few seconds. Nate Gottfredson led Snow Canyon with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Chandler Gines added 14 points and six rebounds.

SPANISH FORK 54, BEN LOMOND 40: Spanish Fork shot 42 percent from the field and outrebounded Ben Lomond 35-22 to pick up the victory in the fifth-place game at the Dee Events Center. Leading 35-31 entering the fourth quarter, the Scots had a poor fourth as Connor Johnson led the way for the Dons with 14 points, while Taylor Parker and Hayes Hall combined to add 21 points.

REG. 20 TOUR

VALLEY 46, ESCALANTE 39: Valley got a game-high 16 points from Dallen Esplin, and 10 points from Clint Sorensen, as the Buffaloes edged out Escalante. Kayson Durfey led the way for the Moquis with 13 points in the loss.

PANGUITCH 76, BRYCE VALLEY 73: Panguitch's 3-pronged scoring attack of Dalan Bennett, Kaden Figgins and Tyce Barney combined for 52 points and six treys to power the Bobcats past Bryce Valley. Braxton Syrett led the way for the Mustangs, pouring in 41 points with four 3-pointers in the loss.

PIUTE 57, WAYNE 43: Tyler Dalton led the T-Birds with 22 points as Piute closed each half on runs of 16-6 and 17-8, respectively.

Girls basketball

2A PLAYOFFS

RICHFIELD 41, EMERY 27: Megan Bean led the Wildcats to the 2A state title with 14 points and seven rebounds. McKell Lajeunesse added 12 points and four steals while Sloane Roundy had five points, four assists, and three steals. Jeridi Price had five points and seven rebounds while Shelby Allred scored eight points for the Spartans.

PAROWAN 45, KANAB 36: Taucia Rowley and McKinsey Smith scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, and Chennin Benson added nine to lead Parowan in the 2A third place game. Shaylee McDonald scored nine points and hit two 3-pointers for Kanab.

ENTERPRISE 32, BEAVER 18: The Wolves outscored beaver 15-0 in the final quarter to run away in the 2A fifth-place game. Riley Lyman and Dakota Robinson had eight points apiece for Enterprise .

3A PLAYOFFS

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