BRYCE VALLEY 71, RICH 60: The third-ranked Mustangs earned their third berth into the 1A championship game in the last four years. They were led by senior Braxton Syrett, who scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds, earned four assists and two steals. The Rebels were led by Skyler Argyle who scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and had six blocked shots.
DUCHESNE 52, MONTICELLO 42: The Eagles earned a comeback win behind an impressive defensive effort. They were led by Trent Roberts, who scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Kaden Moon finished with eight assists and five steals, while McKade Nielsen added 12 points. Duchesne will play Bryce Valley in Saturday's championship game at 5 p.m. The Buckaroos will play for third place at 3 p.m. after great efforts by Austin Maloy, who scored 16 points, and Jake Duncan, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
VALLEY 56, TINTIC 45: The Buffaloes advanced in consolation play behind Riley Esplin, Clint Sorensen and Dallen Esplin. Each player scored 10 points in the win and Dallen grabbed seven rebounds. The Miners were led by McKade Holman's 15 points and 14 rebounds.
PANGUITCH 71, TABIONA 63: The Tigers and Bobcats started Friday's consolation games with a barn-burner with top-ranked Panguitch coming back to defeat the Tigers in overtime. The Bobcats were led by Tyce Barney, who scored 24 points, and Dalan Bennett, who added 20 points. The win means Panguitch will play for fifth place Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. The Tigers were led by Demont Nay, who scored 17 points, Monte Clyde, who added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the game's only double-double, and Bailey Hogan, who added 12 points.
PIUTE 61, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 72: The Eagles advance in consolation play with a win. Duce Namazi led the way with 31 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Ricardo Gomez added 11 points, six assists and three steals.The win means Layton Christian will play Legacy Prep for sixth place Saturday.The T-birds were led by JJ Ramos, who scored 21 points, and Dalton Steed who scored 14 points, earned 10 assists and four steals. Logan Steed and Tyler Dalton added 10 points each in the loss that ended the team's season.
MOUNTAIN CREST 54, LOGAN 51: Mountain Crest overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to rally past Logan for a berth in the 4A championship game. Trailing 46-38 with 4:48 remaining in the game, the Mustangs responded with a 9-0 run to take the lead for good.Tanner Knowles scored 18 points to lead Mountain Crest, which forced Logan into 16 turnovers while only committing seven itself.
SKY VIEW 63, BOUNTIFUL 60: Jalen Moore drilled a half-court shot at the buzzer as Sky View stunned Bountiful for the 4A semifinal victory in overtime. Moore hit a 3-pointer a few seconds earlier to tie the game as well. His heroics spoiled an incredible 35-point performance from Bountiful's Sam Merrill.Here's a video replay of Jalen Moore's half-courter courtesy of KSL, with the radio call by Brad Stone of KLGN.
ALTA 38, AMERICAN FORK 31: In a low-scoring 5A semifinal in which both teams shot 29 percent from the field, Alta scored six points in the final 25 seconds to pull away from the Cavemen for the victory. RJ Beard scored on a lay-up with 25 seconds remaining to stretch lead to 34-31, and after American Fork missed a 3-pointer Trevor Hill iced the victory with a pair of free throws.Hill scored 11 points to lead Alta, which impressively outrebounded American Fork 32-28. Turnovers plagued the Cavemen, particularly in the first half. It finished with 13 turnovers for the game.
LONE PEAK 53, BRIGHTON 27: Brighton stalled for over 11 minutes in the first half, but it didn't matter as Lone Peak easily advanced to the 5A championship.
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